Bedraggled Street Performer: Portobello Road Market, London, UK. by DonDavisUK


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Bedraggled Street Performer
Captured @ Portobello Road Market, London. UK. On Saturday 14th Aug, 2010.

I heard a wonderful and familiar sound as we entered Portobello Road Market today. The crowds were thronging and taking ages to snake our way there from Notting Hill Tube Station. The rain was tipping it down or we say on occasions like this it was raining-cats-an-dogs, but the warming sound of a lone Jamacian / caribbean Steel Drum washed over us. It put a sunny dance in our sloshy steps, so I stopped and asked if I could take a few pics, to which the drummer readily agreed and I gave a few coins to show my appreciation again:-) Well worth it too, I think. Even though it was tipping it down, we enjoyed our happy day at Portobello Road Market.

Camera Nikon D700 with 50mm f1/4.
ISO 200, 1/250th sec at f/4.5. Matrix metering,

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Specialising in Portraiture, Landscape and Urban Fine Art Photography.

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  • DonDavisUK
    DonDavisUKabout 4 years ago

  • SPFisher
    SPFisherabout 4 years ago

    lovely tones and awesome composition!

  • Hi Simone, thanks very much for that my friend. Don.

    – DonDavisUK

  • Sean Farragher
    Sean Farragherabout 4 years ago

    fantastic shot

  • Hey there Sean, thanks for that mate. Don.

    – DonDavisUK

  • Jadon
    Jadonabout 4 years ago

    Excellent shot mate.

  • Hey there Jason, thanks so much for that.

    – DonDavisUK

  • missmoneypenny
    missmoneypennyabout 4 years ago

    Oh – I’m home! I was born in Portobello road and when I was a child often used to help my family on market stalls – such happy days. This is a great capture Don – thank you so much for the memories :O)

  • WOW! That’s fantastic Chris, didn’t know you were London born-n-bred:-). So glad I could be of service, you’ll enjoy a few more postings… All the best, Don.

    – DonDavisUK

  • Tom Gomez
    Tom Gomezabout 4 years ago

    Excellent capture Don, super composition and processing …

  • Hi Tom, thanks so much for that mate. Don.

    – DonDavisUK

  • David Davies
    David Daviesabout 4 years ago

    Excellent picture, Don. Listen Don, I am intrigued – you put a print on the left hand side and a card and a print on the right. How do you do that???

  • Hey there David, thanks so much for that mate.
    There are a few tutorials on RB on how to put elements within you artwork pages. Try This and This
    Hope this helps you my friend. Don.

    – DonDavisUK

  • mrcoradour
    mrcoradourabout 4 years ago
    What a fantastic shot Don even better in B&W excellent shot.
  • Hi Malcolm, it was a great day, but very wet out in the Market. Cheers for the visit mate. Don.
    P.S. How’s the weather in Redruth? We’ll be down in a couple of weeks time. Don.

    – DonDavisUK

  • photogaryphy
    photogaryphyabout 4 years ago

    Fantastic shot Don, looks great in Black and white as well. Superb!

  • Hi Gary, thanks very much mate. Don.

    – DonDavisUK

  • David Davies
    David Daviesabout 4 years ago

    Thank you Don, I will now get down to some reading!

  • Thanks so much for that David.

    – DonDavisUK

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