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Finbarr's finest

Posted by
Curly (South Shields, United Kingdom) on 3 November 2013 in Documentary & Street and Portfolio.

Last time I saw this very same busker, he was playing a cello, so obviously a man with some talent.
Caught him outside of Finbarr's Irish pub in the city of Durham.

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Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

He does not look very happy. I think that this work is not very large income.

3 Nov 2013 5:42am

ursulakatariina from Ed, Sweden

Oh, he looks so sad! Maybe he misses his cello. :)

3 Nov 2013 6:50am

Stu from From Scotland | Living in 京都 Kyoto, Japan

A sad scene indeed. Looks like there could be another instrument in his left pocket.

3 Nov 2013 6:52am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Great character ! Beautiful portrait .

3 Nov 2013 7:43am

PATRICK from miramas, France

excellent capture 5*****

3 Nov 2013 7:52am

STEED from D, France

So well !!!!! After my yesterday's pirate in town,a Celtic Figure in your streets....I LOVE !!!! Musicians are all typics and friends,for me....And I'm hearing from here the sound of pipe.......and the bottle in the pocket is cool...I'm not sure he is so sad friends are tellin before....Just lost in its thoughts,souvenirs,and music,perhaps......An excellent street portrait,Friend ....

3 Nov 2013 7:55am

Lai Chan See from Singapore, Singapore

He seems a big man to be playing with such a small instrument - the cello would certainly be more suitable for him.

3 Nov 2013 7:59am

Toscana from Baden, France

A kind portrait of this man, looking a little poor really. To play music in the street at his age is not just the love of music, must be too a necessitiy. I like a lot the composition of your photo (including the bottle in the pocket) and the colours. *****.
Have a nice day, Catherine

3 Nov 2013 8:58am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Talented men are not always happy... Maybe he plays finest music.

3 Nov 2013 9:19am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Poignant portrait Curly

3 Nov 2013 10:01am

Florence from Paris, France

I agree with Toscana's comment... Great colors of the pub !

3 Nov 2013 10:25am

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

He does look a little sad, perhaps his health, I hope people bless him.

3 Nov 2013 11:34am

Hossein Saharnaz from Ahvaz, Iran

great work

3 Nov 2013 1:14pm

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

That has to be hard work, trying to earn a few coins. Are people kind to these buskers?

3 Nov 2013 1:15pm

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

magnificent shot

3 Nov 2013 3:53pm

Juliana from Bourges, France

I like this kind of scene.

3 Nov 2013 5:57pm

David from Avranches, France

Great portrait Curly.

3 Nov 2013 6:09pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

An excellent image of a music lover! Your explanation tells me so!

3 Nov 2013 6:11pm

The Mouse from Glasgow, United Kingdom

Nice shot of this poor busker, quite graphic in a way, stories to tell.

3 Nov 2013 6:28pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quelle vue quel musicien sueprbe scène et compo.
Belle soirée

3 Nov 2013 6:56pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

A poignant image in many ways.

3 Nov 2013 7:14pm

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

always leave the bottom button undone!):-

3 Nov 2013 7:35pm

SalSa from Tehran, Iran

Very good

3 Nov 2013 7:41pm

Abena from Illinois, United States

Well good of him to share some of that talent :-) I like the shot, the gritty realness of it and the reflections.

3 Nov 2013 7:54pm

Baldwin Vandewalle from Bejuma, Venezuela

A talented man, maybe, living a sad reality ... Beautifully captured street scene and portrait !!!

3 Nov 2013 10:18pm

John Jungklaus from Chase Mills, NY, United States

A touching story Curly !! A very lovely shot of this gentleman in an excellent perspective !! I hope you see him again sometime playing the cello in a fine setting, I hope..

3 Nov 2013 10:44pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

He's a wonderful character for your street shot !

3 Nov 2013 10:47pm

Moridi from Tehran, Iran

An interesting shot!

3 Nov 2013 11:05pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

What a great shot of this fellow and the pub.

3 Nov 2013 11:29pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

fabulous composition. great gesture.

3 Nov 2013 11:32pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Lovely portrait. I like the background with the color and the window. He looks rather sad. He must be talented if he can play more than one instrument.

3 Nov 2013 11:32pm

Devi from Chennai, India

A very poignant portrait ....yes musically evolved

4 Nov 2013 12:21am

Lorna from Hamilton, Canada

Emotional portrait. Hopefully it was a sad song he was playing, and he's not so sad himself.

4 Nov 2013 4:14am

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

thought that was a cigar at first!!!

4 Nov 2013 12:21pm

L'angevine from Angers, France

comme si ça l'a fait grossir

4 Nov 2013 2:57pm

franz from Baden, Austria

awesome and thought-provoking documentary shot!
(glad to hear the good news about mrs c.!!!)

4 Nov 2013 5:34pm

AMH from Buenos Aires, Argentina

it feels tired or sad, but even so it is still a very good picture I feel I've photographed her soul. big kiss for you and the family. Alejandra

5 Nov 2013 2:56am

Joyce from Montana, United States

Excellent and colorful. What a street shot and unique character. Sometimes street intertainment is the only venue for talent, those of us who must play, sing, or create no matter what. 5 stars

7 Nov 2013 4:05pm

k@ from Paris, France

Such a touching man !

9 Nov 2013 5:01pm

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1/180 second
ISO 400
19 mm