Accordian player.

By franken
The set was taken over a period of about five minutes. I had to wait for gaps in the pedestrians in order to take them.

The background will look familiar to some of you as I've used it before.

The building is a closed Peacocks store and I'm surprised that these posters are still there.

Colour versions will follow later.

Next upload will be windows.

Tags: Street photography Photo journalism Black and white Cardiff Portraits and people

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Comments


Richsr 10 91 223 England
27 Nov 2012 8:49AM
Well seen Franken, for my version 3,with him looking out towards the viewer.
have you looked at crop with just the single poster and the player in it ?
Regards Richard

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franken Plus
15 4.4k 4 United Kingdom
27 Nov 2012 8:55AM

Quote:Well seen Franken, for my version 3,with him looking out towards the viewer.
have you looked at crop with just the single poster and the player in it ?
Regards Richard



I have and may upload them some time in the future?

Ken
Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
27 Nov 2012 8:58AM
A great capture !! Excellent !
Jasper87 Plus
7 1.9k 150 England
27 Nov 2012 9:04AM
The female poster looking towards the player pulls the image together well, Ken. Lots of possibilities here.

Dave
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1812 United Kingdom
27 Nov 2012 9:29AM
Mousing over creates a little story...
Moira
woolybill1 Plus
11 22 70 United Kingdom
27 Nov 2012 9:53AM
I took a set of pictures in front of Peacocks in Newcastle when only posters were there, concealing building work; once the shop opened it didn't last as long as the poster wall . . . .
V1 for me, Ken:the two pairs of figures encapsulate the gulf between reality and the fantasy world of advertising.
Regards
Bill
cats_123 Plus
13 4.7k 28 Northern Ireland
27 Nov 2012 9:59AM
great set...V1 just about wins it today Smile
rontear Plus
14 8 8 England
27 Nov 2012 10:09AM
Your photo playground Ken, another fine set of images.
Ron.
danbrann 13 636 17
27 Nov 2012 10:28AM
I can hear that accordion from here. I think they all went to the same school of music.
27 Nov 2012 10:35AM
V3 as he is looking out toward and may in fact have captured you capturing him good oen

GrahamGrinGrinGrin
Briwooly 12 452 5 England
27 Nov 2012 11:40AM
Verry nice work Ken

Brian...............................................
ugly 9 9 57 United Kingdom
27 Nov 2012 12:18PM
V1 I think works best with lady walking in to image...
Great set of work...

Dave
Joline Plus
11 28 53 United States
27 Nov 2012 12:54PM
I like v2....it has a more wistful lonesome feeling about it.
achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
27 Nov 2012 12:56PM
Like them all Ken they all work composition wise, great set and perfect in mono.

Regards

Trev.
nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
27 Nov 2012 1:15PM
Like all of them, but V1 is my preference, if it is needed. Great shots!
Gerryrys 5 1 United Kingdom
27 Nov 2012 1:30PM
Nicely done Ken. V1 in particular.

Gerry
AnnChown Plus
8 202 1 United Kingdom
27 Nov 2012 3:28PM
This is difficult Ken - I do like the accordian player in the image by himself so I'm not sure whether v2 or v3. I slightly find the lady texting a bit of a distraction (but I guess that's true street photography) - but all good stuff, as usual! Smile
Ann
Tibetan 5 3 England
27 Nov 2012 3:53PM
Like the way the head turns to look at the person coming towards them, will this one drop a coin or two! nice one Ken, well spotted, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
CaroleS Plus
7 433 3 United Kingdom
27 Nov 2012 4:03PM
I do like V1, you patience does pay off!
Carole
Maiwand 11 3 73 England
27 Nov 2012 6:25PM

Quote:Well seen Franken, for my version 3,with him looking out towards the viewer.
have you looked at crop with just the single poster and the player in it ?
Regards Richard


Lovely candid once again Ken. I quite agree with the above comment.
Ron
Play it again Sam.......like it . v1 would be my fav but all very good.

John
Brian65 8 2 United Kingdom
27 Nov 2012 6:54PM
Glad to be 30 Ken, great shots.
Brian
pamelajean Plus
11 1.0k 1966 United Kingdom
27 Nov 2012 9:04PM
I, too, would like to see it without the lady, and just the right-hand poster. However, I do like the musician looking hopefully towards the approaching lady, but feel she is too close to the left frame. Maybe waiting a few seconds longer? I still think you are a master at this type of street photography, Ken.
frz67 8 10 32 Italy
27 Nov 2012 9:29PM
the world divided in two, female on the left, male on the right.
prefer V1, the slightly blurred lady is really important in the picture, IMO.
I agree with Pamela, about waiting 1 second more, but this is street photography, sometimes you can't wait, not even for half a second.

francesco
franken Plus
15 4.4k 4 United Kingdom
27 Nov 2012 9:35PM

Quote:The world divided in two, female on the left, male on the right.
prefer V1, the slightly blurred lady is really important in the picture, IMO.
I agree with Pamela, about waiting 1 second more, but this is street photography, sometimes you can't wait, not even for half a second.

francesco



Unfortunately waiting a second or so longer doesn't always work. As soon as I pressed the shutter in version one a couple entered the scene from the right and obscured the accordionist. I could see them coming.


Ken
Source 7
27 Nov 2012 10:48PM
An amazing set
-source
27 Nov 2012 11:39PM
V1 for me.

Richard
bricurtis Plus
12 2.2k 49 England
28 Nov 2012 7:53PM
Great set Ken - I like V2 personally - agree with some comments above - other options with this.Smile
Brian.
29 Nov 2012 10:41AM
Luv this Ken....Playing all three versions in unison is wayyy too cool!
Mono works well.
Cheers and have a great day!
Suzan Smile

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