Originally uploaded by awater
This is a crop of a shot taken at the Harmony festival, in Santa Rosa. I really like the sense of action in the picture; the way that the floutist is watching the bassist so intently. The fact that he defines the overall length of the photograph, pushing a line of narrative to left to create a sense of transition, amazes me in retrospect.
There's more to this picture that is accidental, but at the same time useful to its quality. The line across the front, blurred out, adds to the tension. And it was by simple luck that I captured the sense of intent in the floutist's eye.