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My type of Jazz - Part 2

Ok this is a flavor of yesterdays shot with a slight shift in composition. This one looks like something you can see on the streets these days. Funny I still remember some of the nice tunes he played from Jazz legend Groover Washington Junior.
Have a happy thanksgiving!

My type of Jazz - Part 2

Ok this is a flavor of yesterdays shot with a slight shift in composition. This one looks like something you can see on the streets these days. Funny I still remember some of the nice tunes he played from Jazz legend Groover Washington Junior.
Have a happy thanksgiving!

comments (24)

  • Mal
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 23 Nov 2006, 01:17
I know your archive Dee! This has just bust it's way to the top! Perfect. Mal
Dotun Ayodeji: Thanks Mal!
  • shiv
  • India
  • 23 Nov 2006, 04:35
fantastic shot,
this composition works better than the previous one for me..
like the PP also,
the colours are nice and warm...
Dotun Ayodeji: Thanks Shiv, I agree with you on the compositon.
wow! i'm impressionned. this is one of the most beautiful natural portrait i ever seen.
Dotun Ayodeji: I feel very humbled!..thank you
  • nev
  • Australia
  • 23 Nov 2006, 06:32
i think this is even better than yesterdays. great work dotun
Dotun Ayodeji: Thanks Nev!
  • sk
  • United Kingdom
  • 23 Nov 2006, 06:46
very nice shot, nicely composed with a good moment caught. did u use hdr?
Dotun Ayodeji: Thanks Asiko, I did not use HDR only levels and USM
  • E Etomi
  • My new office
  • 23 Nov 2006, 09:02
Love the lighting on this Dotun. top marks
Dotun Ayodeji: Thanks Enimen
Dotun, what's happened to the lighting here? Is this as a result of the Velvia plugin? I looks very uneven.
Dotun Ayodeji: Thanks Jide, I am not really sure of the uneven lighting you are reffering to, maybe you're seeing the vignetting? other that, he is a very dark choclate skin man under a shade and I do not use Velvia for shots with skin tones, I will try it someday out of curiosity.
Okay I'm now being very harsh but I know you are better than this....why the 1 x 1 crop if you put the subject at the side?
Dotun Ayodeji: Very true Jide, the 1 by 1 doesnt work well here.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 23 Nov 2006, 11:02
As good as yesterday's - but different in photo character naturally.
Dotun Ayodeji: Thanks Louis!
  • Ries
  • Netherlands
  • 23 Nov 2006, 12:33
Great expression and the colours are really good in this shot.
Dotun Ayodeji: Thanks Ries!
  • Chantal
  • Netherlands
  • 23 Nov 2006, 12:50
good artist capture.
Dotun Ayodeji: Thanks Chantal!
  • Sola
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 23 Nov 2006, 13:33
Lovely capturem, wish you had less DOF. That's just a wish. I would hace cropped out most of the space above his hat though
Dotun Ayodeji: Thanks Sola.
  • Abi
  • United Kingdom
  • 23 Nov 2006, 13:39
you are right it works better in monochrome
Dotun Ayodeji: Thanks, Abi..I know you are monochrome lover smile
  • Ginnie
  • United States
  • 23 Nov 2006, 14:13
I love seeing this in color, Dotun, but my fav is the B&W. It's always nice to compare, though. smile

Hapyy Thanksgiving to you!
Dotun Ayodeji: Thanks Ginnie, I think I prefer the B/W too.
  • Suby
  • Milton Keynes, UK
  • 23 Nov 2006, 14:35
Lovely capture, not feeling the lighting here though, what did you do to it?

Dotun Ayodeji: Thanks Suby, not sure what happened to the lighting, I can't see to figure it out yet.
  • sil
  • Italy
  • 23 Nov 2006, 15:45
Very well captured. Nice candid shot.
Dotun Ayodeji: Thanks Sil!
  • Abi
  • United Kingdom
  • 23 Nov 2006, 15:55
Title: The battle for copyright is not yet won
Feature: news
Date: 22 November 2006

It seems that any sigh of relief upon last week's news about orphan works was premature. A BJP reader from the US, Cathy Sachs, who also happens to be executive director of the American Society of Picture Professionals, warns us in her letter (published below) that the fight is far from over.

The ASPP, alike the Stock Artists Alliance and the American Society of Media Photographers, is galvanising its members in the belief that Representative Lamar Smith, the sponsor of the Orphan Works Copyright proposal, is not going to back down. He, like many non-photographers, believes that works for which an author cannot be found after a 'reasonably diligent search' should be free to use by whoever wants to use them.

It is worth adding here that if the proposed bill goes through, even if the author (or photographer) does appear, they will only be able to claim 'reasonable compensation' for the use of their work, which will, most importantly, not include statutory damages or the attorney's fees they may well have had to incur. For many, fighting will just not make financial sense.

Meanwhile, in the UK, the Gowers Review of Intellectual Property is being penned as I write. In the summer, more than 400 UK picture libraries and agencies wrote to Mr Gowers to voice their concerns. Now it is a case of waiting to see if these concerns have been taken into account. Let's hope that UK photographers have had more of an influence than US politicians.

- Katie Scott, News Editor.
  • chris p
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 23 Nov 2006, 21:36
Love the processing Dotun, smashing shot again smile
  • Ellie
  • United Kingdom
  • 23 Nov 2006, 22:31
Lovely shot, as the picture opened it made me smile.

Of the two I prefer this one, although it seems a little less sharp than the b/w.
Okay have a look at his pants, where the "Exhaust" is displayed, now follow that up to his waste coat, the lighting looks funny almost as if he's under a tree, with the sun infront of him now look at his hat and head, no shadows but yet not bright. Now coupling that with the background I'm puzzled. I'm not saying that you did something I'm just wondering what was around him to cause the light distribution around him.
  • Ted
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 25 Nov 2006, 04:15
Wow! This is an awesome shot! The composition, the lighting are wonderful. But better yet is the expression you've caught on his face!
  • P.J.
  • United States
  • 26 Nov 2006, 18:52
Excellent shot of someone who seems to have some stories to tell! I love the pants!
  • david
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 7 Dec 2006, 10:06
this is a great shot - i can't see anything wrong with the light, looks fine to me; did you do anything as a result of the comments?
Your work for the D.C. area is outstanding! This is one of the many stand-out shots.

maybe if the background was more out-of-focus (using depth of field) the subject would really jump off the page! but sometimes we shoot what we can and get the best shots we can.

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