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I realized I hadn't shared many of my Springin' the Blues photographs, so since today is "Bluesday", here is a shot from that great festival in Jacksonville Beach, Florida every April.

The set this image came from was by a band called "Skinny Legs and All" - the person playing the harmonica is Paul Chelmis - he is also the keyboardist. They are a very young band from Asheville, North Carolina (one of my favorite cities), but very fresh and all of them are great musicians. The lead singer, Jesse Barry, knocked everyone out with her voice. This is one of my favorite shots of that set.

I was trying something different, a little negative space in the center and the main subject far to the bottom left and the stage lights bordering the image - sort of makes your eyes go round and round if you star at it too much...

I also like the reflections in Paul's sunglasses - you can see me in the high rez version, sticking my lens in his face.

So, looking forward to hearing any critiques on this composition - I know it's different, but sometimes I just have to try new things...

Have a great Bluesday!

Reed

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