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Old Mar 15, 2010, 8:41 AM   #1
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In the apartment I rent there is an old piano which although not in good condition or even in tune allows me to get a bit of practise in as I'm not playing in my bands since the move so don't want to forget everything.

As it is such an old, beaten up instrument I thought it deserved the B&W film treatment and some slow shutter to give some movement.

This wasn't' the idea angle for the shot but I don't have a tripod so using an ironing board for height and a blanket to allow me to angle the camera slightly lol.
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Old Mar 15, 2010, 10:04 AM   #2
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You got a good catch Mark. It seems there're a lot of musicians here.
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Old Mar 15, 2010, 4:11 PM   #3
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That is a mighty sweet shot. And necessity is the mother of invention. The ironing board and blanket worked as good as any Manfretto.
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Old Mar 15, 2010, 4:15 PM   #4
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That is a mighty sweet shot. And necessity is the mother of invention. The ironing board and blanket worked as good as any Manfretto.
Thanks Bynx and yes you are right, it served its purpose well..... just can't see myself taking the ironing board/blanket comb into the field with me LOL.
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Old Mar 15, 2010, 7:00 PM   #5
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i really like this idea. the movement of the hands with the slow shutter speed is nice, and i like the presentation in mono with slight film grain look from shooting at a relatively high ISO.

i agree that the angle is not ideal, but its not bad. maybe a little bit more facing towards the piano, this would allow you to fill the frame with it a little more avoiding the wall and your knee. but for an ironing board / pillow tripod, its pretty darn good.
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Old Mar 15, 2010, 7:19 PM   #6
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Thanks Dustin, I might have another play tomorrow with the suggested angle and see if that helps it a bit, it's bed time now.
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Old Mar 15, 2010, 8:18 PM   #7
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also, you may try a couple where you keep your wrists still, but just let the fingers blur, that might be interesting too.
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Overall, I'd say great job.
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Old Mar 19, 2010, 7:37 PM   #9
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Like the fast fingers on the keyboard, good capture.
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