At the Keyboard: RHIANNON

© Michelle Alton

At the Keyboard: RHIANNON

Kathy Coombs July 07, 2011

This is beautiful and thoughtful..just love the light. #1391059

Bob Cammarata July 07, 2011

Excellent composition!
This really works in black and white. #9512743

Avril Young July 07, 2011

you have a winner here Michelle, fantastic tones and Black and white capture...really stunning...wish I could hear the music ;) #9512745

Gregory R. Gaskin July 07, 2011

Really Michelle, you just keep amazing me with your B&W photos. The lighting had to make this a difficult exposure. It is framed perfectly and including the young man on the right was the perfect item to make this a sure winner. #9512766

Jack Gaskin July 07, 2011

WHAT THEY SAID ++++
Really great work

HAPPY SHOOTING
Jack #9512792

Tiia Vissak July 07, 2011

great tones, light, pov & mood! #9512798

John Rivera level-deluxe July 07, 2011

Great b/w capture. Love the expression on Daniel. #9512807

Gord MacEachern July 07, 2011

Hope I stay connected to comment on this priceless image Michelle! It reminds me of a Norman Rockwell masterpiece!! Hope we have the pleasure of seeing it again!! #9512863

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe July 07, 2011

You hit a Home-Run with this one Michelle - Outstanding moment captured and B&W makes it perfect!! #9512867

Alan L. Borror July 07, 2011

A fantastic B&W image, Michelle! A winner in my eyes...the tones are magnificent. #9512885

Karen E. Michaels level-deluxe July 07, 2011

Nice entry for the monthly theme, Michelle. #9512902

Danny B. Head level-deluxe July 07, 2011

I didn't notice Daniel (like the name lol) until I read your copy.... what a wonderful element to the image! #9512907

Randy K. Baldwin July 07, 2011

Very nice B&W, great mood. #9512983

Brett Dolsen July 07, 2011

Stunning moody composition,light and wonderfull tones Michelle! #9513061

Courtenay Vanderbilt July 07, 2011

Beautifully captured and rendered in B&W, Michelle! #9513069

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe July 07, 2011

Lovely B/W capture, Michelle. #9513132

R. J. Laudenbacher level-classic July 07, 2011

I can't stop laughing at Daneils face here Michelle! LOL This is such a wonderful shot and the light on it is magical. Outstanding B&W #9513144

Linda D. Lester level-deluxe July 07, 2011

LOVE this.....love his face! #9513200

Heather Loewenhardt level-deluxe July 07, 2011

This is such a beautiful composition evoking such a thoughtful mood. The lighting is wonderful and the b/w treatment was a perfecdt choice. #9513355

Nikki McDonald level-classic July 07, 2011

Beautiful light and tones, Michelle. What a lovely scene. #9513388

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer level-classic July 07, 2011

You captured a mood here so lovely I can almost hear her play.
Truly beautiful image, Michelle. #9513499

Emile Abbott level-deluxe July 07, 2011

Nice to know they grow up and do well. Lot of people using this plug in. #9513596

Monnie Ryan July 07, 2011

Awesome work, Michelle! And yes, the more I worry about tempus the more it seems to fugit! #9513615

Renata Gusciora July 07, 2011

Beautiful! I love the lighting and mood created,Michelle! #9513632

Tammy Espino July 07, 2011

Everything about this is beautifuL! :) #9513846

Mike Clime July 07, 2011

Excellent capture and beautiful tones, Michelle! Love that song and never knew anyone with that name. I like all of your cool nicknacks. PS - would love to see the human orangutan. #9513878

Renee Doyle level-classic July 07, 2011

Wonderful tones and mood in this beautiful capture Michelle!!!
p.s. - yep - same froggie family :-) #9513934

Kerry Hill July 07, 2011

Beautiful Michelle, wonderful tones, mood and light! #9514096

Brad Harding July 07, 2011

Wonderful entry for the monthly contest. Excellent lighting, mood, and effects. #9514097

John Connolly July 07, 2011

What an excellent mood capture this is Michelle! The lighting, depth and B&W tones are outstanding! Well done! #9514197

Barbara Waldoch level-classic July 07, 2011

Fantastic image, Michelle! #9514419

Kathy Cline level-classic July 07, 2011

What a beautiful BW shot Michelle! I love NIK.
Super shot,and very worthy of an award! #9514577

