One A Day – 686
Smooth & Consistent
Where was I going with that cord? Oh yeah….
Make a Joyful Noise
Playing in a Rainbow
- Rodrigo Nefthalí/Guitarra, Julio Espinosax/Sax, Omar Marin/Bajo, Fernando Mendoza/Batería.
- Amati Cafe
- Centro, Morelia, Michoacán, México
- July 31, 2015
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This is the second set from this concert. Picking a “set” is always the most difficult part of post editing. My shooting during this evening yielded over 170 images, after the “first pass” that I use to eliminate the problem shots – out of focus, too much movement, bad placement, etc. There are never too many problem shots, but deleting them is always necessary. It keeps me from trying to save something that isn’t worth the effort.
Then I start scanning, looking for the best shots, at least one of each musician. This is tough. These are shots that didn’t make the first cut, but that doesn’t make them something less than the first set I released. Perhaps I already had enough of one person or the sense of the image just didn’t fit in the set somehow.
Take “Make a Joyful Noise.” To me it is an essential capture of Rodrigo. When he plays, he moves, expressions flash across his face (as one does in “Down Beat”) and he is very much inside the music. But not everyone can see it that way I know. It has “motion sickness” because in the low light, he is moving too fast for the shutter. It looks a bit out of focus, but with the motion, it is hard to tell. But still, somehow it brings out the joy he has for music. In the end, it is a subjective choice, but I have always liked a little motion in a photo like this.
Take these for what they are, real moments of real people – who play and enjoy music.
Just a note: All photos in this posting and from my catalog are available as prints. Please contact me for more information if you are interested.