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.
x

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

Readers' Choice Awards are given to photos that get over 30 votes

Take your photography to the next level and beyond...

  • NEWS
  • REVIEWS
  • INSPIRATION
  • COMMUNITY
  • COMPETITIONS

Why not join for free today?

Join for Free

Your total photography experience starts here


USA Landscape Photographer of the Year 2016 open to entries NOW!

Comments


frz67 6 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

francesco

Join ePHOTOzine for free and remove these adverts.

franken Plus
13 3.9k 4 Wales
27 Nov 2012 11:41AM
It works really well Chris - love it!

Ken
27 Nov 2012 11:53AM
You can always tell who's on the fiddle..............GrinGrinGrinGrin
nonur Plus
7 17 10 Turkey
27 Nov 2012 12:19PM
Nice pov and framing, lovely tone. I like this mono!Smile
bobsblues 6 10 2 United Kingdom
27 Nov 2012 12:30PM
Good spot and great capture .Smile
Rob
CarolG Plus
9 195 18 Greece
27 Nov 2012 12:58PM
More chewing gum than coins, Chris Sad. Hope she did well. Carol
fentiger Plus
15 916 23 England
27 Nov 2012 1:50PM
A well observed candid and I like you processing which suits the image.

Albert
woolybill1 Plus
9 22 67 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 . . .
Regards
Bill
gary_d Plus
8 576 13 Wales
27 Nov 2012 1:52PM
A good street candid. - gary
27 Nov 2012 1:56PM
Like the processing Chris.......Sandy
Briwooly 10 452 5 England
27 Nov 2012 2:17PM
Like it Chris great pov and excellent treatment


Brian........................
mrswoolybill Plus
9 949 1479 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...
Moira
TrevBatWCC Plus
8 12 10 England
27 Nov 2012 2:50PM
A great viewpoint and capture, Chris Wink
Trev Smile
mrswoolybill Plus
9 949 1479 United Kingdom
27 Nov 2012 3:23PM
Sod it, this is just so good.
Moira
rontear Plus
13 8 7 England
27 Nov 2012 3:25PM
Beautifully observed Chris, life.
Ron.
NDODS Plus
5 4.9k 125 United Kingdom
27 Nov 2012 3:40PM
A great example of street photograph, superbly observed.

Regards NathanGrinGrinGrin
taggart Plus
12 46 13 United States
27 Nov 2012 3:43PM
a most interesting perspective!
AnnChown Plus
6 198 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.
Ann
SlowSong Plus
8 6.3k 29 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 Plus
11 2.1k 49 England
27 Nov 2012 8:45PM
Super pov - works so well from above - like the processing too.
Brian.
Hop-A-Long 9 52 England
27 Nov 2012 10:36PM
Great candid image, I like the processing too.

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

Eric
meniko 5 Cyprus
27 Nov 2012 10:55PM
There is a lot worth to figure it out of this pure and simple image
great captured
meniko
AnneWorner 8 620 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.

Anne

(Thanks so much for your UA on my Flameleaf Sumac) Smile
RockArea Plus
10 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'!

David
SlowSong Plus
8 6.3k 29 England
28 Nov 2012 7:44PM
Goodness me! I am doing well lately. Smile Thank you David
x
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!
Maggie
30 Nov 2012 2:32AM
superb pov / toning!
helenlinda Plus
9 344 22 United Kingdom
1 Dec 2012 10:06AM
Very well captured and processed Chris SmileSmile
Helen
bliba Plus
10 2 Austria
1 Dec 2012 4:27PM
superb

Sign In

You must be a member to leave a comment.

ePHOTOzine, the web's friendliest photography community.

Join For Free

Upload photos, chat with photographers, win prizes and much more.