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A late entry. Usually in photographing a Stradivarius violin one tries to minimize or eliminate all shine - a trick that is VERY difficult to do. Here, I wasn't constrained by that, though and just opened up the window to get nice direct sunlight on my violin and the wooden table it was on. I hope you like it!

OK - here's the full color version. I also re cropped it to give it a tad more space.






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Feb 17, 2010 at 12:29 AM
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Shiny indeed Endre and well shot, but I can't help feeling that a colour version would give it a more mood and richness.


Feb 17, 2010 at 02:14 AM
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I, too, would love to see the rich colors of this. But I do like the textures and reflections that might become lost or diminished in the color version. Nice!

chris



Feb 17, 2010 at 02:32 AM
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I would love to hear you play this amazing instrument...if it sounds as pretty as it looks...bravo Endre...I must say I would be interested in seeing this in color to.
regards,
Carolyn



Feb 17, 2010 at 02:59 AM
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Hello Endre,
This is quite a classically beautiful shot. The b/w conversion shows a great range of tones and highlights the reflection on the table. A lovely shot of a thing of beauty.
-Nick



Feb 17, 2010 at 03:05 AM
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Thanks, bill, I took your good suggestion and posted a color and somewhat recropped version. I hope you like it better.

All the best,

Endre


Bill Sutherland wrote:
Shiny indeed Endre and well shot, but I can't help feeling that a colour version would give it a more mood and richness.




Feb 17, 2010 at 05:34 AM
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Thanks, Chris. Here is the color version. I have a B & W version over at the B & W Forum for your comparison. I'm glad you like it!

All the best,

Endre



tinamarie52 wrote:
I, too, would love to see the rich colors of this. But I do like the textures and reflections that might become lost or diminished in the color version. Nice!

chris




Feb 17, 2010 at 05:35 AM
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Thanks, Carolyn. Your wish is my command. Color it is.

I am a MUCH better violinist than I am a photographer. Someday, I do hope you can hear me perform.

All the best,

Endre



CDalessandro wrote:
I would love to hear you play this amazing instrument...if it sounds as pretty as it looks...bravo Endre...I must say I would be interested in seeing this in color to.
regards,
Carolyn




Feb 17, 2010 at 05:36 AM
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Thanks, Nick, my friend! I'm so glad you like it. I hope you will like this color version, too. I do find that often detail gets lost when viewing in color, which is, I think, why my B & W flower shots are so successful.

Fond regards,

Endre

nlamendo wrote:
Hello Endre,
This is quite a classically beautiful shot. The b/w conversion shows a great range of tones and highlights the reflection on the table. A lovely shot of a thing of beauty.
-Nick




Feb 17, 2010 at 05:38 AM
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THE Strad is back! Havn't seen it for a while, thanks for letting us see it again Endre my friend, I love the visual tones of this image.

L & P

Andrew-Bede



Feb 17, 2010 at 06:32 AM
 

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Hi, Andrew-Bede, my dear friend! I was just thinking of you today and wondering how all was going at your end of the world. We haven't been much in touch, of late. Must fix that.

I can only shoot the Strad when the topic lends itself to it. Last weeks topic - Wet - wouldn't have been very good for the Strad at all. I'm so glad you like this.

L & P,

Endre


Benedictine wrote:
THE Strad is back! Havn't seen it for a while, thanks for letting us see it again Endre my friend, I love the visual tones of this image.

L & P

Andrew-Bede




Feb 17, 2010 at 07:24 AM
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Strad...night and day. I love it!

chris



Feb 17, 2010 at 12:55 PM
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As Chris said..Night and day...I prefer this ...a beauty indeed. And now it is all over except for the count.
Carolyn



Feb 17, 2010 at 02:18 PM
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Kudos, Strad. I haven't decided if I like the B&W or color best---they are both so
lovely. I am in awe of the instrument. Wish I had seen the image before the crop for comparison, but from the comments, I'm sure the revised crop would be my preference.
All my best,
Janice



Feb 17, 2010 at 02:57 PM
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Strad wrote:
I am a MUCH better violinist than I am a photographer.


I'm delighter to meet you Mr. Heifetz.

Happy shooting,
Yakim.




Feb 17, 2010 at 03:25 PM
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Hello Endre,

Yet another stunning shot, very nice. I love the detail, the shine, the subtle reflection, AND...

I took a stroll over to the B&W's and saw the original. Hmmm, it is a tough choice as they both certainly have their own powerful traits to them.

Best Regards,
Kurt



Feb 17, 2010 at 04:05 PM
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Thanks, Chris. We aim to please.

All the best,

Endre

tinamarie52 wrote:
Strad...night and day. I love it!

chris




Feb 18, 2010 at 09:44 AM
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Thanks for the confident assumption but it seems that this shot is not quite in the running. Next time...

All the best,

Endre

CDalessandro wrote:
As Chris said..Night and day...I prefer this ...a beauty indeed. And now it is all over except for the count.
Carolyn




Feb 18, 2010 at 09:46 AM
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Thanks, Janice, my friend! I always appreciate your kind comments! It was cropped too tight so that I had a little of the bottom cut off and nothing of the neck So now you see more if it.

Warm regards,

Endre

.jess8026 wrote:
Kudos, Strad. I haven't decided if I like the B&W or color best---they are both so
lovely. I am in awe of the instrument. Wish I had seen the image before the crop for comparison, but from the comments, I'm sure the revised crop would be my preference.
All my best,
Janice




Feb 18, 2010 at 09:47 AM
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I did say those very words to him when I was quite small. I was 11 or 12 and he called up to our house to say that he had heard about me and wanted to hear me. So, I went over to his house a few days late and played for him. He wanted me to immediately join his Master Class but he was not known as a particularly good teacher and my Mom had the wisdom to keep me studying with the teacher I had. He was very nice to me but was an extraordinarily peculiar and even troubled man. One helluva brilliant violinist, though!

Warm regards,

Endre

Yakim Peled wrote:
I'm delighter to meet you Mr. Heifetz.

Happy shooting,
Yakim.





Feb 18, 2010 at 09:52 AM
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