Canon 5D Mark II f1.4 50mm lens f2.0@1/250th ISO 1600 hanheld: Marion playing the flute in Johnson Square
Always great to see images of Marion. I missed seeing him on my last visit. Love the point of view from sort of the back side of Marion. To my eye, the bokeh in the background resembles notes coming from the flute and helps to separate Marion as the major subject. Marion’s gold shirt at the lower left is echoed again in the colors in the upper right of the picture, even if not of the same hue. I also like the way the flute forms a nice diagonal through the image from the lower right all the way to the upper left. Beautiful colors throughout the image.
Thank you for being here and thank you for the kind words about this shot. As a photographer I am heavily motivated by color…. I was walking with Luther (the Doberman Pincer) down to River Street when I saw Marion wearing his orange shirt. One of my favorite things about this shot is the idea of dynamic proportion of color….I love how the very small but intense spot of red (which is a shirt of tourist walking through Johnson Square) helps to balance the intense color of Marion’s shirt and how it also helps to balance all of the intense greens in the shot.
Marion is always such a welcoming presense whether I am shooting or not. A big thank you goes out to him for his music, his kindness and openness, and all of the times he has generously “modeled” for both myself and my workshop participants. Hard to imagine walking in the north central end of the historic district without hearing Marion’s flute and sax……Craig
Craig, I think this image illustrates a point you tried to make when you taught the first Composition workshop. The dynamic proportions of colors. And this was and still is a hard concept for me to get into my images. Even tho others taking that workshop seemed to be able to make images that illustrated this concept very well.
So thanks for yet again showing (me) what is possible with this concept.
Thank you Flo for being here and for all of your support….greatly appreciated!
Visual music. Just gorgeous.
Thank you April!
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