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Copyright: Roger Minkow (rminkow) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3397 W: 189 N: 7476] (34772)
Genre: People
Medium: Black & White
Date Taken: 2012-05-11
Categories: Humorous
Camera: Canon 5DII, 85mm f/1.2 L
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/1600 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-05-12 6:09
Viewed: 1118
Points: 16
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In Sausalito yesterday this man was playing the guitar and singing with his little companion perched on his lap or his guitar. His musical talent was not quit up to the task but the two of them made a nice pair and have undoubtedly been through a lot of hard times over the years.

The sun was directly overhead and strong but the high dynamic range of tones made for a nice contrasty black and white photograph.

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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2012-05-12 6:27]

Hi Roger,
A lovely moment you captured here with this guitar player holding his tiny dog on the guitar!
Good contrast and perfect light management. I know how hard it was to obtain good exposure on his moustache!
A funny shot! Thanks for sharing.
My best regards,

Francis Xavier

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  • Saba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1474 W: 0 N: 4177] (21534)
  • [2012-05-12 6:44]

Hello Roger :)

Haha! They are even similar to themselves!

Splendid, original portrait, unique formulation.
Perfect realization, very showy...congratulations!

With best wishes.

Hi Roger, nice colleagues dog and guitar player. Good contrast and light. nice composition and good work. TFS

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2012-05-12 9:27]


Quelle compo e tiamge superbe ce musicien et sa belle moustache quel beua châpeau superbe et son compangpn avec le lunettes de soleil quelle compo et iamge sueprbe.

Bravo et amitié


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  • brech Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 539 W: 135 N: 1111] (3045)
  • [2012-05-12 10:28]

A great human interest street portrait that is rendered here nicely under what can be difficult midday high angle light. Well balanced exposure, a humorous composition.


Good capture and composition. And I think with the sun overhead made this for a better B&W, it gave you a good contrast. Very well done, tfs.

Hello Roger, the lighting overhead has created an excellent contrast; it is so 3 dimensional.
The textures of all the different elements are very clear.
I like the reflecion in the man's sunglasses,imo it adds to the shot.
Tfs, regards Jean.

Stupenda...great scene...Love the B/w choice,
so cool. so funny...so fresh---
um abraço

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