Cellist at Rest

Uploaded: September 26, 2012 08:21:15


I took this with the musician's knowledge and permission during a farmer's market where she and a couple of friends were playing for tips. Spotted the light coming through her hair and had to ask (they were taking a break at the moment). The background was hopeless, so I replaced it.
Category: People

Exif: F Number: 8, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 12500/1000000 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 400,400, FocalLength: 60.00 mm, Model: DSLR-A350


Chris Budny level-deluxe September 26, 2012

Wonderful portrait, with a bit of a candid feel. #1488667

Bob Cournoyer level-classic September 26, 2012

Great portrait...fantastic light.. :-) #10342482

Daniel Ruf September 26, 2012

Beautiful light for a beautiful portrait. #10342504

Shelly A. Van Camp level-classic September 26, 2012

Beautiful, Nikki. #10342741

Melinda F. Schneider level-classic September 27, 2012

What a beautiful young lady, obviously in love with her music. Well captured with very nice post processing, Nikki. #10343169

Joy Rector September 27, 2012

beautiful shot

JO ANN CLEVELAND September 27, 2012

Beautiful Nikki! Love the light on her hair!

jo ann c. #10343558

Sherran Andersen level-classic October 28, 2012

Congrats Nikki. #10388886

Nancy Marie Ricketts October 28, 2012

Nikki, I recognize this one-it is special! Congratulations on your Finalist, and good luck in the next round-I have no doubt that it will go on! #10389029

Nadia Paul October 29, 2012

Congrats on your wonderful finalist Nikki! #10389148

Renee Doyle October 29, 2012

Congratulations on this wonderful finalist Nikki!! #10389194

Connie J. Bagot October 29, 2012

Congratulations Nikki---this is really really beautiful! #10389435

John Rivera level-deluxe October 29, 2012

Congrats on your finalist! #10389794

Jane Holestine October 29, 2012

THe rim lighting is gorgeous and the comp and expression are perfect. Congrats on a well-deserved finalist! #10389914

Katarina Mansson October 29, 2012

Beautiful woman, great connection and excellent presentation. Congratulations on your finalist Nikki! #10389993

Lindley Johnson level-classic October 29, 2012

Terrific lighting, facial expression, and post processing, Nikki! Congratulations on your finalist. #10390111

Linda S. Smith level-classic October 29, 2012

Congrats Nikki on this wonderful finalist win! Beautiful portrait! #10390367

Mitch Spence level-classic October 29, 2012

Your eye for the light was certainly right on here, Nikki, and for the subject as well. She cradles her instrument as though it's a best friend. Congratulations on the finalist. #10390489

Phyllis H. Burchett October 29, 2012

Wonderful portrait, congrats Nikki! #10390640

Susan M. Smith October 29, 2012

The lighting is fabulous Nikki! Great capture, congratulations! #10390730

Patricia A. Casey level-deluxe October 29, 2012

Beautiful capture Nikki..Congratulations on Finalist and all the very best in the next round... #10390737

Nancy L. Green level-classic October 29, 2012

AWESOME image Nikki, HUGE CONGRATULATIONS!!! <>< #10391171

Michele Peterson level-classic October 29, 2012

This is a wonderful portrait, the light is so pretty. Congratulations, Nikki! #10391521

Amanda D. Austwick level-classic October 29, 2012

Love this portrait Nikki! Congratulations!!! #10392025

Sharon Day October 29, 2012

Superb portrait work on the beautiful young lady, Nikki! Wonderful lighting! Congratulations and good luck next round! #10392619

Errick L. Cameron level-deluxe October 29, 2012

Super! Congratuations on this superb fianlist! #10392692

Terry Cervi level-deluxe October 29, 2012

What a beautiful portrait, Nikki!! Did you show this to her? Congrats on your finalist!! #10393512

Nikki McDonald level-classic October 29, 2012

Thanks to everyone for the wonderful comments. Yes, Terry. I made her a print and took it back down to the market. She wasn't there but I gave it to the guy who had been playing flute with her and he said she was a family friend and he would get it to her. #10393518

Mariann Kovats level-classic October 29, 2012

Congratulations on all your awesome finalist, Nikki! #10393672

Amanda J. Tanner level-classic October 30, 2012

Congratulations Nikki on this wonderful finalist! You did an incredible job with this portrait. Good luck next round I know I will see it again. #10394056

Ann H. Belus level-deluxe October 30, 2012

Awesome finalist, Nikki! Congratulations! #10394659

Lydia Williams level-classic October 30, 2012

Wonderful, Nikki! Congratulations on your finalist...the background is perfect! #10394722

Rona L. Schwarz October 30, 2012

I remember this - a wonderful candid of her and excellent work replacing the background, Nikki! Sorry I'm still going through the Finalists...Congratulations! #10396275

Neal D. Hatcher October 31, 2012


Tamara K. Walker level-classic October 31, 2012

Gorgeous, congratulations. #10398430

Merna L. Nobile November 02, 2012

Receiving an award from Better Photo is just like unwrapping a gift, the thrill is always the same! It is also exciting to be able to send my personal congratulations to each and every one of you and I look forward to seeing the gold though out the galleries. Merna

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