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna July 07, 2011

Wonderfully magical image, Michelle! :-) k #9514596

Terry Cervi level-classic July 07, 2011

A really wonderful shot and something you'll always treasure, Michelle! #9514819

Robert K. Bemus level-classic July 07, 2011

Gorgeous tones and capture and the cousin in the corner puts the shot over the top!! #9514833

Rony Sagy July 07, 2011

Terrific work, Michelle. #9514874

Mariann Kovats level-classic July 07, 2011

Beautiful lighting, tones and capture, Michelle! Really lovely scene! #9514918

Rona L. Schwarz July 07, 2011

Marvelous composition, Michelle, and stunning in B&W! The tones and lighting are superb - and I just love little Daniel! I wish my brothers were as enraptured when I played the piano! Bet we see this one again! #9514939

Karen Engelbreth July 08, 2011

Wonderful B&W image, Michelle... #9515045

Lynne Morris July 08, 2011

One to be treasured for years to come Michelle, this is beautiful work. #9515434

Gerri R. Jones July 08, 2011

A beautiful memento, such lovely lighting to set the mood! Wonderful work, Michelle! #9515897

Ujjwal Mukherjee level-classic July 08, 2011

Excellent light and tone in this outstanding B&W presentation,Michelle!! #9515914

Phyllis H. Burchett July 08, 2011

This is gorgeous Michelle, lovely tones and light! #9517177

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict July 09, 2011

Wow, I love this image, Michelle, the capture and the processing are superb!

Hope to see this in the winners circle!
Debby #9518995

Reynaldo D. Reyes level-classic July 10, 2011

This is a wonderful image Michelle and the renditon in B&W makes it a classic. I will put my bet on this for an outstanding commendation. #9520556

Lester A. Garcia July 11, 2011

Other than the superb composition, lighting and tone of the photo, I think the one that should make this a winner is how you placed Daniel in the frame.

With the pianist's back turned the facial expression of the child becomes very vital and Michelle, you have captured a very emotional moment as if one could hear the music being played . . . or even cry.

Fantastic! This has to be one of the best photos of the month. Congratulations! #9523195

Erica Murphy level-deluxe July 12, 2011

I first noticed the light on the music and how pretty it was, then I saw that cute little boy down at the bottom of the frame!! Priceless!!! Winner too I hope. #9525951

Maria Morrow July 14, 2011

Beautiful Michelle.. this belongs on your wall! Really hope to see this one again.. #9530552

Kim Andelkovic July 15, 2011

Awesome shot :-) #9533155

Christine Lobsinger level-classic July 18, 2011

Just beautiful Michelle, simply beautiful...
Love how her cousin listens in the corner! Gorgeous Shot!

Smiling Chris #9537811

john dunne July 21, 2011

wow Michelle. total perfection #9545666

Renata Gusciora August 25, 2011

Knew it!Huge congratulations on this stunning finalist,Michelle!!!:-) #9627409

Wanda Judd level-addict August 25, 2011

Congratulations...beautiful shot and beautiful memories.... #9627787

Dianne Brin level-classic August 25, 2011

Congrats on your finalists!! #9627828

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe August 25, 2011

Very well deserved - Congrats Michelle! #9627856

Bojan Bencic level-classic August 25, 2011

Fantastic. Congratulations on your finalist, Michelle. #9627926

Danny B. Head level-deluxe August 25, 2011

Love the light! Congrats! #9628108

Kim Andelkovic August 25, 2011

Congratulations Michelle on your wonderful finalist :-) #9628261

Kathy Coombs August 25, 2011

Cogratulations! :) #9628470

Stefania Barbier level-addict August 25, 2011

it's a beauty... huge congrats!!! #9629083

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict August 25, 2011

Congrats again, Michelle, on another awesome b&w finalist!

Best wishes for the gold!
Debby #9629304

Phyllis H. Burchett August 25, 2011

This is so gorgeous Michelle, congrats! #9629535

Phyllis A. Houghton level-deluxe August 25, 2011

Congrations Michelle. This is a masterpiece. #9629678

Carol Eade level-addict August 25, 2011

This is just beautiful, Michelle, congratulations on your finalist. #9629772

Karen Celella level-deluxe August 25, 2011

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist, Michelle. #9630198

August 25, 2011

Very dramatic #9630378

Mukesh Srivastava August 25, 2011

A Big congrats for another Silver and good luck for the GOLD, Michelle!!!!! #9630560

