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seriously ... i was bored ... at a job i was shooting for a car manufacturer. you wouldn't believe it. a brian wilson (of The Beach Boys fame) inspired luxury car was being auctioned off benefitting something concerning the recording academy. so ... being bored yet hearing the fretless bass on the other side of the room ... i tried to think of how i'd remember the sound. it was definately the plucking (i'm sure there's a bassist that has the technical term for it) ...

i think this is what the sound looks like. perhaps.

eos 1d mark 2. 1/4 (handheld) with 24-70/2.8 L at 2.8. 800 iso. converted to b/w using channels. adj. cont. slight adj to levs.
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:iconzebraskiin:
zebraskiin Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2007
Wow, this is an amazing picture.
I love your work a lot.
I hope to one day be as good as you.
:D
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:iconcweeks:
cweeks Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2007
aw ... thank you so much!

that was very nice of you!
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:iconclementine98:
Clementine98 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2007
what is that instrement?is it a cello or a bass what is it??
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:iconcweeks:
cweeks Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2007
bass.
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:iconclementine98:
Clementine98 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2007
cool i play the cello not the bass though
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:iconcweeks:
cweeks Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2007
tried the viola yet?
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:iconclementine98:
Clementine98 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2007
:giggle:nope!
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:iconivza:
ivza Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2006
Love this...i dont know why but it almost make me cry...really love it :heart:
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:iconzenhead:
Zenhead Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2005
It's called pizz, yeah... but this guy probably doesn't care. He just plucks:p
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:iconrevolvetoevolve:
revolvetoevolve Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2005   Traditional Artist
this shot is phantasmagorical and multifaceted, the movement, and the tangibility of music captured in a frame of light burnt film... haunting... like the memory of scent, a synesthesian delight. Dig the angela joline pictures two, huba huba, you should take more images of random women to capture the celeb or star inside though, but Im sure you do or mean to ;) keep up the good show.
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:iconcweeks:
cweeks Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2005
thanks, mate!
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DragonishLeopard Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous.
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:iconlicurici:
licurici Featured By Owner May 10, 2005
When i was little, i was always wondering "could i ever photograph a sound of instrument or anything ?"
Your photograph makes me feel like i`d be there, like id totally lose myself into that music..

and the movement of the hand.. oh :heart:
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:iconcweeks:
cweeks Featured By Owner May 10, 2005
honestly, in the particular situation where i was ... i didn't loose myself.

but ... i understand what you mean!

thank you so much!
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:iconlicurici:
licurici Featured By Owner May 10, 2005
Dont you feel that
sometimes
when you stop to photograph
something, you lose bits of the
time when you could just stay
and FEEL things, breathe, inhall
their beauty ?
Dont get me wrong. I never regret
taking pictures. My only regrets
are when i forget my camera
home. But still, sometimes,
just sometimes,
there is this weird feeling.
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:iconcweeks:
cweeks Featured By Owner May 10, 2005
no. i don't.

the camera doesn't really get between me and what's going on.

and what i'm feeling.

i transcend beyond that weird feeling.

cheers!
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rikausse Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2005
That magical movement caught my eye. I'm always amazed by jazz musicians and their dexterity.
The framing is really interesting in terms of geometry, how you used the diagonals to drive our look towards his hands.
Definitely a beautiful photo. :clap:
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:iconcweeks:
cweeks Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2005
ah ... thank you!
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:iconbule:
bule Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2005   Photographer
Wonderful shot.
I love the feeling of motion you've captured here. Of the strings moving and his hands moving as well.
Great work.
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:iconredness:
redness Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2005
gorgeous shot, I can feel the sound coming from this... and the motion of her fingers kind of encapsulates the humming sensation you get when you play..

i love it.
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:iconfigothecat:
FigoTheCat Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
reminds me very much of a lyric from the song: 'oh comely' by Neutral Milk Hotel


'so make all your fat fleshy fingers to moving,
and pluck all your silly strings,
bend all your notes for me..
soft silly music is meaningful, magical..
the movements were beautiful -- (then the song turns) all in your ovaries
.. etc.'


interesting to see the vibration. well done.
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:iconunfinishedsympathy:
UnfinishedSympathy Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2005
For me there is two very interesting things... Of course the motion of the hand... and the reflection on the wood. Don't ask me why but these details tell many things I can't explain with words about the musician who play.
With this shot we can heard music.

