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Felix...Rediscovered

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Felix...Rediscovered
Felix...Rediscovered

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When I worked in Philadelphia in 2010, Wednesday meant, "Felix will be playing in Suburban Station today!"
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Actually he might also be found playing in the concourse at City Hall, or on the street in the historic streets of Philly...or even in Rittenhouse Square Park.
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Felix has a great story to tell, and I spent some hours interviewing him in the Summer of 2010; the interview turned into a story, which I will post on my blog shortly.
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Two weeks ago, as I stood outside the entrance to City Hall while waiting for the guided tour to begin, the unmistakable sounds of Felix reached my ears. I followed, to find him already serenading my friend, Becky. This was a shot from our reunion.
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The black and white layer shows here at about 85%.
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Dominick M. Dimacale
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    This is superb, Michelle!

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9/5/2012 5:40:08 AM

 
Bobby Ray Goodman
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Hi Michelle,WOW!!What a beautiful capture my friend and a favorite.LOL!!Don't feel to bad Michelle,My own grandmother would spell my name Bobbie!!!!!


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9/5/2012 5:46:35 AM

 
Gail P. Sullivan
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What an elegant portrait, Michelle!


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9/5/2012 5:49:29 AM

 
Monnie Ryan
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Fabulous image and an interesting story, Michelle - look forward to learning more!


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9/5/2012 5:49:54 AM

 
Bojan Bencic
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Beautiful portrait, Michelle.


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9/5/2012 5:54:29 AM

 
Jeff W. Robinson
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What an Outstanding portrait - A Wonderful storytelling image!


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9/5/2012 5:58:03 AM

 
Alan L. Borror
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A wonderful portrait, Michelle...superb!


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9/5/2012 6:19:29 AM

 
Tammy D. Ferren
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LOVE the story behind the picture. And the picture is absolute perfection to me. Your processing, the light, the composition and tones. LOVE it.


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9/5/2012 6:21:01 AM

 
Tiia Vissak
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a wonderful portrait!


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9/5/2012 6:26:31 AM

 
Karen E. Michaels
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A most excellent portrait, Michelle.


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9/5/2012 6:29:05 AM

 
Bill Johnson
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Michelle. A superb portrait!


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9/5/2012 6:30:01 AM

 
Gord MacEachern
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First Class portrait all the way Michelle!! I hope Felix sees this!!


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9/5/2012 7:31:58 AM

 
Sabrina Ryan
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Gorgeous portrait, Michelle!


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9/5/2012 7:36:25 AM

 
Connie J. Bagot
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This is an amazing portrait---perfect focus and beautiful toning. I love this one Michelle!


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9/5/2012 7:37:36 AM

 
Dayna Cain
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OMG! I love this! How I would love to hear him play! I still have my flute in the closet from years ago that I still get out and play occasionally. Fantastic image Michelle and I predict a gold for this one!


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9/5/2012 8:15:20 AM

 
Emile Abbott
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Fantastic portrait and perfect conversion to maximize the mood and presentation.


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9/5/2012 9:27:51 AM

 
PATRICIA A. CASEY
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Wow...another great story and a beautiful photograph to accompany it! Beautifully done Michelle!


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9/5/2012 10:34:02 AM

 
Daniella Puente
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This is an outstanding portrait Michelle!


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9/5/2012 11:16:00 AM

 
Mike Clime
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Excellent portrait and terrific tones, Michelle!


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9/5/2012 12:45:39 PM

 
frank w. degenhardt
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The level and quality of your photo work here is nothing short of genius.This look could not be done better by any master of photography. This is as good as it gets. Astonishing, award winning, work of art my friend.


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9/5/2012 1:50:37 PM

 
John Connolly
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An excellent monochrome portrait, Michelle! You do such nice work!


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9/5/2012 2:52:28 PM

 
Jack Gaskin
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I AM 100% certain we will see this next month !!!
FANTASTIC CAPTURE

Jack


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9/5/2012 2:56:09 PM

 
Joyce S. Court
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Great picture and story!


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9/5/2012 3:58:04 PM

 
Claudia Kuhn
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Wonderful portrait Michelle. Sounds like he's an interesting part of Philly


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9/5/2012 5:53:25 PM

 
Ann H. Belus
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Fantastic portrait with such an interesting story! Excellent work, Michelle!


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9/5/2012 6:05:53 PM

 
Carol L. Fowler
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Wonderful portrait. Looks like a wonderful musician!


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9/5/2012 6:53:09 PM

 
Renee Doyle
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I bet you had a fun reunion too! Beautiful tones and portrait Michelle!!


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9/5/2012 7:26:45 PM

 
Ann Coates
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I love your portrait work Michelle, you really do bring out the character of the person. This is exceptional.


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9/5/2012 8:39:17 PM

 
Craig D. Minton
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Another fine B&W portrait, Michelle. I think you posted another portrait of this same gentleman a year or two back. That one stuck with me as this one will too. You can't improve this photo in any way.


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9/5/2012 9:15:12 PM

 
Jeffrey R. Bange
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Absolutely stunning B&W portrait Michelle, I agree with Jack that we will be seeing this one again next month.


