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Intricate Design
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Intricate Design
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F4.8, 1/30, ISO 250, 33mm, taken using natural light at the Heritage Museum in Largo, FL. Original image except for sharpening & cloning out the garage background in the upper right corner.
The man playing the accordian (also in gallery) asked if I would put his picture on the Internet. When I said yes, he hugged me. I gave him a business card with my gallery address, so I hope he is able to see this. He shared some information about playing the accordian and even allowed Justin to hold it and try it out. I want to thank him for allowing me to take this and for his patience and kindness.

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Tiia Vissak
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    Wow! A great shot! I love the details, colors, light & composition!

10/28/2007 1:11:52 PM

 
Joan Powell
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Excellent capture ,great comp ! But I want to know if he played a Polka for you ??

10/28/2007 1:40:54 PM

 
Carol Teal
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Thank you so much Tiia and Joan for your kind comments. Joan, he asked me if I would dance and I said no, so I guess he saved the polka for someone else! :)

Mike, I yanked the other one off just as you posted I guess. They always look different once I post them and I often yank it off (hopefully quickly)and do something else. :) Thank you for your kind comment!


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A beautiful capture of the intricate designs and great colors on this accordion, Carol! I think the owner will be very pleased.

10/28/2007 2:44:16 PM

 
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Yes! When I saw the full shot, my eyes went IMMEDIATELY to the accordian and thought how perfect a close crop would be! PERFECTION, Carol! LOVE it!

10/28/2007 2:57:25 PM

 
Susan Weisensel
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WOW Carol what a stunning Accordian, such wonderful details. Really nice capture.

10/28/2007 4:33:15 PM

 
Cindy Bendush
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Terrific color, comp and detail in this close-up Carol!

10/28/2007 5:33:29 PM

 
Angela Azzinnaro
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FABULOUS image Carol!!!!!! WONDERFUL details & colors!!!!!!

10/28/2007 7:35:08 PM

 
Carol Teal
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Pat, Susan, Cindy and Angela, I truly appreciate your kind and encouraging words! Pat, I just had to get a close-up of this beautiful instrument. I can't say I have ever seen an accordian in real life, much less had the pleasure of hearing someone play one.

10/28/2007 10:06:45 PM

 
Sherry Sturgis
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Carol, so glad you got a close-up! It's a magnificant capture!!!! The colors and details are outstanding! Nice work!

10/29/2007 9:41:11 AM

 
Heather Thorsen
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This is a fantastic picture Carol. You have achieved so much detail and sharpness.

10/29/2007 12:00:33 PM

 
Lisa J. Boulden
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Fabulous, Carol!
--Lisa

10/29/2007 12:06:25 PM

 
Cheri McEachin
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How cool is this..wonderful shot

10/29/2007 2:52:26 PM

 
Mike Rubin
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Great comp and colors!

10/29/2007 5:37:42 PM

 
Nancy (Peaches) Harker
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BOTH capture's are SUPER Carol, beautiful image here.
Ya shoulld have danced LOL, I am sure Justin would have, wouldn't he? LOL
Congrats on both of your EFP girl!

10/29/2007 8:07:05 PM

 
Carol Teal
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Sherry, Heather, Lisa, Cheri, Mike, and Peaches, thank you all so much for your kind comments! Peaches, I don't think either Justin nor I know how to polka! :) Plus I have always had 2 left feet when it comes to dancing!

10/29/2007 8:29:01 PM

 
Su Sana E. P
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Superb capture of wonderful design elements, Carol!!

10/30/2007 12:52:21 AM

 
Jennifer L. Alder
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WOW!
This is just AWESOME, Carol
Love it
:)

10/30/2007 1:04:43 PM

 
Carol Teal
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SuSana and Jennifer, thank you for your support and kind comments!

Mr. Meyers stopped in today and saw himself on the Internet! He emailed me via the contact button and thanked me for posting the photos and told me he would see us next year.

And Mr. Meyers, if you stop in again and read this, I tried to email you back but it said I was not on your list of people from whom you accept email.

10/31/2007 11:17:41 PM

 
Steven E. Ray
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This is the most ornate and colorful Italian Diatonic (button instead of keys) accordion I have ever seen! I think only the handcrafted Italian melodeon versions have this colorful pattern design in the bellow. This beauty is old and custom crafted and probably worth $6 to $8k USD. I don't know if you realize how wonderful of a find this was Carol! You can't obtain an accordion like that if you looked a lifetime. That is very touching that posting his picture would mean that much. You both shared a gift of giving that day :)

11/1/2007 10:12:21 PM

 
Carol Teal
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Steven, thank you so much for your kind comment and for all the info about this beautiful instrument! I really love the colorful pattern in the bellow (which I didn't realize it was called that). I am totally clueless when it comes to accordians (and most musical instruments really because while I love music, I can't sing and have never learned to play anything). I plan to go back next year to see (and hear) Mr Meyers again!

11/1/2007 10:30:47 PM

 
Colleen Farrell
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This is sooo cool, Carol! I really like that you have his hand in the photo, too. There was a big accordion festival near us this summer, and I went hoping to get some good photos--no luck. I love the story that goes with your photos--so sweet!

11/8/2007 11:50:23 PM

 
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this is a beautiful image. I love the composition, the subject and the colors.

11/15/2007 6:20:26 AM

 
Carol Teal
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Thank you so much for your kind comments, Colleen and Justin!! Colleen, sorry you didn't have any luck at the accordian festival; maybe you can go again next year!

11/15/2007 7:55:04 AM

 
Crystal L. Craig
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Oh Carol, what a wonderfully nostalgic capture! The craftsmanship in the details are amazing, wonderfully energetic and clean composition, I love this!

