Intricate Design

© Carol Teal

Intricate Design

Tiia Vissak Student 10/28/2007 1:11:52 PM

Wow! A great shot! I love the details, colors, light & composition! #772919

Joan Powell 10/28/2007 1:40:54 PM

Excellent capture ,great comp ! But I want to know if he played a Polka for you ?? #4995531

Carol Teal 10/28/2007 2:44:16 PM

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.

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Pat Gamwell 10/28/2007 2:57:25 PM

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! #4995803

Susan Weisensel 10/28/2007 4:33:15 PM

WOW Carol what a stunning Accordian, such wonderful details. Really nice capture. #4996209

Cindy Bendush 10/28/2007 5:33:29 PM

Terrific color, comp and detail in this close-up Carol! #4996406

Angela Azzinnaro 10/28/2007 7:35:08 PM

FABULOUS image Carol!!!!!! WONDERFUL details & colors!!!!!! #4996842

Carol Teal 10/28/2007 10:06:45 PM

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. #4997327

Sherry Sturgis 10/29/2007 9:41:11 AM

Carol, so glad you got a close-up! It's a magnificant capture!!!! The colors and details are outstanding! Nice work! #4999835

Heather Thorsen 10/29/2007 12:00:33 PM

This is a fantastic picture Carol. You have achieved so much detail and sharpness. #5000225

Lisa J. Boulden 10/29/2007 12:06:25 PM

Fabulous, Carol!
--Lisa #5000241

Cheri McEachin 10/29/2007 2:52:26 PM

How cool is this..wonderful shot #5000672

Mike Rubin 10/29/2007 5:37:42 PM

Great comp and colors! #5001477

Nancy (Peaches) Harker 10/29/2007 8:07:05 PM

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! #5002193

Carol Teal 10/29/2007 8:29:01 PM

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! #5002263

Su Sana E. P 10/30/2007 12:52:21 AM

Superb capture of wonderful design elements, Carol!! #5002905

Jennifer L. Alder 10/30/2007 1:04:43 PM

WOW!
This is just AWESOME, Carol
Love it
:) #5005695

Carol Teal 10/31/2007 11:17:41 PM

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. #5012756

Steven E. Ray 11/1/2007 10:12:21 PM

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 :) #5017026

Carol Teal 11/1/2007 10:30:47 PM

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! #5017071

Colleen Farrell 11/8/2007 11:50:23 PM

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! #5047735

Robert Baer 11/15/2007 6:20:26 AM

this is a beautiful image. I love the composition, the subject and the colors. #5077075

Carol Teal 11/15/2007 7:55:04 AM

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! #5077435

Crystal L. Craig 11/15/2007 6:50:00 PM

Oh Carol, what a wonderfully nostalgic capture! The craftsmanship in the details are amazing, wonderfully energetic and clean composition, I love this! #5079590

Nikki McDonald 11/20/2007 7:43:33 AM

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. #5101858

Susan M. Smith 11/20/2007 8:25:54 AM

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 :) #5102067

Donna LaMattino Pagakis 11/23/2007 2:09:32 PM

Such beautiful details and design Carol, best of luck! #5114358

Judy V. Kennamer 11/24/2007 4:48:34 PM

Sooooo beautiful Carol!! Looks like a winner to me! #5118478

Amy Jackson 11/24/2007 4:53:59 PM

This is beautiful, Carol! I missed this one earlier! Well done! #5118503

Colleen Farrell 11/26/2007 3:41:53 PM

CONGRATULATIONS, Carol!! So happy that your fave made it!! :D #5127573

Nancy (Peaches) Harker 11/26/2007 3:42:44 PM

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! #5127589

Dr Silly 11/26/2007 4:13:38 PM

Congrats Carol on your finalist. :O)
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Kay E. Mahoney 11/26/2007 4:17:48 PM

