Sunripened Player

© Aggie Villanueva

Sunripened Player

Uploaded: May 30, 2008


Went to a meeting in Cuba last week and the setting sun revealed this shadowed corner to me. Couldn't resist. Heavy post processing.

Exif: F Number: 3.5, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/25 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 400, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 28.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 5D


Karen Slagle May 31, 2008

Wow, Aggie. This is great with the red reflection on the wall. Love how the light is streaming across the front of the piano. You were in the right spot at the right time. Luv it.... #932539

Allen Maestas May 31, 2008

This is stunning, easily one of my favorites of yours. If this does not make it as a finalist I would be shocked.

Al #6001380

May 31, 2008

What a great find!! Great job photographing this, too! So, you just up and ran off to Cuba last week, huh? hee hee. Would love to see more of your trip! #6002488

Aggie Villanueva May 31, 2008

lol. I probably should have said, Cuba, NM. We also have a Las Vegas here, but Deborah already knows our Las Vegas.

Thankx so much for all your encouragement. I was is such a hurry as the sun quickly left this corner, and my flash is broken, so I had to be quick to catch the true light, which was so much better than my flash would have been.

This was the only picture where I had the presence of mind to set the piano stool askew like that. It looked funny in the other 2 shots as it was just pushed up under the keyboard. I'm just grateful one of the pix was usuable. #6002517

Joan E. Hoffman May 31, 2008

I remember driving through New Mexico and seeing the Las vegas sign and thining..."there must be some mistake. ROFL... I mean if you are in TX and see Paris...10 Miles... you know ... but just the corner of the world you are in ... It kinda floored me for a moment.

Oh ... yes.. and this is a knock your socks of rock'n'roll boogie woogie.. way out fantabulous piano. You did it great justice Abbie!! #6002947

Joan E. Hoffman May 31, 2008

ok... just to correct the above... lets see... thining = thinking; of = off and oh yes... Abbie ... oh pooh... yes... most of you you recognise her as AGGIE ... LOL finger and mind fritz #6002959

Molly A. O June 01, 2008

This is really beautiful. I love the light on the wall and your composition. Good thing your flash wasn't working because the natural light makes it so wondrful.
We have a CUBA NY, just north of western PA, it's pretty much in the mountains:) #6003956

Aggie Villanueva June 01, 2008

Thankx Joan, I get those finger & mind Fritz more often than not!!!

Thankx Molly. I agree, After I had discovered my flash wasn't working, this was the only picture I tried for. That lighting was pure gift to a photographer! #6004343

paola A. Jofre June 01, 2008

Intense Red Aggie...I love it!!! :) Great use of Natural light and composition!! :) I really like the red glow around the piano, very cool!! :) #6004398

Aggie Villanueva June 01, 2008

Thankx Paola. Those are all the things that sparked me to take this pic too! #6004688

Daniella Puente June 02, 2008

Very original and captivating, great image! #6008240

Nikki McDonald level-classic June 05, 2008

Love this, Aggie. You are right--the piano bench at an angle is perfect. If this gets passed, you enter it again in June, you hear :) #6022417

Aggie Villanueva June 05, 2008

Thank you Daniella (love your name). I appreciate it. And thank you Nikki. It did get passed, but I will take your advice this month. Thankx again. #6023029

Candice L. Carter June 06, 2008

Congrats a well deserved EP! Stunning red! #6027669

Nikki McDonald level-classic June 06, 2008

Better late than never, huh? Congrats, Aggie, on the EP. #6027694

Aggie Villanueva June 06, 2008

Thankx Candice. So nice of you to comment. In my ever-frustrating color management, red is so hard. But this one came through for me. #6027696

Jessica Jenney June 07, 2008

Very beautiful color, lighting and treatment, Aggie! #6030740

Dorann Weber June 12, 2008

Beautiful Aggie.. The red is so bold and delightful against the natural tones of the room... #6053836

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic June 12, 2008

What a great capture of a fabulous find!
Great work with this one!
~lisa #6054046

Joan E. Hoffman June 14, 2008

Came back to look at this ... such a great capture... fingers crossed this one gets the big one ~S~ #6060937

Irene Colling level-classic July 07, 2008

Wonderful work, as usual, Aggie. The red really makes this photo pop. #6152249

Jan Walker July 13, 2008

Angie, what can I say that hasn't already been said? I love all your work, but this is such a favorite for me. Looking at it just plain makes me HAPPY! Outstanding work. #6173871

Aggie Villanueva July 13, 2008

Thankx so much Jessica, Dorann, Lisa, Joan, Irene and Jan. I can't wait to get my new giclee printer and see if those colors are true in print. I'm hoping to buy it in a month or two and then I'll be able to print up to 17 X22 inches. Even on metallic paper. Yipee. A first in my household! #6174103

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