Junior Can-Can

By woolybill1
While I was innocently enjoying a spirited rendition of Offenbach's most famous composition in Covent Garden this little fellow wandered onto the scene as if to join in.
I'd have loved this to be sharper, but I reckon it's worth keeping for entertainment value.
What was the cellist trying to tell the child's mum, I wonder? Or perhaps he's the listening ear. The viola player is pleased to be furthest away from the action, the violinists and flautist are fearful for their music stand, the lady cellist is in a world of her own...

Somehow this seems to require mono, but I'll post the original too.

70mm equivalent, 1/30th sec. @ f4.4/ ISO 160

Tags: Street photography Photo journalism Mother Child Musicians Covent garden Can-can Portraits and people London march 2008 Sextet Humour and fun

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JudeC 11 6 3 England
20 Mar 2008 9:15AM
Hi - great candid - I bet he's saying ***er off and play somewhere else - Jude.

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dianah 11 24.5k 4 United Kingdom
20 Mar 2008 9:18AM
The colour version brings the action totally to life Bill..I loved the mono but when I moved to version 2 I could hear the music playing!
jaktis 14 84 Sweden
20 Mar 2008 9:19AM
Lots off actions in one shot

goso 11 2 1 Australia
20 Mar 2008 9:28AM
Great capture - love ver. 2.......Bill
nickyv32 Plus
10 135 England
20 Mar 2008 9:32AM
Super capture, he is into the rhythm there, Like the mono but prefer Version 2, lots going on, great shot.

hotchef23 11 134 United Kingdom
20 Mar 2008 9:46AM
good action shot so many emotions on going love it
bayleaf 10 8 United Kingdom
20 Mar 2008 10:06AM
Definitely prefer No. 2 this time Bill.

brownsilent 11 7 2 United Kingdom
20 Mar 2008 10:12AM
Agree with John, #2 is so colourful, so full of life.
proz 13 205 United States
20 Mar 2008 10:29AM
fab mono, love the little lead vocalist, what a hoot.
lonely_oryx 10 61 55 England
20 Mar 2008 10:30AM
Good composition
MickyMc 10 8 United Kingdom
20 Mar 2008 10:53AM
great story shot
Nettles 11 England
20 Mar 2008 11:02AM
A super capture Bill, Looks like the little child is having a great time.
TyChee 13 275 1 United States
20 Mar 2008 11:09AM
I like both....but I like the color one a bit better. I guess something about the bright reds grab me. The lady cello player does seem to be completely detached from the scene.
imander 11 388 7 United Kingdom
20 Mar 2008 11:17AM
really think this would work well with a touch of selective colouring on the child?? lovely scene
Bodiewil 10 46 Wales
20 Mar 2008 11:54AM
Beautiful work Bill, the mono works so really well.

Joline Plus
12 30 53 United States
20 Mar 2008 11:56AM
The color works for me, but I like Ian's idea too. A well caught situation, in any event.
20 Mar 2008 12:17PM
Great stuff Bill, well done.

danbrann Plus
13 637 17
20 Mar 2008 12:31PM
Iagre with most when I say i prefer the clour version but it's good which everway we look or listen.I should think he quite likes the money also...litle darling.
20 Mar 2008 12:41PM
Like the B+W version Bill,
Richsr 11 91 223 England
20 Mar 2008 12:46PM
Nice candid capture Bill - the colours version really works well.
Regards Richard.
woolybill1 Plus
11 23 72 United Kingdom
20 Mar 2008 1:34PM
Version 3 duly uploaded, rather less contrasty than #1. Thanks, Ian Smile
DolphinLady 12 54 1 Wales
20 Mar 2008 1:41PM
Fantastic capture Bill.
Love the color version.
Apart from the the little one having a jig about, a couple of things amuse me......
I know that the cello case on the left is open but it looks as if there is someone hiding behind it, & the lady cellist is looking lovely wearing a skimpy top, but the lady violinist has so many layers of clothes on & boots as well, it looks as if they are in different parts of the world.
I love these images of yours Bill, they give me so much to look at & enjoy.
pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2024 United Kingdom
20 Mar 2008 2:59PM
It's the colour version for me, too, Bill, it is far more alive and vibrant. Agree with Hilary about the clothes anomaly, intriguing.
imander 11 388 7 United Kingdom
20 Mar 2008 3:02PM
good work there Bill, i like it, cheers
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
20 Mar 2008 3:19PM
A brilliant capture of a ''little detail'' here Bill.A case of ''the band played on''.A well observed and timely capture, and you will know my preferred version!!!!.
dawnmichelle 11 12 United States
20 Mar 2008 3:29PM
great candid shots... really like the color version for the way you can see all the detail ...
photophantom 10 108 3 Philippines
20 Mar 2008 3:40PM
All versions are great.
luxaeternam 10 21 1
20 Mar 2008 5:13PM
Love the mono. The dancer seems a little overdressed for a cancan though.
Smile Lucy
20 Mar 2008 5:30PM
Sweet image Bill. I like all versions.

John Smile
SandraKay Plus
11 233 4 United Kingdom
20 Mar 2008 6:33PM
Now that's an excellent spot. The selective colouring in v3 is superb.
Rende 11 38 4 Netherlands
20 Mar 2008 7:02PM
Wondeful candid with that whole range of attitudes (i.e. body language) towards the child. The selective colouring is really an asset here.
IainH 13 82
20 Mar 2008 7:04PM
Reminds me of Paddington Bear Smile
pascalg Plus
10 37 France
20 Mar 2008 8:43PM
fun & very well spotted Smile
kinfatric 13 550 9 Scotland
20 Mar 2008 9:06PM
I like all of the versions Bill
Hop-A-Long 11 52 1 England
20 Mar 2008 9:52PM
This is excellent Bill. Superb in mono, I also like#3 with the mono/colour mix.
Diana 11 2.0k 19 Netherlands
20 Mar 2008 11:11PM
These are all stunning but the selective colouring in V3 focuses the attention on the little breakdancer

One of my faves of yours for sure Smile

taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
20 Mar 2008 11:25PM
Checking to see if they are all in tune? I LOVE this candid!

imagio 11 12 1 England
21 Mar 2008 11:01PM
At first I thought he was doing a jig? Good eye for it Bill

bliba Plus
12 2 Austria
22 Mar 2008 2:37PM
great bnw work and angle
22 Mar 2008 2:43PM
lol great stuff
newy17 12 273 United Kingdom
23 Mar 2008 6:22AM
Defo version 3 bill just love it,reminds me of paddington bear lol.
tigertimb 10 40 66 United Kingdom
24 Mar 2008 6:16PM
Great candid Bill - I love the way the kid dominates the scene attracting everyone's attention
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
30 Mar 2008 2:36PM
A cracking candid series Bill, I like versions 2 and 3 best

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