City Centre Busker by phil_howcroft

City Centre Busker

This young lady was busking in the city today, so I approached her between songs and asked her for a quick portrait.

She is going to be one of my mono portrait series, but I just had to show you the colour image as her striking hair just has to be shown in colour

A voice to match her smile too , very soulful , a bit Adele / Annie Lenox in tone and style

I was going to show her microphone in shot, but I cropped it out as the window on the left hand side of the frame had a "red / yellow beware burglars" sign, which just kept catching the eye away from the her.

Edited in Rawtherapee (a highly reccomended editor).

Hope you like this shot

She gave you a good expression - not a wide smile but an interested smile! Just look at her hair! I would hate to have to comb this!
June 21st, 2015  
Love it! A terrific hairdo and a lovely smile.
June 21st, 2015  
Nice capture!
June 21st, 2015  
You have a knack of finding them Phil. Fav
June 21st, 2015  
Cool shot
June 22nd, 2015  
June 22nd, 2015  
She IS lovely and so glad you showed her true color. Very lovely. Would love to have heard her music as well!! Wonderful capture Phil. FAV
June 22nd, 2015  
Great shot!
June 22nd, 2015  
We saw her on Friday too with her mate. Her voice was great. Look forward to your mono shot.
June 22nd, 2015  
@newbank thanks newbank , her beautiful voice was drifting up climber street on Sunday morning. She seemed surprised that I wanted to take a photo and a tad coy which was in contrast to her confident singing
June 22nd, 2015  
Beautiful portrait shot, as always, Phil. Would be nice to see it in b&w in which you excel. I wonderful how long it takes her to comb/set her hair.
June 22nd, 2015  
Really love this shot. Fabulous portrait. Fav. Also the cropping is perfect.
June 22nd, 2015  
Super portrait!
June 22nd, 2015  
I'm sure she'll look good in mono and I love mono, as I'm sure you're aware but I feel this is a time when colour is part of the image's story. Her hair is gorgeous and her top suits her colouring so well ; they are a part of who she is, I think.
Would love to have heard her sing.
Great image, Phil, so full of life and the catchlights are perfect
June 22nd, 2015  
She is beautiful
what gorgeous hair
June 22nd, 2015  
@annied thanks Annie, the hair is fabulous :)

@dulciknit thanks alison, the catchlights are natural , I did nothing other than point the camera, her positioning and the natural light must have been very good

@ivan thank you ivan :)

@nickspicsnz thanks nick, glad you like this one

@sangwann thanks dione for your compliments and support

@alinz cheers Ali :)

@eyesmile thanks for the fave gena, the music was good

@timandelke thanks elke :)

@kerristephens cheers kerri

@bluerose15 thanks for the fave blue :)

@photographycrazy thanks photocrazy :)

@busylady thanks very much judith , her hair is indeed fab

@maggiemae thank you maggie :)
June 22nd, 2015  
Fantastic portrait ~ a fav
June 23rd, 2015  
Love the focus on those beautiful eyes. Look forward to see the mono too.
June 23rd, 2015  
@quietpurplehaze thank hazel , I will wait a week or so before I post the mono to help keep my photostream varied :)

@joceyk many thanks jocelyn, glad you like the shot
June 23rd, 2015  
I agree - the color of her hair (matched with the color of the shirt) makes this photo so wonderful!
June 23rd, 2015  
Colour is the way to go with this shot. Mono just couldn't do her hair justice! fabulous capture :)
June 24th, 2015  
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