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9/5/2012 9:27:23 PM

 
Jyri Vissak
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Great portrait here! Absolutely beautiful.


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9/5/2012 10:23:00 PM

 
Guy D. Biechele
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Awesome portrait, Michelle! Beautiful light and presentation.


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9/6/2012 2:13:23 AM

 
Hendrik Storme
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Fantasic B&w!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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9/6/2012 9:15:12 AM

 
Karen Bacon
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outstanding portrait Michelle!


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9/6/2012 9:30:54 AM

 
David K. Hurt
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Wow, nice shot Michelle.


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9/6/2012 10:32:09 AM

 
Neal D. Hatcher
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Beautiful Portrait-Your portraits always are so full of life and emotion


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9/6/2012 2:49:30 PM

 
JO ANN CLEVELAND
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How interesting Michelle! Would love to hear him ..great image!

jo ann c.


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9/6/2012 3:57:42 PM

 
Patrick Rouzes
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Michelle, your tones, contrasts, clarity, lighting, dof & capture of this fellow are exceptional,my friend! Looks right from a magazine!
Plus, you make Philly sound like a place I'd love to visit.Good luck!


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9/6/2012 7:51:46 PM

 
Robert K. Bemus
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Classic portrait, Michelle!! Looks like something you'd see in a 1940s Life magazine...hope to see this one again...


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9/6/2012 10:25:27 PM

 
Ellen Hodges
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Absolutely fantastic portrait, Michelle!! Love the image and the story!!!


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9/8/2012 6:17:45 PM

 
Allen O. Howard
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An excellent B&W portrait. The composition is great and the details are fine. Great work Michelle! P.S. Love your mini pic!, Allen


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9/8/2012 9:45:33 PM

 
Summer A. Kozisek
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Beautiful portrait work Michelle!


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9/9/2012 12:55:30 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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This is a really marvelous portrait, Michelle! The light behind him, the tones throughout, him in action; just perfect!


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10/1/2012 5:07:52 AM

 
Nadia Paul
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Congrats on your wonderful finalist Michelle!


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10/29/2012 12:23:37 AM

 
Renee Doyle
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BIG congrats Michelle on this excellent finalist!!


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10/29/2012 12:52:04 AM

 
Marijana Fajgl
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You can almost hear him! Big congratulations, Michelle!


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10/29/2012 1:13:58 AM

 
Connie J. Bagot
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Congratulations Michelle---awesome finalist!


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10/29/2012 3:43:06 AM

 
frank w. degenhardt
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Amazing look and work dear friend. I hope to see this take the whole thing. Congratulations on the Finalist my friend.


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10/29/2012 7:06:00 AM

 
PATRICIA A. CASEY
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Yahoooo....Congratulations, Michelle....now on to Gold....This is beautifully captured & the back story is terrific! If the awards were given for photos & "back story" information...you'd always be the winner!!!


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10/29/2012 9:35:15 AM

 
Phyllis Burchett
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Wonderful Michelle, congrats!


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10/29/2012 10:21:27 AM

 
Guy D. Biechele
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Fantastic portrait, Michelle. Beautifully presented. Congratulations and Good Luck!


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10/29/2012 10:43:22 AM

 
Dayna Cain
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Congrats on your finalist Michelle and next stop is GOLD!


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10/29/2012 11:16:42 AM

 
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)


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10/29/2012 11:50:08 AM

 
Kathy Salerni
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Huge congrats on your well deserved Finalist, Michelle! Good luck in the next round!


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10/29/2012 12:37:26 PM

 
Emile Abbott
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Congratulations on another great finalist, Michelle.


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10/29/2012 12:43:11 PM

 
Mitch Spence
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So very nice it is, Michelle. Classic, elegant, all that good stuff. Congratulations.


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10/29/2012 12:59:14 PM

 
Nancy L. Green
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WONDERFUL story and capture Michelle, CONGRATULATIONS my friend!! <><


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10/29/2012 1:54:50 PM

 
Allen O. Howard
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Absolutely fantastic Michelle! WOW! Congratulations!!!


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10/29/2012 3:47:18 PM

 
Carla Capra
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Outstanding portrait.
Congrats.


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10/29/2012 4:06:28 PM

 
Tammy Espino
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Congrats on your wonderful finalist! :)


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10/29/2012 4:09:10 PM

 
Jeffrey R. Bange
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Congratulations Michelle on your finalist photo and best of luck in the next round.


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10/29/2012 5:35:19 PM

 
Lois J. Adomite
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Great portrait, congratulations


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10/29/2012 8:20:40 PM

 
Ken Smith
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You nailed this one, Michelle. Congrats to you!!


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10/30/2012 3:58:35 AM

 
Bogdan Paluch
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Perfection.


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10/30/2012 3:17:21 PM

 
Ann Coates
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Congratulations on your finalist Michelle although I do think this should have gone further.


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10/30/2012 4:35:10 PM

 
Merna L. Nobile
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Receiving an award from Better Photo is just like unwrapping a gift, the thrill is always the same! It is also exciting to be able to send my personal congratulations to each and every one of you and I look forward to seeing the gold though out the galleries. Merna


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11/2/2012 9:06:13 AM

 
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