Talking Pictures
“Feelin’ Jazzy”

In New Orleans, during happier times, I was walking around the French Quarter and noticed a group of street performers. This particular man was deep in concentration; eyes closed, he was obviously "feelin' jazzy." I felt that the audience related to him and realized that he loved what he was doing. I knelt down on my knee to shoot up and slowed the shutter to catch the blur of his hand strumming the washboard. It was a magical moment in a city known for its music.
--Stan Singer
Huntingdon Valley, PA

© 2006, Stanley A. Singer, All Rights Reserved

Technical Info: Nikon Coolpix 5700; ISO 100; 68mm at f/7.4; and an 81A filter. Image slightly adjusted in Microsoft's Digital Image Editor and printed on an Epson R2400 printer.

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