The Rennsteig in the Thuringian Forest is a 170 km long hiking trail. From here you can also visit other regions and cities in the area.
In a cafe in Arnstadt I saw the organ grinder, who played for a birthday party.
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yquem46 (38750) 2012-10-20 1:07
Superb conversion to B&W
A beautiful close up portrait of this smiling musician in his environment
I like the POV from below allowing to have his face on a neutral BG
have a nice WE
macondo (18747) 2012-10-20 3:58
You seem to have mastered such arts as finding the right proportions for a crop and achieving a fine tonality in b/w conversions. The close cropping of the subject, the gentle contrast and low viewpoint all make this one a quiet delight. Strong in detail without over-sharpening, and the subject set in a nicely balanced picture with the added depth and provided by the diners behind.
snunney (90914) 2012-10-20 4:04
A well framed composition that allows us to see the player and his audience. I like his pose and look of concentration. Splendid conversion to black and white.
Sergiom (68856) 2012-10-20 6:31
Un très beau portrait. L'utilisation du noir et blanc apporte un petit côté vintage très intéressant , comme si le temps s'était arrêté.
saxo042 (37724) 2012-10-20 6:41
Looks like a very pleasant occasion, the organ-grinder looks very happy. A fine B&W version even if I would like to see the colours of the organ (I would like to hear it too...).
CLODO (32612) 2012-10-20 7:30
Nice human shot at work, but you cut a little his right hand. The seated persons don't take care of him.
dkmurphys (53609) 2012-10-20 8:49
What a picturesque appearence. I like this portrait and the back ambiance. Well composed, have a nice evening.
danos (91228) 2012-10-20 22:31
nice the B/W portrait of the man playing his organ grinder in the birthday party, with this brilliant photo,the light to be excellent managed as the clarity and the sharpness of the image.
Have a good Sunday,danos
clic (16166) 2012-10-22 8:25
I have the impression of finding in my grandmother's shoe boy a picture of an ancestor wearing the top hat!
Those street instruments become a rarity so that's why they are so fascinating and so is the depiction of yesteryears free from anachronism!