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photoblog image My type of Jazz - Part 1

My type of Jazz - Part 1

One of my candid shot again. I saw this guy playing some nice melody on Constitution Avenue. He really looked like he loved what he was doing. This was taken in colored but being a jazz lover  I wanted to get this feel of the old 70's old school jazz and as you can guess the monochrome conversion did the trick. I will post the colored version tomorrow to reflect the new school.

My type of Jazz - Part 1

One of my candid shot again. I saw this guy playing some nice melody on Constitution Avenue. He really looked like he loved what he was doing. This was taken in colored but being a jazz lover  I wanted to get this feel of the old 70's old school jazz and as you can guess the monochrome conversion did the trick. I will post the colored version tomorrow to reflect the new school.

comments (25)

You got that prime lens haven't you? I can tell by the sharpness....I hate you!!!! I want your lens now!
Dotun Ayodeji: lol...I had to check and made sure I still had my lens! thanks Jide.
  • Abi
  • United Kingdom
  • 22 Nov 2006, 01:20
so what lens did you get then...come on share the info.
Dotun Ayodeji: Abi, its the Canon 85mm 1.2L USM, I have been using this for a while now and its worth the purchase.
  • Elsie
  • United States
  • 22 Nov 2006, 02:16
Lovely shot Dotun, you are extremely good at capturing these candid shots. Well done here smile
Dotun Ayodeji: Thanks Elsie.
  • Martin
  • United States
  • 22 Nov 2006, 04:25
He really does look like he is having fun. I like the way you framed the shot with enough room in the direction he is facing. The fact that there is nothing there emphasizes that he is focused on his music.
Dotun Ayodeji: Very nice Analysis, Thanks Martin.
  • cyane
  • France
  • 22 Nov 2006, 05:09
A nice and lively B&W portrait Dotun. He really seems to enjoy playing music. Good job !
  • Laurie
  • United States
  • 22 Nov 2006, 05:22
I really like this. It has a strong impact. Nice tones as well.
Dotun Ayodeji: Thanks Laurie.
so what lens is this...?
anyhow nice shot,
love his expression,seems like he's really having fun,
the PP works well here....
Dotun Ayodeji: Thanks its my primary lens for candid shots - Canon 85mm 1.2L USM
  • christophe
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 22 Nov 2006, 07:26
veery nice capture dotun. very sharp image as weel, nicely composed.
Dotun Ayodeji: Thanks Chris!
A nice portrait Dotun, he really seems to enjou playing music... Good job !
Dotun Ayodeji: Thanks for the comment, Florence.
  • dafredo
  • France
  • 22 Nov 2006, 09:34
Great one Dotun!!!
Dotun Ayodeji: Thank you!
  • Suby
  • Milton Keynes, UK
  • 22 Nov 2006, 10:32
Lovely shot, you stepping up your game big time bro.

Suby
Dotun Ayodeji: Thank Suby!
nice, really nice capture and good choice of b&w!
Dotun Ayodeji: Thank you very much!
  • Ginnie
  • United States
  • 22 Nov 2006, 10:55
Incredibly sharp details, Dotun, as everyone else has already said. Sure wish my B&W today came out so crisp! Great job.
Dotun Ayodeji: Thanks Ginnie!
  • rea
  • Switzerland
  • 22 Nov 2006, 12:02
Amazing Street shot!
I love musicians which play on the street and this guy looks so satisfied..
well done.
Dotun Ayodeji: Thanks Rea!
  • Yinca
  • Us of A
  • 22 Nov 2006, 13:37
Very sharp!!!! by the way, have a wonderful thanksgiving tomorrow.... gonna be chunking down on some turkey tommorow.... Happy Turkey Day!!!
Dotun Ayodeji: Thanks Yinka, have a happy thanksgiving!
  • Paul
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 22 Nov 2006, 14:41
great picture - the B&W treatment works well
Dotun Ayodeji: Thanks Paul!
Nice Bokeh!

Great capture of the artist, can almost hear him playing.
Dotun Ayodeji: he he....what song is he playing smile thanks Josie.
great moment...nice compositionsmile and i love his funky vest.
Dotun Ayodeji: yes, it does look funky, wait till you see his pants tomorrow.
  • Bavand
  • Iran
  • 22 Nov 2006, 21:07
Thats lovely!
Dotun Ayodeji: Thanks Bayand!
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 22 Nov 2006, 21:21
I like this shot big time. Have to check tomorrow.
Dotun Ayodeji: Thanks Louis!
  • chris p
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 22 Nov 2006, 22:21
A belter Dotun, like it smile
Dotun Ayodeji: Thanks Chris!
awesome candid. i like the b&w. good dof and great expression as well.
Sure it was jazz? The blues song "Ice Cream Man" comes to mind.
  • nev
  • Australia
  • 23 Nov 2006, 06:30
ok now we all want one of these lenses dotun. very nice capture
Gosh Dot! this is pin sharp.

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