Music on the street

Posted by on Jul 28, 2016 in Photos | 7 Comments

During my travels, as anybody else who travel bigger cities, I stumble onto many musicians playing their instruments in the public streets. This music on the street is often very pleasant and sometimes surprising. We are used to listening music on our electronic devices. Not many of us can afford high prices of concerts or festivals too often.

Therefore when I meet somebody playing well on the street I usually listen for little longer. Quite often it is rather low-quality performance and not interesting songs. What I do not like very much are those who combine their performance (if any) with background music.

This musician

However, this guy was playing with his whole body and his instrument. He played interesting tunes and sound he produced was very good. Also, the spot where he did his performance was great. I have decided to create an image, which can possibly show you, his dynamic and deep music. I may even say, very dramatic and gentle at the same time.

 

A musician

7 Comments

  1. andrej
    Thu, 28. July , 2016

    Nice photo. The light is great.

    This looks like Limbo game https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Limbo_(video_game) character to me http://ichigopaul23.deviantart.com/art/My-Limbo-Wallpaper-364369944

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    • Richard Vanek
      Thu, 28. July , 2016

      I didn’t know this game. I love the drama of its drawings.

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      • andrej
        Thu, 28. July , 2016

        I bought this at HumbleBundle for few euros few years ago.

        The guy is wandering through maze of traps and puzzles. He will die for 1000x times, the only stress is that you have no idea how to solve another puzzle.
        Limbo intro video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u29w8UyL1xg
        If you like the scenery, it’s all animated in that dark dream-like BW mood.

        Btw the Limbo authors created sequel (Inside) which is stuinning. Watch the famous Shockwave demo from GDC2016 https://youtu.be/j2iXdCbRD1w

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  2. JPH
    Thu, 28. July , 2016

    Great street image, Richard… and you know I am a sucker for dramatic lighting… that it fell just right upon the gentleman made it perfect for you!

    And it looks like you cleaned it up, from that original version you posted on Twitter a day or so ago… then you had the vignette too strong that it clearly stood out… now everything is perfectly balanced and looks good… Good shot and job!

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    • Richard Vanek
      Fri, 29. July , 2016

      Jeff, interesting comment and comparison on this image and the one I sent on twitter a few days ago. The one on twitter is straight from the camera. This one is worked on.

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  3. JPH
    Fri, 29. July , 2016

    Really? Wow, that is interesting… what the heck lens has that prominent of a vignette to it? One of my lenses is like that too, I noticed from the portraiture shoot I did at the beginning of the month… I think it was my 105mm, that has quite a vignette to it… at least when I would go into Lightroom and do the ‘Enable Lens Correction’ or whatever it is called, with it, it seemed all around the edges it would lighten, well into the center of the frame… but again, not as strong as that one I remember it being from your’s. Interesting.

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    • Richard Vanek
      Fri, 29. July , 2016

      Jeff I do not think that this lens has any particularly strong vignette. I exposed the image on the light spot in front of the player. That mean that rest of the image, especially the corners in the dark has been underexposes heavily.

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