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Copyright: sjoerd blok (SRB) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 106 W: 0 N: 51] (803)
Genre: People
Medium: Black & White
Date Taken: 2006-06-20
Categories: Portrait
Camera: Canon EOS 30D, Canon 17-40L f4.0, B+W UV
Exposure: f/8, 1/125 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): M74 favourites (B&W photos) [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-06-20 12:53
Viewed: 2227
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is a picture i took today. I was playing with lines and the black and white tones. Please tell me what you think of it
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  • btokaz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1049 W: 127 N: 167] (5744)
  • [2006-06-20 13:23]

Very nice shot Sjoerd. Good composition, nice bw tones, mood and graphism...

Hello Sjoerd,

very nice composition.
Nice black and white. Very graphic also.

  • exenta Gold Star Critiquer [C: 424 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-06-20 13:37]

Un encuadre estupendo, con una luz fantastica.

Hi Sjoerd,
Het is de klassieke pose van de pianist. (Let wel daar is niets mis mee)
Bij een goede foto waar ik niet compleet van overtuigd ben wil ik direct zelf met de foto aan de gang. Dit is eigenlijk vooral om zelf te begrijpen wat er voor het gevoel beter / mooier zou kunnen. Dit is met deze foto het geval. Voor mijn gevoel geen vette 10. Maar kan zelf niet zeggen waarom niet. Het enige wat ik op kan merken is dat hij van zijn instrument weg kijkt. De kijkruimte is beperkt in het totaal gezien. Maar dit is een zift opmerking.
Eind conclusie geen 10 maar wel dicht bij. Maar ook andere niet weg te denken elementen kunnen hier een rol in spelen.

Hi Sjoerd,

I liked this photo on the first glance, because it has such a strange atmosphere, at leadt for me...I think that b & w was a good choice, this is so amazing portrait...I really like it, I looked at ruudblok´s WS, but I think the backround is nice here...

Have a great evening, Ivana

it's quite emotional to me, becouse i am a music composer myself..
I like the pose and I would only need some space in the left, where he's looking=.
TFS, Sabina

  • dada Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 896 W: 46 N: 382] (6560)
  • [2006-06-20 14:55]

wonderful... the componist seems dreaming and the piano seems a part of his dream...


(sorry, out of points...)

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  • BtR Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 21 W: 24 N: 0] (63)
  • [2006-06-21 7:20]

hi sjoerd...
very nice composition...excelent...

I prefer this composition as opposed to today's post. This one the pianist looks like his is contemplating, and I like the negative space above.

i like the overall composition, the composer, the piano, however i think that the left side shouldnt have been cropped out as much as it was. none the less, i think this shot works well!

Hey, I love this one! the crop is perfect, and I lie the idea of creating a high contrast. I'll put it in my fav B&Ws, thanx!

bravo bravo barvo!

I like the composition of this portrait of a componist : we can imagine how the inspiration is coming to him. Your B/W is excellent, well contrasted, it's a really good shot.
Well done Sjoerd!

(I had a look in your gallery, there are a lot of good pics... regarding your equipment, I wondered if you practice photo as a professional or as an amateur...)

Great portrait. I wish I had shot this.



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  • mark25 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 412 W: 7 N: 1012] (5621)
  • [2006-11-08 21:07]

excellent shot! i love your work, though i have had a qiuck glance at your gallery, but i love what i see already..

i like this photo because its got a great balance and a termendous amount of blaks and whites, and they're very strong as well.. its well composed, and well 'seen'..

thanks for sharing..

muhammad muhsin

That's a very nice shot! The composition is superb! and tones exellent, even the gesture is nice.



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