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Entertainment at the Farmers' Market

Post by Charles Haacker » Mon May 15, 2017 2:40 pm

I hardly ever shoot anything that could be classified as "street." I am far too shy plus I don't want my camera fed to me. :S But yesterday, Mothers' Day, my granddaughter's mom and fambly strolled a farmers' market and there was this family, Mom, Dad, and young daughter playing great bluegrass, so I made this picture, and I dropped two bucks for the privilege of listening + taking their picture. I'm leaving it in color because it just doesn't work well in B&W. :)
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I really like the youngster in the foreground "filming" with her cell phone (and isn't it funny that we all seem to still call it "filming?")
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Post by Didereaux » Mon May 15, 2017 4:20 pm

Ya know what immediately caught my eye? the girl in the orange shirt, and red shorts taking the picture. She's the 'Chronicler', you became the witness.
The guy in blue on the left, and the Grande Tetons on the right framed the whole thing nicely.
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Post by Charles Haacker » Mon May 15, 2017 5:45 pm

Didereaux wrote:Ya know what immediately caught my eye? the girl in the orange shirt, and red shorts taking the picture. She's the 'Chronicler', you became the witness.
The guy in blue on the left, and the Grande Tetons on the right framed the whole thing nicely.

:thanks: Thanks! :rofl:
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Post by minniev » Mon May 15, 2017 6:13 pm

Charles Haacker wrote:I hardly ever shoot anything that could be classified as "street." I am far too shy plus I don't want my camera fed to me. :S But yesterday, Mothers' Day, my granddaughter's mom and fambly strolled a farmers' market and there was this family, Mom, Dad, and young daughter playing great bluegrass, so I made this picture, and I dropped two bucks for the privilege of listening + taking their picture. I'm leaving it in color because it just doesn't work well in B&W. :) DSC05308.EM.jpg


Normally I'd be saying "get under the tent Chuck and get them close up where you don't have the hassle of that mixed light" - which would be a nice image.

But as Didereaux has said, the triangular framing assets of Mr. Blue Shirt, little miss Orange, and Grand Teton (the first thing that caught my eye, OMG) have given you a quirky but arresting composition that would not be possible beneath the tent. Well spotted and very cool.
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Post by Graham Smith » Mon May 15, 2017 7:20 pm

Charles Haacker wrote:I hardly ever shoot anything that could be classified as "street." I am far too shy plus I don't want my camera fed to me. :S But yesterday, Mothers' Day, my granddaughter's mom and fambly strolled a farmers' market and there was this family, Mom, Dad, and young daughter playing great bluegrass, so I made this picture, and I dropped two bucks for the privilege of listening + taking their picture. I'm leaving it in color because it just doesn't work well in B&W. :) DSC05308.EM.jpg


I like this Chuck and I know you are out of your comfort zone with this kind of subject, so well done :thumbup:

If I were to make a suggestion it would be to slightly warm up the skin tone of the musicians, it would give them a little more prominence.

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Post by Charles Haacker » Mon May 15, 2017 10:49 pm

minniev wrote:Normally I'd be saying "get under the tent Chuck and get them close up where you don't have the hassle of that mixed light" - which would be a nice image.

But as Didereaux has said, the triangular framing assets of Mr. Blue Shirt, little miss Orange, and Grand Teton (the first thing that caught my eye, OMG) have given you a quirky but arresting composition that would not be possible beneath the tent. Well spotted and very cool.

:D Thanks, Min! I hope that nice woman never sees this picture, or at least the commentary on, um, her assets. I have to confess (and those of you that know me already know) that I simply don't have that much imagination. I made, I think, 4 or 5 exposures. This one got picked mainly for the positions and expressions of the band, and I really liked the girl with her cell phone recording it. I am also never averse to something entering the frame from one side or the other as I think it forms a kind of block to keep your eye in the picture. Mm, maybe not in this case. ;)
Graham Smith wrote:I like this Chuck and I know you are out of your comfort zone with this kind of subject, so well done :thumbup:

If I were to make a suggestion it would be to slightly warm up the skin tone of the musicians, it would give them a little more prominence.

Graham

Thank you so much, Graham, and I know you wouldn't say you like it if you didn't! I can easily warm up their skin. Min noticed it too. :|
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Post by St3v3M » Tue May 16, 2017 4:24 am

My instinct says to crop in focusing more on the singers so I tried it and agree your crop is better adding additional interest.

Well done, and thank you for posting this here, it's been a learning lesson. S-
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