Sax Man!

© Martin Cregg

Sax Man!

Uploaded: January 11, 2011 08:16:11


Soprano sax. f8, 1/125, 30mm. Studio lighting.


Jean E. Hildebrant January 11, 2011

This is a great portrait, Martin! I really like it in b&w and the strong diagonal of the saxaphone opposes the vertical lines of the figure. Well done! #1343263

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe January 11, 2011

Outstanding pose, lighting and tones - Great job Martn! Jeff #9157104

Hendrik Storme January 12, 2011

Wonderful light and composition,great in B&W!!!
About your question,i used Nik software,the tonal contrast filter. #9158573

Patrick Rouzes level-classic January 12, 2011

Superb clarity, tones, contrasts, pose, b/g & lighting here, Martin! WTG, indeed! #9159204

Allen Hughes January 12, 2011

Absolutely OUTSTANDING!!!! #9159541

Claudia Kuhn level-classic January 14, 2011

Love this one Martin, the tones and lighting are excellent, great comp! #9163203

Dianna Murphy January 15, 2011

Very nice B/W! Hope we see it again. #9164970

Mitch Spence level-classic January 16, 2011

This is such a strong, dramatic portrait, Martin. The pose is inspired and the depth of field and lighting are great. #9166241

Datha Y. Thompson January 16, 2011

PERFECTION!!! Love it Martin :) #9166909

Candice C. Calhoun level-deluxe January 16, 2011

WOWEEE! Awesome portrait, Martin! Welcome to bp, I sure hope you enjoy the community as much as we will appreciate your work!

LOVE your choice of bw for this photo, very compelling work!

ccc #9166926

Dr Silly level-classic January 17, 2011

Awesome B&W portrait. :O) #9167651

Jill Odice level-classic January 18, 2011

What a wonderful portrait of a good looking guy! Bet he loved this, it would make an awesome CD cover! #9170231

Mike F. Anderson January 20, 2011

Very strong B/W portrait and composition. Well done! #9182073

Chris Budny level-deluxe January 22, 2011

That is a great capture/portrait, Martin... love the black clothes, black background to isolate him and his sax. #9186231

Kara L. Hendricks January 25, 2011

Wonderful pose and lighting Martin!!

Love this!! #9192989

Chris Budny level-deluxe February 03, 2011

Martin! Congratulations...! I told you we'd see this again! What a treat to come home to--hope you had safe travels! #9209545

Mary K. Robison February 03, 2011

Classy portrait, Martin.
Congratulations on its well earned selection as POTD!

Joy Rector February 03, 2011

congrats on the POTD #9209616

Nikki McDonald level-classic February 03, 2011

As everyone has said -- perfect! The lighting, the pose, the focus, the composition, the expression and the tones are all working together in this terrific portrait, Martin. Congratulations on the POTD. #9209632

Steve Miller February 03, 2011

Martin, great photo and congrats on the POTD ! #9209647

Katarina Mansson February 03, 2011

Excellent and powerful portrait. Congratulations Martin on your POTD! #9209695

Tammy Espino February 03, 2011

Congrats on your outstanding potd :) #9209729

Dr Silly level-classic February 03, 2011

Congratulations Martin on your POTD for this wonderful B&W. :O) #9209732

Claudia Kuhn level-classic February 03, 2011

Hey Martin, big congratulations on your photo of the day! That's hard to come by... looking for the next medal on this in a week or two. Way to go! #9209815

Hendrik Storme February 03, 2011

Big congrats!I loved the first time I saw it!!! #9209823

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic February 03, 2011

on your very deserving POTD! 8o) #9209869

Mark S. Cox February 03, 2011

Great P.R. shot. Too often, photographers take shots of musicians with unnatural poses (I get this complaint from my colleagues all the time). This actually looks quite natural. Hard to do with a sop. sax. Congrats.
And congrats on the POTD. #9209909

Bunny Snow February 03, 2011

Pure perfection! The perfect portrait and low key lighting, the pose and depth of field, the angle of the sax creating wonderful composition. This is a winner on all counts. Your envisioning of this creation is awesome and you carried this out perfectly.

