By: Jconnphoto

Jul 30 2011

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Category: Culture, Night


Focal Length:55mm
Shutter:1/0 sec
Camera:Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Photo blog day 341, July 29, 2011

I’ve certainly seen my share of street performers. Drummers, vocalists, flute players, guitarists, steel drums, acrobat and contortionists… you name it. But a Harpist? This was a first. A Harpist sporting a fedora and a hefty set of chops? Yes please!

My friends and I went out for dinner in Northampton, MA, a cozy little town well known for the creativity of it’s inhabitants and their loving embrace of all things unusual. After we gorged on delicious sushi we decided to walk some off before heading out for a drink. As we strolled I stopped when I saw this young man and took a few pictures. I threw some cash in his bowl and thanked him for letting me take his picture. His music was delightful too.

An excellent way to start the weekend.

Happy Friday!


P.S. did you notice how the curve of the Harp is repeated in the curve of the Eric Carle Caterpillar above it? And this may be stretching it but see how the woman on the right is standing? Her body shape mimics the outer curve of the harp. Love when stuff like that happens.



2 comments on “Harpist”

  1. I love the reflective shape qualities you captured! Aside from the picture as a whole, which is beautiful, the caterpillar reflecting the shape of the harp is something a lot of people tend to overlook. I love to incorporate this purposefully on some of my wedding portraits!

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