“Mr. Williams Plays the Blues”

Canon 5D Mark II f1.4 50mm lens ISO 5000 F1.4@ 1/350th handheld

This entry was written by Craig , posted on Thursday November 03 2011at 03:11 pm , filed under Black and White, Chiaroscuro, Night Photography, People, Savannah, Street Portraits . Bookmark the permalink . Post a comment below or leave a trackback: Trackback URL.

2 Responses to ““Mr. Williams Plays the Blues””

  • wnor says:

    Great image of Mr. Williams, Craig. I really love the lighting on the right side of his face and the details in the shadows. The background bokeh is also very nice. I also like the animation that is suggested in his hands.


  • tonebytone says:

    Craig, the light that hits both sides of his face is wonderful. And the catchlights show up in his eyes. At first I wondered why you didn’t remove that blown-out background light oval just above his hand at the left. But then I realized that if that were removed, then the other background light shapes would assume too much “gravity and pull one’s attention away from the subject’s eyes, which are much darker in tone.

    This is one image that doesn’t need color! Thanks again for introducing me to shooting in B&W during your October Composition workshop. :-)

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