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This is part of my collection of past digital art deviations that I don't consider to be of significant artistic value, but are part of my journey as an artist.


Inspiration
Now I've heard there was a secret chord
That David played, and it pleased the Lord
But you don't really care for music, do you?
It goes like this
The fourth, the fifth
The minor fall, the major lift
The baffled king composing Hallelujah


"Hallelujah" by Leonard Cohen


In this picture, I tried to combine the old with the new.
That's music from Handel's Messiah, and those are iPod headphones.
(Completely different centuries.)

I wanted to show that music carries on forever
"Were it not for music, we might in these days say, the Beautiful is dead."

Benjamin Disraeli


Technique
This picture has gone through several transformations.

In the beginning, it was a simple picture, almost all white (and very boring). I edited it so that it was a more sepia style, without actually knowing what sepia was, and it's been like that for quite a while. That first edit actually took a long time mainly because it began very bland and I continued to adjust the tones and saturation until I was happy with it.

But I redid this, mainly because I still felt that it was too boring. Using a vintage paper stock image and a setting on Photoshop, I added the layer of texture to give it more of a significance to the theme of time.
I had to do it twice because the layers became merged and I had to start again.


Special Mentions
*HtBlack, because she critiqued my first try and helped me fix it up.
The paper texture is from here by ~S3PTIC-STOCK.


Groups
For #GimmeFeedback members: Is the texture overdone? And do you think it fits with Sorrows?

This was featured in ~SimaJj's journal and ~FairyFunny's journal.

Other Deviations
Sorrows



2009 Jonathon Reed
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:iconwildsnowgirl:
When I first saw this artwork, I was instantly drawn to it, and intrigued to go look at it. It has an air of simplicity, yet a technique of making it seem artistic and elegant. The lighting gives it an even better effect of the depth of how music has changed.

I love how you've got the focus on one of the headphones, yet as the focus fades away, the music looks like its turning, like turning another page, into the modern era.

It's really had to give critique for this, but one thing i would say, is to possibly make an image of just the manuscript and the headphones peeping in. Have you done one in greyscale too?

Once again, I love your work, and you are going to be added to my watch now :D
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:iconbluesfornina:
BluesforNina Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013
I love music art, I have a thing for microphones, rather photos and art peices of them. It sort of describes a certain theme of mine. Very nice.
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STORMCORROSION Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome image, please check me out soundcloud.com/epic-music2080
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:iconspitesire:
spitesire Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012
Music is my life, I'll never be able to live without it. :squee:
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:iconlilhalfblood:
lilhalfblood Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
music does carry on! Beautiful piece!
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:iconsusyspider:
Susyspider Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is a great piece? May I use it as banner for my blog? :)
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:iconsquinchies:
Squinchies Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012
I love this lot's and lot's!
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:iconclear-darkness:
Clear-Darkness Featured By Owner May 9, 2012
This is amazing!
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:iconhermi-black:
hermi-black Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
just love it actually i'm study that song
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:iconlovesatellite:
LoveSatellite Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Three Flat, B-Flat, E-Flat, A-Flat, Key E-Flat.
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BlakTideMaximum Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Beautiful
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:iconthat-wolf:
That-Wolf Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is a beautiful peice and hallelujah is a perfect song for it
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:iconjacobtheredwolf:
JacobTheRedWolf Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Lol. I have those same earbuds. :)
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:iconquestion26:
Question26 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Feature: [link]
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:iconfutureauthortoday:
Futureauthortoday Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I like this! :)
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:iconjonathoncomfortreed:
jonathoncomfortreed Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Student Photographer
:tighthug: Thanks.
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:iconfutureauthortoday:
Futureauthortoday Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
You're welcome!
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:iconbrlomax:
BRLomax Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011
beautiful!!!! :)
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:iconjonathoncomfortreed:
jonathoncomfortreed Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011  Student Photographer
:love: Thanks!
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:iconfairyfunny:
FairyFunny Featured By Owner May 21, 2011   Photographer
Ich featured you!!! :excited:: [link]
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:iconjonathoncomfortreed:
jonathoncomfortreed Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Student Photographer
:glomp: Thank you very much!
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:iconmrsmahoogahooga:
MrsMahoogahooga Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Hallelujah= Best song in the world.
The lyrics aww I just can't explain. My favorite song.
This shot is great! Love the idea and concept behind it.
Well done.
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:iconjonathoncomfortreed:
jonathoncomfortreed Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011  Student Photographer
Yeah, totally. :heart:
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:iconthornsstolemyrose:
ThornsStoleMyRose Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011
This really is phenomenal work. I love it :D
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:iconjonathoncomfortreed:
jonathoncomfortreed Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011  Student Photographer
Thank you. :glomp:
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:iconmorbidouce:
Morbidouce Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I love it :DD !!!
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:iconjonathoncomfortreed:
jonathoncomfortreed Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011  Student Photographer
Thanks. :hug:
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:iconnikkitah16:
Nikkitah16 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Love the concept of this picture
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:iconjonathoncomfortreed:
jonathoncomfortreed Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2010  Student Photographer
:hug: Thanks.
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:iconsimajj:
SimaJj Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010
you've been featured here : [link]
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:iconjonathoncomfortreed:
jonathoncomfortreed Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2010  Student Photographer
:glomp: I appreciate the feature!
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:iconlivelaughlove19:
livelaughlove19 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2010  Student Photographer
great job. i love the idea of it bringing together the old and the new, sheet music and new age headphones.
also love the song that inspired you!
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:iconjonathoncomfortreed:
jonathoncomfortreed Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010  Student Photographer
:tighthug: Thanks a lot!
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Courtuhkneekay Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
This picture is stunning. the sepia coloring is amazing. it makes the headphones look like they are antique, it really pulls the whole picture together. (:
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:iconjonathoncomfortreed:
jonathoncomfortreed Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2010  Student Photographer
Thank you. :faint: I really appreciate it.
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scottnixonasg Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010
love the message and symbolism in this picture. and i love the lighting as well!
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:iconjonathoncomfortreed:
jonathoncomfortreed Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010  Student Photographer
:love: Thank you!
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bhoy Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010
:icongimmefeedback:

