EXACTLY ONE YEAR AGO TONIGHT.
It was my last night in Japan before flying back to the U.S. the following morning and I still had some shopping to do or I would not have any gifts for friends and family from my trip. My hotel was directly across the street from several large department stores and a huge train station and when I came out of one of the department stores (empty handed and uninspired) I heard what I thought was probably a 3-piece street band playing just inside the train station. Unable to see the musicians due to the huge, appreciative crowd that had gathered I worked my my towards a good vantage point and was blown away when I saw the "band" was only one very talented kid not more than about 20 years old. He was playing trumpet with his right hand, keyboard with his left and had a drum line programmed in....those three elements made me think there were 3 players when I first heard the music. This guy is extremely talented and between songs at least two well-dressed middle-aged Japanese gentlemen presented their business cards to him.....were they talent scouts?
The lighting conditions were horrendous. I dialed the ISO up to 3200, opened up the aperture as wide as it would go and hoped for the best. This could be one of those times when the noise works. I like how it turned out.
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myoegyi (0) 2007-05-22 4:11
This photo is in front of Shinagawa station Tokyo, I think. He is a good player but he just repeat 4 songs. Bcoz' I always go and see him after my work. Then I found out.
Doron_L (411) 2007-05-25 6:41
I like the composition very much, mostly because the center of the photo is empty and all the interesting things are on the front and bottom. The trumpet is the only object "breaking" into the middle of the frame, which makes it very noticable. It almost makes you hear the music.
The noise is an interesting addition to the photo, although it is a bit excessive. But for an ISO 3200 shot, its not too bad.
- Copyright: Gregory Wagner (fotoguy22) (4795)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-05-20
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Canon 1D MKII N, Canon EF 22-55mm f/4-5.6 USM, 1 Gig CF card
- Exposure: f/4, 1/80 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2007-05-20 19:12