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Wandering the streets

An all photography post here.  I went on a beginners photography course the other day and whilst I’d previously picked up quite a bit from the net and magazines, it was good to have someone drumming the main principles of photography into you, balancing exposure, shutter speed and ISO.  We got ejected into the centre of Manchester during lunchtime to try out our new-found skills so here are a few I took.  I’ve taken a lot of “stills” over the last few months so I focused on capturing people this time….

drummer

This live drumming enchanted the little girl (and me) ……

Girl

Fantastic hair – this young lady was facing the other way and spun round as I took the photo.  I think she caught me!

Outdoor

Al fresco dining and al fresco living …….

Sax

Sax in the Northern Quarter

Blue Note

Strictly speaking this is a piano lesson piece, but rather than record it pure piano (mainly because I can’t play both hands together yet), I’ve added some sax, drums and bass.  Its taken from Alan Haughton’s “Rhythm and Rag” book.  Its great to play because the basslines are very James Bond.  The picture? It’s a shark….. because ……well …….er ……. they’re a little bit “James Bond” aren’t they? Also, its about time this blog got back to it’s slippery roots.

Blue Note (Alan Haughton)

SHark