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The York busker again. (I warn you, you’re in for a long haul with these.) This chap came tearing round the corner, spotted the pianist and did a double-take.
A number of people expressed preference for colour over the last couple of days - you have the choice here, but for me black & white concentrates attention on the things that matter and reduces the distractions of shop windows etc.
If you have time, please view Large.
Thanks for looking,
Moira

Camera:Nikon D40 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Nikkor 18-55mm Check out Nikon Nation!
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Recital 1
Username:mrswoolybill mrswoolybill
Uploaded:29 Apr 2008 - 7:33 AM
Tags:Black & white, Busker, Musician, Photo journalism, Pianist, Street photography, Surprise, York
Votes:89
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AlanBW
AlanBW  8 England
29 Apr 2008 - 7:39 AM

Excellent capture Moira, you caught the chap's double take really well - the mono version appeals more to me

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fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 12915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
29 Apr 2008 - 7:43 AM

A very well timed capture Moira and with this one I do think that the BnW version is the most effective. Personally I would have cropped out the bit of window etc. at the top and the sky, side of the shop window etc. on the RH side. Smile

Albert

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gerdoms
gerdoms  10239 forum posts England7 Constructive Critique Points
29 Apr 2008 - 7:48 AM

moira you are becoming if you not already (you know what i mean) very accomplished at spotting these. i am with you on the bnw finish its more timeless & avoids loosing the subject to background distractions. bet he has a problem carrying that home every night!

gerry

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Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 6Badgerfred vcard Wales
29 Apr 2008 - 8:05 AM

Excellent image Moira, very slight preference for V2,
Fred.

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DolphinLady
DolphinLady e2 Member 854 forum postsDolphinLady vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Apr 2008 - 8:05 AM

This is wonderful Moira.
Love the facial expression of the passer by.
I prefer the colour version, not for the shop window, but for those wonderful aubergine coloured trousers of the passer by & the blue of the caster wheels on the piano.
Also, you can see all the wonderful detail of that really old piano, especially the lid.
Amazing.
Hilary

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Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 968 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
29 Apr 2008 - 8:06 AM

Certainly slowed this guy in his tracks.

All the very best
Dougie

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danbrann
danbrann e2 Member 9462 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
29 Apr 2008 - 8:14 AM

Looks as f he is doing the quick step or maybe the goose step even.

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ChristineL
29 Apr 2008 - 8:15 AM

Your great timing tells the story beautifully, a lovely candid,
Chris.

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MickyMc
MickyMc  6 United Kingdom
29 Apr 2008 - 8:17 AM

Great candid, line dancer perhaps??
Mavis

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User_Removed
29 Apr 2008 - 8:20 AM

why is it that mono works so well with shots like these. As always a lesson for everyone in street photography. Well done Moira

rgds
Dave

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7329 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom885 Constructive Critique Points
29 Apr 2008 - 8:22 AM

Thanks everybody, I'm very interested in the feedback. I've added a crop as suggested by Albert, can't quite make up my mind about it. It's more focused but also more claustrophobic to me.
Moira

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luxaeternam
29 Apr 2008 - 9:00 AM

I do like the respectable looking chap on the right and his stance. I wonder what venerable organ he is carrying under his arm...
Smile Lucy

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peugeot406
29 Apr 2008 - 9:03 AM

Great image you captured the moment
Brian

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Hoffy
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29 Apr 2008 - 9:06 AM

I think most of us would, good B&W

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Douglas_George
29 Apr 2008 - 9:09 AM

Nice image Moira, well captured he is making sure you don't miss his buckets.
Dougie.

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jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1080 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
29 Apr 2008 - 9:14 AM

Agree about the facial expression, it is a great composition with so much going on

Peter

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SpeedAltStar
29 Apr 2008 - 9:29 AM

Moira, You are clearly on a roll here with these. They are really very good indeed. Definitely No.1 on this one by a long way.

The timing with the double take chap is both brilliant and comical.

Cheers, Ken.

