Pamela Hoaglund  

Violins by Pamela Hoaglund

August 2019 - Violins

August 2019 - Pamela Hoaglund


About the Image(s)

This image was taken inside a violin shop. I was drawn to the repetitive patterns of the violins hanging in a row. The image was taken handheld with my Sony 7RM3 on manual mode, shutter 1/100 sec, f/4, ISO 3200 (in auto ISO). Lens was a Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 at 75mm. No flash was used, just natural light. I used ON1 RAW 2019 as my post processing program and conversion to B&W.

7 comments posted

Dave Edwards   Dave Edwards
(Groups 23 & 51)
Hi Pam, Nice example of using a shallow depth of field to your advantage. Although this is a monochrome site, I still like the color version better. Nice shot either way. See you around DD51!   Posted: 08/04/2019 20:21:10
Pamela Hoaglund   Pamela Hoaglund
Thanks Dave. Sometimes I don't have an image that I think will look good in B&W but I thought this one would work.   Posted: 08/04/2019 20:23:40

Dave Edwards   Dave Edwards
(Groups 23 & 51)
This one worked both ways.   Posted: 08/05/2019 07:28:09

Arne Skinlo   Arne Skinlo
First, I like your ability to see details in a crowd of impressions. I like the BW version best since it is repetition and patterns that is the issue. I also like the use of depth of field, maybe you could have tried an f-stop wider to get more blur. It should not, however, affect the sharp one.   Posted: 08/09/2019 01:17:11

Alicia Plevell   Alicia Plevell
I enjoyed seeing the"S" lined up. The cropping allowed me to focus on the main subject. I like the patterns and textures in the image. The highlights and shadows in the original were successfully converted to monochrome.   Posted: 08/09/2019 18:51:04

John Roach   John Roach
(Groups 52 & 64)
Lovely color and mono. Well done.   Posted: 08/13/2019 18:28:56

Bill Foy   Bill Foy
I, too, like your use of DOF here. And I wonder what the result might have been with the application of Arne's comment about a wider aperture? Personally, when the opportunity to make this type of image presents itself to me I'm always in a quandary about which of the objects should be the one in focus.   Posted: 08/14/2019 10:53:21


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