Martin Newland, QPSA  

Busking in Ithaca, NY by Martin Newland, QPSA

March 2023 - Busking in Ithaca, NY

March 2023 - Martin Newland, QPSA


About the Image(s)

While in Pennsylvania a few years ago, we ventured across the state line into New York State and to Ithaca.
There were some street festivities and plenty of street photo opportunities. We came across these young folk enjoying themselves (except the spectator who wasn't sure)
outside a wine/art bar.

Canon 5D Mk iii, 1/10, f/3.2 ISO 250
EF 16 - 35mm f/2.8II USM @ 35mm

This round’s discussion is now closed!
10 comments posted

Shirley Pohlman   Shirley Pohlman
My first impression of this shot is how sharp it is. There is so much to study in this image--my eyes go back and forth looking at their expressions, their clothes, and even the indifferent spectator who matches the window. Fun shot worthy of a local magazine!   Posted: 03/02/2023 13:55:48
Martin Newland   Martin Newland
Thanks Shirley. It is a very busy photo!   Posted: 03/09/2023 00:06:55

Piers Blackett   Piers Blackett
There is so much story in the image revolving around the musical instruments that draws you in for some time. The moment is magical. You could have excluded the spectator on the left but including preserves balance and the rule of odds and I think is better.   Posted: 03/02/2023 15:49:35
Martin Newland   Martin Newland
I have cloned the lass on the right hand side of the image out a number of times but put her back in as she provides a sort of "juxtaposition" to the enthusiasm of the band.   Posted: 03/09/2023 00:05:51

Jaqueline Whalen   Jaqueline Whalen
Love this street shot. Have you tried to crop down to the three on the left? I love the expressions of the girl and the guy next to her. This would be in addition to this shot which is great fun to explore. I need to know what song they are singing!!!   Posted: 03/07/2023 12:53:06

Stuart Caine   Stuart Caine
(Group 42)
I like the image of your street band. I would crop out the woman on the right. She's not even looking at them. I cropped her out and trimmed some off the bottom. I then ran your image through Topaz Brightness and Contrast AI, which removed the grain and sharpened the image.   Posted: 03/08/2023 11:54:05
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Martin Newland   Martin Newland
Thanks for you suggestions, Stuart   Posted: 03/08/2023 16:03:34

Jim Wulpi   Jim Wulpi
Martin, Great capture. So much to look at. I agree with others that the uninterested observer should be cropped out. That action leaves only those who are jamming and having a great time. Great detail.   Posted: 03/12/2023 19:42:50

Julie Deer   Julie Deer
(Group 40)
I actually think the bystander adds to this image. She seems oblivious to their presence and they of hers. Yes, it is a busy image, but there is so much to observe. So many stories. The two musicians on the right seem to be having their own moment, which the remainder of the musicians don't seem to be aware of. Great image!   Posted: 03/20/2023 05:43:44
Martin Newland   Martin Newland
I agree Julie. The bystander creates a "juxtaposition." She looks bored while the musicians are full of energy and vibrance.   Posted: 03/20/2023 19:54:06