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Mixed melodies.

Posted by
Curly (South Shields, United Kingdom) on 16 February 2012 in Miscellaneous and Portfolio.

A short series of pictures as I fill in winter time without any snow scenes to shoot in South Shields. So as a project I'm exploring an old guitar that "Missy" and "Junior" are trying to learn how to play.
Making some use of macro techniques and processing to give an antique quality, hope you like them.

Full exif details may be missing from some of them as I used an old Pentax 50mm f1.4 lens and extension tubes in the project.

This is the last in this series, we move on to a more "lighter" mood tomorrow.

PENTAX K100D 1/8 second F/8.0 ISO 1600 82 mm (35mm equiv.)

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ursulakatariina from Leixlip, Ireland

Very nice work!

16 Feb 2012 5:40am

Loukas from Athens and Thessaloniki, Greece

Really nice angle and light Curly

16 Feb 2012 5:48am

Lara from Vienna, Austria

superb image, with an awesome perspective & mood!

16 Feb 2012 6:11am

PATRICK from miramas, France

excellent 5****

16 Feb 2012 6:13am

PascalXLD from Rennes, France

J'aime beaucoup. La gestion de la lumière est superbe

Bonne journée

16 Feb 2012 6:57am

Tomek from Poznań, Poland

Fantastic POV. Beautiful light and focus.

16 Feb 2012 7:18am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

I like the compo of the keyboard subtly acting as the background

16 Feb 2012 8:11am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Really atmospheric Curly - super series.

16 Feb 2012 9:37am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Nice creative image.

16 Feb 2012 9:41am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Lovely depth of field and very elegant processing!

16 Feb 2012 10:08am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Beautiful image, love the keyboard in the background, a terrific series Curly

16 Feb 2012 10:20am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

air on a G string is the key to this shot :)

16 Feb 2012 10:56am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

The light is superb, as always great. Good day.

16 Feb 2012 10:59am

flyingwind风飞扬 from someplace, China

Very dreamy!!!!

16 Feb 2012 11:04am

eva from Oxford, United Kingdom

I couldn't work out what it was those warm colours beautiful lighting..then the guitar appeared Oh my! and the keyboard!...Excellent excellent shot and perspective and light and composition!! Very pleased to meet your blog! :-)

16 Feb 2012 11:07am

Mhelene from Paris, France

Fantastic framing !

16 Feb 2012 11:22am

Marleen from Doesburg, Netherlands

Fascinating guitar series Curly! Like the processing and the 'not average' way of framing.

16 Feb 2012 11:53am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Fantastique compo e tiamge quelle corde quel captage superbe.
Belle soirée

16 Feb 2012 12:04pm

Roman from Thiersee, Austria

great work

16 Feb 2012 12:08pm

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Nice focus, lovely colours and dof.

16 Feb 2012 12:08pm

Fahime from Thr, Iran

nice modulation.

16 Feb 2012 12:27pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

This is an excellent frame Curly! Great light and pov! Well done! ;-)

16 Feb 2012 12:34pm

Z from Shanghai, China

Great macro !

16 Feb 2012 12:49pm

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

Great, I posted one for tomorrow with my 700yen lens attached to my 50mm.

16 Feb 2012 12:54pm

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

A great lighting, and a nice macro : 5 stars

16 Feb 2012 1:09pm

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

The lighting and DOF here are exceptional, Curly - stunning image!

16 Feb 2012 2:24pm

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Beautiful use of focus

16 Feb 2012 2:44pm

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

Magnificent framing. Outstanding job with the POV and the light.

16 Feb 2012 3:26pm

Ainsley from Derbyshire, United Kingdom

Probably my favourite of the whole series, Curly. Love the black light and how it blends with the gold. Cool title also. K

16 Feb 2012 4:06pm

Baldwin VW from Bejuma, Venezuela

Really nice shot, great lighting. I like this angle !!! Color is wonderful

16 Feb 2012 4:19pm

Bertrand Duhamel from Roxton Pond, Quebec, Canada

Nicely done Curly ! Great POV !

16 Feb 2012 5:10pm

arun from Chennai, India

nice pov!!! best of the lot...

16 Feb 2012 5:34pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

An eye-catching composition with the use of layers here! I love the lighting and perspective as well.

16 Feb 2012 6:09pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Nice creative shot!. I like the POV. Best regards, Adela

16 Feb 2012 6:55pm

Marjolein from Westvoorne, Netherlands

Oh...this one is very nice :-)

16 Feb 2012 7:02pm

Olivier from Manage, Belgium

5 stars: simply very good!

16 Feb 2012 7:16pm

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain

wowwwwwwwww ***** fantastic

16 Feb 2012 7:29pm

franz from Baden, Austria

creative concept and rendition, very attractive perspective and dof! love the series as it offers us a very close look at something one rather passes by ...

16 Feb 2012 7:46pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Another brilliant image. The light here is especially nice. Great series!

16 Feb 2012 8:10pm

Shar from Pilot Butte near Regina, SK, Canada

Who knew you could come up with so many interesting images from one instument? Nicely seen and done on all!!!

16 Feb 2012 8:28pm

k@ from Paris, France

Like chocolate - superb series, Curly*

16 Feb 2012 8:36pm

Laurent from not far from Lyon, France

this lovely narrow DOF and those beautiful warm colors just fit so well together to make a superb moody shoot

16 Feb 2012 9:26pm

Dokmateo from Madrid, Spain

A very beautiful depth with great tones! Excellent perspective shot!

16 Feb 2012 9:59pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Gorgeous light and detail.

16 Feb 2012 10:30pm

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

Excellent macro and selective focus!

16 Feb 2012 10:56pm

dean musgrove from Simi Valley, United States

Great warm and inviting color. Keyboard backdrop is nice element too.

17 Feb 2012 12:34am

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

well done!!

17 Feb 2012 3:22am


nice shot :)

17 Feb 2012 6:25am

daniela scharnowski from Berlin, Germany

excellent selected focus and light.

17 Feb 2012 1:13pm

You Know Me from Dubai, United Arab Emirates

It's true; the fretboard really does look like chocolate!

17 Feb 2012 1:56pm

Don Levesque from Saint John, Canada

Wonderful series Curly! I love the underlay of the keyboard, make s for a great background.

19 Feb 2012 1:31pm

Laurie from Sedona, United States


21 Feb 2012 2:48pm

1/8 second
ISO 1600
82 mm (35mm equiv.)