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A poet and a one man band
A poet and a one man band
strangeghost


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: People II (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-10D
Location: State Street, Madison, WI
Date: Apr 16, 2005
Aperture: f 8
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/125
Galleries: Candid, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Apr 16, 2005

Cropped, USM, adjust curves, etc. No spot editing at all. I talked to this guy for 20 minutes and got his permission to photograph him. He's saving money to get his trumpet reconditioned.

I expect to get hammered because the background words from the restaurant are too focused and too much part of the composition, but I like the yellow-blue color-play and the obvious message that this is a street musician.

Statistics
Place: 39 out of 251
Avg (all users): 6.2137
Avg (commenters): 6.7222
Avg (participants): 6.0992
Avg (non-participants): 6.3363
Views since voting: 955
Views during voting: 320
Votes: 234
Comments: 22
Favorites: 1 (view)


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06/24/2005 10:03:44 PM
Beautiful. Well Captured. I have always loved Jazz.
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06/23/2005 11:53:24 PM
Great lighting on the trumpet. I wish the wording behind him weren't there. His facial detail is well done.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/24/2005 10:20:39 PM
You can tell a lot about him by this photo. Good choice of subject and nicely shot. A few hilites over exposed on trumpet.
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04/24/2005 10:01:18 PM
nicely done, good rich colors
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04/24/2005 08:38:20 PM
You've made a very good picture.
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04/24/2005 05:18:07 PM
Challenge: 10 meets my requirments or person or people
Compostion: 10 I love the way you filled the frame. The left side orientation adds to the right side with the use of the trumpet
Technical: 10 Very sharp and the colors are just delightful. I can see the various tonal shadows of the brass. A color very hard to show in digital photographs.
Creativity: 10
Overall: 10
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04/24/2005 02:15:47 PM
love it
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04/24/2005 12:13:15 PM
The signage in the background is a little distracting, but otherwise this is a wonderful portrait! Good luck in the challenge.
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04/24/2005 07:03:25 AM
Very interesting photo. Well put together with lighting and compostion.
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04/24/2005 06:54:34 AM
nice framing, lovely sharp focusing on the instrument, if the blue background was desaturated a bit then the instrument and man would leap out more imo. well done one of my top photos.
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04/24/2005 04:28:22 AM
nice capture
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good luck
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04/24/2005 04:06:32 AM
This seems a little closely cropped, but is nonetheless a very interesting candid. Somehow, it seems as if this would make a stunning black and white... but that's probably just my personal preference coming through! Textures and clarity are awesome. Nice job.
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04/24/2005 02:55:13 AM
Great tones. A little bright on the trumpet, but works overall.
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04/24/2005 01:34:13 AM
background of this candid is distracting and if it was blurred, would have enhabced the pic.
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04/24/2005 12:04:23 AM
Dramatic contrasting lighting, I like it!
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04/23/2005 08:38:23 PM
nice. crop maybe a little too tight, I could use a little more breathing space.
good portraiture of this musician, good luck
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04/22/2005 09:38:00 AM
great contrast
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04/21/2005 04:26:18 PM
Cool dude and very nice candid portrait. My only suggestion would be to clone out the light in the middle above his instrument.
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04/20/2005 09:09:09 AM
Very nice compozition but i wished for another background.
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04/19/2005 07:28:07 PM
light looks a bit harsh
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04/18/2005 03:17:22 PM
I like this one. Love the color in the trumpet. 7
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04/18/2005 01:36:49 AM
Great photo and excellent crop. Good job with the reflections also
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