Canon 5D Mark II f1.4 50mm lens f1.8@ 1/180th ISO 5000 handheld: Guitar Bob at Ellis Square, Savannah, Ga.
WOW! ISO 5000! (Where’s the noise, lol?)
Since Bob always seems to wear that hat, it’s nice that you shot low to get up under it and get some light into his eyes. His red bandana makes for a nice pop of warmth and brightness (of color) in the otherwise mostly cool composition. Of course, I think Bob is “cool,” too.
I think that those bright lights in the left distance seem to balance with the out of focus head and tuning knobs of the guitar.
Thank you for being here. I am still amazed myself at how beautifully the 5D Mark II performs at 5000 ISO. Big thank you to Bob for all of the great energy he shares with others during the course of his life…..Craig
I must echo Flo’s comments on this delightful image of Bob who has become a friend of mine in Savannah, thanks to your introduction. He has that impish expression which always makes me smile and feel good about being around him. There is great lighting in this picture and, like Flo, the low to high POV works so well with Bob since he wears that straw hat most of the time. And there is a very comfortable balance between the lights in the distance and the out of focus end of the guitar in the foreground. Bob is so proud of his hand-painted guitar and so it is fun to see him playing it in this picture.
Thanks Wes… Guitar Bob is the man ….. whenever I do my daily walk in Savannah and he is not in Wright Square I miss him. In a world gone mad where people are enslaved to the point that they are too afraid to even take their vacation time and where it is illegal now in most cities in the U.S. to lay down on a park bench (slaves indeed) it does my soul a lot of good to see the value that Guitar Bob brings by just being himself. He could teach all of us a lesson about being if we weren’t so busy doing, judging, and marching in lockstep to the drum beat of consumerism and “productivity”.
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