I really like this photo and the contrast between the new headphones and the old music sheet,
though maybe if the paper creases didnt go across the headphones , and if the headphones were white and the paper sepia would have made the headphones stand out. (not sure how to recreate the colour on the HP, but guess you can with some PS).
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:iconjonathoncomfortreed:
jonathoncomfortreed Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010  Student Photographer
Thank you, I'm glad you like it.
And yeah, that might have been a good decision. Unfortunately I don't have the .psd file anymore. :( But I'll keep it in mind next time, of course.
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live4musicandjesus Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010
wow, the theme of music transcending time is really captured here. I love it =)
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:iconjonathoncomfortreed:
jonathoncomfortreed Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010  Student Photographer
:glomp: Glad you like it.
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:iconlive4musicandjesus:
live4musicandjesus Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010
mhmm, very creative.
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:icondejan91lp:
dejan91lp Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
texture is good... altough you should have paid attention that the wrinkles of paper dont get on the heasdphones, and they did so itz kinda looks wird now, it was blended perfectly togethers even without that, this way it just seems wird for me
:icongimmefeedback:
all in all great shot
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:iconjonathoncomfortreed:
jonathoncomfortreed Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2010  Student Photographer
I agree, I probably should have done that.
Thanks a lot for the critique.
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:icondejan91lp:
dejan91lp Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
pleasure
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:iconjonathoncomfortreed:
jonathoncomfortreed Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2010  Student Photographer
:aww:
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Swebliss Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010  Professional Artist
Hi! I used this picture in my Influence map :) I hope you don't mind.. you can find it here: [link]

Love you picture :D
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:iconjonathoncomfortreed:
jonathoncomfortreed Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2010  Student Photographer
:thumbsup: Awesome.
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MusicMakesMe Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010
I Keep Looking At Your Pictures,
Loving Them, Then Going On To See What You Wrote,
To Find Not Only Do You Take Beautiful Pictures,
But You're A Beautiful Person,
I Love The Song Hallelujah, (Exspecially Brandie Carlile's Version)
I Love The Your Veiws, And THe Quotes You Have.
Sorry, I'm Rambling A Bit,
And I'm Sure This Is The First Comment Of Many.
X_x
<3
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:iconjonathoncomfortreed:
jonathoncomfortreed Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010  Student Photographer
:faint:
This comment made my night. Beyond doubt.

Thanks so much, I really appreciate your support. :tighthug:
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