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mardi 15 mars 2011

Our Beloved Baby Grand: Pegs / Notre piano demi-queue adoré : chevilles

Our Beloved Baby Grand: Pegs

One morning last week, looking at the baby grand, I suddenly had a vision of its pegs in black and white. I knew exactly what I wanted to do. 21 megapixel Canon body with full-framed sensor on a Manfrotto, 15 s exposition at f/32, fill flash. Then the real work began on The Monster (the huge Mac Pro), and here is the result for better or for worse. Black and white truly liberates one's creativity.

Roger Gauthier, The Photographer Who Came From The Cold

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Notre piano demi-queue adoré : chevilles

Un matin la semaine dernière, en jetant un coup d'oeil sur notre piano demi-queue, j'ai tout à coup eu une vision de ses chevilles en noir et blanc. Je savais très exactement ce que je voulais faire. J'ai monté le Canon 5D mark II avec son capteur plein format de 21 mégapixels sur un trépied Manfrotto, et j'ai utilisé les conditions suivantes : exposition prolongée de 15 s avec ouverture réduite
à f/32, avec le flash comme lumière d'appoint seulement en début d'exposition. Ce n'est qu'ensuite que le véritable travail a commencé sur Le Monstre (l'énorme Mac Pro), et voici le résultat, pour le meilleur ou pour le pire. Le noir et blanc me permet de devenir véritablement créatif.

Roger Gauthier, Le photographe venu du froid

Baby Grand: Pegs / Piano demi-queue : chevilles

29 commentaires:

  1. C,est toujours impressionnant de voir la construction d'un instrument de musique...Bye Roger !

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  2. Roger bonjour écoute ce que tu fais je trouve que c'est formidable car je ne sais pas faire tout cela. Alors tu vois j'en profite chez toi.
    J'aime beaucoup ta photo
    BISOU

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  3. Each photo is a project!
    Nice!

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  4. Wonderful
    work
    good creations

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  5. Tu as tout compris Roger !
    ce gars est au TOP !

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  6. DEFINITIVAMENTE, USTED ES UN DURO EN LO QUE HACE!!
    UN ABRAZOO

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  7. @Suzanne : Alors là, tu as raison ! Surtout dans le cas de ce piano très spécial, difficile de ne pas tourner autour et trouver un angle nouveau !

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  8. @France : Merci... mais oui tu pourrais, c'est surtout affaire de temps. D'habitude et de te,ps surtout.

    Un sourire, la vie vaut parfois la peine d'être vécue. Pas toujours mais parfois... :-)

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  9. Beautiful - the quality of the image come across as liquid silver.;)
    xoxo

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  10. @Adela: ... and isn't this the fun of it, dear Adela? :-))) Well, you see now why it takes me hours at the least to create a single image, except in the rare occasions when I'm doing snap and shoot, tourist photos?

    Oh my oh my oh my. I'm going go Paris on March 29 with my love. I will come back with thousands of photos and then disappear for a long period of time, sifting through that and keeping less than 50 that's for sure. And ONLY THEN will the real work begin...

    I know of one guy more fastidiously perfectionist in his complex creations than I: photographer James Longster, a real artist through and through, also sculptor. When I look at him literally painting on one image, I watch and learn. A lot.

    As I said previously, there is no shame in that! I will be forever grateful to that guy for all I learned through him.

    As we say in French: Salut, James !

    Roger :-)

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  11. @ Iracema:
    Mil beijos
    Mil cores


    Que bom, querida Iracema! Fico feliz em ver o seu comentário, ele tem sido um longo tempo, me perdoe ...

    Você é doce.

    Roger

    (Por favor, perdoe Português ruim do Google ...)

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  12. @SKIZO: Thanks! It's always a pleasure to hear from you. I know that you do not have much time, not with all that beautiful work you're doing...

    And you know, as a painter, you are a true inspiration to me. I look at paintings from artists like you to escape from the bonds and shackles imposed by traditional photography.

