Uploaded: September 05, 2012 05:31:37


When I worked in Philadelphia in 2010, Wednesday meant, "Felix will be playing in Suburban Station today!"
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.
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.
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.
The black and white layer shows here at about 85%.

Exif: F Number: 3.2, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/160 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 2000, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 70.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark II


Dominick M. Dimacale level-addict September 05, 2012

This is superb, Michelle!

Dominick #1484592

Robert R. Goodman September 05, 2012

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!!!!! #10309409

Gail Sullivan level-classic September 05, 2012

What an elegant portrait, Michelle! #10309424

Monnie Ryan September 05, 2012

Fabulous image and an interesting story, Michelle - look forward to learning more! #10309427

Bojan Bencic level-classic September 05, 2012

Beautiful portrait, Michelle. #10309437

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe September 05, 2012

What an Outstanding portrait - A Wonderful storytelling image! #10309443

Alan L. Borror September 05, 2012

A wonderful portrait, Michelle...superb! #10309494

Tammy D. Ferren September 05, 2012

LOVE the story behind the picture. And the picture is absolute perfection to me. Your processing, the light, the composition and tones. LOVE it. #10309499

Tiia Vissak September 05, 2012

a wonderful portrait! #10309509

Karen E. Michaels level-deluxe September 05, 2012

A most excellent portrait, Michelle. #10309514

Bill Johnson September 05, 2012

Michelle. A superb portrait! #10309517

Gord MacEachern September 05, 2012

First Class portrait all the way Michelle!! I hope Felix sees this!! #10309600

Connie J. Bagot September 05, 2012

This is an amazing portrait---perfect focus and beautiful toning. I love this one Michelle! #10309616

Dayna Cain level-classic September 05, 2012

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! #10309709

Emile Abbott level-classic September 05, 2012

Fantastic portrait and perfect conversion to maximize the mood and presentation. #10309815

Patricia A. Casey level-deluxe September 05, 2012

Wow...another great story and a beautiful photograph to accompany it! Beautifully done Michelle! #10309912

Daniella Puente September 05, 2012

This is an outstanding portrait Michelle! #10309990

Mike Clime September 05, 2012

Excellent portrait and terrific tones, Michelle! #10310087

frank w. degenhardt September 05, 2012

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. #10310151

John Connolly September 05, 2012

An excellent monochrome portrait, Michelle! You do such nice work! #10310251

Jack Gaskin September 05, 2012

I AM 100% certain we will see this next month !!!

Jack #10310261

Joyce S. Court September 05, 2012

Great picture and story!

Claudia Kuhn level-classic September 05, 2012

Wonderful portrait Michelle. Sounds like he's an interesting part of Philly #10310487

Ann H. Belus level-deluxe September 05, 2012

Fantastic portrait with such an interesting story! Excellent work, Michelle! #10310500

Carol L. Fowler September 05, 2012

Wonderful portrait. Looks like a wonderful musician! #10310557

Renee Doyle September 05, 2012

I bet you had a fun reunion too! Beautiful tones and portrait Michelle!! #10310591

Ann Coates level-classic September 05, 2012

I love your portrait work Michelle, you really do bring out the character of the person. This is exceptional. #10310625

Craig D. Minton September 05, 2012

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. #10310641

Jeffrey R. Bange September 05, 2012

Absolutely stunning B&W portrait Michelle, I agree with Jack that we will be seeing this one again next month. #10310650

Jyri Vissak September 05, 2012

Great portrait here! Absolutely beautiful. #10310689

Guy D. Biechele level-classic September 06, 2012

Awesome portrait, Michelle! Beautiful light and presentation. #10310802

Hendrik Storme September 06, 2012

Fantasic B&w!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #10311303

Karen Bacon September 06, 2012

outstanding portrait Michelle! #10311331

David Hurt September 06, 2012

Wow, nice shot Michelle. #10311451

Neal D. Hatcher September 06, 2012

Beautiful Portrait-Your portraits always are so full of life and emotion #10311799

JO ANN CLEVELAND September 06, 2012

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

jo ann c. #10311845

Patrick Rouzes level-classic September 06, 2012

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!

Robert K. Bemus level-classic September 06, 2012

Classic portrait, Michelle!! Looks like something you'd see in a 1940s Life magazine...hope to see this one again... #10312330

Ellen Hodges September 08, 2012

Absolutely fantastic portrait, Michelle!! Love the image and the story!!! #10314737

ALLEN O. HOWARD September 08, 2012

An excellent B&W portrait. The composition is great and the details are fine. Great work Michelle! P.S. Love your mini pic!, Allen #10314890

Summer A. Kozisek September 09, 2012

Beautiful portrait work Michelle! #10314974

Chris Budny level-deluxe October 01, 2012

This is a really marvelous portrait, Michelle! The light behind him, the tones throughout, him in action; just perfect! #10348619

Nadia Paul October 29, 2012

Congrats on your wonderful finalist Michelle! #10389154

Renee Doyle October 29, 2012

BIG congrats Michelle on this excellent finalist!! #10389221

Marijana Fajgl October 29, 2012

You can almost hear him! Big congratulations, Michelle! #10389264

Connie J. Bagot October 29, 2012

Congratulations Michelle---awesome finalist! #10389446

frank w. degenhardt October 29, 2012

Amazing look and work dear friend. I hope to see this take the whole thing. Congratulations on the Finalist my friend. #10390133

Patricia A. Casey level-deluxe October 29, 2012 1

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!!! #10390811

Phyllis H. Burchett October 29, 2012

Wonderful Michelle, congrats! #10391023

Guy D. Biechele level-classic October 29, 2012

Fantastic portrait, Michelle. Beautifully presented. Congratulations and Good Luck! #10391131

Dayna Cain level-classic October 29, 2012

Congrats on your finalist Michelle and next stop is GOLD! #10391279

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic October 29, 2012

on your very deserving FINALIST! 8o) #10391495

Kathy Salerni level-classic October 29, 2012

Huge congrats on your well deserved Finalist, Michelle! Good luck in the next round! #10391724

Emile Abbott level-classic October 29, 2012

Congratulations on another great finalist, Michelle. #10391754

Mitch Spence level-classic October 29, 2012

So very nice it is, Michelle. Classic, elegant, all that good stuff. Congratulations. #10391825

Nancy L. Green level-classic October 29, 2012

WONDERFUL story and capture Michelle, CONGRATULATIONS my friend!! <>< #10392114

ALLEN O. HOWARD October 29, 2012

Absolutely fantastic Michelle! WOW! Congratulations!!! #10392556

Carla Capra Anderson October 29, 2012

Outstanding portrait.
Congrats. #10392633

Tammy Espino October 29, 2012

Congrats on your wonderful finalist! :) #10392642

Jeffrey R. Bange October 29, 2012

Congratulations Michelle on your finalist photo and best of luck in the next round. #10393065

Lois Adomite October 29, 2012

Great portrait, congratulations #10393501

Ken Smith level-classic October 30, 2012

You nailed this one, Michelle. Congrats to you!! #10393984

Bogdan Paluch October 30, 2012

Perfection. #10395455

Ann Coates level-classic October 30, 2012

Congratulations on your finalist Michelle although I do think this should have gone further. #10395792

Merna L. Nobile November 02, 2012

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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