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Postby Matt Quinn » Wed Dec 06, 2017 2:57 am

While the bride sought help in a knit store, I walked into a violin sales and repair shop. The owner allowed me into the display room for some photos; she also is an amateur photographer and so welcomed me. Matt
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Postby Psjunkie » Wed Dec 06, 2017 3:22 am

Wonderfully done Matt.....

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Postby Matt Quinn » Wed Dec 06, 2017 2:05 pm

Psjunkie wrote:Wonderfully done Matt.....


Thank you Frank. Matt
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Re: Strings

Postby Charles Haacker » Wed Dec 06, 2017 4:25 pm

I really, really, really like #2! (OK)
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Re: Strings

Postby Duck » Wed Dec 06, 2017 6:08 pm

Based on the EXIF I take it the light wasn't all that adequate?
I have to echo Charles' sentiments about the second image. It's a strong image with a great use of repetitive patterns.
I don't know what lens you had but I hope you also explored some closeups of these instruments. There's a lot to explore here.
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Re: Strings

Postby Matt Quinn » Thu Dec 07, 2017 3:08 am

Charles Haacker wrote:I really, really, really like #2! (OK)


Thank you Chuck. A neat little store. Lovely lady. Matt
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Re: Strings

Postby Matt Quinn » Thu Dec 07, 2017 3:16 am

Duck wrote:Based on the EXIF I take it the light wasn't all that adequate?
I have to echo Charles' sentiments about the second image. It's a strong image with a great use of repetitive patterns.
I don't know what lens you had but I hope you also explored some closeups of these instruments. There's a lot to explore here.


Thanks Duck. I used a 35mm lens because I couldn't get the photo I wanted with my 50 when I had been there before. Not enough room in the room and I couldn't get it either standing in the hall. One of the instruments had been alone on the rack and I wanted that shot, so I went back, but the owner had filled the rack. And my wife was waiting "patiently" in the car in the rain. So I had to go with what was available with the instruments and the light and then go. I generally prefer to shoot these scenes as they are, rather than play with them. I usually mess up whatever it was that attracted me in the first place.
I did take a few other s hots if you want to see them.
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Re: Strings

Postby Matt Quinn » Thu Dec 07, 2017 3:18 am

Charles Haacker wrote:I really, really, really like #2! (OK)


BTW, Chuck, I haven't found an answer to why all the moon shots were at f4 when I had dialed either f8 or f11. But shots before and since have recorded at those stops. Weird Matt
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Re: Strings

Postby Duck » Thu Dec 07, 2017 5:34 am

Matt Quinn wrote:I generally prefer to shoot these scenes as they are, rather than play with them. I usually mess up whatever it was that attracted me in the first place.
I did take a few other shots if you want to see them.Matt

Sure, share away. I'm just looking at all those fiddleheads and thinking how much fun they would be to get in close on them. Or the strings. That's why I asked if you had the time to explore the scene. But I can relate to the wife waiting in the car. Been there, done that. :)
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Re: Strings

Postby davechinn » Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:49 am

Matt Quinn wrote:While the bride sought help in a knit store, I walked into a violin sales and repair shop. The owner allowed me into the display room for some photos; she also is an amateur photographer and so welcomed me. MattStrings (1 of 2).jpgStrings (2 of 2).jpg


Matt, both images are exceptionally well composed, but the second one is the keeper for sure. Nicely done !!!
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