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the sweet balance of vinyl by ssilence the sweet balance of vinyl by ssilence
This is a photo from my gramophone. I love the crackle, the resonant Sound, the flair of the old voices. Real music are full with love and everyone who know it should see this small message in this photo. I have got a record from the '30s, an old german song, and I love it!

This is dedicated to all who love the soul of music...
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wow, this is so beautiful! I love the composition and your use of space is really well done. The overall focus is also well done, I feel like it's not as well focused but the grainy look it's giving off actually really works with the photograph. It complements the crackle and grain heard on an old vinyl. Another thing I really appreciate are the volume of light versus dark in this piece. It works wonderfully with the overall picture and gives the needle a bit more character and personality. I really love this piece! You did a fantastic job on this!
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Shy-Steamer Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2016  Student General Artist
Thank you for submitting this nice piece to :iconelectro-swing:'s gallery!!! :D
Cartoonman100 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2016
This really brings out the nostalgia.  I remember having a record player when I was a kid, and we used to listen to various songs on it.  Once my dad did something cool by playing a particular song really slow and it sounded really low pitched and really fast and it sounded really high pitched.  I was younger than ten so to me it was quite cool.  The mechanical process of how the grooves on a record produce music is quite interesting.
Tacara-mi Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2015
i bought this one ages ago.  it's my avatar here, as it hangs on my wall.  photo linked and credited, of course.  you've got really good stuff!
artbymba Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
slophoto Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Professional Photographer
it has been a very long time since i saw and favorited this shot... just wanted to write another comment.  i always feel as if i can almost hear the music here.  feels good, thanks :)
rocketdesigner Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013
Love this shot. I show it to the grandikids and they ask, "What is that?" Then the long explaination starts and the vinyl comes off the shelf. Thanks for sharing.
CODsnyper Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
Love the shot! :D
daxusx Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012
:iconburningheartplz:this is pretty good!!:squee::iconburningheartplz:
bikerboy Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012
:thumbsup: Really love how well you can see all the lines on the record and how clear the needle is!
wincliff Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012
Brilliant !
timid-wolf Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I gotta agree. Beautiful close-up. This picture is so simple and yet so deep
RizzoPhotos Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012  Professional Photographer
This is a great photo for any lover of vinyl. Amazing Shot.
chaoshengzhe Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011
beautiful shot =)
motimo Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome photo!
BlackBunik Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011
If I didn't have my walls full of favorite albums already, this one would be there! Love it! A true hommage to a great sound of vinyl.
SHaDOwLUiGImwahaha Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011
compostion and focus for the win...
tamiiland Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I wonder how can I love this so much? *u*
ZeacorZeppelin Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011  Student General Artist
I love it. I used to have an old record player but then it broke an it had to be thrown out. I miss that record player. The record player really gave the presence of the music, as the needle would vibrate and the record would spin around. An almost ballet per say.
sidh09 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Gorgeous photo.
Tartaritantana Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011  Student General Artist
I always get mesmerized by such retro pictures. I miss so much my vinils that I feel almost 'homesick' whenever I see one. Especially in a such great frame like it is this shot of yours oO

Amazing =D
chirilas Featured By Owner May 13, 2011  Professional Photographer
hey man, just saw this as a print! awesome work. if you don't mind me asking, what camera make and model did you use for this? mostly for the sake of picture size and such. thanks =)
lindenk21 Featured By Owner May 6, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
this is amazing, how pure and detail this came out
lindenk21 Featured By Owner May 6, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
this is amazing, how detail and pure this came out.
RorieB Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
So..... What reached is it?
Streetster20 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011
Nice shot. :D

AdanPrincep Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011
Very nice feeling
photonut23 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Doesnt Get Any Better Then This!! Fantastic Photo!!
Quantization Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011
I bought the limited poster print of this. :heart:!
Pinkturtle1974 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011
Ok...I love this shot! :heart:
right-angle Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011  Student Photographer
what a piece of work.
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batuchka Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011
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Lou-in-Canada Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010   Traditional Artist
how beautiful! :D
RickyLascaze Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2010
could i use this as a cover for a mixtape im making
HopeSexton Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
may i please feature this work on my "Hope's BestofDeviant" page? all credit is given to the artist with a link back to your profile.


feel free to check out the page first to see how it will be displayed. i realize some of you are not regulars, it's never too late to reply.

things are not always posted right away, but you will receive a message the day it does post.

AvienLyrenFiran Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010  Student General Artist
featured here [link]
FreddieDelarge Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2010
I love Vinyl.
heavensniper8080 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2010  Student Filmographer
I have yet to take a picture of a Gramophone. D: or even hear the sound off it. D:

nice one mate!
wchild Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2010  Professional Photographer
Wonderful work indeed! :wow:
nathanlandrum Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010
Very nice picture! I've only recently actually listening to analog music, and i've got to say...I love it!
SpringlighT Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010
I have featured your great photo in my journal : [link]

eijmutis Featured By Owner May 14, 2010
Wonderful. :)
Paaullay Featured By Owner May 9, 2010
Fantastic photo ;)
Paaullay Featured By Owner May 9, 2010
Fantastic photo ;)
G00DBY3-CRU3L-W0RLD Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2010
Cool image,,,
Love the macro quality and evocative nature of the shot...
jumphighlandsoft Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
great.. love the contrast.. i can feel the old song melodies in the pic :sing:
matczuba Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2010
Great shot.

Retro FTW
arzubulut Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2010  Hobbyist
ı like that...
SoliitaryAngel Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010
I love this. :) So beautiful and graceful..........................
kaenguruguru Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2009   Photographer
happy new year feature: [link]
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