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Paging Mr. Trombone Player
Paging Mr. Trombone Player
BAMartin


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Challenge: Free Study 2007-12 (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Canon EOS-10D
Lens: Canon EF 28-135mm F/3.5-5.6 IS USM
Location: APS Light Parade
Date: Dec 8, 2007
Aperture: f 5.5
ISO: 1600
Shutter: 1/15
Date Uploaded: Dec 9, 2007

Just a little slice of life. I love being in the right place at the right time.

Statistics
Place: 409 out of 429
Avg (all users): 4.3913
Avg (commenters): 4.4000
Avg (participants): 4.2600
Avg (non-participants): 4.6066
Views since voting: 603
Views during voting: 235
Votes: 161
Comments: 18
Favorites: 0


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01/08/2008 11:46:16 PM
Great capture of the moment, however photojournalistic shots like this one rarely score high on DPC.
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01/08/2008 07:34:44 PM
I like the moment of capture, but the technicals brought it down for me ... in particular, I thought the main subject was too dark in comparison to the tuba (trombone!) players in the far background. A tighter focus or crop on just him and the guy behind him might have fixed that, and also eliminated some of the dead space and distracting elements on the left. With just those two subjects you have a nice tight composition, and a great juxtposition between the guy madly texting on his phone and the other emphatically oom pah pah ing on his horn.
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01/08/2008 06:37:14 PM
A really nice festive shot and I like the fact that amidst all the noise and action someone found the necessity to make a text call (actually let me change that comment...I despair of the fact that he made the text but I love the fact that you captured it)

A super slice of life shot
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01/08/2008 05:28:12 PM
The guy with the phone is a bit dark and a general feeling of confusion but cool capture anyway. :)
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01/08/2008 04:00:43 PM
nice capture of a moement. It's a bit dark for me overall.
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01/08/2008 02:38:36 PM
Love the tones and the shapes going on in the frame. I also think the moment is great. Probably slightly different framing/comp would have propelled this photo further, but the content of the image itself is excellent.
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01/08/2008 11:17:44 AM
Gave this a 4. Really busy, the guy with the pager seems to be the subject, at least according to your title, but he is in the shadow and not quite in focus. I am really picky about things not being in focus.
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01/08/2008 11:15:03 AM
i gave this a 5 i guess i just didn't get it when i voted
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01/08/2008 10:56:22 AM
Barbara
I really like this - the lighting so subdued yet warm and inviting, the story of the tuba player waiting for the performance/ rehearsal, and the sousaphones in the background to frame the scene, all works really well together.

If I were to vote, I would have likely been a bit annoyed that you were looking for a trombone player rather than another tuba - because this looks a heck of a lot like a Tuba Christmas gig - NO TROMBONES ALLOWED!!!! LOL

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01/08/2008 08:24:58 AM
I agree with you about being in the right place at the right time. I love to catch a moment like you did here. I think this should have scored much higher.
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01/08/2008 07:31:04 AM
just a observation but that guy haas a tuba in front of him and not a trombone. Isn't he a tuba player??
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01/08/2008 02:14:52 AM
This makes me giggle! Great timing on the capture.
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01/08/2008 02:12:31 AM
Well I was one of your two 7s. I quite liked the moment. I think (and I've said this before) that we get so wrapped up in the beautifully crafted photograph here that we miss way too many moments. Technically, it could do with something to isolate your subject a bit better, or at least bring him out more. But I kinda like finding him without being shown.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/06/2008 11:49:17 AM
...who is checking his text message which says "Don't move for a second" LOL
Nice story :)
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01/04/2008 09:32:49 PM
Since the musician whose instrument is on the ground seems to be your subject, I might have tried to dodge & burn this image to make him more of a focal point.
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01/01/2008 07:20:27 PM
Very nice busy composition. The shadows on the people in the foreground are a little overpowering.
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01/01/2008 05:39:24 PM
Saturation a pinch too high. And the shadows need opened up a bit.
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01/01/2008 06:34:43 AM
Well spotted moment but it good do with some dodge and burn.
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