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Cynthia Wood submitted this image taken with a Nikon D700, with an exposure of 1/80sec at f/3.5, ISO 5000. The slant of the piano adds to this image. Next time include a little more of the top of the piano, but remove those two colorful objects because they are distracting. You can either physically remove them before shooting, or do it in post-processing. The vignette created by the light fall off is framing this scene nicely. There is no direct connection with this young pianist since we are l

Cynthia Wood submitted this image taken with a Nikon D700, with an exposure of 1/80sec at f/3.5, ISO 5000. The slant of the piano adds to this image. Next time include a little more of the top of the piano, but remove those two colorful objects because they are distracting. You can either physically remove them before shooting, or do it in post-processing. The vignette created by the light fall off is framing this scene nicely. There is no direct connection with this young pianist since we are looking at the back of his head. Cynthia did not want to interrupt this moment, but with a slight move to the right she might have been able to capture some of the face and expression to help the viewer connect to the scene.

—Melissa Macatee
Contributing Blogger

__This photo gets three stars on the PopPhoto Flash rating system.

The PopPhoto Flash rating system.
*= This part of the camera is called the lens
**= Don't quit your day job
***= Good, but not yet great
****=So close you can taste it
*****= Yes, a thousand times yes!

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