Congratulations on your finalist, Carol. #5128166

anonymous 11/26/2007 4:23:15 PM

Congratulations Carol on your finalist! B- #5128242

Judy V. Kennamer 11/26/2007 4:23:28 PM

This one had to be a winner Carol!!! Great job!!!! #5128244

Angela Azzinnaro 11/26/2007 4:25:04 PM

WAY TO GO Carol!!!! CONGRATS!!!!! #5128264

Jennifer L. Alder 11/26/2007 4:38:03 PM

Carol, this is such an excellent finalist!!
BIG congrats
:) #5128481

Dianna Hauf 11/26/2007 4:53:09 PM

Excellent capture and design! WTG Carol!!! Congratulations!!!!☺☺ #5128741

David Phalen 11/26/2007 5:00:53 PM

Congrats!! Good luck in the next round. #5128858

Tammy Espino 11/26/2007 6:20:08 PM

Congrats~ #5130233

Crystal L. Craig 11/26/2007 6:53:05 PM

Wahoo Carol! Congratulations on making finalist! #5130752

Mike Perez 11/26/2007 6:58:43 PM

Congratulations on this great Finalist, Carol! #5130831

Pat Gamwell 11/26/2007 7:08:28 PM

Fabulous finalist, Carol! WTG! #5130973

Lindley Johnson 11/26/2007 7:24:06 PM

I love this, Carol! Congratulations on your finalist. #5131203

Evy Johansen 11/26/2007 7:27:41 PM

Big congratulations on your wonderful finalist, Carol!! #5131253

Su Sana E. P 11/26/2007 9:46:07 PM

Congratulations on this excellent Finalist, Carol!! #5132586

Mary K. Robison 11/27/2007 12:55:08 AM

Good things come to good people, Carol, and your background story proves it!
Congrats and best of luck with this on the next level! #5133019

Heather Thorsen 11/27/2007 1:15:48 AM

Congratulations on your wonderful finalist Carol. #5133053

Lisa J. Boulden 11/27/2007 6:13:04 AM

Such a fabulous finalist, Carol!!!
Congrats!
--lisa #5134474

Phil Stith 11/27/2007 6:17:39 AM

A well deserved finalist, Carol...best of luck in the next round!!! #5134524

Renee Doyle 11/27/2007 12:21:31 PM

Congratulations on this wonderful finalist Carol!! #5136626

Sam Britt 11/27/2007 12:29:47 PM

Congratulations, Carol! #5136663

Corinne M. Thompson 11/27/2007 1:00:11 PM

Excellent capture Carol, congrats on your Finalist! #5136835

Jeff W. Robinson 11/27/2007 3:37:28 PM

Great story and and Outstandng image! Congrats Carol on your Finalist! Jeff #5137745

Deb Koskovich 11/27/2007 7:06:45 PM

Carol, congrats on your well-deserved Finalist -- this is an incredibly awesome image!! #5138979

Carol Teal 11/27/2007 7:15:58 PM

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

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Carol Teal 11/27/2007 7:22:00 PM

Thank you all so much for your congrats and support! #5139097

Philippe Vieux-Jeanton 11/27/2007 10:43:58 PM

Beautiful image (love accordeon :)) Congratulations Carol!!! #5140197

Sherry Sturgis 11/28/2007 6:50:47 AM

I was soooo hoping this would it to the final judging! And it did! Congratulations, Carol! This is truly a fantastic image! #5141975

Cheryl E. Molennor 11/28/2007 6:57:24 AM

Very cool! Congratulations! #5142016

Datha Y. Thompson 11/30/2007 8:54:29 AM

Congratulations Carol!! WTG :0) #5151650

Mitch Spence 11/30/2007 6:03:58 PM

A wonderful composition with great detail, Carol. Congratulations. #5153622

Elizabeth A. Marker 12/1/2007 7:20:25 PM

Outstanding Image Carol!!!
Look at all the silver!!!
You go girl!!!
Well deserved!!!
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Robert Baer 12/4/2007 6:21:55 AM

carol
i just want to comment again on this image it is a real winner in my eyes!! keep up the great work!!! #5167506

Sherri Gorman 12/4/2007 6:15:45 PM

Wow, awesome design, composition and details!!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! #5170051

Carol Teal 12/4/2007 7:01:22 PM

Philippe, Sherry S, Cheryl, Datha, Mitch, Elizabeth, Justin, and Sherri G, thank you all so much! :) #5170269

Georgeina M. Mckinney 6/24/2008 5:49:07 AM

love it!! #6100618

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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.

Uploaded on 10/28/2007 10:40:08 AM

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