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Banana tradition

Banana tradition
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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: 2014-01-05
Categories: Portrait
Camera: Mamiya Leaf, Secor 80mm F2.8
Exposure: f/8, 1/125 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-01-13 10:54
Viewed: 927
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This portrait of Banana is a more traditional "old time" photo of a man who has over 50 years in the music business and who plays vintage stringed instruments. His Bluegrass style is known around the world.

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To thompswk: Banana Traditionrminkow 1 01-13 16:09
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Hello Roger,

Hope you are well. Please accept New Year's greeting from Pakistan. I did not know Grandpa Banana till I saw your photo and it was quite a revelation. I am very much into the rock and blues music scene of US but not the Bluegrass in the strict sense.Through you I have just heard his 'Love-Is-A-Five_Word' on his site, played Dobro perhaps..... enjoyed.
This is a marvellous shot of the man and what a privilege! I am impressed!He holds his Gibson and I know how well Billy Gibbons play it...ZZ Top and others.
Thanks a lot for sharing history through your wondrous photograph and nice to know you, man.Take care,

warm regards/Abid

Hi Roger,
Excellent portrait shot.
Very well done.
Best regards,

Hi Roger,
Another black and white masterpiece. What was your light source and how many?


Hi Roger, Another great portrait of Banana holding his valuable Gibson guitar. Very artistic. Best regards

Hi Roger,
A very successful monochrome portrait.Facial expression accentuating his confidence and friendly smile.Strong contrast bringing out immaculate details, well taken.

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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2953 W: 139 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2014-01-14 0:52]

Hi Roger,
Another fine portrait of 'Banana' this time in B&W.
Very fine details especially in the snow white curly hair.
Very sharp face features.
Well done.

Francis Xavier

Awesome portrait! Good lighting and sharp details with good contrast. Very well done, tfs.

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  • lavan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 710 W: 2 N: 153] (4208)
  • [2014-01-15 1:47]

nice composition
good details and lighting
great use of b.w

Ola Roger
we have Banana in a classic pose with your magic light as alwyays.
He looks again a singular man full of good stories to tell .
um abrašo

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  • suzley Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1833 W: 317 N: 3045] (23928)
  • [2014-01-21 1:02]

Such an unusual hair style that draws the eye.


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