It is almost a year since I took this photo. Such a quick year. Almost a year since I retired and yet I have hardly taken any photos relatively speaking. Two street musicians who were part of a larger group performing in Carlisle town centre on the same day there was a protest about the bedroom tax. These musicians weren't part of that protest but I was and so most of my photos from that day were of protesters.
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tyro (20958) 2014-03-20 14:30
So lovely to see you back posting more pictures - I hope this will be you coming back and posting many more! But, really, isn't it amazing just how time flies once you've retired - how did we ever have time to work??
This is a delightful photograph, these two trumpeters perfectly captured. I just love how both of them seem to have their eyes turned skyward as though invoking inspiration. And, of course, March last year was a lot colder than this year and I guess that's why these chaps are really wrapped up against the weather.
Technically this picture is superb too. The reduced format here of 790 pixels wide doesn't do it justice but, when viewed at its "native" size of 1500 pixels wide, the details and sharpness are stunning. Yet, try as I might, I was not convinced that I could recognise the photographer in the shiny bell of the nearer trumpet!
A lovely candid shot with good composition, perfect exposure and stunning details and clarity.
Oh, yes, and a fine workshop picture too!
holmertz (42815) 2014-03-20 14:32
It's quite a surprise to see you back here, but a pleasure. This is fairly typical of your street-shot style. I like how the musicians are facing opposite directions, probably producing a splendid stereo sound. The background is very strange but suits the composition perfectly. I had to do some googling to find out about the strange sounding bedroom tax. It seems peculiar and I don't think we have anything like it here, although we have a lot of taxes.
abmdsudi (44800) 2014-03-20 16:19
Lovely humanity subject and real charmers, you have made a great shot of this graceful gentlemen, whose mesmerising characters shine through and the intensity of concentration and passionate about their music. Such a classic street photo timely captured probably charmed the crowds no end, and the bg is quite something there. An honest image with cutting edge!
Wonderful shot, Congrats
ACL1978 (7511) 2014-03-20 17:31
Hello Bev - happy to see you back! I had an extended absence myself, but it's nice to fall right back into the pattern... very nice and evocative shot here, and I love the dual trumpets shown. The tiger backdrop makes for great texture in the BG, and certainly adds some character!
I also very much like your WS shot - I know that political pictures are not always easy to post here, but I would say it is certainly worthy of a main post rather than just a WS!
saxo042 (37594) 2014-03-20 17:44
Welcome back to TE! I follow you on FB, so I know you are out there, still taking pictures. But this is indeed an unusually good photo with these two trumpet players. They seem to merge together into one unit, with there instruments crossed and their eyes looking in crossing directions. You were also lucky to include this fantastic background. An incredibly sharp picture! I can blow up thee picture and watch all the details that are reflected in the bell too. I also enjoy that little detail of the way he fixed a leaking spit valve. This is the kind of picture I would have liked to take myself.
williewhistler (14791) 2014-03-21 15:04
seeing these guys all rugged up reminds me of just how cold that it was last March,what a difference a year makes.
This is lovely street scene full of action and interest with the colourful posters making a fine backdrop for the musicians.
Welcome back, kind regards Les.
SnapRJW (31617) 2014-03-22 0:10
Hello Bev - A super slice of street life with finely captured details and an interesting juxtaposition of the two musicians... fascinating that they both look and are turned in opposite directions.
Nice to see you back here, don't be a stranger!
rbassin (18973) 2014-03-22 11:53
une composition intéressante, bien cadrée avec en arrière plan la photo des tigres.
Bonne attitude des musiciens
subhendu_bagchi (25913) 2014-03-23 3:02
excellent shot here. I like how you portraid those two musicians with a nice and colourful background. Excellent depth and sharpness. Great photo quality. Tfs.
Cricri (108729) 2014-03-23 5:23
Belle scène des musiciens des rues, j'aime l'expression et la position des musiciens sur le regard du tigre :-), très joli arrière plan
Oceania (5070) 2014-03-27 6:59
These two men were playing so hard. The music must be very loud. The tigers at background are blurred (I know it's a photography style). But it's a nice addition to the picture.
mesutilgim (86688) 2014-04-13 11:31
Nice capture of this duo of Street musicians with good pov.
And at the back "big brother is watching" !
TSF and best regards
Royaldevon (31331) 2014-04-17 1:17
It is so lovely to see you posting again.
Retirement brings benefits and problems; one of the problems, as you noted, is that time goes so quickly! I suspect that we take a little longer doing things, too, without such harsh time pressures!
I'm glad that you are standing up for just causes, too! Well done!
This is a fine shallow dof shot.
The musicians are strongly placed and they have, symbolically, the strength of the tigers behind them!
I love the facial details!
Looking forward to seeing more from you,
wolf38 (31282) 2014-06-08 7:56
Hi Bev, musicians in full action. But what it all would be without the tiger in the background? All together gives the photo dynamics and strength. Really a good shot.
Best rgds, Wolfgang.
- Copyright: Bev Turner (Glint) (6171)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-03-30
- Categories: Daily Life, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Canon 550D
- Exposure: f/7.1, 1/80 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2014-03-20 13:41
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