Monday, May 27, 2013

Bluesweek

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More like Bluesweekend. This event took place on Friday afternoon, Saturday and Sunday of our Memorial Day long weekend. We've had blues festivals in different formats for years. This version is, in part, to promote the National Blues Hall of Fame, under development here.

At lot of local events that are behind a barrier (because of alcohol sales) have a "no professional cameras" policy, enacted just to annoy me, I'm sure. Turned out not to be a problem yesterday but I took my little Olympus E-M5 just in case. These pictures were all taken with it. Stunning quality in a little package. Right, Grace?        

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Bluesweek 2013-05-25 3

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14 comments:

cieldequimper said...

The crowd looks rather thin, I think I would have enjoyed this a lot.

s.c said...

Great portraits especially the first. Like them and I am sure I would like the music too

Birdman said...

Some fine portrait work in evidence here.

JM said...

The top shot is a masterpiece! Congratulations, Bob.

brattcat said...

love that top shot where his hands are reflected in his glasses.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Absolutely Bob! All fab portraits, but I concur with popular opinion, the first is perfection, bravo Bob and that excellent Olympus :)
P.s. how did Chelsea and Manchester come to be playing a soccer match in St Louis, was it a demonstration match?

Virginia said...

Great shots. They should know better than to mess with you B.
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Wayne said...

I've spoken with a professional photog here who swears by the E-M5 and uses it almost exclusively.

A couple of years ago I went to a Blues Fest and they gave me the same guff about cameras. I ignored them.

Memphis MOJO said...

You ought to enter the first image in a contest or something - amazing.

Olivier said...

merci pour tous vos commentaires, je fais une tentative de retour dans le monde de la blogosphère, quand mon bras droit me laissera tranquille.

Le portrait de l'harmoniciste est tout simple grandiose, je suis fan..comme on dit, il ne manque que la musique

William Kendall said...

Splendid shots, particularly that first one.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

St. Louis is known fof the blues, of course. I get homesick for St. Louis whenever I hear St Louis Blues being played somewhere on our travels.

Jack said...

Excellent, Bob. The first one is superb, whether you shot it that close or whether you cropped it tight.

TheChieftess said...

Wow!!! Great shots!!! But that top shot is fabulous!!!
I love Blues!!! We have a Blues (and Beer) festival here every summer in August!!!