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Posted on 22/07/20 5:21:51 PM
DavidMac
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Re: Challenge 815: Brahms and Liszt
Very pristine Mariner .........

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Posted on 22/07/20 7:58:18 PM
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Re: Challenge 815: Brahms and Liszt
David wrote:
Very pristine Mariner .........


From Middle French pristin, borrowed from Latin pristinus.
Pronunciation

IPA(key): /ˈpɹɪstiːn/, /pɹɪsˈtiːn/, /pɹɪsˈtaɪn/

Adjective

pristine (comparative more pristine, superlative most pristine)

Unspoiled; still with its original purity; uncorrupted or unsullied.
Primitive, pertaining to the earliest state of something.

Perfect.

Thanks, David, but even I am not (yet) perfect. Or primitive.






Posted on 22/07/20 9:09:56 PM
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Re: Challenge 815: Brahms and Liszt
Mariner wrote:
David wrote:
Very pristine Mariner .........


From Middle French pristin, borrowed from Latin pristinus.
Pronunciation

IPA(key): /ˈpɹɪstiːn/, /pɹɪsˈtiːn/, /pɹɪsˈtaɪn/

Adjective

pristine (comparative more pristine, superlative most pristine)

Unspoiled; still with its original purity; uncorrupted or unsullied.
Primitive, pertaining to the earliest state of something.

Perfect.

Thanks, David, but even I am not (yet) perfect. Or primitive.







Well now you have taught me something Michael. I have just discovered (thanks to you) that pristine has relative levels. (Comparative and superlative).

Until now I always thought "pristine" was an absolute term like "unique" - an expression without qualifiers.

I love to learn new things .........

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Posted on 22/07/20 9:37:33 PM
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Very nice Michael.

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Posted on 23/07/20 04:13:17 AM
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I am always glad to be of help David.

Posted on 23/07/20 04:14:20 AM
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I am glad you liked it Gordon.

Posted on 23/07/20 9:53:23 PM
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Wonderful work David! Also Frank and Michael

I've run out of time this week.

I cannot think of a more fitting end for $100 000 Steinway





Posted on 24/07/20 01:54:30 AM
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Re: Challenge 815: Brahms and Liszt
This is a bit of a dog's breakfast, thrown together this morning. Didn't think I would get anything done this week. Have just had my husbands son move in with us, he has cancer, which has moved to the brain, so he is no longer allowed to live by himself. He is actually doing quite well. was diagnosed with lung cancer in December and was given weeks if not days at that time. So the fact that he has been able to live on his own most of this year is really great.
All my own photos, Should have taken more of the books to make them smaller.




My first idea was to use one of the new iMac's that come without a stand.


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Posted on 24/07/20 04:25:00 AM
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vibeke wrote:
This is a bit of a dog's breakfast, thrown together this morning. Didn't think I would get anything done this week. Have just had my husbands son move in with us, he has cancer, which has moved to the brain, so he is no longer allowed to live by himself. He is actually doing quite well. was diagnosed with lung cancer in December and was given weeks if not days at that time. So the fact that he has been able to live on his own most of this year is really great.
All my own photos, Should have taken more of the books to make them smaller.




My first idea was to use one of the new iMac's that come without a stand.



Maybe they are the large print versions

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Posted on 24/07/20 04:27:17 AM
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I had such a great idea for this one but no time. I was going to have a wobbly piano with Tom Waits "The Piano has been Drinking" as the soundtrack. Alas, this was my second idea.



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Posted on 24/07/20 07:56:47 AM
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Re: Challenge 815: Brahms and Liszt
First to hold up the piano this week was DavidMac, with splendid figures of Brahms and Liszt - and even better in the amended version as suggested by Sara. Perfect brasswork on the figures, and the reflections are a huge improvement. A magnificent second entry, the piano slotting perfectly into that bar: the perspective and viewing angles are exactly right. And the reflection of the drinks in the lid, and of the prop in the bar top, are excellent details. The subtle addition of the glass in the third entry is immaculate - what a perfect combination of hand and head positions! And I have to say I’m absolutely knocked out by the fourth entry, which uses a whole load of pieces from my furniture collection. Amazing work, David, with splendid lighting and a fabulous arrangement. I wish my studio was large enough for a grand piano.

