He was there playing alone when I came across this little square that afternoon. I just saw a lady went by him without stopping, without ever paying attention to him. But the soloist kept on playing. When I finally arrived there, there was no one else around him, and I was his only audience as if he were playing his violin just for me. He must be a student of Music, busking to fill his pocket a little. On the other hand, I know that this neighbourhood is home to a world-class pianist whose name I must not mention here. I kept running into him over and over again around this little square. This square attracts many musicians. Somehow the ambience is right for them. This soloist played very well, so I listened to him well.
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fabianoleite (9551) 2011-10-21 17:12
Very good work. The set of arches provide an excellent and interesting background for the soloist. The composition is perfect. Congratulations!
serp2000 (40652) 2011-10-21 19:44
Good morning, Nobu,
Another splendid shot from France! I like this square format, good perspective, outstanding composition. Great presentation of a music.
Have a good weekend!
sabermonajati (9589) 2011-10-21 22:07
the soloist under archway exist amazing composition.
jhm (140629) 2011-10-22 0:31
You chose a very nice angle we get the arches nice to see.
Create depth and perspective, the player is a extra addition to the picture.
Wonderful lighting and perfect exposure.
Composition and presentation are excellent is well managed
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
ikeharel (58921) 2011-10-22 0:33
The arc-way provide a fine acoustics for the music to be heared, that's why he chosen the location to preform.
Nice take with archi. elements shown with good depth.
Have a nice weekend.
peppe59 (14551) 2011-10-22 2:36
beautiful capture of the violin under the arcades of Paris, good timing and perfect technique.
brianmcc (6185) 2011-10-22 7:23
you have framed this picture very well, the colour tones are excellent and there is good depth of field and sharpness. lovely viewpoint.
chanteuse (210) 2011-10-22 8:10
I love the composition and of course the colors - you are on an orange and blue roll here! Perfect placement of the soloist, grand vista down the arcade to the lone man in black. It's also nice to see the weathering of the very old stones...This little square is famous...why not name it? Lovely memories...
danos (87923) 2011-10-22 8:56
nice the view of the soloist of this arcade of the city, as playing his violin and waiting his customers to drop their coins.The light is harsh but is managed well as we can see the interior of the arcade.
lousat (78445) 2011-10-22 8:58
Hi Nobu,a beautiful situation to take a pic of the player,the scenary is very rich and your pov is perfect to create a neverending background,great light balance and high saturation as i like.Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano
ashres (1075) 2011-10-22 9:49
Nice perspective view with the man in fg playing violin and a man in far side. Well composed shot with nice lightening. It think the compression has smoothed out the image but anyway, its a great shot. have a nice holiday,
madhumita_roy86 (2344) 2011-10-22 9:55
The set of arches make the composition interesting....You choose a very nice angle,unique POV & DOF...
the colour tones & lighting are excellent....good timing & good technique... nice framing..
Have a nice weekend,
RhodieIke (11742) 2011-10-22 13:04
Hi Nobu, Super photo of this scene which we have in all corners of city's, A poem for your busker,,I descend into an alphabet maze
of Union Square Station
there entranced by ethereal sound
teasing me in, on, around—
a subway pied piper—to you,
you and your steel music partner
in a protean pas de deux at once
instruments of another and I, for
a perfected instant, fall in tune.
Tfs, Nobu, have a good Sunday, Cheers Iain.
jlbrthnn (76037) 2011-10-23 4:10
The gallery and its arches is outstandingly photographed. I appreciate) the light and the colors. I like the presence of this violinist of street who brought romanticism and poetry. Very beautiful image. Bravo.
Have a nice day
bema (26351) 2011-10-23 9:32
a solist and his solo for you; think he must have been lucky about your attention..
nicely composed picture here, like a lot the repeating arches and the rustic charme of this place..
thanks for sharing this impressive portrait,
see you around, cheers Bernd
paololg (31448) 2011-10-23 9:40
Ciao dear Nobu,
beautiful image, dear friend, pleasantly melancholy, but above all interestingly composed. It could be a good subject to get a nice oil painting. I really like this scene, well described in your notes, but especially I like the good depth that you've got with the arches of the arcade. Excellent work, congratulations!
Ciao, have a nice week!
delpeoples (53417) 2011-10-23 20:46
Mon cher Nobu-San
Although I am not a musician, I can imagine that this place would have very good acoustics, which might attract some musicians to it. What a beautiful place he has chosen, the magnificent cloisters, to play his music. The perspective and plays of light and shade are really very beautiful. There is that omnipresent "Nobu-light", good sharpness and - an unsuaul square frame from you which suits the subject well. Congratulations.
Have a beautiful day
ManuMay (35497) 2011-10-24 9:13
Impressive capture, a kind of special atmosphere, a very good composition and very good colour tones too...an opportune presence at the end of the arcade...Great!! Another wonderful capture yours!!
Angshu (56062) 2011-10-26 0:40
Hello dear Nob-san
I think I know this place, though I maybe wrong. This has a good resemblance to the corridors & arcades of Place des Vosges, which I visited during my last trip to Paris! It was an enchanting place. Pls correct me if I'm wrong though!
The solo pianist is the chief attraction of this picture...you've framed him well off centre beside the perspective of the corridor. Light contrast has been well handled. A fine picture indeed!
Best Regards Nobu-san & have a nice week ahead
batalay (35791) 2011-10-27 16:15
But did you tip him! Recently, a well known violinists, it might have bee Gill Shahan, took his violin out in a subway station and began playing world class classical music. Virtually no one stopped to tip him, no one recognized the virtuoso Israeli violinist, no one recognized the quality of the performance. He could not have made a living that way. I love this photo, Nobu.
Atousa (7131) 2011-10-29 8:10
A lovely photo plus an impressive note.. I like his concentration n also the row of the columns which put emphasis on his loneliness.. excellent!.. tfs
Best regards, Atousa
sacimar (25975) 2011-11-29 5:37
this is good image, I like the composition with the violin player inside the interesting hall with arches, you captured a good moment with almost nobody in there except the musician, well seen,
lakshmip1949 (19081) 2012-02-12 11:43
Hello dear friend Nobu,
First of all congratulations to this beautiful image and your wonderful note. I admire these musicians. Nothing bothers them. They can only see and hear the music. This violinist has chosen a perfect place to play. I like the ambiance here with the array of arches giving a lot of depth .I like the lighting which is not too bright and creating that nice mood for the musicians. The play of light and shade is superb with beautiful colors.
With warm regards,
- Copyright: Nobu Nobudy (nobuikehonda) (3848)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-03-05
- Categories: Daily Life, Event
- Camera: Ricoh GR1V, GR28mm, 35mm negative, No Filter
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2011-10-21 15:52
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