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Partial Desaturation Theme

Partial Desaturation Theme
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Copyright: Robert Calve (perryhooter) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2584 W: 853 N: 6167] (27938)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-06-30
Categories: Artwork, Event, Decisive Moment, Experimental, Mood, Portrait
Camera: Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSI, EF75-300mm f/4-5.6 USM, B+W UV-Haze Filter 58 mm
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/80 seconds
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Travelogue: Gaspesia 50th Birthday trip
Theme(s): Your favorite Images II, Friday theme 2008/07/11 "Desaturation" [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-07-12 10:58
Viewed: 3268
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Day 4 - Petite-Vallee Song Festival Time 23:29 hrs ( The left lady ) 23:30 hrs ( the right lady )

Good Day,

Other shots captured during the show : Hommage au Passeur - Michel Rivard.

The participants of the festival, accompanied by a panoply of artists unrolled the red carpet to Michel Rivard by taking again the great songs of his repertory and counting anecdotes which marked his career and our memories.

Here his two lovely daughters, Adèle and Joséphine , were performing for him. A magical moment. By the way the definition of ''Passeur'' can be translated as a Singer or Writer who transmits his knowlegde to the next generations. Indeed he did apply that in his own home very well , with two talented young ladies.

The subject show was at the Grande-Vallée Cultural Center

To learn more , and see images from a pro, let me give you the link to the Official Photographer of the Festival. He was sitting just in front of me that night. Mr Alain Lauzier gallery is available on the web, with all other events.

Technically: Focal at 300 mm . Very soft lights here. Very difficult to get them clear. To join the Friday theme, and create a Retro & Jazzy mood, I partly desaturated the colors. Note they were too far away from each other to get them in one shot at this focal . So I made a montage of two shots . Both shots had the same specs although. I did not have to darkened the background at all, so the blend was easy. Intimate mood wanted by the art director

Workshop added with original colors captured.

Have a great day,

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To Silke: Hello Silke !perryhooter 1 07-13 05:26
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Très belle photo de scène. il y a beaucoup d'émotion qui transpire de cette image. la lumière est très belle et j'aime particulièrement les réfections sur le trombone à coulisse.

C'est un très bon travail,

Hi Robert,
Wonderful composition of a nice moment...
Good details and excellent presantation.tfs.
Dr.Seyfettin Güner

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3204 W: 262 N: 7964] (34497)
  • [2008-07-12 14:19]

Lovely capture of the 2 attractive Rivard girls. How exciting it must be for him to have his daughters performing with him on stage.
You show them so well Robert. And the colours and lighting are spot on. The soft lighting certainly shows up well from you being so far away from them.
It's a brilliant capture.

C'est doux, c'est bien cadré, pas de flou de bougé apparent...c'est très bien fait, bravo!

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  • linz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 77 W: 29 N: 161] (1742)
  • [2008-07-12 22:33]

WOW well done Robert...

Beautiful shot and amazing lighting just excellent.

TFS Lindsay

Hi Robert,
A wondereful shot vith nice moment.Great colours and lighting.TFS.


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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2572 W: 237 N: 6132] (24044)
  • [2008-07-13 5:21]
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LOL -- I just managed to add you to the theme - as number 100 :)
I love this composition - the two captures work perfectly together and the desat couldn't be better - a very artistic entry into the theme

Superb capture - wonderful details and simply a wonderful posting altogether

Bonjour Robert,

Joli travail de désaturation sur cette composition.
Je trouve que le résultat correspond bien à donner une ambiance appropriée sur une chanson, semble t'il mélancolique.

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  • azaf1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 733 W: 61 N: 1257] (7137)
  • [2008-07-14 9:42]

Hi Robert
With your permission I will add the spanish word "afficionada" borrowed from Ernest Hemingway. They are just lovely. The note, too

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  • dareco Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1672 W: 16 N: 832] (15528)
  • [2008-07-14 10:00]

Great job and beautiful lighting and color! You've captured very nice expression. TFS and have a great day!

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  • Mitra Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1153 W: 70 N: 1116] (16)
  • [2008-07-14 19:06]

Wonderful composition of a nice moment,Good details and excellent presentation. Well done.

Hello Robert

An excellent image for the theme here, the two shots fit together very nicely and result in a really nicely balanced view. Nice sharp detail with good soft lighting and tones, subtle and effective PP work for the desat, overall a superb posting my friend.

TFS and for joining in the theme

Kind regards Helen

As a music lover I like this one. Nice contrast with black background and light fleshtones with instruments. Thanks for sharing.


Their expression & your composition are great.

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