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Smokey, bw
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This sax player was playing for the enjoyment of passers-by (and for tips :) ) near Faneuil Hall in Boston on a gorgeous October day. I rebuilt the background to remove distractions. I like the color version (in discussion) a lot and will post it sometime, but today I needed a black and white :)
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This sax player was playing for the enjoyment of passers-by (and for tips :) ) near Faneuil Hall in Boston on a gorgeous fall day. I rebuilt the background to remove distractions.
I previously had a finalist on the black and white version of this:
Smokey, bw
Submitted April 9, 2010
Category: People

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    color version

10/31/2009 8:10:15 AM

 
Jeana Clark
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Howdy Neighbor!!
Both of these images are fantastic Nikki!!!
Love the angle and POV!!
Terrific work!!

~J~

10/31/2009 8:14:33 AM

 
Deb Koskovich
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Both versions are OUTSTANDING, Nikki. I love them!

10/31/2009 8:19:35 AM

 
Tess L. Yee
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The subject is interesting and the comp is wonderful, so both images are awesome, Nikki!

10/31/2009 8:39:44 AM

 
Mitch Spence
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Well, darn, I was sure I'd like the black and white the best, you know. Because I really do like it, but now I can't decide. I love them both. The canted background is just great behind him. So is the reflection in his glasses of his far away hand below. And, of course, he's a great character.

10/31/2009 10:02:12 AM

 
Dominick M. Dimacale
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Great image and work here, Nikki.

Dominick

10/31/2009 10:59:10 AM

 
Nancy L. Green
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GREAT capture Nikki, I actually think I like the B+W best, wonderful character image!!! <><

10/31/2009 12:46:54 PM

 
Leslie McLain
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Terrific capture, Nikki, and a great use of B&W.

10/31/2009 1:09:46 PM

 
Mike Clime
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Nice capture and I like the b/w version!

10/31/2009 1:13:01 PM

 
MELODIE C. ROBERTS
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WooooHooooo
Because He seemes like a colorful character..I am picking the colored version
Fabulous Capture NiK!!

10/31/2009 1:29:50 PM

 
Tamara K. Walker
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Wonderful framing, I bet the music was very good.

10/31/2009 4:12:08 PM

 
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Thanks, Jeana, Deb, Tess, Mitch, Dominick, Nancy, Leslie, Mike, Mel, Tammy! It's fun to see you all weighing in with your preference -- I'm like Mitch and Tess and just can't decide. I usually prefer candid people shots in black and white as the colors are often distracting and do not enhance the subject but in this case, I thought the red and blues worked very well. He was indeed colorful -- compelling reason for picking the color version, Mel -- and said he might use this capture on the cover of his next CD if I sent it to him so I did. Let me know if you ever see it out there :) The music was excellent, Mel. I could have stayed quite awhile but when you're doing Boston in two days, you don't have time to linger.

10/31/2009 4:31:24 PM

 
Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna
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Hmmmmmmmmmm... I prefer color so you know which I like best!!! LOL They are both wonderful though, Nikki!!! :-) k

10/31/2009 6:04:24 PM

 
Brenda Sides
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Wonderful capture!
*~Happy Halloween~*

10/31/2009 8:13:18 PM

 
Sherran Andersen
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I am drawn to the black and white just a tad more... would definitely enter both... love the sax.

10/31/2009 8:48:48 PM

 
Stefania Barbier
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fantastic pov, diagonal, and tones, Nikki!!!

11/1/2009 12:53:22 AM

 
Jayne Martin

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Great POV and the reflection in the shades; I agree with Melodie...Both are great, but I like the color version a tad bit better. Was the music great???

11/1/2009 4:26:21 AM

 
Michelle L. Frick
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I love this Nikki! I prefer the BW - it really lends something to the image - the strong tones, your POV and the overall mood. Incredible shot! I hope to see it again! Good luck with all your favorites!

11/18/2009 9:30:44 AM

 
Ruth Grimm
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Congratulations ont he finalist Nikki! This is a wonderful B&W image!!

