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This woman busker was packing up for the day and you can just about see a few coins which had spilt onto the ground. I liked the people passing by, one quite well-dressed older woman and a rather louche-looking lad.

Taken from the walkway above Embankment Station looking down.
I've not been out much lately so this is a reworking of an image from 2008.

Thank you for looking.
Chris Smile

And many thanks to Bill for his UA on my previous image. Much appreciated.
x

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon Powershot G9
Lens:0.0-0.3 mm
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:13 Aug 2008 - 6:14 PM
Focal Length:44.4mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.8
Aperture:f/4.8
Shutter Speed:1/80sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:200
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:As Shot
Title:Street Violinist
Username:SlowSong SlowSong
Uploaded:27 Nov 2012 - 11:22 AM
Tags:Candid, Digitally manipulated, General, Photo journalism, Portraits / people, Street
Votes:52

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frz67
frz67  5 Italy32 Constructive Critique Points
27 Nov 2012 - 11:37 AM

excellent processing, Chris and great composition. I really like the upward diagonal made by the three persons which contrasts well with the regular pattern of the sidewalk.
great shot

francesco

Last Modified By frz67 at 27 Nov 2012 - 11:38 AM
franken
franken Plus Member 123586 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
27 Nov 2012 - 11:41 AM

It works really well Chris - love it!

Ken

NaturesHaven
NaturesHaven Plus Member 3281 forum postsNaturesHaven vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
27 Nov 2012 - 11:53 AM

You can always tell who's on the fiddle..............GrinGrinGrinGrin

nonur
nonur Plus Member 6nonur vcard Turkey9 Constructive Critique Points
27 Nov 2012 - 12:19 PM

Nice pov and framing, lovely tone. I like this mono!Smile

bobsblues
bobsblues  5 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
27 Nov 2012 - 12:30 PM

Good spot and great capture .Smile
Rob

CarolG
CarolG Plus Member 8185 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
27 Nov 2012 - 12:58 PM

More chewing gum than coins, Chris Sad. Hope she did well. Carol

fentiger
fentiger Plus Member 14915 forum postsfentiger vcard England23 Constructive Critique Points
27 Nov 2012 - 1:50 PM

A well observed candid and I like you processing which suits the image.

Albert

woolybill1
woolybill1 Plus Member 8woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom66 Constructive Critique Points
27 Nov 2012 - 1:51 PM

A fine candid, Chris.
Looks as if she is changing a broken A String - even braver to tackle that in public than playing the instrument!
To support and enlarge on Francesco's comment, the long stride of the louche lad effectively give you a triangular element to the composition: his two feet to the passing lady's hand, with the kneeling violinist neatly enclosed.

Quote: this is a reworking of an image from 2008.

There's many a good tune played on an old fiddle . . .
Regards
Bill

Last Modified By woolybill1 at 27 Nov 2012 - 1:52 PM
gary_d
gary_d Plus Member 7576 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales13 Constructive Critique Points
27 Nov 2012 - 1:52 PM

A good street candid. - gary

Daisymaye
Daisymaye Plus Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
27 Nov 2012 - 1:56 PM

Like the processing Chris.......Sandy

Briwooly
Briwooly  9452 forum posts England5 Constructive Critique Points
27 Nov 2012 - 2:17 PM

Like it Chris great pov and excellent treatment


Brian........................

mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 8774 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1264 Constructive Critique Points
27 Nov 2012 - 2:40 PM

I've appreciated for a long time the way an overhead view can create a detached, analytical feel, like putting human life under a giant microscope. This is how I see this - we are just very large ants, going about our routines.
And then the hint of individual character creeps in - the gait top right is wonderfully louche, as you say.
I'm hesitating about putting my UA on this as it would look like award-swapping, the Forums' darkest nightmare, but this is the best upload I've seen so far today... Hmmmm...
Moira

TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC Plus Member 7TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
27 Nov 2012 - 2:50 PM

A great viewpoint and capture, Chris Wink
Trev Smile

Last Modified By TrevBatWCC at 27 Nov 2012 - 2:51 PM
mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 8774 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1264 Constructive Critique Points
27 Nov 2012 - 3:23 PM

Sod it, this is just so good.
Moira

rontear
rontear Plus Member 12rontear vcard England7 Constructive Critique Points
27 Nov 2012 - 3:25 PM

Beautifully observed Chris, life.
Ron.

NDODS
NDODS Plus Member 44308 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom117 Constructive Critique Points
27 Nov 2012 - 3:40 PM

A great example of street photograph, superbly observed.

Regards NathanGrinGrinGrin

taggart
taggart Plus Member 1146 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
27 Nov 2012 - 3:43 PM

a most interesting perspective!

AnnChown
AnnChown Plus Member 5195 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Nov 2012 - 3:45 PM

Super composition Chris and the processing works really well. I do like shots 'from above'. I've stood on that walkway myself, but haven't come away with anything. This is brilliant.
Ann

SlowSong
SlowSong Plus Member 75305 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
27 Nov 2012 - 5:37 PM

Thank you. I've very heartened by your reception of this image. And special thanks to Moira for her UA. You realise we're part of a clique now don't you? Grin
And I think you're right Bill. I think she was changing a string but it was so long ago that I took it and I can't even remember what I did last week these days. Smile

Last Modified By SlowSong at 27 Nov 2012 - 5:38 PM
bricurtis
bricurtis Plus Member 101977 forum postsbricurtis vcard England49 Constructive Critique Points
27 Nov 2012 - 8:45 PM

Super pov - works so well from above - like the processing too.
Brian.

Hop-A-Long
27 Nov 2012 - 10:36 PM

Great candid image, I like the processing too.

Andy

BlueRoom
BlueRoom Plus Member 973 forum postsBlueRoom vcard United Kingdom20 Constructive Critique Points
27 Nov 2012 - 10:44 PM

A splendid image, sympathetically processed. Lively and full of interest.

Eric

meniko
meniko  4 Cyprus
27 Nov 2012 - 10:55 PM

There is a lot worth to figure it out of this pure and simple image
great captured
meniko

AnneWorner
28 Nov 2012 - 5:40 PM

Like the processing Chris, and the cropped humans on either side of the violin player - makes for a nice diagonal composition. The fact that the violin is also on the diagonal works a treat too - I think you captured this perfectly.

Anne

(Thanks so much for your UA on my Flameleaf Sumac) Smile

RockArea
RockArea Plus Member 9RockArea vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
28 Nov 2012 - 7:16 PM

What a wonderful viewpoint and such interesting positions to catch them all in. A 'Chris Classic'!

David

SlowSong
SlowSong Plus Member 75305 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
28 Nov 2012 - 7:44 PM

Goodness me! I am doing well lately. Smile Thank you David
x

maggietear
29 Nov 2012 - 2:27 PM

A great viewpoint Chris, from above gives a different perspective. I also like the two parts of people on either side, showing humanity rushing on by!
Maggie

pascalg
pascalg Plus Member 837 forum postspascalg vcard France
30 Nov 2012 - 2:32 AM

superb pov / toning!

helenlinda
helenlinda Plus Member 8342 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
1 Dec 2012 - 10:06 AM

Very well captured and processed Chris SmileSmile
Helen

bliba
bliba  9 Austria2 Constructive Critique Points
1 Dec 2012 - 4:27 PM

superb

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