11/15/2007 6:50:00 PM

 
Nikki McDonald
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I notice that Colleen likes the inclusion of his hands, too--of course my eye went first to the wonderful lines, then the bold colors and intricate designs, but then they came to rest on his right hand on the buttons. Including that and the information about when and where you took this photo really brings the capture to life. Perhaps Mr. Meyers will contact you again and you can send him a print--I'm sure he would prize it. Congrats on the EP and it's no wonder you picked this as your October favorite for the C&C thread. I'll be rooting for it.

11/20/2007 7:43:33 AM

 
Susan M. Smith
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Carol, this image is simply fabulous and so is the story. Thanks so much for sharing. I really hope we see it the next round :)

11/20/2007 8:25:54 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Such beautiful details and design Carol, best of luck!

11/23/2007 2:09:32 PM

 
Judy V. Kennamer
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Sooooo beautiful Carol!! Looks like a winner to me!

11/24/2007 4:48:34 PM

 
Amy Jackson
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This is beautiful, Carol! I missed this one earlier! Well done!

11/24/2007 4:53:59 PM

 
Colleen Farrell
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CONGRATULATIONS, Carol!! So happy that your fave made it!! :D

11/26/2007 3:41:53 PM

 
Nancy (Peaches) Harker
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WHOOOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOOO
BIG Congrats Carol on your finalis, I now how much you wanted this to go through.
Best of luck in the next roound!

11/26/2007 3:42:44 PM

 
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Congrats Carol on your finalist. :O)

11/26/2007 4:13:38 PM

 
Kay E. Mahoney
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Congratulations on your finalist, Carol.

11/26/2007 4:17:48 PM

 
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Congratulations Carol on your finalist! B-

11/26/2007 4:23:15 PM

 
Judy V. Kennamer
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This one had to be a winner Carol!!! Great job!!!!

11/26/2007 4:23:28 PM

 
Angela Azzinnaro
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WAY TO GO Carol!!!! CONGRATS!!!!!

11/26/2007 4:25:04 PM

 
Jennifer L. Alder
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Carol, this is such an excellent finalist!!
BIG congrats
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11/26/2007 4:38:03 PM

 
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Excellent capture and design! WTG Carol!!! Congratulations!!!!☺☺

11/26/2007 4:53:09 PM

 
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Congrats!! Good luck in the next round.

11/26/2007 5:00:53 PM

 
Tammy Espino
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Congrats~

11/26/2007 6:20:08 PM

 
Crystal L. Craig
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Wahoo Carol! Congratulations on making finalist!

11/26/2007 6:53:05 PM

 
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Congratulations on this great Finalist, Carol!

11/26/2007 6:58:43 PM

 
Pat Gamwell
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Fabulous finalist, Carol! WTG!

11/26/2007 7:08:28 PM

 
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I love this, Carol! Congratulations on your finalist.

11/26/2007 7:24:06 PM

 
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Big congratulations on your wonderful finalist, Carol!!

11/26/2007 7:27:41 PM

 
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Congratulations on this excellent Finalist, Carol!!

11/26/2007 9:46:07 PM

 
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Good things come to good people, Carol, and your background story proves it!
Congrats and best of luck with this on the next level!

11/27/2007 12:55:08 AM

 
Heather Thorsen
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Congratulations on your wonderful finalist Carol.

11/27/2007 1:15:48 AM

 
Lisa J. Boulden
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Such a fabulous finalist, Carol!!!
Congrats!
--lisa

11/27/2007 6:13:04 AM

 
Phil Stith
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A well deserved finalist, Carol...best of luck in the next round!!!

11/27/2007 6:17:39 AM

 
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Congratulations on this wonderful finalist Carol!!

11/27/2007 12:21:31 PM

 
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Congratulations, Carol!

11/27/2007 12:29:47 PM

 
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Excellent capture Carol, congrats on your Finalist!

11/27/2007 1:00:11 PM

 
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Great story and and Outstandng image! Congrats Carol on your Finalist! Jeff

11/27/2007 3:37:28 PM

 
Deb Koskovich
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Carol, congrats on your well-deserved Finalist -- this is an incredibly awesome image!!

11/27/2007 7:06:45 PM

 
Carol Teal
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Crystal, Nikki, Susan, Donna, Judy and Amy, sorry I am late in responding but I really appreciate your kind comments!

11/27/2007 7:15:58 PM

 
Carol Teal
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Thank you all so much for your congrats and support!

11/27/2007 7:22:00 PM

 
Philippe Vieux-Jeanton
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Beautiful image (love accordeon :)) Congratulations Carol!!!

11/27/2007 10:43:58 PM

 
Sherry Sturgis
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I was soooo hoping this would it to the final judging! And it did! Congratulations, Carol! This is truly a fantastic image!

11/28/2007 6:50:47 AM

 
Cheryl E. Molennor
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Very cool! Congratulations!

11/28/2007 6:57:24 AM

 
Datha Y. Thompson
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Congratulations Carol!! WTG :0)

11/30/2007 8:54:29 AM

 
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A wonderful composition with great detail, Carol. Congratulations.

11/30/2007 6:03:58 PM

 
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Outstanding Image Carol!!!
Look at all the silver!!!
You go girl!!!
Well deserved!!!

12/1/2007 7:20:25 PM

 
Robert Baer
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carol
i just want to comment again on this image it is a real winner in my eyes!! keep up the great work!!!

12/4/2007 6:21:55 AM

 
Sherri Gorman
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Wow, awesome design, composition and details!!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!

12/4/2007 6:15:45 PM

 
Carol Teal
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Philippe, Sherry S, Cheryl, Datha, Mitch, Elizabeth, Justin, and Sherri G, thank you all so much! :)

12/4/2007 7:01:22 PM

 
Georgeina M. Mckinney
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love it!!

6/24/2008 5:49:07 AM

 
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