11/23/2009 5:32:05 AM

 
Les Rhoades
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Congrats on your Finalist selection!

Les

11/23/2009 6:43:37 AM

 
Rolando Rosito
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Congratulations Nikki, great finalist!

11/23/2009 7:35:17 AM

 
Christine Czernin
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Fantastic capture of this guy. I like the bw and what you did with the bg. I would love to know how you did that.

11/23/2009 8:20:37 AM

 
Christine Czernin
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Fantastic capture of this guy. I like the bw and what you did with the bg. I would love to know how you did that.

11/23/2009 8:21:50 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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What a transformation; congratulations, Nikki!

11/23/2009 10:11:54 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Congratulations on your finalist! Awesome work Nikki!

11/23/2009 10:21:30 AM

 
Stefania Barbier
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gorgeous finalist Nikki, congratulations!!!!!

11/23/2009 11:15:13 AM

 
Courtenay Vanderbilt
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Both are fantastic, Nikki! CONGRATULATIONS on your Finalist!

11/23/2009 11:20:39 AM

 
Sharon  Day
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11/23/2009 1:55:52 PM

 
Amy M. Wilson
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Congratulations on your wonderful Finalist, Nikki!!!

11/23/2009 2:18:51 PM

 
Judy V. Kennamer
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Congrats on your beautiful Finalist Nikki!!!

11/23/2009 3:20:25 PM

 
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Congratulations on all your finalists Nikki!,
Amalia

11/23/2009 3:23:39 PM

 
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Love the black and white, the way you captured the soul of the artist. Amazing work my friend. Congratulations on being a Finalist with this Beautiful portrait.

11/23/2009 3:52:27 PM

 
Valentin M. Armianu
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Congratulations on your gorgeous Finalist,Nikki!!!

11/23/2009 4:11:51 PM

 
JO ANN CLEVELAND
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Well deserved finalist Nikki, hope to see it again!

jo ann c.

11/23/2009 4:47:13 PM

 
Patrick Rouzes
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CONGRATULATIONS on this amazing finalist, Nikki! WTG!

11/23/2009 4:56:08 PM

 
Lisa J. Boulden
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Big congratulations, Nikki!
A fantastic finalist with lots of personality!
~♥~Lisa

11/23/2009 5:48:10 PM

 
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Congrats on this terrific street photo. Love it.
JP

11/23/2009 6:19:41 PM

 
Susan M. Campbell
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Awesome shot Nikki. Congrats on your finalist.

11/23/2009 7:15:26 PM

 
Christine R. Lobsinger
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AWESOME IS RIGHT ...
CONGRATS TO YOU NIKKI.. LOVE THIS FINALIST SHOT.
CHRISTINE
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11/23/2009 9:48:49 PM

 
Laurie Daily
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A BIG congrats, Nikki, on the fabulous finalist...I do love the B&W version...hard to decide but looks like BW is the winner today! How did you manage that reflection in his glasses!
Hope all is good...still unable to spend much time in front of PC but you were on the first page of finalists YaY!!!! Happy Thanksgiving to you!

11/24/2009 3:51:10 AM

 
Susie Peek-Swint
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Terrific finalist Nikki ~ I love both versions .. many congrats!

11/24/2009 3:54:55 AM

 
Karen Celella
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Huge congratulations to the first of your THREE wonderful finalists Nikki. The judges loved this B&W and may also love the color. You must enter both. Exceptionally great work on the BG. Good luck in the next round.

11/24/2009 3:57:52 AM

 
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Excellent Congrats Nikki on your Finalist!! Jeff

11/24/2009 4:06:59 AM

 
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Excellent work...congratulations on your Finalist, Nikki!

11/24/2009 6:06:38 AM

 
Jayne Martin

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A huge congratulations on all your wonderful finalists, Nikki!!!

