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Sax In Public

Posted on Wed 19th Oct, 2005, 10:31pm

ISO: 200, Shutter speed: 1/100, Aperture: f/6.3,
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Flash: None, Cropping: None,
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8, Focal length: 50mm,
Captured: 19th October 2005, 3:06pm,

This guy's always out playing saxophone in the park near where I work. But as sod's law would have it (or murphy's law, for any American visitors) he hasn't been there whenever I've had my camera handy... Until today.

So I wandered over and asked if I could take a few shots. He said "of course", which was nice. But the lighting was a bit tricky to say the least. Most of my exposures were very dark and the ones that were even just didn't seem right.

In the end I went with one of the dark ones and just played around to get the best balance I could but it's still not great.

Anyway I chatted to the guy (who's name I've rather embarrassingly forgotten) for a while. He plays the trumpet and clarinet as well and, as you might expect, loves his music. He wants to join the Royal Marines to play in a/the band (do they have more than one? I guess so) and has his next interview in December so good luck, Mr saxophone player whose name I've forgotten. I hope you make it in.

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Jeff Metal, Wed 19th Oct, 2005, 10:39pm
I like the blind old woman, she can't believe the technology these days - a musical bench, whatever next?

Jamey, Wed 19th Oct, 2005, 10:42pm
Amazingly she wasn't actually blind... Saw her walking down the street later and she waved to me. Crazy, huh.

milou, Wed 19th Oct, 2005, 10:43pm
Great shot Jamey and nice bit of background info. Helps bring the photo "alive".

Jamey, Wed 19th Oct, 2005, 10:47pm
Cheers milou. Is that a new site of yours or is it just that I've only seen the pbase one before?

Mike Aiken, Thu 20th Oct, 2005, 1:21pm
She really looks to be enjoying the music, brings the shot to life

milou, Thu 20th Oct, 2005, 3:04pm
Cheers - I've had this site for a while. I only started using pbase as I hadn't the first idea on how to write code, or how to incorporate a Copperhill gallery etc.

benito, Thu 20th Oct, 2005, 7:36pm
he looks to fat to be a marine, how many people can you kill with a sax, answers on a postcard to.........shit i'm bored, nice photo jaymey

benito, Thu 20th Oct, 2005, 7:37pm
HEHE i spelt your name wrong

Jamey, Thu 20th Oct, 2005, 7:45pm
Apparently the marines told him he has to lose 20 kilos. If he manages it before December he deserves a medal. And as for spelling my name wrong, you can owe me a pint. I might put up your 'lady checker' pic at some point. Whaddya reckon?

B. Cribbens, Sun 30th Oct, 2005, 12:09am
that old bird has got 1001 blow job jokes running through her mind and she is just thinking how she can alter them to a mention a saxaphone also.

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