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Jazz by c4d-Jack

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I had the idea for this scene last sunday morning, when I had breakfast with toast and coffee. I was listening to Miles Davis' great album "Milestones", so I can say that he somehow inspired me to this image. No idea if Davis smoked cigar (in fact, I think he rather took heroine), but I wanted a cigar on the picture.

Modelling, Shading, Lighting and Rendering were done in Cinema4D R9. Postwork in -what else?- Photoshop.
No HDR image was used, the bright reflections come from simple illuminating planes.
Rendering the whole image took about 13.5 hours on my AMD 2500+ 512MB DDR. I guess, radiosity and diffuse reflections made it render so slowly.

Thank you for looking at this, I appreciate any comments or critics ;-)
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Daily Deviation

Given 2005-09-02
I love the way Jazz by ~c4d-Jack makes you feel like you are sitting there, next to a great Jazz musician. The lighting is perfect and the details abundant. It all feels so real to me. ( Suggested by HeatherRivera and Featured by bluespeed9 )
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herc0730 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014  Student Artist
simple yet great
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Juno-Janus Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Professional Photographer
Featured by Juno [link]
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cuddabrown Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011  Professional General Artist
nice....
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borloza Featured By Owner May 7, 2011
your work has been featured here: pinoytuner.com
thank you!
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borloza Featured By Owner May 7, 2011
your work has been featured here: pinoytuner.com
thank you
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domnotte Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2009
how pretty!
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gavron01 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2008
awesome!
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brendiita Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2008
That's a wonderfull photo!!!!!!!
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rolion Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2007
great work

I love jazz

n' this pic makeme feel it

notable

blessah!! n' peace


ALOHA
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Mparker2501 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
I almost feel like Miles is about to come back and play for us. Great job!
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87139-93178 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2007
Ooooh, I love it! So moody...it's just perfect, methinks.

*fav!
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BerkDuygunArts Featured By Owner May 19, 2007  Professional Photographer
awsome job!
i cant do any critics for this job its almost perfect
faved!
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DVeditor Featured By Owner May 4, 2007  Professional General Artist
Very nice work! I really love the lighting, depth of field, and simulated grain in this. Keep it up!
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waikar3d Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
nice composition
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oriontrail Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2007   Photographer
nice photo, nice HDR...Miles Davis you say...yeah, this jazz type is the best for me. And in Friday my friends and I went to jazz concert...which are so rare in east Croatia. It was Dusko Goykovich quartet in Osijek. Goykovich's teacher was Miles Davis!
Nice photo...:)
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pedschgo Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2007
there is a great atmosphere in this pic! nice
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FL3DGL1NG Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2007
That's so realistic. The DD must have been greatly appreciated.
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maplekokob Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2006
Some of the best music...great picture.
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TheChevver Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2006   Photographer
wonderfully done!!
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Datasmurf Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2006
Now THAT's a nice picture!

*fav*
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frankie001 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2006
wow that is beautiful. Miles would be proud.
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c4d-Jack Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2006  Professional Artist
Hehe, I hope so :)
Thanks for your comment!
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YellowPhoenix Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2006
ooh, I remember this being a daily deviation! I love anything music related, but this is a phenominal work. Beautiful job, especially on the spiralling smoke. I really admire anyone who can really pull off a digital scene like this, so hats off. Amazing!

Thanks for the favourite :-)
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Fadrian Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2006
This is just Magnificient.
The shadowing and the lights are PERFECT.
I love it!!

BTW - Miles Davis's music indeed has a good inspiration ;)
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jorgehpz Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
very realistic!
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c4d-Jack Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2005  Professional Artist
Wow, I've just been reading all these nice comments again :)
Thank you all for your nice feedback and the Daily Deviaton. I wouldn't have thought of it to be such a highlight in my gallery and it's great that you like it!

Unfortunately(?) I have very little time to do such personal work, 'cause I am too busy in my job and with making animations for children's TV.

Best regards,
Jack
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icarus-ica Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2005
what a great scene !
great lighting and the mood is transported perfectly !
wonderful work ! :thumbsup:
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flyglue Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2005
I am so sorry I have no critique for you because this is breath-taking. You modelled it very well and the lighting is great. The grain: beautiful, and "Jazz" is the perfect title. (I love the cigar even if Miles doesn't smoke (I think.. he did), because the smokiness is a symbol of jazz.)
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c4d-Jack Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2005  Professional Artist
Wow, what a sudden load of comments ;-)
Thank you all for the beautiful feedback!!
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Betelgeux Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2005
smooth like silky milky satin. 8-)


some of the parts on the trumpet seem to be missing.... ._.


but the peice as a whole is so well done that it doesn't really matter.







beautiful work! =)
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madness13 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2005
just kidding, it's not a photograph!

it's amazing nonetheless
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madness13 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2005
i love the feeling this photograph creates
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anon-irisX Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2005
Hey this is really really well done man -- and I think that grain in the background adds more of a 50s-60s jazz kind of a feel to it.

But like myself, you obviously strive off critique, so here's a small bit of some: the text 2005 by Jack's Secret Stash may just be a tad too large. With this sort of text it's always meant to be small, but maybe if it was a bit smaller and moved more up towards "Jazz", it would look great. :thumbsup: Just a friendly suggestion. :)
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danightmissymj Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2005
i love the colour and tone of this work of urs
:gallery: :deviation:
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Zoraic Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2005   Writer
Just perfect...
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Phiso Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2005
The only thing I can think of to (maybe) make this better is adding a hat. Otherwise, it's great as is.
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chrisbouchard Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful, and amazingly realistic! When I look at the cigar smoke, I can see a figure. Was this intended, or do I have an overactive imagination? Kinda looks like he's got his arms raised in a "I dunno" sort of way, and a big grin on his face.

Again, great piece! :+fav:, definately.
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Huskadoo Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2005
I love jazz... i would die without it!

--jm
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dualTRX Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2005   Filmographer
this is just perfect... awesome...i like this so mutch... this is an instant :+fav:
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bonekhan123 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2005
I love it! And I love Milestones too!
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gavinmacrae Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2005
that picture is amazing! great work man! One day I want to learn to take crisp shots like that... I just put this pic on devart... what do you think I could try in the future to make it... stand out? aka techniques

thanks !! awesome stuff btw dude

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squeet-chan Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2005
beautifull looks like a scenne from smoke ...(my story... dont look for it :P) only it would be a sax.... but a sax wouldnt fit on the table. eh... :+fav:
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Metiu Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2005
absolutely gorgeous....:clap:
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LST-IDNTY Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2005
Bloody hell... I thought it was a photograph!!! :+fav:
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flat1ine Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2005
me too - until i looked REALLY closely at the trumpet ... helluva thing ...
[miles davis smoked cigarettes now and then if my memory serves me correctly ...]
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LST-IDNTY Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2005
Awesome... hate using that word, but it is.
:D
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theboe Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2005
Amazing! :heart: I love everything about it; the mirroring surfaces, the smoke, the trumpet, the notesheet, the colours...Simply Amazing! :clap:
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Tenbimza Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2005
i love that miles album and this photo, great job.
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sisky Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2005   Photographer
wonderfully done. being a musician myself i give hats off to you. hehe i just cant imagine smoking is good for the trumpet :P
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flat1ine Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2005
smoke's much worse for wind instruments with reeds - clarinets really suffer ... trumpets, no so much. guitars just get better ;)
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