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Bluesman Ronnie Baker Brooks by Joe Norcott

July 2021 - Bluesman Ronnie Baker Brooks

About the Image(s)

Taken at a small blues club that I visit. The owner doesn't mind me taking photos as long as I stay out of the way. ISO 6400, f/5.3, 1/20 sec.


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12 comments posted




Peter Elliston   Peter Elliston
I need to be careful with comments here because I don't wish to offend through ignorance. But my first reaction to this image was that the singer's face appears to be very orange - is this to do with the lighting or is it just my monitor or is his skin colouring likely to appear that way? I'm sure you'll tell me! Other than that I really like this shot as it it captures the singer's happiness. The other member off the group is more of a problem - especially the highlights in his glasses which might be better taken out.   Posted: 07/07/2021 08:03:13



Joe Norcott   Joe Norcott
It would have a color like that due to the venue being a Chinese restaurant and club. http://www.chanseggrollsandjazz.com/calendar.htm I am open to any suggestions on how to change the coloring.   Posted: 07/07/2021 08:27:54



Joe Kennedy   Joe Kennedy
Joe, I do like the effort here and I agree with Peter's issue with the overall color cast - it does look like a yellow tone throughout. Unfortunately, for me, the other band member is a major concern for me as he is not only centered in the frame but he breaks the connection between the singer and the mike. I know you need to be out of the way taking these but you need to find a better angle to truly capture the moment. Perhaps a tighter crop of just the singer's face would do???   Posted: 07/07/2021 12:01:39



Joe Kennedy   Joe Kennedy
Had a thought to deal with my concerns. . .   Posted: 07/07/2021 12:12:58
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Joe Norcott   Joe Norcott
The color is prevalent in the club portion of the restaurant. There are chinese lanterns in there and stage lights that project the color as well. Hadn't thought of it as B&W. Might make the difference. Unfortunately the crop takes away a lot of the reference to him playing a guitar and singing. As for the other guitar player maybe I could blur him out more. What do yo think?   Posted: 07/07/2021 12:25:11



Sheldon Wecker   Sheldon Wecker
Great photo with a few challenges - mostly the distractions in the background, both the band member and the wall hanging. I took a shot at editing - using photoshop.   Posted: 07/12/2021 14:14:33
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Joe Norcott   Joe Norcott
Nicely done. Now the photo is concentrating just on Ronnie Baker Brooks.   Posted: 07/27/2021 18:17:17



Glenn Rudd   Glenn Rudd
A great story showing the passion of the musician. I think Sheldon nailed it with his skillful photoshop editing. As a general rule, the yellow color cast can usually be corrected by adjusting Temperature/Tint in Lightroom.   Posted: 07/13/2021 08:19:29



John Hackett   John Hackett
I like the story you are telling. The colour is probably due to the lighting and gives the club like atmosphere to the picture. I am also not bothered by the other musician as he is looking at the singer. The mono idea is a good one. I would leave it as it is.   Posted: 07/16/2021 05:22:22
Joe Norcott   Joe Norcott
Thanks!   Posted: 07/27/2021 18:18:00



Marisa Fang   Marisa Fang
Regardless of the color tone, you caught a very enjoyable moment of the singer. - Marisa   Posted: 07/26/2021 10:32:46
Joe Norcott   Joe Norcott
Thanks!   Posted: 07/27/2021 18:18:19