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The Jazzman

Canon EOS REBEL XT 1/250 second F/7.1 ISO 400 75 mm


"The moment always dictates in my work. What I feel, I do. This is the most important thing for me. Everybody can look, but they don't necessarily see. I never calculate or consider; I see a situation and I know that it's right, even if I have to go back to get the proper lighting."
~ Andre Kertesz

365 from namur, Belgium

Picture very well composed with the spectator on the left and on the right three musicians. Good contrast between the white jacket and the black shirt. Excellent black and white treatment which was required here.

6 Sep 2013 5:33am

@365: stop on the spectator ...the rest is just good contrasting setup :)

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

I like it very much, great shot and b/w. I'll send it to my Facebook, if you don't mind :)

6 Sep 2013 6:11am

@Paco Díaz: thx Paco. I have this image on FB in my 'BW Photography' album. I'll find you there and send a friend request !

PATRICK from miramas, France

excellent 5***

6 Sep 2013 6:23am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Excellent PoV and processing

6 Sep 2013 6:38am

Ellebelle from Mosquito Town, Netherlands

Wonderful pov ......... like I'm in the audience!

6 Sep 2013 6:45am

Tomek from Poznań, Poland

I love this frame. Superb B&W.

6 Sep 2013 7:01am

jean pierre from paris, France

superbe noir et blanc d'ambiance!! amitiés

6 Sep 2013 7:33am

Sam from Chennai, India

Great shot. Wonderful frame. love it. :)

6 Sep 2013 10:45am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Hello Mariana, this is my facebook address:
See you in FB

6 Sep 2013 10:57am

@Paco Díaz: i already sent you a friend request . check it out ;)

amir jafari from Tehran, Iran

Nice composition and contrast of black and white

6 Sep 2013 11:30am

Jean-Luc T. from Juignac, France

Belle attitude du spectateur qui semble mettre sa main en porte-voix pour crier sur le rythme du jazz " yehaaa!"

6 Sep 2013 11:32am

@Jean-Luc T.: thx. your image today is fabulous - the best of the day !

gerard1948 from Somewhere on earth, Spain

Excellent Black and White, the framing is fatastique. A very good photo, I like a lot.
Have a good weekend.

6 Sep 2013 11:56am

gerard1948 from Somewhere on earth, Spain


6 Sep 2013 11:58am

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

Super, looks like you hang-out in some pretty groovy places:)

6 Sep 2013 12:04pm

@J.R.: Waterloo square, downtown. A free jazz festival each summer; a great entertainment for us who cannot afford a ticket for the theater ! every kind of people you can meet here ....

Devi from Chennai, India

Wonderful frame and the B&W has captured the mood beautifully!!!

6 Sep 2013 12:05pm

Jacques Brassard from Quebec, Canada

Nice capture
I like this b & w ......
Your photos alwaws good

6 Sep 2013 12:25pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

A wonderful B&W image Mariana! It's intimate feel gives me the impression that I am standing there in the crowd! Well done! ;-)

6 Sep 2013 12:31pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

An interestingly-composed shot as if experiencing the jazz festival through the gentleman! Beautiful tones and contrasts as well.

6 Sep 2013 1:57pm

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Splendid framing... You can really feel the music.

6 Sep 2013 1:59pm

Lena from San Francisco, United States

Great B/w, nice composition.

6 Sep 2013 2:01pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

A superb composition with the man in foreground !

6 Sep 2013 2:57pm

Melocoton from Spain

great moment, great shot, great.......mary......................maodus unmistakably, bravo .

6 Sep 2013 4:10pm

Eric C. from Un peu partout, France

Great shot frame & treatement !

6 Sep 2013 4:29pm

tce76 from Saint Laurent de Brèvedent, France

Excellente composition avec une belle gestion de la profondeur de champ .
Le N&B rappelle bien le coté rétro.

6 Sep 2013 4:41pm

Olivier from Manage, Belgium

So very good!

6 Sep 2013 4:54pm

franz from Baden, Austria

superb dof and angle and content and tonality and .... i love it !

6 Sep 2013 7:44pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Such a great shot with the audience member taking up a third of the frame. Really well done.

6 Sep 2013 9:15pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

I love how this is composed. I feel like I am a member of the audience. Beautiful b&w!

6 Sep 2013 9:19pm

Hossein Saharnaz from Ahvaz, Iran


6 Sep 2013 11:23pm

Mirjam from Kyiv, Ukraine

The feeling of music is there. Very nice compo. Bravo!

6 Sep 2013 11:48pm

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Your way of BW is suitable for Jazz !

7 Sep 2013 2:05am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quel vue de ces trois musiciens avec celui de dos merveilleux.
Merci beaucoup et bonne journée

7 Sep 2013 3:46am

indrajit from kankavli, India

wonderful mood captured !

7 Sep 2013 5:28am

Monik from PARIS, France

Excellent N&B au cadrage idéal. Bravissimo. Spotlight pour moi! :-)

7 Sep 2013 7:43am

Gérard from Saint Cyr sur Loire, France

Un cadrage comme j.aime avec un premier plan qui participe a l'événement

7 Sep 2013 8:04am

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

great framing and atmosphere ! I'm in the mood for jazz )) we also have a free jazz festival each summer in my city with an american jazzman Brian Carter, love it !

7 Sep 2013 8:09am

Kyu from Kyoto, Japan

It's really a nice image in B&W. As if I'm seeing the jazzmen from the position of the man with a cap.

8 Sep 2013 1:06pm

@Kyu: hopefully without digging a nose:)

rian from vestavia hills, United States

nice work including the audience in this shot.

24 Sep 2013 2:09pm

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1/250 second
ISO 400
75 mm