Ed Tepper  

Good Ole Gals by Ed Tepper

September 2021 - Good Ole Gals

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In Floyd, Virginia you’ll find groups of musicians just having fun. These three were entertaining everyone.

Leica Q2. 1/1000 sec f 2.0 ISO 100. Lightly post processed to add some contrast

6 comments posted

Karen Johnson-Nieuwendijk   Karen Johnson-Nieuwendijk
I really like the places where musicians gather to play just for the fun of it. I can almost hear the music. This is a great photo, and I love the expressions on their faces. It is a shame the chair is in the right corner but it doesn't detract from the story. I did find it a bit bright so took it into LR and decreased the highlights, added just a little dehaze and clarity, and increased the vibrance a small amount. I think it makes the musicians stand out from the background better.   Posted: 09/16/2021 13:20:56
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Ed Tepper   Ed Tepper
Thanks for your comments. After reading them I went back to the original. I burnt down some local areas but overall the photo is not too bright. I think your added contrast with dehaze and clarity makes the photo look a little too over processed for me. To me the chair adds to the story. Why is it there? Are they waiting for another? Also, it acts as an edge so your eye doesn't go off the right edge.   Posted: 09/16/2021 14:23:29

Victor Dallons   Victor Dallons
I love to hear that old time mountain music. What tunes have they been playing? Their perky expressions indicate to me they have been enjoying it too. I like that all three are looking at you. The setting is appropriate for the type of music, a small old town main street with the American flag in the background completing the scene. For me, the medium depth of field works well, leaving the background recognizable but not distracting with detail.

Who is the extra chair for? You?

Only improvement: take the picture while they are playing to get more of the feel of music making; though it may have been more of a challenge to show the dulcimer players face unless they were performing for people in your direction.   Posted: 09/18/2021 22:20:16
Ed Tepper   Ed Tepper
Thanks Victor   Posted: 09/19/2021 18:06:34

Bill Foy   Bill Foy
Nothing like finding a group of photogenic buskers! I like the way your DOF segregated the group from the background yet left it so we'd know what's there. Nice composition and colors.   Posted: 09/19/2021 16:49:36
Ed Tepper   Ed Tepper
Thanks Bill   Posted: 09/19/2021 18:06:19


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