Not great comp and it’s crooked (grr!) but just had to share!!

This fabulous fellow, busking outside Flinders Street Station, made up the wittiest funniest little ditties as he went along! Sooooo clever! Had his audience captivated, including me, that I nearly forgot to take a snap or two … and two was all I got ;)

179 views 24rd August 2011

Canon 50D, 50mm f1.8
Available light (drizzly overcast late Spring afternoon)
Straight from camera, no-post ed

Featured in “All Street Portraiture” 7th Feb 2011

Featured in “50 Plus” Group 7th Feb 2011


busker, busking, music, bass guitar, five string bass, flinders street station, melbourne, canon 50d, 50mm

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  • geof
    geofover 3 years ago

    another successful day in the city Ell !!!! What a prize, this one really caps it off – your notes make me wish I’d heard him – he’s got a terrific expression (and I see nothing wrong with the comp or the angle.)

  • Hehee, thanks so much Geof, tho the perfectionist in me would at least like to see it straight!! ;-)
    This dude was just amazing! Had a silly smile on my face, and watched others in his audience giggling away, smiling their faces off too! Bl@@dy fantastic! :D

    – Ell-on-Wheels

  • Gordon Pressley
    Gordon Pressleyover 3 years ago
    A shame it’s crooked Ell..!!!! It would have been great…(only joking ). A super series of street artistry… *-)
  • Heehee, Gordo you’re a crack up!! :-D
    Thanks so much! :)))

    – Ell-on-Wheels

  • Georgie Hart
    Georgie Hartover 3 years ago

    The essence of cool!

  • Totally cool!!! :o)

    – Ell-on-Wheels

  • Junior Mclean
    Junior Mcleanover 3 years ago

    cool shot!!!

  • Thanks so much Junior :-))

    – Ell-on-Wheels

  • HelenLewis
    HelenLewisover 3 years ago

    Love his smile Elle – and the angle of view – and lastly the black and white, and, and, and :0) you know how I love the music mojo thing! good stuff Girl!

  • Yeah, he’s got a heart-melting smile, that’s for sure :D
    Thanks so much Helen, would have loved to have got more (better!!!) images of this ‘busker’, not to be though … this time ;-)

    – Ell-on-Wheels

  • blueeyesjus
    blueeyesjusover 3 years ago

    You’re way too hard on yourself Ell, this is a great image, I love the compositiond the DOF is perfect, love his expression too :)

  • Jus, thanks so much :o)
    Yes I am hard on self, it’s the foible/fault of being a tad too much of a perfectionist ;o))

    – Ell-on-Wheels

  • blueeyesjus
    blueeyesjusover 3 years ago

    “composition and” I meant to type…time for bed I think :P

  • Hehe :o))
    … appols for the late reply :o/

    – Ell-on-Wheels

  • Lenny La Rue, IPA
    Lenny La Rue, IPAover 3 years ago

    This is UNREAL! That’s a 5-string kick-butt bass, played by what appears to be a blues guitarist from the 30’s, and he did it while improvising tunes?!? 2 Kewl!

    As for composition, if you’d worked at this shot you’d have missed it. This is perfection. Many a purist will point to different aspects of the shot and have something profound to say. Each and every one of them will be a critic and not an Artist. I can see this winning a Blue Ribbon at some fair or being included in a tabletop book of great candid images!

  • Awww WOW Lenny, I’m SO glad you dropped by this image to comment! :D
    Wouldn’t have a clue about that bass if not for you (I’ve read your bio!)

    This fella was just bl@@dy awesome, I hope he’s streetside next time I wander past, will pay a lot more attention to bass/player, thanks to you :o))

    Street-candid is something I enjoy, so am heartened by your comments – thanks ever so much! :o)))

    – Ell-on-Wheels

  • BK Photography
    BK Photographyover 3 years ago

    This is great Elle…… his expression tells it all
    Straight???? who cares !!!!!
    Love it

  • Ohh he was having a fun time alright, BK :o))
    especially if a young pretty girl went past, he would change his ditty accordingly! Complimentary of course!! :-D
    Thanks so much!! :o)))

    – Ell-on-Wheels

  • faceart
    faceartover 3 years ago

  • Thank you so much for the feature Klaus: :o))
    Was a bit hesitant to upload this, so glad I did! :-D

    – Ell-on-Wheels

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