Just a great picture :)

Bo Eder

Platinum Member
No - you don't want a hi-res image of that. It's cool the way it is. It's like someone shot it with a Leica in the 1950s ;)
 

aydee

Platinum Member
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Im totally going to agree with Bo..

its beautiful the way it is. Film Noir. grainy retro. And the drum set looks like it belongs to that time.


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Andy

Administrator
Staff member
No - you don't want a hi-res image of that. It's cool the way it is. It's like someone shot it with a Leica in the 1950s ;)
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Im totally doing to agree with Bo..

its beautiful the way it is. Film Noir. grainy retro. And the drum set looks like it belongs to that time.


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OK guys, I'm getting where you're coming from. & yes Abe, the kit does seem to belong in that era - except for the bloody suspension mount :(
Actually, I took this straight from a FB page, then enlarged it a bit. maybe some of that graininess is down to me.
 

Anon La Ply

Renegade
Yes, it's cool atmospheric retro shot, but I'll disagree with the gallery and say go hi res and then add grain as needed (easy as applying a single filter). My feeling is that noise applied via a filter will be finer, more attractive and more authentic than the low res artefacts.
 

Mad About Drums

Pollyanna's Agent
Mo's right, and he knows a fair bit about pictures, this shot is wonderful, a lot of ambiance can be felt just by looking at it, I find it quite arty too, very cool Andy.
 

Bo Eder

Platinum Member
I didn't see the mount. Yeah, take it off the drum and put it in an old snare stand (pre-70s) and it'll be stylin'!
 
The connection between the musos and the tapper is excellent.
Although, the tapper does seem to be looking at the kit quite strongly.
I think he'd prefer something more along the lines of a marine pearl finish, in, say for example white?!
 

Alain Rieder

Silver Member
No - you don't want a hi-res image of that. It's cool the way it is. It's like someone shot it with a Leica in the 1950s ;)
Yesterday night I played a 1957 Gretsch set, and a friend of mine shot me with a current (digital) Leica. I haven't seen any pics yet, but they're supposed to be good !
These new Leicas make great pictures actually, as did the older ones!
 

Bo Eder

Platinum Member
Yesterday night I played a 1957 Gretsch set, and a friend of mine shot me with a current (digital) Leica. I haven't seen any pics yet, but they're supposed to be good !
These new Leicas make great pictures actually, as did the older ones!
I used to shoot a Leica M2 with a 50mm Summicron and loved it. It's a shame you can't easily develop film anymore. I'd keep shooting it if I could afford it! The new digital Leicas are awesome but I'm not prepared to spend 8k for the body!
 

Andy

Administrator
Staff member
I used to shoot a Leica M2 with a 50mm Summicron and loved it. It's a shame you can't easily develop film anymore. I'd keep shooting it if I could afford it! The new digital Leicas are awesome but I'm not prepared to spend 8k for the body!
You could buy a whole Guru setup for that, & people complain about drum value, psshh- ;)
 

Alain Rieder

Silver Member
The new digital Leicas are awesome but I'm not prepared to spend 8k for the body!
Yes they are expensive, but the results are pretty unique too. One of my best friends just bought one and is willing to shoot me for my own promo. That's pretty cool...
 

Andy

Administrator
Staff member
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my take .. : )

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What did you do Abe? I can see you've cropped it.

Well, tack on another 2500 for your one new lens and I suppose I could buy a used van for transport of the new Gurus as well, eh?
The best of everything & anything is always going to be expensive - it just is. It's the hidden stuff that most don't see or appreciate is there. I know nothing about cameras, but I'm sure the same principals apply. I bet you can get a camera for half the price of a Leicas, & it's 90%+ as good, but it's that last little 10% that's the difference between great & spectacular. Same with musicians, sportsmen & women, everything really.
 

Mad About Drums

Pollyanna's Agent
...It really is a great photo.

Here's my version.
Agreed, it's a really good picture, so much life in that still moment, you can almost hear what's going on.

Glad you nicked my rims less version Grea, it's really cool.

We're only awaiting Mo's version now...Mo, where are you :)
 
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