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I was hoping to post something more meaningful today of all days, but the weather prevented me from doing the shot I wanted. Instead, I'm posting this, a photo of one of my favorite subjects, taken last night during our mini-jam session at home, with a repertoire that included music by the Indigo Girls, Jason Mraz, Taylor Swift, and a rendition of Cavatina.

This classical guitar, by the way, is now 23 years old, which would explain the slight discoloration on the wood. I actually like it because it has more character that way, and is proof of all the fun we've had with it all these years.

On Black
Date: 2009-08-05 17:17:49

Nikon D90 Nikkor 50 f1.4 50mm guitar DoF depth of field square strobist reflection Explored Sheila Paras

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Wonderful DoF
கார்த்திக் / Karthikz 2009-08-05 17:22:30
very nice capture !
Nullerz 2009-08-05 17:23:32
wow! perfect focused!
mhels_13 2009-08-05 17:24:21
Lovely POV! wow! you can play a classical guitar? Fantastic talent! Very nice!
Mario Hernandez (on and off, mostly off) 2009-08-05 17:24:39
Love the focus and the colour of the guitar against the dark background.
Style Me Sweet Cakes 2009-08-05 17:27:54
definitely more personality with age!

nice depth and colour :)
silpam 2009-08-05 17:33:09
23 years old? Wow. Still very very beautiful!

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Takahiro Yamamoto 2009-08-05 17:36:46
another creative perspective ...
ghost_xxx a.k.a. [ r a y ] 2009-08-05 17:38:11
Jam session at home, eh? That's the type of thing that always made me wish my family was musically talented, but alas, they're not :)

Interesting perspective.
skyeimages 2009-08-05 17:40:32
love the point of view -- beautiful shot.
helen sotiriadis 2009-08-05 17:46:59
Beautiful photo with nice reflection Sheila.

RIP Cory
Pete Zeke 2009-08-05 17:48:09
love the perspective.. awesome color and DoF..!!

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s h a i l e n d r a.... back.. :) 2009-08-05 17:52:20
Really nice :-)
Jon McGovern 2009-08-05 17:55:35
great perspective,
equal territory 2009-08-05 17:58:47
but this is special. excellent focus and tones. it's like i'm hearing some wonderful music *smile*
BlauEarth 2009-08-05 17:59:15
oh, it struck a chord.
BlauEarth 2009-08-05 18:00:24
Nice, you can also play the guitar.. =) me too

Hey thats good that the guitar is 23 years old, cause
the older it gets, the better sound it creates.. =)

nice Dof btw..
looks great =D
Emmanuel_D.Photography 2009-08-05 18:02:03
Oh wow...this is fantastic! Beautiful DOF.
evankok 2009-08-05 18:07:09
nice perspective..gudone!
D a r s h i 2009-08-05 18:10:37
WOW wonderful shot
murlon123 2009-08-05 18:11:14
all i can say is WOW!!!
OMG!!!!! perfect!
eisha_romeo_4 (catching up) 2009-08-05 18:34:34
Thank you, everyone, for your comments and faves. :)
The guitar's not mine, it's my husband's.
There are times when I wish I had more children, so we can have a full band. :)
{ sheila } 2009-08-05 18:34:55
Just lovely ! Wonderful work Sheila ! So cool image !!! ; ))

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Rebeca Mello 2009-08-05 18:35:37
superb sheila!
Natalie Miller 2009-08-05 18:42:53
amazing capture... magical composition..
vas_k 2009-08-05 18:58:07
:O Fantastic shot !!!
HydrogenPops 2009-08-05 19:00:48
Love the depth and colors. Great work with the light!
reflective earth 2009-08-05 19:09:41
Hi, I'm an admin for a group called the shallow end, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

excellent image
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death and gravity 2009-08-05 19:24:18
Great! Just don't know from where to begin... Well, the focus is amazing, so sharp... Besides, colors and light came off technically well done... But I have to say that this composition is soooo impressive! I like these works you do, capturing small parts of the world... the way you do it seems you also capture the "silence" of things, and THIS IS PHOTOGRAPHY!

Congrats, this is very beautiful to see.
ξωαŋ ThΦt (slowly back...) 2009-08-05 19:34:35
cool and great image....well capture.
ice freeze / Farewell 2009-08-05 19:38:19
Beautiful angle and colour tone
ystan 2009-08-05 19:42:22
and with age comes better tone... Gr8 capture and enjoy this lovely~!~

Artistic Shot

Thanks for posting this Artistic Shot
fotophriendly 2009-08-05 20:08:32
galing ng focus..ill do a shot of my guitar ako..:-)
jmdiocos 2009-08-05 20:19:15
Beautiful perspective.
~Kerry Murphy 2009-08-05 20:22:08
Thanks all!
Aww, thanks.
Thanks. It's addictive.
{ sheila } 2009-08-05 20:22:32
Excellent shot, wonderful use of DOF!

