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Blowing your own trumpet

Couldn't think of a better title... Taken on Saturday night at our local Jazz Festival. Which is preferable ??




Having emailed the Trumpet player with these two pics he replied to say would like to use them for publicity which is nice..

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Re: Blowing your own trumpet

Nice and sharp photos...…..

My preference is the colour. But the B/W works just a well. Kinda where you want to present the picture I guess. I can imagine on a bill board, the b/w might well be the better...………...
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Re: Blowing your own trumpet

I prefer the B&W, it is also a tighter, cleaner composition.
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Re: Blowing your own trumpet

Thanks for the kind comments. It was part of a workshop yesterday with a guy called John Watson. It's the 3rd time I'd been on the course (mainly jazz event photography) but this year there were 2 others on the course who have moved to Olympus from Nikon. I did hear one of them say to another Nikon user... They are just too heavy for me now.. Anyway it was all about making the image better with lightoom/photoshop. I use Affinity as did one other so it was a case today of finding out how to improve them with affinity... I think it works if anyone would like the explanation for lightroom/photoshop I can always pdf the sheet he gave me explaining how.
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Re: Blowing your own trumpet

Interesting pictures, seems the guy is playing on a french horn mouthpiece via a converter? Was it quite a mellow sound? B+W is my fav.
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Re: Blowing your own trumpet

Yes it was a very mellow sound..the guys name is Neil Yates who hails from Llandudno, very talented musician...it always amazes me how they can improvise a tune featuring 4 others and still know when/how to keep time etc...

If you get the chance go and see him..https://www.neilyates.co.uk

The nicest thing about most of these guys is that you can meet them after the event and they are quite happy to talk, completely approachable.

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Re: Blowing your own trumpet

The singers name on Saturday night is Polly Gibbons, a local girl from here in Suffolk, funnily enough from Framlingham (Ed Sheeran country must be something in water !!) she wowed the audience with a great performance. Of course music tastes vary but a good voice is a good voice.

https://www.pollygibbons.com

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Re: Blowing your own trumpet

I like the second shot because it just seems more complete and as Zuiko says, it is a better composition. I just wish it was in colour.

Can you try us with the two pictures again, the first in B&W the second in colour. See how people think then?
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Re: Blowing your own trumpet

The 2nd one has the better pose and B&W suits the mood whereas the colour option does not seem to add anything as its just variations of brown and not as good as a sepia tone.
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Re: Blowing your own trumpet

I'll swap them over to see if it makes any difference...bearwith..!!

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Re: Blowing your own trumpet

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Thanks for the kind comments. It was part of a workshop yesterday with a guy called John Watson. It's the 3rd time I'd been on the course (mainly jazz event photography) but this year there were 2 others on the course who have moved to Olympus from Nikon. I did hear one of them say to another Nikon user... They are just too heavy for me now.. Anyway it was all about making the image better with lightoom/photoshop. I use Affinity as did one other so it was a case today of finding out how to improve them with affinity... I think it works if anyone would like the explanation for lightroom/photoshop I can always pdf the sheet he gave me explaining how.
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Re: Blowing your own trumpet

Both fine shots but the B&W one is the stand out for me. Nice. Regards, Ian W.
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Yes it was a very mellow sound..the guys name is Neil Yates who hails from Llandudno, very talented musician...it always amazes me how they can improvise a tune featuring 4 others and still know when/how to keep time etc...



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He must like the pic as it is on his website already!

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He must like the pic as it is on his website already!

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Interesting that he has chosen the colour version - after all, he is the customer!
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Interesting that he has chosen the colour version - after all, he is the customer!
I do suspect that he'd have chosen picture 2, though, if it had been in colour.
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