Congratulations on your POTD!!! Hope to see this in the winner's circle. #9209937

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic February 03, 2011

What to say .... all of the above, Martin. CONGRATZ on your First of many to come POTD's!!!

UB. #9209943

Kara L. Hendricks February 03, 2011

Wonderful choice for POTD Martin... Congratulations!! #9209952

Datha Y. Thompson February 03, 2011

COMGRATULATIONS Martin!! Excellent POTD :) #9210079

Michele Peterson level-classic February 03, 2011

Congratulations Martin!! Love the b&w and the light on this great portrait. Congratulations on this great POTD!! #9210095

Jean E. Hildebrant February 03, 2011

Wow! I'm so pleased to see this as the POTD, Martin! It's a great portrait with dramatic lighting and strong values and well composed! Congratulations! Well deserved! #9210121

Mitch Spence level-classic February 03, 2011

Ah, Martin, I'm not a bit surprised to see this as the POTD. Congratulations to you. #9210160

Amanda D. Austwick level-classic February 03, 2011

Love the composition and this outstanding B&W portrait. Congratulations on your well deserved POTD! #9210413

Debra R. Harder February 03, 2011

Huge congratulations, Martin, on this OUTSTANDING POTD!! Love this image!! Deb #9210600

Patricia A. Casey level-deluxe February 03, 2011

Beautiful portrait! Congratulations on the POTD.....well deserved....Cheers! #9210912

Richard D. Love February 03, 2011

Congratulations, Martin. Just a beautiful portrait. Wonderful composition and tones. Well done.

Rick #9211035

Michael Umbreit February 03, 2011

Martin - Congratulations on your POTD!! - Mike #9211129

Patti Coblentz February 03, 2011

Congratulations on your outstanding POTD, Martin!! #9211185

Martin Cregg February 04, 2011

Wow! I can't believe that I received this award. I feel I am still very much a beginner and am in awe of the stuff you guys produce. Thanks so much for the kind words and encouragement. #9211686

Vicki Gilbreath level-classic February 04, 2011

Martin, Everyone has said it - I'll just add that this photo is Stunning!! Congratulations on a great capture. #9212371

Steve Miller February 04, 2011


You deserve the accolades, and I am sure this is a spring-board moment for you. Well done!

Donna La Mattino Pagakis February 06, 2011

Outstanding work Martin, congratulations!! #9216888

Renata Gusciora February 09, 2011

Awesome portrait,Martin!Big Congratulations on your POTD!!!:-) #9222288

Chris Budny level-deluxe February 10, 2011

A double-badge! Congratulations on adding the Finalist to the gleaming collection of medals beneath this great portrait! Hope the silver turns gold with the winners! #9225215

Mitch Spence level-classic February 10, 2011

Congratulations, again, Martin. Well-deserved it is. #9225289

Steve Miller February 10, 2011

Martin, again CONGRATULATIONS for being a "Finalist".

I will post again soon when it's a winner. #9226253

Patrick Rouzes level-classic February 10, 2011

Congratulatiions on your Double Award for this exceptional image, Martin! WTG, indeed! Good luck in the next round! #9226278

Merna L. Nobile February 10, 2011

Black and White, Bright Colors, Full Frame or Cropped, it does not matter. You’re a winner! CONGRATULATIONS, Merna #9227083

Nikki McDonald level-classic February 10, 2011

Congratulations on the finalist and good luck in the next round, Martin. I, too, expect to see this in the winner's circle. #9227391

Patti Coblentz February 10, 2011

Congratulations on your finalist, Martin! Best of luck in the next round :) #9228262

Michele Peterson level-classic February 10, 2011

Congratulations once again on this amazing portrait!! #9229933

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic February 10, 2011

CONGRATZ again, Martin!!!

