Mariachi Stringed Instrument – Detail
Today, I’m showing you a photo I took two weeks ago at the Fiesta de Santa Fe. I had been taking photos of the event and the Mariachis were a large part of this. This was my third day down at the Fiesta. The first day was all about event type photos. The 2nd day, I was getting more creative.
I always show my photos to a friend, and she suggested a shot where I focus totally on the hand playing the strings of the guitarron mexicano. I thought that with the crowds, I would have to get really close and ask permission to do that, which would be hard as the person would be playing his instrument–so not any easy shot.
I kept my friend’s idea in mind, however, and the next day, at a certain point I put my macro lens on my camera. It was early Sunday morning, so the crowds were minimal. There was a new group of Mariachis, so I went over. I was taking photos of the other players, and then I just decided that the crowds were small, and I was just going to go in for my shot. The musician looked at me at first, and I just smiled at him, and he went back to playing. Unfortunately, just as I was getting the camera settings the way I needed them for the shot, the song was ending, and I was only able to click a couple of times. Luckily enough, though, this was my last shot.
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