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RysiekJan
RysiekJan e2 Member 7109 forum postsRysiekJan vcard United Kingdom
29 Apr 2008 - 10:12 AM

V3 does it for me.

Rgds

Richard

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Gaucho
Gaucho e2 Member 122061 forum postsGaucho vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
29 Apr 2008 - 10:20 AM

Version 3 for me. Definitely prefer it in B/W. Your timing with the gent on the right is spot on. You'll do well to better this.
Malcolm

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Herge88
Herge88 e2 Member 736 forum postsHerge88 vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
29 Apr 2008 - 10:27 AM

I love the expression on the beardies face (no offence Bill) a great opportunistic shot moira.

Best Matt

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Rende
Rende e2 Member 737 forum postsRende vcard Netherlands4 Constructive Critique Points
29 Apr 2008 - 10:35 AM

Beautifully composed candid with wonderful poses. I agree that B&W is best; V1 for me.
Rende

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Cormy
Cormy  6 England
29 Apr 2008 - 10:43 AM

Despite the little bit of bald sky I really prefer your original composition in colour.The extra bit just adds a little bit more interest for me.Thought your legs looked superb in your yellow dress !!!
Cheers
Alan

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dianah
dianah  724471 forum posts United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
29 Apr 2008 - 10:44 AM

I thought most would prefer mono Moira..I love the colour..I think I must be a colour person ! Great shot..and busking with a piano as well. When I retire perhaps I should try it !
Di

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wyatturp
wyatturp  8 England
29 Apr 2008 - 10:57 AM

Super picture

DougSmile

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Nettles
Nettles  6 England
29 Apr 2008 - 12:20 PM

Nice capture and very good candid shot. Love the expression.
Annette

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GalleryGirl
29 Apr 2008 - 12:36 PM

He looks like he's doing a little jig!
Super capture.
Marilyn x

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BlueRoom
BlueRoom e2 Member 873 forum postsBlueRoom vcard United Kingdom19 Constructive Critique Points
29 Apr 2008 - 12:49 PM

How well you have caught this odd moment. Lots of life and a great sense of place.

Eric

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 942 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
29 Apr 2008 - 12:49 PM

V 3 and I think you are correct here about color being the right choice-- Jennnnnn

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England205 Constructive Critique Points
29 Apr 2008 - 12:51 PM

A well timed capture Moira, agree with the B/W focusing you in - but still like the colour version as my preference.
Regards Richard.

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TelStar
TelStar  9116 forum posts United Kingdom
29 Apr 2008 - 1:14 PM

Love the timing and the glance; also the piano busking idea. He'd get my money for effort alone.

Prefer the B&W but I might have cropped below the shop alarm to cut out the light patch, but keep the corner plus bikes and concentrate more on the figure's movement.

Tel*

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
29 Apr 2008 - 1:38 PM

A good capture of ''stopping'' the guy in his tracks here Moira.He does look like he is going somewhere in a hurry.A suitable linear BG too.Nice one.
Mick.

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newy17
newy17  8273 forum posts United Kingdom
29 Apr 2008 - 2:18 PM

wow Moira this is just fantastic superb timing version 3 is the winner here great work..
ian

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glyndwr
glyndwr  666 forum posts Wales9 Constructive Critique Points
29 Apr 2008 - 2:19 PM

I do like the colour version Moira, it seems that the image comes to life. ( not sure if that sounds right, do apologise)

Robert

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proz
proz  9205 forum posts United States
29 Apr 2008 - 2:28 PM

really like the mono and think the tighter crop of v3 is the best. great even tones Moira.

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imagio
imagio  7 England1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Apr 2008 - 2:41 PM

Hard to choose which is best Moira, But I like no 3 the best, like the way the passer by is maybe checking if its a pianola!

Bernie

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JN_CHATELAIN_PHOTOGRAPHY
29 Apr 2008 - 3:22 PM

I like the expression of the bearded man and his leg movement. Quite funny. JNC

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JudeC
JudeC  7 England3 Constructive Critique Points
29 Apr 2008 - 3:22 PM

Hi Moira - the colour version for me! - Jude.

