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    All that Jazz

    E-P1 with the kit lens:


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    Re: All that Jazz

    All that Jazz...

    I like this image a lot. But the one thing that bothers me is how centred the musician's face is to the frame. While the bass on the left adds context and the reflection of the windows of the older building are interesting, I might experiment with cropping in from the left and down from the top.
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    You're right. There was a huge crowd and I couldn't find a spot to frame it properly. The kit lens felt a little short also. But I have the feeling that if I've moved the camera a bit to the right I could have made a better shot.
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    Re: All that Jazz

    One doesn't always have the luxury of the best angle. I guess that might be one time that an articulated LCD screen could come in handy. Nonetheless, I like the series, with the first shot (cropped - ) being my favourite.
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    Re: All that Jazz

    Rafa,
    The 1st image works for many reasons......
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    Re: All that Jazz

    Quote Originally Posted by Streetshooter View Post
    Rafa,
    The 1st image works for many reasons......
    Don
    I hate to keep agreeing with you, but I thought the same thing. Next time, I'll get in first.

    Centering the subject works if you offset properly on either side, which Rafa has done successfully here.

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    Re: All that Jazz

    Thanks, guys. One thing that really caught my eye was that there was a certain sadness about the trumpet player.

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    Quote Originally Posted by woodmancy View Post
    Centering the subject works if you offset properly on either side, which Rafa has done successfully here.
    I agree, the first image is very good. The trumpet player's face shows a lot of concentrated emotion, and putting it squarely in the centre emphasises this. It's so powerful it hurts. It makes me feel uneasy, but that's just the quality of the photo: changing it would weaken it.

    Great photo.


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    Re: All that Jazz

    I know these are my photos and one should let the image talk by it self, but when I look into the trumpet players' face I can really imagine him thinking that he has been in this game for a long time to be playing in the streets for a bunch of tourists who know nothing about jazz, that it's all about music, that this night he would go home to his lonely apartment and look at his own old pictures. I find it very melancholic.

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