Piano Art

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    • #448964
      Lenny Wollitz

      I shot this with a pocket camera in low light.  ISO 6400  suggestions?

    • #449012
      Anne Hornsby

      Lenny, did you by any chance shoot this in color then convert to B&W?  If so, it would be helpful to see a color version.  In B&W the artists’s hair blends into the background and the headless body blends into the sheet music.   But cool image of artist at work!

    • #449081
      Federico Alegria

      In general terms, just a bit of crouching for the next time mate, high point of view isn’t as pleasing as a lower one could have been.

      About the shot, do you happen to have a wider crop of it or this is it? The slight hand-chopping makes me nervous, but that’s all. Overall, the photograph is interesting, and it tells a curious story, which makes all the technicalities become less important right away 😃.

    • #449192

      topaz denoise is pretty good, but i don’t know if it’ll save this one.  the right side looks pretty good but it looks like the details are just gone on the left.

    • #449196

      An unusual scene for sure – it’s pity that you had only your pocket camera with you. I’m not sure if it’s possible to remove the noise since ISO 6400 is a lot for this type of camera…

    • #449206
      Dahlia Ambrose

      Hi Lenny, with a smaller sensor and low light, I think this setting was needed to get the shot. Not sure if you already tried to remove noise, if not, you could work with some denoise tools as Beth has advised and see how it turns out. You could alternatively do a “film look” edit on the original image too and see how it turns out 🙂

    • #449212
      Lenny Wollitz

      I used Topaz Denoise and this is the result, not very good.  Oh well, they have a wall art competition here every year in June, canceled this year.  I will try again with a better camera and flash next time.  I think I was up against a wall so nothing wider.

    • #449269
      Petr Nowak

      As Anne has said: hair blends into background, color version may have better separation.

    • #449306

      Hi Lenny

      Here’s a thought. Anne’s right that the hair blends into the dark screen, but there are some highlights in the screen itself, and by dodging them you can frame the head to make it more distinct: 

      Also, I use a de-noising sw called neat image. I don’t know how it compares to topaz, but maybe someone here has an opinion.

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