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She's Got Soul


She's Got Soul
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Copyright: Sandy Garfinkel (messenger1) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 741 W: 39 N: 1513] (7055)
Genre: People
Medium: Black & White
Date Taken: 2011-07-31
Categories: Event, Decisive Moment, Friends/Family, Portrait
Camera: Canon EOS 50D, Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/400 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-08-02 3:55
Viewed: 1591
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is a dear old friend of mine, Shari Richards. She is a singer/guitarist and has been playing in the Pittsburgh scene for longer than either of us would care to remember. Incredibly soulful voice, and she can play a blues guitar with the best of them. Shari used to invite me to sit in and play harmonica with her anytime I could make it to a show, and I did it often. She dropped out of the music scene for a number of years and we lost touch, but she got the bug and began performing again recently. I found her performing at a wonderful outdoor venue on the grounds of a local vineyard. Before I got up to play a set with her, I naturally snapped off a few shots.

In PP: Selectively sharpened parts of her face, hair and jewelry, used skin smoothing on other parts of her face, converted to b&w with the channel mixer, added a vignette.

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Wow Sandy, a great story! I would have loved to hear her ... and you playing with her too.
A great shot... I know it can be kind of tricky shooting musicians, with the mics, and mic stands and other gear in the shot. But you've got a good perspective here. Love the reflection in her glasses. Well done.
Have a great week.
Trudy

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  • Juliet Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1250 W: 106 N: 2911] (22323)
  • [2011-08-02 7:33]

Hi Sandy,
Great story with a great photo. Love the choice of B&W as well as the expression caught. Nice strong details and I like the mirrored glasses giving another perspective. I'd imagine you have some nice summer shows in your area. Congrats to you... it's great that you reconnected. Julie

Hey Sandy , i did not know you played harmonica and you are good at playing it , wow and what a great story my friend , musicians are tied to their instruments forever and the fact that she dropped out of the music scene and bounced back performing again is an indication , like a drug running in your veins . You caught her nicely and she sure is a pretty lady , whatever you did processing her skin , it is soft and pure as is , love the reflection in her glasses too. Intimate moment captured before her audience , good one in B&w and tfs ,
Carol

An amazing shot where emotions do share a place, Sandy!

Like the mirror-reflections on her glasses and the focus you have maintained on her facial parts.
She has a friendly smile and on a live presentation by an artist the way you have frozen the moment (which is not that easy in such cases) is praiseworthy.

Great job!

Thanks and regards,
Paras

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