As we can remember a scent just by viewing something...
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:iconzlatty:
Zlatty Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2005  Professional Photographer
very nice capture of motion
well done
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:iconaquarium-salt:
Aquarium-Salt Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2005
i think it would *that* much more amazing with a higher shutter speed. reminds me of those good old days of violin. looks relaxing though.
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ShiverNamelessone Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2005
i love the deep fleshy grip.

yep, i can hear it.

love the reflection in the varnish.
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:iconshivernamelessone:
ShiverNamelessone Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2005
i can feel it in the soles of my feet, too.
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:iconshivernamelessone:
ShiverNamelessone Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2005
throb...

that's the word.
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:iconlightislife:
LightIsLife Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2005
truly can almost feel the sound behind my ears, very cool shot with the movement adding to the feeling of sound, vibration and such....i like :D
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:iconcweeks:
cweeks Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2005
i still hear it ... was very nice!
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MissAchfoo Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2005   Photographer
i think this is what the sound looks like.

Best part of your deviation, in my opinion. Funny how art can do that.. Photography captures sound and sight, writing can capture taste, paintings can capture touch.. Sorry. ;p I enjoyed this, though. :giggle:
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:iconcweeks:
cweeks Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2005
that's cool! glad you enjoyed the description!!!!!
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:iconfindel:
Findel Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
my flat mate has got a big double bass in his bedroom. I was thinking about using it for a simular shot, I guess I will have to rethink that now.

I too love the motion that you have captured here. I can actually hear the bass right now. For me it's playing Nina Simone!
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sammy-lee Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2005
I used to play violin and when we plucked it was called Pizzicato or something like that :?
I really like this shot... really captures the deep tones :)
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:iconkrash:
krash Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2005  Professional Photographer
one word


beautiful


the imagery, the motion, it has a lot of depth, I love this
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:iconcweeks:
cweeks Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2005
thank you so much!

i specifically made this for dA!
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:iconkrash:
krash Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2005  Professional Photographer
it is wonderful
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xwalletx Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2005   Photographer
"pizzicato" =) nice picuter
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:iconacousticalchemy:
AcousticAlchemy Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2005
love the long exposure. As a musician, I can really see the essence of the sound and the music in this shot. I'm a big fan of fretless basses...
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:iconcweeks:
cweeks Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2005
thanks, man!!!!! i love the sound of a fretless bass! truly different than any others.
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:iconacousticalchemy:
AcousticAlchemy Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2005
It definitely gets tones and smoothness that electric can't even touch.
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whymebeacause Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2005
beautiful how the strings are blured, meaning they were moving, the lighting is perfect for the angle too :)
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:iconcweeks:
cweeks Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2005
i wanted to convey what i was hearing to a photo! thanks for noticing!!!!!!!
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dougans Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2005
im a bassist... just by the way

yeah, its plucking. theres also slapping and picking, different techniques with different sounds.
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:iconcweeks:
cweeks Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2005
he draws like a mofo ... and ... he's a bassist!

i knew it had to be something like plucking!

cheers mate!
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FernoweeTheToast Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
yeah but this fools only talking about electric bass. i fucking hate it when people who only play electric call themselves bassists... regardless, someone already told you, but playing the double bass with your fingers is called pizzicato.

i just started checkin out your stuff, and im likin what im seein... you obviously know what youre doing. i admire that.
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:iconjark:
jark Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2005
very cool shot...the movement is awesome. love the lighting. you are thy master!
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:iconcweeks:
cweeks Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2005
thanks, mate!

master? dunno about that. but ... thanks!
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:iconneonutopia:
neonutopia Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2005
Jesus Christ... That has incredible movement.
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:iconavadon:
avadon Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2005
i plucked the violin last night trying to think of the term for it...

spicatto?
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ashigaru Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2005  Professional General Artist
Great lighting and I love the reflections. Amazingly abstract in a way.

You should get bored more often... nicely done.
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