Picture of the Week 24.04.07

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Picture of the Week 24.04.07

Postby Geoff on Tue Apr 24, 2007 12:31 pm

Whoa.
What a task? I get back from a week away from the forum to find a miriad of absolutely stunning images.
After a very difficult wander through the images this one stood out.
By Spaz 'A Different Take'.

This is the original image:
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I think this has real artistic flow and would love to see this enlarged and framed on a wall (or canvas). I can see many music lovers around the world desiring this image.

Congratulations Spaz!
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Postby Yi-P on Tue Apr 24, 2007 1:48 pm

Really nice :D Congrats Spaz
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Postby Glen on Tue Apr 24, 2007 2:21 pm

Well done Spaz
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Postby PiroStitch on Tue Apr 24, 2007 2:28 pm

Well done Spaz. Was listening to Beethoven's Piano Concertos 3 & 4 and thought of this pic. Nice and timeless.
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Postby johnd on Tue Apr 24, 2007 2:30 pm

Congrats Spaz.

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Postby rooboy on Tue Apr 24, 2007 10:36 pm

Great choice Geoff. This image has so much mood and atmosphere, lovely dark tones, perfect depth of field... great shot spaz :D
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Postby spaz on Wed Apr 25, 2007 2:56 am

Woah! Thanks guys, very much appreciated!

I just came on to check the new posts and saw the thumbnail on the side but couldn't work out why it was there.

It's the 3rd time I've tried this but only the first success, which I put down to the shallower DOF compared to previous attempts.

Thanks again :)
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Postby colin_12 on Wed Apr 25, 2007 9:05 am

well done spaz,
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Postby gstark on Wed Apr 25, 2007 9:45 am

Geoff certainly had a mammoth task in selecting an image for this week's PotW. I think he made an excellent choice; this image just oozes music to me, and is just so good.
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Postby stubbsy on Wed Apr 25, 2007 12:25 pm

Spaz - an excellent shot for POTW - a good example of how photography isn't just about recording events - it's an artform as well.

Geoff - well chosen from a very strong bunch of images this week. I'd have had great difficulty making a decision.
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Postby Greg B on Wed Apr 25, 2007 12:32 pm

Excellent shot Spaz, congratulations on PotW

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Postby aloysius on Thu Apr 26, 2007 2:07 am

congratulations spaz, untill i read your original post i thoght it must have been creative photoshopping...the fact that they are reflections makes it so much better. Great shot.
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Postby spaz on Thu Apr 26, 2007 3:24 pm

aloysius wrote:congratulations spaz, untill i read your original post i thoght it must have been creative photoshopping...the fact that they are reflections makes it so much better. Great shot.


There was definitely Photoshopping involved in achieving the black and white feel that I wanted but not for the music. Everything could be replicated in a traditional darkroom so I don't consider any of it "cheating".
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