UB. #9230108

Jean E. Hildebrant February 11, 2011

Wow, Martin! I'm so excited for you!!! You really start out with a bang! :) Congrat's it is a great portrait!!! #9233807

Patti Coblentz February 11, 2011

Congratulations on your amazing winner, Martin! #9233870

Michele Peterson level-classic February 11, 2011

Wow, not bad for a newbie!! :-) Congratulations on your win on this one, Martin, your gallery is already starting to shine!!! #9234138

Monika Sapek February 11, 2011

Many congratulations on your Winner, Martin! Superb tones and clarity! #9234239

Steve Miller February 12, 2011

Told ya you'd win gold. Congrats Martin! #9234842

Melissa G. Meiselman February 12, 2011

Huge congrats, Martin on this impressive winner!! Dazzling composition!! #9235084

Jessica L. Amplo-Atkinson February 12, 2011

Congratulations on your wonderful winner!
It didn't take you long to get a gold medal. #9235442

Mitch Spence level-classic February 12, 2011

Congratulations again, Martin, on this terrific shot and on your winner. #9235499

Claudia Kuhn level-classic February 12, 2011

Hi Martin, I was logged on here under my stepdaughter, (Jessica Amplo-Atkinson)Glad to see this one get a gold medal #9235581

Michael Umbreit February 12, 2011

Martin - Congratulations on your win!! - Mike #9235661

Karen Celella February 12, 2011

Congratulations on your excellent winner, Martin. #9236171

Chris Budny level-deluxe February 12, 2011

Martin, you know how happy I am to see this win gold, on top of the POTD gold! Congratulations! #9236482

Raymond Pauly February 12, 2011

Hey Martin! So good to see this one among the winners!! Fantastic shot! WTG! Big congratulations! #9236576

Patrick Rouzes level-classic February 12, 2011

Congratulations on this amazing Winner, Martin! WTG! #9236734

Angie M. Davis February 12, 2011

Congratulations, Martin! This is wonderful in every way! #9236767

Patricia A. Casey level-deluxe February 13, 2011 happy to see this one take a win! Cheers, Martin..continued success... #9237623

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic February 14, 2011

Huge CONGRATZ on the Double Gold. WTG!!

UB. #9239683

Martin Cregg February 15, 2011

Thanks everyone for the encouraging comments. To get a POTD and a gold in my first month is really great. #9241568

Datha Y. Thompson February 18, 2011

OH YES it is Martin and so very well deserved!!! Im so Happy to see this GOLDEN!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!! WTG :) #9249316

Marisol Pastor February 27, 2011

An excellent BW portrait! Congratulations! #9263899

To discuss, first log in or sign up (buttons are at top center of page).

Get Constructive Critiques

Sign up for an interactive online photography course to get critiques on your photos.


Did You Know?

Discussions by Category: You can view photo discussions on various themes in the Community > Photo Discussions section of the site.

BetterPhoto Websites: If you see an orange website link directly under the photographer's name, it's totally okay. It's not spam. The reason: BetterPhoto is the one that offers these personal photography websites. We are supporting our clients with those links.

Unavailable EXIF: If there is no other information but 'Unavailable' in the EXIF (meaning no EXIF data exists with the photo), the 'Unavailable' blurb is not displayed. If there is any info, it shows. Many photos have the EXIF stripped out when people modify the image and resave it, before uploading.


The following truth is one of the core philosophies of BetterPhoto:

I hear, I forget.
I see, I remember.
I do, I understand.

You learn by doing. Take your next online photography class. All Time Best Photo Contest Editor's Pick Photo Contest SECOND PLACE WinnerPhotography Contest Photo of the Day

Copyright for this photo belongs solely to Martin Cregg.
Images may not be copied, downloaded, or used in any way without the expressed, written permission of the photographer.
Log in to follow or message this photographer or report this photo.