Tammy Espino August 25, 2011

A huge congrats on your finalist!!!! :) #9630652

Rona L. Schwarz August 25, 2011

I don't know which one I would vote for, Michelle - both of your finalists are superb captures and exemplars of excellence in B&W. But one will get the GOLD, surely!!!! HUGE CONGRATULATIONS on your superb FINALIST and Good luck in the next round! #9630732

Christine Lobsinger level-classic August 25, 2011

Congrats Michelle.. Simply Awesome!
Smiling CHRIS #9630995

Stan Kwasniowski August 25, 2011

Michelle, congratulations #9631219

Reynaldo D. Reyes level-classic August 25, 2011

Looking for the gold on this one Michelle! Good luck! #9631347

Gina Cormier level-classic August 25, 2011

Congrats on this beautiful image! #9631644

Ann Coates level-classic August 26, 2011

Congratulations on yet another fantastic finalist Michelle. #9631957

Marijana Fajgl level-classic August 26, 2011

Another fantastic finalist, Michelle! Congratulations! #9632223

Thomas E. Hinds August 26, 2011

Fantastic Finalist, Michelle! Beautiful work! Congratulations! #9632494

Val Feldman level-deluxe August 26, 2011

Oh, this one makes every hair on my arm stand up with goosebumps...my usual bizarre indication of a winner. :) Sure hope my "indicator" is still functioning accurately...this is a winner if I ever saw one! Huge congratulations on a fine Finalist...I'm looking to see this one in the Winner's Circle! Best of Luck! #9632497

frank w. degenhardt level-classic August 26, 2011

A masterpeace my friend. So beautiful. CONGRATULATIONS on this FINALIST my friend. Amazing work. #9632661

Marcel J. Fernandez August 26, 2011

My pick for a Winner. Exceptional work, Michelle. Congratulations! #9633121

JO ANN CLEVELAND August 26, 2011

Congrats on this super finalist Michelle, just loved this!

jo ann c. #9633203

Eivor Kuchta August 26, 2011

This is wonderful, Michelle! I can almost hear the music. Such a great idea to have little Daniel in the corner to enhance the feeling in the image! Congratulations on your finalist and good luck in the next round! #9633274

Emile Abbott level-deluxe August 26, 2011

Great month for Michelle and another outstanding finalist for my friend #9633335

Erica Murphy level-deluxe August 26, 2011

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist Michelle! Love the light! #9633442

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer level-classic August 26, 2011

Congratulations on another awesome finalist, Michelle. #9633497

David M. Montero August 26, 2011

Wonderful lighting Michelle. Congratulations on your Finalist selection. #9633824

Bill Johnson level-deluxe August 26, 2011

Michelle, Congrats on your selections as a finalist. Good luck! #9633842

Ming Liu level-deluxe August 26, 2011

Michell, congratulations again. Good luck to the second run. #9633995

Chris Budny level-deluxe August 27, 2011

Nicely done; congratulations! #9637245

Lori Carlson August 27, 2011

This is so gorgeous and story-telling. Lovely treatment. Congrats, Michelle! =) #9637990

Patrick Rouzes level-classic August 28, 2011

A Masterpiece, Michelle! Congratulations, my friend! #9638492

Linda Blair August 29, 2011

Congratulations on your wonderful finalist!! #9640515

Debra R. Harder August 29, 2011

This is a wonderful story-telling image, Michelle! Congratulations on your OUTSTANDING finalist! Deb #9641157

ALLEN O. HOWARD August 29, 2011

It is beautiful! Congratulations Michelle! #9641392

Heather Loewenhardt level-deluxe September 01, 2011

Congratulations on this finalist award Michelle. It was one of my favourites. #9645801

Sharon Sawyer September 01, 2011

Beautifully captured and a wonderful finalist!!! HUGE congratulations!!! #9647715

Merna L. Nobile September 07, 2011


Great photographers are not great because of their technique; they are great because of their passion.
Congratulations for your achievement, August, 25, 2011. Merna
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Our granddaughter, whose performances invariably make me cry, entertains the family --Thanksgiving, 2008. Her cousin, Daniel listens, enraptured. He has now grown to six feet and Rhiannon is a sophomore at Amherst.
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Tempus Fugit!
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This is an "archival" rework, using Nik Silver Efex 2.
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Exif: F Number: 4, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/30 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 1600, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 50.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 5D

Uploaded on July 07, 2011

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist


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