Well, the annual Edinburgh International Festival and its associated "Fringe" concluded last night after events which again saw record attendances and ticket sales which this year have passed £3million mark for the first time.
One of the highlights of central Edinburgh during Festival time is the amazing vibrancy of the city and the wonderful variety of street entertainers with magicians, human "statues", comedians and jugglers all vying for attention - as well as your money!
But amidst all this frenzy there are a few more serious entertainers. This pretty young girl was standing on a bollard outside St. Giles' Cathedral playing her violin most beautifully and I was totally enthralled. Whether it was her fine playing of Mozart or the fact that her beautiful blue eyes gazed at me so enchantingly through my viewfinder, I'm not sure. Probably a combination of both.
You can see a larger version of this photograph on "beta" TE here.
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jhm (153792) 2014-09-01 3:41
Technical perfect taken, what a lovely portrait, blue eyes and a lovely smile.
Your picture is very well of quality.
Excellent picture with a lovely composition.
Also sharpness and clarity are perfect done.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice week,
CLODO (34552) 2014-09-01 4:05
well John, I think you've been convinced by street photography now.
A lovely smile rewards you (and us), I like the way she is tilting her head and looking straight at you with her blue eyes matching her jean jacket. The violin bow is in the diagonal of the picture, giving some dynamism.
Good camera settings blurring the dark background.
I don't hear Mozart, but I am enchanted by her portrait.
Spyder (4) 2014-09-01 5:07
Aw, the Edinburgh "Fringe" & "Festival", over for another year. I worked, backstage, at the King's Theatre, for 25 years, and we had some memorable Festival shows. It is certainly a vibrant time of year in Scotland's capital.
Your image title is spot on, what a sweetheart she is. Great catch, and thanks for sharing.
berek (50504) 2014-09-01 8:34
Portrait of a very successful.Colors, sharpness and composition are superb. The positive smile so remarkable and of course very cute model.
have a nice week.
holmertz (53590) 2014-09-01 10:31
Judging from your note she played as nicely as she looks. I hope she was well rewarded for smiling at you (and us) so beautifully. She also dressed very properly for a colour photo. As many times before I appeciate how tightly you have cropped this photo. Everything is inside the frame within a tiny margin, all unnecessary details are excluded.
Silvio1953 (144514) 2014-09-01 12:08
Ciao John, great portrait of lovely musician, nice expression, fine details, wonderful colors, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
carlo62 (49299) 2014-09-01 13:57
bello scatto e bella ragazza, mi piace la sua naturalezza, una naturalezza che va dal trucco fino alla sua posa.
Eccellente qualità, la sua figura ha una grande nitidezza, mentre lo sfondo risulta perfettamente fuori fuoco.
emka (98894) 2014-09-01 23:30
Hello John, You had a lot of fun during this festival and I am sure many beautiful photos. Charming violinist, I wonder what she played. Nice portrait of this smiling girl and in attractive red dress. Lovely shot.
WArm regrads MAlgo
jjcordier (79297) 2014-09-01 23:32
Un portrait de belle qualité de cette musicienne de rue souriante aux jolis yeux.
annjackman (21899) 2014-09-02 0:25
You wonderful pictures of the Edinburgh festival make me want to make the effort to go one year soon. The performers seem only too happy to have their photo taken. Another superb portrait where you have really engaged with the woman as she seems to be looking right at you. The DOF is perfect and the exposure and sharpness spot on. Love it!
Kind Regards, Ann
williewhistler (16398) 2014-09-02 4:37
such an attractive,very natural portrait,the young lady is a natural performer judging by her happy smile and direct gaze.
Technically superb being perfectly exposed and pin sharp where needed, against a blurred background it`s a fine piece of street photography.
A lovely,lovely shot.
Best regards Les.
Nicou (143238) 2014-09-02 8:49
quels beaux yeux bleus superbe quel portrait de cette gracieuse violoniste en robe rouge à petits point superbe captage et image.
Bravo et amitié
delpeoples (58356) 2014-09-02 19:51
What a pity we can't hear her beautiful music, but we can certainly appreciate her beautiful blue eyes and peaches and cream complexion, thanks to your excellent photograph. Her blue denim jacket matches her eyes and contrasts so nicely with the red polka-dot dress. You really achieved an impressive definition and sharpness, something I always admire in Andre and Abmdsudi's portraiture. Superb eye contact too, she looks like she's about to say something to you.
A delightful photo, superbly realised.
wolf38 (31296) 2014-09-02 23:57
Hello John. What a great portrait of this musician. Composition, light and colors are best. More instructive text. Overall, a great contribution to TE.
COSTANTINO (65822) 2014-09-03 14:33
Hello dear friend
reetings for this marvelous capture of
the young lady so alive so pretty
I have the feeling of being into
the framing talking to her
a lovely smile for all of us and this
violin so attractive for those who love the music
- Copyright: John Cannon (tyro) (25338)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-08-05
- Categories: Festivals, Event, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II, Canon 24-70mm f/2.8L USM, Hoya 77mm Pro1D UV(0)
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/320 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-09-01 3:23