The Musician

One Sunday, prior to worship, I entered into one of Central’s congregating areas and found one of our congregational musicians seated on a pew in a most striking pose. He was leaning forward on his mandola case, and sporting a knit cap. He wouldn’t have looked out of place sitting under street lamp on some misty evening as he waited for a bus to cart him to a gig.

I was so struck by his pose I bolted to get my camera and managed to snap a few images before worship began. I then used Lightroom to convert the image to black and white, upped the contrast , introduced a bit of haze, and added a rather severe vignette. I took these results and ran them through an app called Distressed FX to give it an even more stylized look. I’m very pleased with the results. If find the time I may try to remove the background and set him against a night backdrop, but this is a very good start.

A musician leans forward
Panasonic Lumix G7 with 25mm lens • ISO 400 • ƒ/1.7 • 1/100 sec

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