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TyChee
TyChee e2 Member 9184 forum postsTyChee vcard United States1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Apr 2008 - 4:17 PM

Love that guy's expression. Excellent shot.
Ty

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imander
imander  7388 forum posts United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
29 Apr 2008 - 4:48 PM

i'm not even gonna mention a bit of selective colouring..oh no i'm not...Wink, really well captured, love his twist to his body as if he wasn't gonna stop but just had to....
ian

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GlynnisFrith
GlynnisFrith e2 Member 7GlynnisFrith vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
29 Apr 2008 - 4:54 PM

Great candid & yes colour for me
Glynnis

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willgriffiths
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29 Apr 2008 - 4:57 PM

3 Fab candid love the 3.
Will

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samsalt1
samsalt1  734 forum posts4 Constructive Critique Points
29 Apr 2008 - 5:09 PM

Its colour for me and preferably with just the removal of the upper windows as the side does allow a bit more required space.

Sam

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nickyv32
nickyv32 e2 Member 6135 forum postsnickyv32 vcard England
29 Apr 2008 - 5:16 PM

That Albert, he needs sorting. I prefer No 2 without the crop to be honsest, great colours, clean, sharp shot. Great photo.

Nicky

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TonyFrith
TonyFrith  7 United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
29 Apr 2008 - 5:38 PM

And I always thought it was women who crossed their leg's LOL
Super capture
Tony

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lifesnapper
lifesnapper e2 Member 7lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Apr 2008 - 5:51 PM

This time it's the colour version I like most Moira. Nice shot this.

John Smile

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pascalg
pascalg e2 Member 637 forum postspascalg vcard France
29 Apr 2008 - 5:54 PM

sorry : colour for me...
would miss the Woolybill blue Wink
as a tourist, I'm more into this atmosphere...

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kanu
kanu  6 India
29 Apr 2008 - 5:57 PM

V2 is the best, but the tighter crop in no.3 makes the composition better.

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Bodiewil
Bodiewil e2 Member 646 forum postsBodiewil vcard Wales
29 Apr 2008 - 7:35 PM

Superbly captured Moira love that passerby..... Stunning work

Dave

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riprap007  91568 forum posts England37 Constructive Critique Points
29 Apr 2008 - 7:39 PM

v1 I think, love the body swerve!

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rmr
rmr  6 Wales
29 Apr 2008 - 8:16 PM

lovely capture moira
mark

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oldgreyheron
oldgreyheron e2 Member 7124 forum postsoldgreyheron vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
29 Apr 2008 - 9:39 PM

Super again Moira, but I still prefer the colour, for me it enlivens the image.

Mike

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RobinF  783 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Apr 2008 - 9:57 PM


Quote: but for me black & white concentrates attention on the things that matter

...you said it all for mono Moira (Mono Moira?) I love your B&W work and this is no exception. Just brilliant! - Robin

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Hop-A-Long
29 Apr 2008 - 10:40 PM

Another superb set of images Moira, I have enjoyed looking at your last few offerings and I must say, they are all excellent, especially the mono versions.
Andy

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tigertimb
tigertimb  640 forum posts United Kingdom66 Constructive Critique Points
29 Apr 2008 - 11:27 PM

Great candid and love his expression. Do like the tighter crop of #3 and good to see our star is no longer being ignored
Tim

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Diana
Diana  72011 forum posts Netherlands19 Constructive Critique Points
30 Apr 2008 - 1:15 AM

what an excellent first class and somewhat bizarre capture

Dianna

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peterboyce
30 Apr 2008 - 7:50 AM

great picture.
peter

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GrahamBaines
30 Apr 2008 - 7:54 AM

Love the double-take the passer by is giving, nicely captkured.

Graham

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Nigel_95
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30 Apr 2008 - 10:14 AM

Perfect timing Moira. I prefer B&W, but can't make up my mind between 1 & 3.

Nigel

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