    I am slowly discovering that I truly want to be a painter, not a photographer. When you do a painting, people look at it for eyes more open than for a something coming from a photograph. Useless chains...

    ... There is a small problem though: I've got no talent for painting, none that I know of. Maybe I will try one day anyway, and bye bye camera.

    Roger

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  13. roger j'aime bien ta photo

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  14. @Raymond : Je ne sais pas si j'ai compris quelque chose, Raymond. J'en doute fort en fait. Juste un gars ordinaire qui fait quelque chose de différent...

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  15. @ Reltih: Tal vez, mi amigo, tal vez! A veces me pregunto: ¿por qué lo hago? No hay respuesta ...

    ¡Salud!

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  16. @Zuzana: "Liquid silver"... this is cute... and accurate! This is very strange, the impression that such an image can give to someone. When I did it, I was thinking of "fluid", which is in fact not so different IMHO.

    Take care, dear Zuzana.

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  17. @Nathan : merci de ton mot et de ton encouragement. J'essaierai de faire moins pire la prochaine fois. :-))))

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  18. @France : Tiens, coucou et allô à toi. C'est l'heure d lunch chez toi, mais ici le soleil vient de se lever...

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  19. Je n'ai pas l'occasion souvent de regarder l'intérieur de mon piano d'aussi prêt.C'est impressionnant.

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  20. @Solange : C"est curieux parfois les idées folles qui nous passent par la tête, quand on tient un appareil photo, tu ne trouves pas ? Comme je t'ai déjà dit, quad je te lis, ou que je lis d'autres poètes, je me demande comment il se fait que je n'arriverais pas à faire la même chose. La vie... :-)))

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  21. As I have always said color is nice and has it uses, I use it every day! But I have also said and always will that some Images can be good in color, yet that same image in B&W not always will, but COULD be unbelievable.

    Color can be, and IS, a distraction in some cases. This is a case where we have a interesting image, angles, shapes, contrasts all working together to create. Would this be as good or interesting in full color . . . . . . I absolutely believe the answer t that, at least for me, would be not so much. Not a bad image just one with less impact or interest.

    In short the difference between recording, and creating.

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  22. I like this photo – it is so clear and distinct. When I take a picture, like yesterday I was trying to take the tiny yellow buds in my Oregon Holly, well I could get one bud clear but not the other, or the leaves clear but not the buds. I finally gave up and I took at least 15 different photos or more. You can go and look at my post and tell me, how could I have taken these tiny buds so they would be clear like yours? You are a master though and I am just an ignorant student.

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  23. Sinais auditivos, visões sonoras...só um artista!!!
    Um boníssimo dia.

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  24. Bonjour, que ce soit, je suis content d'avoir passé par ici pour le saluer. J'espère passer plus de diligence à apprendre de vous, Cordialement Tony, un admirateur.

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  25. @Jim: Hello James, my Hoosier friend! Useless to say, I do agree of course. In fact, black and white poses a different and often difficult challenge, but once mastered, it allows one to transmit very powerful emotions and feelings. This is due in part to the fact that you can post-process black and white almost to infinity... from a RAW file of course. :-)

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  26. @Vagabonde: I don'r believe that you are an ignorant student!

    About your buds, my final analysis is that they are in too different planes, you cannot have all of them in focus at the same time. You can try by closing your lens near f/22 and see what you get. With a normal aperture like f/5.6 or f/8, no way, they will not be all in focus, so sorry...

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  27. @Jaime: Uau, isso é bem dito ... Mas você sabe, eu não posso ser um artista. Eu me esforço para fazer uma imagem, de cada vez.

    (Bad Portuguese by Google!)

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Peu importe que vous soyez photographe ou non, expert ou non, je serai toujours heureux de lire vos commentaires ! :-)
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I'm always happy to read your comments,whether you are a photographer or not, an expert or not! :-)