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Life and People 2

He played really well...it was nice listening to him. I was his only audience as I took several shots of him of course, lol. As  I walked away I wondered if he played there everyday, what his life was like, If he was happy, did he find solace in his music.............I wonder about people sometimes.

Life and People 2

He played really well...it was nice listening to him. I was his only audience as I took several shots of him of course, lol. As  I walked away I wondered if he played there everyday, what his life was like, If he was happy, did he find solace in his music.............I wonder about people sometimes.

comments (17)

I think this is the best picture you have posted. He has a harsh, almost metallic quality which I really like. Well done Ada
Ada Emihe: awww..Thank you so much Bill..means alot that you likey. I'm glad I was able to get my message across..."metallic feel"
  • Fotografa
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 22 Jul 2008, 08:41
Lots of contrast, drama, depth, texture and detail.
Just need to try and keep some detail in ur shadow and highlight areas. eg The beer bottle and inside of the sax case are essential bits of the image, but u've clipped the shadow (completely black) and highlight (blob of or glowing white)areas and lost all detail.
Apart from the above comments, it's still a brilliant image capture and PP. Nice one smile smile
Ada Emihe: Thanks Fotografa. Got ya..I had a certain feel I was going for. I didn't really want the inside of the case showing, and that's not a beer bottle. It was some empty peanut can..I had to mask it in some way.
Interesting how some on SC are so drawn to portraits - I like them too, but I'm usually too shy to take them. I like this a lot - rather dark and contrasty which makes it seem quite urban and gritty. Bill is right about the harsh metallic quality - in the face as much as in the sax.
Ada Emihe: I dare you to do a potrait Ian...and I am waiting for it. No matter how long it takes you..I DARE YOU......Thanks for liking the image Sir..
  • VZ
  • United States
  • 22 Jul 2008, 14:38
In your rendition he looks like a bronze sculpture. I think you gave him a bit of a harsh treatment. Otherwise, I like it a lot. Much of the jazz music is dark and lonesome, so I guess you got the essence of it, if that is what you had in mind.
Z
Ada Emihe: He had really great features....I had to do him justice...I am thinking of giving this to him...
I was actually going for a dramatic look..cause everything else around him looked dead and boring. Thanks for liking wink VZ..
I agree with Bill Phillips about the metallic look, Ada. Great picture.
Ada Emihe: Thanks so much Chad. I love your Archive...you have fun with this here photography and I love that....
  • tim
  • leeds uk
  • 22 Jul 2008, 18:39
wow thats some conversion Ada, stunning work straight into my likeys. Hope you left a big tipsmile.
Ada Emihe: awwww..thank you much Tim..I am honored that this is a likey for you and Bill..
  • Padraig
  • United Kingdom
  • 23 Jul 2008, 09:41
really nice image, like the conversion, you've portrayed a real sort of downtroddon but not beaten feel to this, and me too I like the metallicy effect
Ada Emihe: thank you much Padraig..so sorry I am replying so late,,,been away.. How are you?
  • Babz
  • Nigeria
  • 24 Jul 2008, 20:23
Hmnn... Lovely work here Ada. Almost feels like he's a sculpture... Real good job and well captured moment. Doing exploits alreadygrin
Ada Emihe: Thank you kind sir...I will say in my language "Chukwu gozie gi" which means; God bless you.
Really amazing processing ... I'll pop into your blog when I can

richard
Ada Emihe: Thank you...I know who you are..lol...wink..
I really like your conversion.
Ada Emihe: Thank you Bridge...
  • Mal
  • United Kingdom
  • 30 Jul 2008, 06:36
gritty street portrait, his expression tells a great story. mal
Ada Emihe: Thank you so much Mal...I can't believe I didn't reply this comment. So sorry about that..
  • SuRi
  • United States
  • 9 Aug 2008, 13:46
It does make you wonder about his life. You captured this so nicely, the crispness adds to the feeling of a 'hard' life.
Ada Emihe: Thank you so much Suri...He played really well, and I wondered if he played for a living somewhere grin
This one is just
Wow
Well done Ade... Nice process, great subject.
Just looking at the image, I can almost hear the Acoustics mellifluously floating out of that tunnel. That's a bad asre picture when it can speak like that. Ada your tooooo much girl
Just looking at the image, I can almost hear the Acoustics mellifluously floating out of that tunnel. That's a bad asre picture when it can speak like that. Ada your tooooo much girl
Just looking at the image, I can almost hear the Acoustics mellifluously floating out of that tunnel. That's a bad asre picture when it can speak like that. Ada your tooooo much girl

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