The Violin

D80, ISO100, F7.1, 1/100 in metering mode.

You watch, you listen, your enjoy and for that moment all you troubles seem to have disappeared. That's what I hope I've captured in this photo.

Posted by Gerry Vrbensky on Tue, 11/02/10 14:02
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Comments by Jan Bjorklund on Tue, 11/02/10 22:23

One wishes that the available light had not been quite so harsh on the violin and the young man's shoulder but having said that I like the sense of flow that is created by the young man's gaze which leads the eyes of the viewer to the man's left hand (I wish that the viewpoint had been slightly wider to include all of the young man's hand). Effective also in b&w.

Comments by Pietro Cecchi on Wed, 11/03/10 04:44

Beautiful portrait, I can hear the violin's notes... :)

Comments by Sandi MacDonald on Wed, 11/03/10 08:24

I like the pose of the young lad and the background is nice. But I do find the lighting on the right side is a bit harsh as Jan mentioned. But the image is nice and sharp though.

Comments by David Saffir on Fri, 11/12/10 21:26

when I looked at the thumbnail of this shot, I thought "ouch, the shadow side of
his face is too dark". But now that I see it enlarged, I can't say that I'd change it. I
like the side/ backlighting, the mood, and intensity of your subject. It's a
character shot, for sure.

I realize you chose an exposure that would keep the face properly lit, and
accepted that some of the highlights would come apart, such as on his shirt, or
part of the violin.

However, if you shot this as a RAW file, give the Recovery slider in Adobe Camera
RAW or Lightroom a try. You might be impressed at how much information is
hiding in there.

Very nice image.

David Saffir
GuruShots Photo Critique