I like lwc's use of last week’s taxi, and the addition of big wheels to the piano. Watch your perspective though, Loyd: the piano keyboard clearly identifies the vanishing point, but the horizon in your park is much higher. The flock of pigeons reminds me of flying toasters.

A beautifully finished entry from Mariner, turning the piano white and placing it in a splendid surrounding. The lighting in the scene is glorious. I do, however, have to take issue with you on a couple of points. First, the piano is far too small. At the size shown it would barely come up to the hip of the woman at the window; and when you consider that she’s some distance away to makes the problem far worse. And the second, minor point: your piano stool is facing the wrong way.



Plenty of musical characters from JimH, from Minions to the Muppets. There’s so much going on that I almost overlooked the new leg - and very neat it is too.

A splendidly atmospheric entry from Frank, with a seriously mobile piano. Terrific lighting, and a great location; and good to see one of my skeletons making a reappearance.

Wanton destruction from michael sinclair, with a rather cleverly realised “Bert Buggerup”. I well remember the piano smashing craze of the 1970s, and a terrible waste it was too.

A very fine entry from Vibeke, clearly compiled in difficult circumstances. But it’s a splendid image: the stack of books works really well, and the composition is good. The perspective is a little off, though; the piano needs to be rather higher in the scene to make sense.

I enjoyed srawland's piano on bricks, set appropriately in a junkyard. I’d love to have seen the Tom Waits version - Small Change is my favourite of his albums.

Posted on 24/07/20 09:09:16 AM
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Re: Challenge 815: Brahms and Liszt
Steve wrote
...the piano is far too small...

I suspected it was. Well corrected Steve. That must have taken you a while.
...piano stool is facing the wrong way...

I knew it was, but thought it would pass muster. Again, thanks for the correction.


Posted on 24/07/20 10:14:06 AM
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Thank you Steve, You are being very kind.

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Posted on 24/07/20 10:16:32 AM
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Thanks Steve. It took me a long time to get my head round this one. Your Curieaux provided the perfect solution!

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Posted on 24/07/20 12:12:53 PM
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Thanks Steve. I can honestly say when I started on this I had no clue where I was going -changing direction a number of times - the addition of your skeleton was an afterthought as was the cigarette it is smoking - hence the "don't ask".
The original window setting was a brightly lit outdoor setting which called for some drama.
And thanks Michael Sinclair - got a kick out of your smashed piano.

Posted on 24/07/20 2:25:24 PM
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Thank you, Steve.

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Posted on 24/07/20 7:22:48 PM
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Re: Challenge 815: Brahms and Liszt
Thanks Steve.

Posted on 24/07/20 8:08:36 PM
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Re: Challenge 815: Brahms and Liszt
DavidMac wrote:
Thanks Steve. It took me a long time to get my head round this one. Your Curieaux provided the perfect solution!


I have only now had time to look at your amazing entries this week. You really were on a roll once you got started. Wonderful work.

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Posted on 24/07/20 8:22:27 PM
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Re: Challenge 815: Brahms and Liszt
vibeke wrote:
DavidMac wrote:
Thanks Steve. It took me a long time to get my head round this one. Your Curieaux provided the perfect solution!


I have only now had time to look at your amazing entries this week. You really were on a roll once you got started. Wonderful work.


Thank you Vibeke.

Sorry to hear that you are going through such a difficult time on top of all our other difficulties.



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Posted on 25/07/20 8:01:45 PM
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Re: Challenge 815: Brahms and Liszt
DavidMac wrote:
vibeke wrote:
DavidMac wrote:
Thanks Steve. It took me a long time to get my head round this one. Your Curieaux provided the perfect solution!


I have only now had time to look at your amazing entries this week. You really were on a roll once you got started. Wonderful work.


Thank you Vibeke.

Sorry to hear that you are going through such a difficult time on top of all our other difficulties.




Thank you David, we just take one day at the time.



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