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This is a shot I took a while ago in the town centre of Utrecht in The Netherlands. The blind musician was standing in the middle of a crowded square but all the action around him didn't seem to bother him at all.

Hope you are all doing well. Haven't been around much, being busy setting up my freelance translation business - back to the roots so to speak, after more than ten years in the IT industry...

Camera:Nikon D200 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:70-300 mm
Title:The Recorder Player
Username:roverrat roverrat
Uploaded:26 Apr 2010 - 2:59 PM
Tags:Blind, Man, Music, Photo journalism, Player, Portraits / people, Recorder, Street, Street photography
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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce Plus Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
26 Apr 2010 - 3:01 PM

Nice sepia toning in this interesting portrait.

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fentiger
fentiger Plus Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
26 Apr 2010 - 3:33 PM

A well composed and captured candid and the toning works really well. Best wishes with you new venture.

Albert

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gingerdelight
26 Apr 2010 - 3:45 PM

Welcome back! And with such a wonderful portrait study, super detail and the toning really works.
Carol

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Bob_V
Bob_V  7 United States2 Constructive Critique Points
26 Apr 2010 - 3:53 PM

Love the tones in this image Alex, a wonderful portrait.
Bob

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mikbee
mikbee Plus Member 8mikbee vcard Scotland8 Constructive Critique Points
26 Apr 2010 - 3:55 PM

Like the toning work here Alex.
Good one.And nice to see you back !!
Mick.

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woolybill1
woolybill1 Plus Member 8woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
26 Apr 2010 - 4:29 PM

A rather touching candid portrait, the toning gore well with the subject.
Wishing you luck in your new venture!
Bill

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franken
franken Plus Member 123450 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
26 Apr 2010 - 5:05 PM


Quote: A well composed and captured candid and the toning works really well. Best wishes with you new venture.

Albert

I agree.

Ken

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Toonman
Toonman  81420 forum posts England2 Constructive Critique Points
26 Apr 2010 - 5:16 PM

Sharp and with bags of character.

Adam

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 8669 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1188 Constructive Critique Points
26 Apr 2010 - 7:05 PM

I find this quite moving, he seems so alone. It's good to see you back on the site. (BTW we weren't stranded in Holland last week, we had actually booked the ferry! Sometimes we land on our feet...)
Moira

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Roly
Roly  7 Wales
26 Apr 2010 - 8:30 PM


Quote: Quote:A well composed and captured candid and the toning works really well. Best wishes with you new venture.

AlbertI agree.

Ken

Me too....

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roverrat
roverrat Plus Member 7roverrat vcard Germany5 Constructive Critique Points
26 Apr 2010 - 9:20 PM

Thank you all Smile

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jaktis
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27 Apr 2010 - 5:37 AM

Great with the sepia and his expression

Peter

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goso Plus Member 8goso vcard Australia1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Apr 2010 - 8:10 AM

In a world of his own Alex - he may be blind, but his other senses are hightened above ours probably - top pic, and good to see you back...Bill

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Richsr Plus Member 890 forum postsRichsr vcard England215 Constructive Critique Points
27 Apr 2010 - 6:37 PM

Good to see your images again Alexanda, good comp and details in this one.
Regards Richard

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davidhu
davidhu  9 United Kingdom19 Constructive Critique Points
27 Apr 2010 - 7:38 PM

Good to see you posting again Alex. Excellent character study, fine toning.
Dave

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Rock
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27 Apr 2010 - 8:11 PM

A very interesting shot and presented in a superb manner.

Rock

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danbrann
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28 Apr 2010 - 12:11 PM

A fine study together with good toning Alex.

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ChristineD
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29 Apr 2010 - 8:23 PM

Great capture, works well in sepia.
Christine

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Daisymaye
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30 Apr 2010 - 1:58 PM

Super capture and love the sepia ...........Sandy

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helenlinda
helenlinda Plus Member 7342 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
30 Apr 2010 - 2:10 PM

So involved in his music - I agree a touching image, for which the sepia tones work well. Best wishes for your new venture
Helen

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1 May 2010 - 12:47 PM

excellent processing !

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Hebe
Hebe  7 United Kingdom
3 May 2010 - 9:17 PM

A truly wonderful capture Alex.

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Adrian_Reynolds
14 May 2010 - 8:05 PM

Superb tone to suit the subject,
very fine image,
Adrian

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photophantom
23 May 2010 - 11:29 PM

brilliant portrait Alex
Dennis

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Daisymaye
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26 May 2010 - 1:48 PM

Fabulous candid capture of this fellow. ........Sandy

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26 May 2010 - 1:58 PM

Excellent! Patti

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nickyv32
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26 May 2010 - 4:41 PM

Great shot, lovely detail

Nicky

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PauloNascimentoPhotography

excellent candid portrait shot, well done!
Paulo

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JimV
JimV  8 Canada3 Constructive Critique Points
27 May 2010 - 2:53 AM

Great portrait shot and presentation Alex! Sorry so late in viewing, hope your new business venture is going well!
Rgds., JIm

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gerrymac  7 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
27 May 2010 - 1:46 PM

Nice candid portrait suits the sepia look
Gerry

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11 Jun 2010 - 9:13 PM

Lovely candid, Alex, it works really well. Good to see you back, and all the best with your new business.
Dave.

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roverrat
roverrat Plus Member 7roverrat vcard Germany5 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jun 2010 - 9:33 PM

Thank you all!

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mrjt
mrjt  9 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2010 - 3:43 PM

A superb candid ....Jack.

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bliba
bliba  9 Austria2 Constructive Critique Points
4 Aug 2010 - 1:42 PM

great processing

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Rende Plus Member 837 forum postsRende vcard Netherlands4 Constructive Critique Points
8 Aug 2010 - 1:01 PM

Beautiful image Alex. Must be a reïncarnation of Jacob van Eyck who was a blind recorder player in Utrecht around 1600, if I'm not mistaken.
Good luck with the new business!
Rende

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Andree_Borrel
13 Aug 2010 - 9:18 AM

A winner in every respect

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roverrat
roverrat Plus Member 7roverrat vcard Germany5 Constructive Critique Points
13 Aug 2010 - 9:34 AM

Thanks guys!

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EAS
EAS  6 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
13 Oct 2011 - 7:23 PM

A very successful portrait. Good to see you back again. All the best with the new project.

Ann

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roverrat
roverrat Plus Member 7roverrat vcard Germany5 Constructive Critique Points
13 Oct 2011 - 9:12 PM

Thank you Ann!

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