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A young guitar player practising on the stairs at the Sao Paolo Arts Academy, Brazil.

Camera:Canon EOS 20D
Lens:24-70mm
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Serenade
Username:simon butterworth simon butterworth
Uploaded:2 Sep 2007 - 1:23 PM
Tags:Guitar, Light, Photo journalism, Portraits / people, Sao paolo, South america
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kinfatric
kinfatric  9550 forum posts Scotland9 Constructive Critique Points
2 Sep 2007 - 1:25 PM

a tasteful composition, well captured

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roverfoxy9
roverfoxy9  10278 forum posts Spain
2 Sep 2007 - 1:30 PM

Like the muted colours. Brilliant.

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graeme34
graeme34  7 United Kingdom
2 Sep 2007 - 1:45 PM

Excellent tones

Graeme

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AlleyCatz
AlleyCatz  8274 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
2 Sep 2007 - 1:49 PM

Agree... great tones and light.


~Alley~

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aitchbrown
aitchbrown e2 Member 8247 forum postsaitchbrown vcard United Kingdom
2 Sep 2007 - 2:02 PM

Stunning shot. Love it !! helen x

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Coleslaw
Coleslaw e2 Member 913402 forum postsColeslaw vcard Wales28 Constructive Critique Points
2 Sep 2007 - 2:10 PM

very nice

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JouŠo
JouŠo  1056 forum posts Finland
2 Sep 2007 - 2:11 PM

EXCELLENT!

Jouko

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pmorgan
pmorgan  7217 forum posts England13 Constructive Critique Points
2 Sep 2007 - 2:12 PM

Excellent exposure Simon, very well done!

Rgds
Paul

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Steveman
Steveman  8 United Kingdom
2 Sep 2007 - 2:22 PM

Like this a lot - agree with all above!
Stephen

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ESP
ESP  726 forum posts England
2 Sep 2007 - 2:33 PM

Great light and superb positioning of your subject.....can he play under my window.......I don't mind coming to Brazil to hear him Wink

Sara

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Sep  71330 forum posts England
2 Sep 2007 - 2:56 PM

Very cool,and nicely lit
Joe

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BeiK
BeiK  8 Scotland
2 Sep 2007 - 3:04 PM

Super shot and perfect light.
Bitte

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ericfaragh
ericfaragh  10121 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Sep 2007 - 3:13 PM

Nice use of light and shadow.

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TattySnapper
2 Sep 2007 - 4:10 PM

Superbly exposured and lovely compsition. Really good shot.

Cheers,
Simon

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scouseterrier

lovely photo.

Dee Smile

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canongirl08
2 Sep 2007 - 5:24 PM

Really love this shot!
superb work
click
regards
chelseak

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rontear
rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
2 Sep 2007 - 6:38 PM

Delicate light and mood Simon. Ron.

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banehawi
banehawi Critique Team 10777 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2782 Constructive Critique Points
2 Sep 2007 - 6:46 PM

Nice subdued shot.

W

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xinia
xinia  954 forum posts
2 Sep 2007 - 6:58 PM

wonderfully composed and captured

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angej
angej  9477 forum posts United Kingdom
2 Sep 2007 - 7:43 PM

Nicely done SimonSmile

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wamp
wamp  8276 forum posts England8 Constructive Critique Points
2 Sep 2007 - 9:14 PM

Never ceases to amaze me how much light can make a such a difference to a shot - very nicely done

Sean

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KathyW
KathyW  101793 forum posts Norfolk Island12 Constructive Critique Points
2 Sep 2007 - 9:35 PM

Very atmospheric. Class image.

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scott_jessuk
2 Sep 2007 - 9:42 PM

Cracking image Simon, its a cracker.

Scott

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GillyB
GillyB e2 Member 9316 forum postsGillyB vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
3 Sep 2007 - 12:14 AM

A well deserved HC Simon, love the natural light!

gill

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Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 968 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
3 Sep 2007 - 6:32 AM

This reminds me of a painting I think by a Dutch artist of a lute player, but it's staying in my memory and won't come out, this is a very classy modern version, with some very timeless qualities.
Another excellent portrait, just that little bit different.

All the very best Simon,
Dougie

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Nic_WA
Nic_WA  9179 forum posts Australia2 Constructive Critique Points
3 Sep 2007 - 8:45 AM

Superb use of natural light. Corker of an image.

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thewaiter
thewaiter  121177 forum posts England9 Constructive Critique Points
3 Sep 2007 - 8:50 AM

great use of natural light, well captured Simon.

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keith_yorkie
3 Sep 2007 - 9:31 AM

Well seen & exposed portrait, slight thumb movement helps in my opinion....

Keith....

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Kim Walton
Kim Walton  10144 forum posts United Kingdom29 Constructive Critique Points
3 Sep 2007 - 9:55 AM

Simply composed,masterfully taken.

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stevie
stevie e2 Member 101198 forum postsstevie vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
3 Sep 2007 - 11:27 AM

Beautiful shot with great light

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danbrann
danbrann e2 Member 9470 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
3 Sep 2007 - 6:14 PM

An excellent portrait made special by your handling of the light. Congratulations on your awards.

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riprap007
riprap007  91568 forum posts England37 Constructive Critique Points
3 Sep 2007 - 6:14 PM

yes, excellent tonal qualities

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This_Picture
4 Sep 2007 - 12:14 AM

great tones. i like this picture alot.

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MediumSizeUnavailable

very beautiful

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Adrian_Reynolds

Like the mix of silhouette and muted colour Simon, very atmospheric, very well composed image, Adrian

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sescott
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5 Sep 2007 - 11:30 PM

Beautiful Simon - just enough light!
Stephen.

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oldgreyheron
oldgreyheron e2 Member 7124 forum postsoldgreyheron vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
7 Sep 2007 - 6:35 PM

Stupendous Simon, deserving of the awards,

Mike

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VintageRed
8 Sep 2007 - 5:31 PM

Congrats on the HC.
NIck

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ChazB
ChazB e2 Member 964 forum postsChazB vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
10 Sep 2007 - 11:50 AM

Superb composition with excellent light!
Charlotte

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glazzaro
glazzaro e2 Member 970 forum postsglazzaro vcard United States23 Constructive Critique Points
12 Sep 2007 - 2:42 PM

Excellent work, congrats on the HC, well deserved! Spot on! Click!!!

Greg

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daringdaphne
12 Sep 2007 - 8:03 PM

Beuatiful profile, good use of lighting.Nice relaxed shot, simon, quick thinking! Reminds me of "The Magic Bow" The story of a violin, in the 40's.
Bless you
Daphne

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firzhugh
firzhugh  9 New Zealand
14 Sep 2007 - 10:07 PM

love the pose and light, fantastic shot

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