Monday, September 17, 2007

Appalachian Fiddle Player

I like to go to places where I can hear and see mountain culture. At a fiddlers convention in East Tennessee I found this mountain man playing a Old-time Appalachian fiddle. The Appalachian Mountains seem to go so well with the Old-time music. The humble beauty of the Appalachians look much more friendly than the high and lofty Rockies of the west. This type of music fits the landscape.
This is a very direct portrait. These types of portraits work best if the eyes are sharp and the depth of field is shallow. Shallow depth of field helps focus the attention on the subject because of the out of focus background.

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