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Chuck Cutler 2009-08-05 20:48:22
I love this capture ...Strong feeling to the Music & Art ! Brillant!!!
Luna * Flamenca * 2009-08-05 20:51:44
Very beautiful shape ! Tones and color are wonderful too ! I want to hear the sounds ♪
Tetsuya* 2009-08-05 21:10:48
very beuatiful shot ..nice colour and dof here..
pongsak at vajira 2009-08-05 21:27:44
"strumming my pain with his fingers...." - lauren hill

haha. reminds me of that song. awesome view btw. love the color and the sharp focus. i should shoot my acoustic too. always inspiring sheila! :)
rxtech06 2009-08-05 21:31:47
beautiful shot and nice color !have a nice friend :D
interesting wrist 2009-08-05 21:37:45
The picture speak about Itself ..
because it is very beautiful ..
ANOODONNA 2009-08-05 21:54:10
fav!! wonderful shot!! :D
Botsok 2009-08-05 21:57:20
Really nice shot, Sheila. Love the angle and dof. It's such a beautiful guitar. Is this the same one you photographed for the b&w? It's very photogenic and yes, lots of character. I hope that as I get older and discolored that people would find me to have "more character" too. :)
a a r o n . v i d a l 2009-08-05 22:06:49
Such a fabulous shot, with awesome composition and color. Really like it.

PAL1970 2009-08-05 22:14:39
omg this is so pretty..
LemzKi c,") 2009-08-05 22:22:54
wow you play guitar also? did you use flash on this?
tonevu 2009-08-05 22:48:20
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wjosna 2009-08-05 22:59:27
Wow nice perspective and nice DoF!
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Madiator 2009-08-05 23:08:25
Hahahaha! :D Yes, it's the same guitar. :)
No, just Guitar Hero. :) And yes, with a flash.
{ sheila } 2009-08-05 23:22:20
Lovely dof, overall a great composition.
UpmaSharma 2009-08-05 23:46:32
great shot
"சிலம்பொலி" Arun 2009-08-05 23:46:41
excellent! i really love this!
camerakarrie 2009-08-05 23:46:58
Beautiful shot! like the colors!

R.Pozón 2009-08-05 23:51:32
Love the DoF and the rich color! I play the piano and guitar, so this is very meaningful shot! Beautifully done, my friend!
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3 & 2/3-quitting flickr 2009-08-06 00:35:07
beautiful instrument abstract!
fake_plastic_earth 2009-08-06 01:20:09
Incredible DOF with the best colouration composition
gracious.tony.NZ 2009-08-06 01:20:28
greta dof and feel!
moosebite 2009-08-06 01:37:03
Excellent shot! Great DOF!
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dranidis 2009-08-06 03:35:02
This seems very meaningful, Sheila. And it is very lovely! excellent color, shadows and DOF. excellent hidden heart!
brown pelican 2009-08-06 03:38:27
red guitar to have Flamenco Nigh
and have a green one for the Spinach Nights

green little monster 2009-08-06 04:52:51
Beautiful capture and presentation. Very artistic. Impressive work!
Totallyme (still very busy with workload...) 2009-08-06 06:02:03
Lovely shot.. ;)
solaris_073 (Super Busy!!) 2009-08-06 07:56:49
Great point of view!
Jer Kunz 2009-08-06 08:55:38
Beautiful perception!
Manoj Kengudelu 2009-08-06 09:37:20
This is A Masterpiece @ Creativeye Universe winner,

DEVENDRA PAL 2009-08-06 09:53:38
Oh !! Congrats for Explore !!! Well deserved !!! ; ))
Rebeca Mello 2009-08-06 11:45:12
Stunning shot my friend
sandeep_80(very busy) 2009-08-06 11:49:56
woow beautiful shot..
spectacular tin 2009-08-06 11:50:40
very very cool shot!! :)
cookie_crumbles 2009-08-06 12:25:46
DOFalicious!! Love it Sheila~ I want this framed in my room (haha, so good!)
a.m.medina 2009-08-06 13:41:07
Wonderful DoF and excellent colours!! Great shot Sheila!!
Atul Tater 2009-08-06 13:55:56
awesome approach ! i love this! have a nice day my friend !
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simistef 2009-08-06 15:05:41
nice color and dof......gorgeous
JohnsonWong 2009-08-06 17:08:09
great idea the angle and great color tone! 2009-08-06 18:44:25
Excellent shot!
Joel in CB 2009-08-11 00:39:03
Hi, I'm an admin for a group called HappyBokehEveryday, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

I missed this
amazing instrument...color...and shot!

a real wowie shot.

incredible addition to the group..

thanks for the advice.
I will be ready to slow down a bit.

But work marches forward.
–tradewinds•> 2009-08-15 10:56:16

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