Sometimes a picture is all about composition and layering and this is just one of those pictures. The face on the left perfectly framing the person on the right. The shadow of the bass completing the thought of the picture â€“ the image almost lets me hear the music being played.
The big wide [lens] vertical, usually something that makes me cringe, here works well with the subject in his over-the-top saxophone stance. The checkered tiles on the floor and squares on the ceiling are like the bread holding together one big cheesy saxophone laden wedding reception cheeseburger. Yum!
Perhaps one of the â€œsimplestâ€ images I awarded in this contest but the sheer simplicity is what made this image work. Just the isolation of the face â€“ the bow placed perfectly in the face â€“ composition it is a bit too center for me.
Pros: The interaction and especially the facial expressions on both sides of this musical meeting are what make it work. Cons: Too much space at the top and the excessive wide angle is squishing the singer's head.
The appearance of shared intensity/affection/interest is what makes this work along with the wide number of people. The white pillar right in the middle draws attention away from the main interaction between folks
Although it might seem that this image could be improved by getting in closer to the saxophonist, I think the presence of the guitar and the drummer makes a pleasing composition that gives a more complete picture of the band.
The musician's expression and the audience's gesture of hands up make this worth looking at for a good while. The far right, lower corner out of focus object, the self consciousness of most subjects and the uninteresting light quality all diminish this a bit
Although the composition is a little looser than I'd like ideally, I like this moment. I especially like the fact that the photographer was tuned into a moment that was far away from the main action. This is a great example of looking for and finding images that are on the periphery of the event
Good thinking on the photographer to use an unusual angle and a long lens to tell the story. The empty white space to the right of the bride really hurts. Being a bit lower would have reduced or eliminated the bright spot in the upper left, the out of focus bit of harp.
The moment is good and the composition works for me as well but technically the image has some issues. A cluttered but still controlled background. Seems to have a ton of grain in the image. Butâ€¦ Ahhh, the moment.
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