11/24/2009 12:27:52 PM

 
Nancyj Hovey
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C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S
on your very deserving FINALIST! 8o)

11/24/2009 1:38:20 PM

 
Mary Beth Aiello
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Very cool, Nikki. Huge congrats on this wonderful finalist.

11/24/2009 4:43:00 PM

 
Tamara K. Walker
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CONGRATULATIONS!

11/24/2009 7:07:43 PM

 
Katarina Mansson
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What a character; lovely find and capture Nikki! Congratulations!

11/25/2009 5:23:02 AM

 
Susana Heide
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You spotted a great subject for a photo op and took advantage of it to the max! The diagonal composition gives this that extra flair and the b&w makes it a classic! Many congrats Nikki on your finalist!

11/25/2009 7:23:37 AM

 
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I had high, high hopes for this great portrait, and they came true. Hooray.

11/26/2009 9:14:48 AM

 
Maria Coulson
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Nikki, this is very well done. Congratulations!

11/29/2009 4:23:00 PM

 
Dianna Murphy
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Awesome Nikki, Congratulations!!!

11/30/2009 5:31:29 PM

 
Jane Holestine
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Nikki, I like both versions of this great capture. The perspective is great. Hope he does use it on a CD!

4/9/2010 4:38:10 AM

 
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love this shot

4/9/2010 8:14:17 AM

 
Datha Y. Thompson
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AWESOME Nikki!! I love the comp and that reflection :0) a belated congrats and Good luck with this one!!

4/9/2010 8:51:11 AM

 
Tiia Vissak
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a cool portrait!

4/9/2010 9:15:00 AM

 
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Way To Go Nikki!!!!!
Congrats on this fabulous Finalist!!!

~J~

5/24/2010 2:30:12 PM

 
Christine R. Lobsinger
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Congrats to you Nikki... well done! A beautiful Finalist shot!~!!

CHRISTINE
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5/24/2010 2:42:55 PM

 
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Congrats, Nikki!

5/24/2010 5:10:24 PM

 
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Cool image, Nikki..congratulations..WTG!

Patti

5/24/2010 7:30:54 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Terrific work as usual, Nikki; congratulations!

5/24/2010 7:59:49 PM

 
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Wonderful Nikki congratulations again are in order, hope to see this one again.~Pat

5/24/2010 10:13:07 PM

 
Stefania Barbier
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fantastic finalist Nikki... congratulations!!!

5/25/2010 12:29:22 AM

 
Courtenay Vanderbilt
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Super Finalists, Nikki! Congratulations!

5/25/2010 5:45:25 AM

 
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Both are fantastic, Nikki. This should go on. Good Luck!

UB.

5/25/2010 7:10:53 AM

 
Amy M. Wilson
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Congrats again, Nikki!!

5/25/2010 7:39:15 AM

 
Amanda D. Austwick
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COngratulations on this wonderful image Nikki!! I hope that this one goes higher!

5/25/2010 7:42:39 AM

 
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Great!

5/25/2010 11:05:49 AM

 
JO ANN CLEVELAND
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Congratulations on your beautiful finalist, Nikki, both are great!

jo ann c.

5/25/2010 12:32:11 PM

 
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Congrats on this Nikki I just saw this and is really cool!

5/25/2010 12:32:11 PM

 
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Great low pov and capture Nikki!! Congratulations!!

5/25/2010 3:22:23 PM

 
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Well done Nikki.

5/25/2010 5:56:26 PM

 
Deborah C. Lewinson
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Congratulations, Nikki, on your 5 excellent finalists!

Best wishes for the next round!
Debby

5/25/2010 6:06:01 PM

 
Lisa J. Boulden
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A delightful finalist, Nikki!
Well-composed with great personality shining right through!
FIVE finalists!!!
What a gret month!
Congratulations!
~♥~Lisa

5/26/2010 6:22:17 PM

 
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Congratulations on another outstanding Finalist, Nikki! Great month for a great photographer! Love both, but of course, I prefer the color version. Outstanding work!

5/26/2010 9:34:44 PM

 
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