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Steve Patterson , October 04, 2002; 06:27 P.M.

Beautiful shot. It tells just as much about Nelson as showing his face would. And the color is marvelous.

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Helen Back , October 07, 2002; 09:00 P.M.

Album Cover?

I don't want to sully such a beautifully textured "portrait" with the suggestion of crass commercialism, but this would make a great album cover. Or tour poster. Or (I wish) beautiful print for my living room wall . . . . I admire the strategy and patience it must have taken to execute this.

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Maarten van Hoven , October 08, 2002; 03:47 P.M.

Very nice shot! I was just wondering is you did any digital manipulation as you cannot see any part of his torso (it is perfectly black) while the strap holding his guitar is perfectly visible(?)

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Daniel Bayer , October 08, 2002; 08:53 P.M.

No P/S....

...Jacob. He is wearing all black, lucky for me. I just spotted off the guitar deck and bracketed under. I would never put a good reputation at risk through altering of images, it's really not needed, I think. Thanks for inciting it's (Photoshop) posssible use though, it's flattering....:-)

Paulo Mercadante , October 09, 2002; 01:08 P.M.


Daniel, what do you actualy do in photoshop with your photos? Any advice? I think I need to balance some contrast or sharpen my photos a little. I´d apreciate some coments on my portfolio: http://www.photo.net/photodb/folder?folder_id=153174

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Ivan Coleman , October 09, 2002; 04:51 P.M.

Yeah, really good shot under difficult (technical) circumstances

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Daniel Bayer , October 09, 2002; 06:09 P.M.


I just use photoshop to color balance, dodge and burn and such. I use to use it for some sharpening but with the scanner I now use (Nikon 4000ED) I don't have to do that.

There are some techniques I will use to rescue a bad neg that someone might bring in to the paper such as replace color on a super underexposed high speed neg shot in tungsten light. Email me if you have any other specifics.

I wish I had more time for this site but I am hella bizzy lately with the fall colors and other projects.


Ri©k Vincent , October 14, 2002; 02:16 P.M.

Born in the USA

Reminds me of the Springsteen tour. Great lighting and a dark background puts all the focus in the right areas (guitar, hands and a bit of the red-white-&-blue).

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Ken Thalheimer , October 18, 2002; 05:02 P.M.

This is a beautiful piece

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Detlef Klahm , October 27, 2002; 11:11 P.M.

perfect lighting you get so much depth/detail and texture out of one old guitar and some fine artistic hands

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Dejan Kosanovic , October 29, 2002; 09:15 A.M.

Agree with every word Detlef has written. The guitar is beautiful, but the hands really make the image work. Beautiful!

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Yoti Telio , November 03, 2002; 01:08 P.M.

1000 words

Very nice work. The light was good to you as well.

My 2 ¢

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Marielou Dhumez , November 11, 2002; 07:35 A.M.

....Love R'n'R.... !

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M. Hayward , April 09, 2003; 09:21 P.M.


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Isidro Acevedo , April 13, 2004; 10:50 P.M.

RHAPSODY! but, why 400mm lens and 800 ISO film? Were you in a concert? I think the key ring really clinches it. Without it, the photo would seem less improvised. 7/7 by the way!

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Jeff Henderson , March 31, 2005; 09:04 P.M.


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Jason Fitzgerald , May 05, 2005; 03:36 P.M.

What a weathered guitar that is! Awesome shot Daniel.

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Steven Lifson , January 14, 2008; 06:36 A.M.


Now there is what we call a guitar with mojo! And you have captured it very well. Great picture!

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Alicia West , June 12, 2008; 08:11 P.M.

An awesome guitar. It looks as though it's as old as the hills. :) Beautiful shot too.... it captures everything that is so unique about this instrument. Lovin' all the signatures.... looks really funky.

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