Street Violinist

By SlowSong
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.

Tags: Photo journalism Street General Candid Digitally manipulated Portraits and people

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frz67 8 10 32 Italy
27 Nov 2012 11:37AM
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


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franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
27 Nov 2012 11:41AM
It works really well Chris - love it!

NaturesHaven 6 283 6 England
27 Nov 2012 11:53AM
You can always tell who's on the fiddle..............GrinGrinGrinGrin
nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
27 Nov 2012 12:19PM
Nice pov and framing, lovely tone. I like this mono!Smile
bobsblues 8 10 2 United Kingdom
27 Nov 2012 12:30PM
Good spot and great capture .Smile
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
27 Nov 2012 12:58PM
More chewing gum than coins, Chris Sad. Hope she did well. Carol
fentiger Plus
17 918 24 England
27 Nov 2012 1:50PM
A well observed candid and I like you processing which suits the image.

woolybill1 Plus
11 23 72 United Kingdom
27 Nov 2012 1:51PM
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 . . .
gary_d 10 576 13 Wales
27 Nov 2012 1:52PM
A good street candid. - gary
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
27 Nov 2012 1:56PM
Like the processing Chris.......Sandy
Briwooly 12 452 5 England
27 Nov 2012 2:17PM
Like it Chris great pov and excellent treatment

mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
27 Nov 2012 2:40PM
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...
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
27 Nov 2012 2:50PM
A great viewpoint and capture, Chris Wink
Trev Smile
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
27 Nov 2012 3:23PM
Sod it, this is just so good.
rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
27 Nov 2012 3:25PM
Beautifully observed Chris, life.
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
27 Nov 2012 3:40PM
A great example of street photograph, superbly observed.

Regards NathanGrinGrinGrin
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
27 Nov 2012 3:43PM
a most interesting perspective!
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
27 Nov 2012 3:45PM
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.
SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
27 Nov 2012 5:37PM
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
bricurtis 12 2.2k 49 England
27 Nov 2012 8:45PM
Super pov - works so well from above - like the processing too.
Hop-A-Long 11 52 1 England
27 Nov 2012 10:36PM
Great candid image, I like the processing too.

BlueRoom Plus
12 73 20 United Kingdom
27 Nov 2012 10:44PM
A splendid image, sympathetically processed. Lively and full of interest.

meniko 7 Cyprus
27 Nov 2012 10:55PM
There is a lot worth to figure it out of this pure and simple image
great captured
AnneWorner 10 620 43 United States
28 Nov 2012 5:40PM
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.


(Thanks so much for your UA on my Flameleaf Sumac) Smile
RockArea 11 18 3 United Kingdom
28 Nov 2012 7:16PM
What a wonderful viewpoint and such interesting positions to catch them all in. A 'Chris Classic'!

SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
28 Nov 2012 7:44PM
Goodness me! I am doing well lately. Smile Thank you David
29 Nov 2012 2:27PM
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!
pascalg Plus
10 37 France
30 Nov 2012 2:32AM
superb pov / toning!
helenlinda Plus
11 360 22 United Kingdom
1 Dec 2012 10:06AM
Very well captured and processed Chris SmileSmile
bliba Plus
12 2 Austria
1 Dec 2012 4:27PM

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