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One of a duo of native American musicians entertaining the crowds at the Whitby Regatta

Brand:Pentax
Camera:Pentax K-30 Check out PENTAXPORTAL!
Lens:smc PENTAX-DA 55-300mm F4-5.8 ED
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:19 Aug 2012 - 1:47 PM
Focal Length:150mm
Aperture:f/7.1
Shutter Speed:1/320sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:1000
Exposure Mode:Not Defined
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:As Shot
Title:Street Musician
Username:Alan_Baseley Alan_Baseley
Uploaded:21 Aug 2012 - 8:13 AM
Tags:American, Black & white, Musician, Portraits / people, Street photography, Whitby Regatta
Votes:58

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England207 Constructive Critique Points
21 Aug 2012 - 8:36 AM

Good details and tones here Alan
Regards Richard

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franken
franken e2 Member 113027 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
21 Aug 2012 - 8:39 AM

Excellent capture Alan.

Ken

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
21 Aug 2012 - 9:31 AM

Great mono Alan,
like the way you have composed with the huge picture in the background so well
Lillian

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KingBee
KingBee e2 Member 8327 forum postsKingBee vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
21 Aug 2012 - 11:30 AM

This is a brilliant shot, Alan: full of feeling and emotion, with a magic background, and sharp as a tack. Excellent work.

Regards.

Bob

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 942 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
21 Aug 2012 - 12:22 PM

Great music shown here!

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GordonLack
GordonLack e2 Member 4GordonLack vcard United Kingdom
21 Aug 2012 - 2:41 PM

Works well in Mono Alan, excellent composition and tones
Gordon

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
21 Aug 2012 - 2:54 PM

A fine capture and presentation, Alan, bet they were good Smile Carol

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
21 Aug 2012 - 4:19 PM

Delighted to be 30 on this lovely candid Alan. Great look of intense concentration on the flute players face.
Ron

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
21 Aug 2012 - 4:56 PM

Super tones on his ''necklace'' here Alan.
Excellent shot.
Mick.

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gajewski
gajewski e2 Member 9gajewski vcard United States9 Constructive Critique Points
21 Aug 2012 - 6:36 PM

This is a wonderful shot. I love the expression you caught on his face and your composition is perfect. I also like your black and white tonalities here.
Award worthy work.
-=\Walter

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1881
1881  2 India
21 Aug 2012 - 7:37 PM

GOOD shot.


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Gerryrys
Gerryrys  2 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Aug 2012 - 7:49 PM

Nice strong image Alan. Grin

Gerry

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moiral
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21 Aug 2012 - 8:38 PM

Looks so lost in his music Alan. Moira

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pphotographi
pphotographi e2 Member 2pphotographi vcard United Kingdom
22 Aug 2012 - 10:15 AM

Very well composed and well detailed too.

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Kochalskim
29 Aug 2012 - 10:14 AM

Nice composition, suits B&W really well.

Mike

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UrbaneMagick
30 Aug 2012 - 10:28 PM

Fantastic image..quite apt as I;ve just finished the biography : Black Elk Speaks..a must read should you have any interest in Native American culture.

Like the fact that you have converted this to mono.

GarethSmile

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
16 Sep 2012 - 12:46 PM

Nice one he would be welcome to my street anytime a very nice portrait photo, like it regards Leon. I really must restring my necklace! lol.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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parob
parob e2 Member 3parob vcard France67 Constructive Critique Points
9 Oct 2012 - 1:55 PM

I am in complete agreement with the previous comments. Why? Because the photographer has captured at once the intense concentration of the musician and the intense look of the background photo's subject. Decentering was a good idea because the eye first falls on the huge head (the composition being rather classical, it conveys another profound meaning regarding proverbial Indian culture), then it falls on the musician. Sharpened as it is, it becomes the main subject and links very nicely with the idea of the whole. I think shooting RAW brings out the excellence of a shot of this nature. At any rate, this pack a punch. Bravo.

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