Street Artist – Cellist
I was out Saturday to check out the Occupy Santa Fe demonstration, and afterwards headed toward the Santa Fe Plaza. It was a normal autumn Saturday with lots of tourists and the spillover from the demonstration. Normally on weekends there are some street musicians, but on Saturday, there was a young group of classical musicians, which was unusual. I love stringed instruments and classical music, so I went over.
With its shape and deep color, I thought that the cello would show up well in a photo. I was using my Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 lens, so I knew I could get close shots. I wanted to pare down the photo to that classic shape of the instrument. I took a lot of shots that I liked, but this one is a favorite. It was taken with an aperture of f/2.8 and a shutter speed of 1/800, to stop the movement of the bow and the musician’s hand. I just really like this photo. (:
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