Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Day 90 of 365


There are some incredibly talented musicians that play at the local Farmer's Market. This young lady was playing some very nice music but unfortunately was in kind of a noisy area so was getting drowned out. I was first drawn in by the harp itself with all its curves but then found myself watching the hands and fingers. I dropped a tip into her bag and asked if I could take her photo. The photo is kind of tight but I really wanted to focus mostly on the hands but still bring in some of the curves of the harp, while also trying not to get knocked over by mostly unobservant people walking through the market. Unlike the last time I took a photo of a street performer I remembered to check my white balance setting so this one doesn't have a blue cast.

I think the hardest type of photography I've encountered is street photography. I just can't bring myself to take pictures of people I don't know. There are all kinds of interesting people walking the streets at the market but I feel weird about asking them if I can take their picture, and even weirder just doing it without them knowing. Maybe it's because I stand out in a crowd and can't just blend in with everyone else and take photos ninja style. Hmm...ninja style...that may work.
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