#508 Classic Still Life - Violin and Flowers
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Strad
Registered: Aug 20, 2004
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Hi guys! It's been ages since I've either had the time or the interest in entering but this week's topic was guaranteed to draw me out. It's nice to be participating again. Another shot of my 1728 Stadivarius set up like an old fashioned Still Life painting. I hope you like it!

Update on July 1: I reshot this and here is the newer version. The old one had very poor DOF so the violin wasn't really in focus. This is a much better version all around, I think. I hope you agree>



gregfountain
Registered: Jun 21, 2009
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Okay, I'm out this week... excellent shot Endre!

Greg



Tenn.Jer
Registered: Mar 08, 2011
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A beautiful, classic photograph...
Well done indeed.
Jerry



relms
Registered: Jan 28, 2005
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Well, hello my long lost friend. It has been a while. I hope that you are doing well. I see that you have not lost your touch. Welcome back!

Best regards,
Robert



Allynb
Registered: Mar 17, 2009
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Very nice studio shot.



ts232
Registered: Aug 31, 2009
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Classic shot of a classic instrument. Nicely done.



Rick Joyce
Registered: Sep 05, 2003
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You actually own a 1726 Stradivarius?



Hightraxx
Registered: Feb 24, 2007
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Glad your back, a great presentation, just an awesome photo all around.

Norm



svassh
Registered: Mar 05, 2011
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Incredible, way to put that Stradivarius to good use



Oregon Gal
Registered: Nov 02, 2008
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Beautiful composition Endre, nicely presented.



Strad
Registered: Aug 20, 2004
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Country: United States

Thanks, Greg, my friend! It's nice to be back in the contest. I am delighted that you like it so much. However, I am somewhat unhappy with it on a number of levels so I am going to reshoot it. Hopefully, I will preserve all that's good about it and fix those parts that I don't like. I ain't sayin' what they are.

All best wishes,

Endre

gregfountain wrote:
Okay, I'm out this week... excellent shot Endre!

Greg



Strad
Registered: Aug 20, 2004
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Thank you, Jerry! I'm so glad you like it. I hope you will like the second version even more.

All the best,

Endre

Tenn.Jer wrote:
A beautiful, classic photograph...
Well done indeed.
Jerry



Strad
Registered: Aug 20, 2004
Total Posts: 9522
Country: United States

How wonderful to hear from you, Robert, my dear friend! Way too long. I drop in every now and then and I have noticed some of your wonderful work on occasion. I am always delighted when you like something I shoot. but as I explained to Greg, above, I intend to e a better version shortly.

All goes along here. My dad just turned 99 years old and has had to come live with us. Otherwise, the girls are all fine. Right now, they are on vacation up in Tacoma, so I am alone with my Dad for several weeks. He isn't too much work so I have a little extra time to shoot the things I want to.

Fond regards,

Endre

relms wrote:
Well, hello my long lost friend. It has been a while. I hope that you are doing well. I see that you have not lost your touch. Welcome back!

Best regards,
Robert



Strad
Registered: Aug 20, 2004
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Thanks so much. I appreciate you taking time to comment.

All the best,

Endre

allynb wrote:
Very nice studio shot.



Strad
Registered: Aug 20, 2004
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Thank you very much! I appreciate your kind comment.

All best wishes,

Endre

ts232 wrote:
Classic shot of a classic instrument. Nicely done.



Strad
Registered: Aug 20, 2004
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Yes, Rick, I do. I perform on it regularly. You can see a whole gallery of shots of it on my website: www.endresphotos.com or here, as well: http://endre-balogh.artistwebsites.com/art/all/the+violin/all Several of those shots were done as WA entries.

All the best,

Endre

Rick Joyce wrote:
You actually own a 1726 Stradivarius?



Strad
Registered: Aug 20, 2004
Total Posts: 9522
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Thanks so much, Norm! It's great to hear from you and I'm so glad you like this. The second version should be ready in awhile. I think that will be somewhat better.

All best wishes,

Endre

Hightraxx wrote:
Glad your back, a great presentation, just an awesome photo all around.

Norm



Strad
Registered: Aug 20, 2004
Total Posts: 9522
Country: United States

Thanks! In addition to performing on it, I do love to photograph it.

All the best,

Endre

svassh wrote:
Incredible, way to put that Stradivarius to good use



Strad
Registered: Aug 20, 2004
Total Posts: 9522
Country: United States

Thanks so much! It's great to hear from you! I hope all'w well at your end! So glad you like it and the second version ought to be somewhat better.

All best wishes,

Endre

Oregon Gal wrote:
Beautiful composition Endre, nicely presented.



Bob_Martin
Registered: Aug 03, 2009
Total Posts: 125
Country: United States

Classic, classy and sumptuous! Very rich and compelling. Gorgeous still life.



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