Tom Cat Courtney, captured playing and singing the Blues at the Adams Avenue Roots & Folk Festival, got his start as a tap dancer with T-Bone Walker in the 1940's. You can try to compute his age, but, I can tell you that I've seen him perform over the last 10 or 15 years and he doesn't seem to get any older. He plays a very active schedule in the local clubs. He invited a woman that he knew from the audience to come up and sing. His music seems to make people want to dance.
The performance was in the daylight showing through a tent of green shade-cloth which cast a greenhue over everything. I tried everything i could think of to get the greenish hue off his arms. Adjusted levels,, sharpened, onverted to jpeg,cropped and resized for web.
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plimrn (21344) 2006-04-25 11:10
Your compo captures well how much this fellow loves the blues. I also like the singer in the workshop and the couple dancing in spite of the drag of the wheelchair. It adds a lot to showing the total picture of the scene.
Dionysos (1234) 2006-04-25 11:23
I like it very much. Yellow-red contrast adds a great value to the photo.
Most of photographers usually cannot find subjects from their own daily life. But we see here a good example.
- Copyright: Larry Carolan (lcarolan) (948)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-04-23
- Categories: Festivals
- Camera: Nikon D50, Tamron XR 18/200 f/3.5-6.3 Di II CA
- Exposure: f/5.0, 1/125 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): Jazz Is [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2006-04-25 1:49