Day 033/366: My Record Player

Yes, some people still have record players!

  • Kate Hailey PRO 7y

    I agree, great shot! I miss my vinyl!!
  • peet-astn PRO 7y

    An Audio-Technica cartridge. Nice! Yes, vinyl is great sounding and totally valid! Nice shot too!!!
  • Edwin Dalorzo PRO 7y

    I do remember this old vinyl discs, unfortunately, we never had one of those here at home.

    The capture is interesting, although it is not impressive to me. Even so, I can appreciate the perspective and the creativity in the capture. You look like one of those persons who see good photos in the ordinary and small things.

    I am not sure about the location of the elements, I just feel there is something missing in the capture. My eyes stayed on the right side of the photo, where the interesting things are, therefore there is a lot of frame unexplored here.

    I feel the light could also be improved, in a different, perhaps lateral angle could create interesting textures on the disc. The focus also needs some work too. It seems a good deal of the "reader-head" is out of focus, just the needle is in perfect focus. I do not know if that was the intention, but I would have liked it better with all in focus. Part of the "reader-head" is overexposed.

    Now, all been said. The photo does convey this feeling of living in the old times. What if you include a hand setting the "reader-head" on the surface of the disc? That, perhaps, could improve composition and convey a stronger sentiment.

  • amitr0 7y

    heeeey, it's been a while since i saw one of those in action. love it, makes me remember mine! it doesnt work any more though.

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  • Paul McGee 7y

    I do like the detail of the needle. At what shutter speed did you capture this image? I like the look of the vinyl.

    I used to DJ and I had a few 1000 of vinyl, until I recently sold them. You don't really realise how heavy they are until you have to carry them around.

    I've added a note in regards to the bottom left hand corner of the image. Did you leave that bit in to show that the black is a record? If you did I can see your point of view however, I feel it slightly spoils the shot.

    It would have been interesting to see just the needle and the vinyl and then change the image to B+W. The grooves in the vinyl and a good description would have informed the viewer what they were looking at.

  • paulwatson 7y

    this is very nice i especially like the line on the record but maybe trying it in black and white may look cool.
  • Emily Anderson 7y

    So neat! I love it.
  • lettertwelve 7y

    interesting capture

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  • Ken Roeder 7y

    This pic makes me wanna... get my DJ on!
  • Hope Abrams 7y

    This pic makes me wanna... listen to my records. :) Yes, I have some too.
  • .mushi_king 7y

    This pic makes me wanna... go home and listen to Radiohead In Raindows on vinyl. Nice capture. I still buy and listen to records (have about 700 I think). Love them - this picture stirs me.
  • Sean Yee 7y

    This is a great picture. The colours reflected on the record work well with the cartridge. Thanks for making it a CC licensed picture. I used it in my blog post here:

    Thanks much!
  • Torsten Schulz PRO 7y

    Hi, I'm the admin of a group called Plattenschrank.
    I would be happy if you could add you photo.

    Thx, TS

    Hallo, ich bin der Administrator der Gruppe Plattenschrank, und wir würden uns freuen, wenn Du dies zu unserer Gruppe hinzufügen würdest.
  • Chris28mm 7y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Art of Technology, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
  • Jacqueline Clowting 7y

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    vinyl...aahhhh...where did the time go....
    Love the movement
    to bad you can see a shadow on the left
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  • Paul Armour 6y

    oh yes we do ! nice one
  • Chad Gierlich 6y

    Very Nice!
  • richirik 5y

    This picture is a nice study with a nearly perfect composition. I love the motion blur of the turning vinyl disc. Great picture!

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  • Craig Poltock PRO 5y

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    nice shot i like the overall effect..just a bit burnt out on right hand side but still great
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Taken on February 2, 2008
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