Cool Saxophone player in Sicily

The Piazza IX April in Taormina has one the most stunning views seen from a Piazza. Happy people are walking around, shooting photos, and a couple of bands were playing music. (I do love having live music when I shoot photos). And this saxophone player, was fantastic. Sitting on his chair playing the most gorgeous saxophone. Photo by: Jacob Surland, www.caughtinpixels.com Licensed creative commons non-commercial v4.0. No derivative Work. Protected by Pixsy.com.

Notice the cool saphone player having a fantastic time.

The Piazza IX April in Taormina on Sicily has one the most stunning views over the bay of Naxos. The whole Piazza is like a balcony with a gorgeous view. Happy people are walking around, shooting photos (many selfies too), and a couple of bands were playing music. (I do love having live music when I shoot photos). And this saxophone player, was fantastic. Sitting on his chair playing, he just made this evening magic. He probably makes every evening magic, come to think of it.

About the making of this photo

I had been standing on this staircase shooting some photos, when I suddenly noticed the saxophone player, and just knew he was the primary subject for my photo. I shot it using my brand new Sony A6000 and my Sony 10-18mm lens.

I bought the A6000 because of the combination of a great camera in a small body. My other camera bodies are Sony A7R, Nikon D800 and Nikon D600. All are phenomenal cameras, and the Sony A6000 is the kid brother in this lot. But I wanted a small super light weight camera and I wanted to see what I could get out of it, and I was not disappointed. It produces fantastic quality images. I just have to be careful on the ISO. It is a smaller sensor than the others, and it can not shoot at as high an ISO as the other cameras. However, as you can see, it can perfectly easy be used when shooting at night using a tripod.

The EXIF info for this image is ISO 100, f/7.1 and the exposure times for the three HDR shots are: 0,6 seconds (-2 exposure), 2.5 seconds (0 exposure) and 10 seconds (+2 exposure).

In short – the Sony A6000 is a fantastic camera. Of course I can tell the difference to my Sony A7R, but never the less a great camera in an incredible small body.

2 thoughts on “Cool Saxophone player in Sicily

  1. Hi my name is lee and I live in England,I was in Taormina a couple of years ago and took a video of this guy playing sax.Your picture is fantastic and captures all the beauty of the this wonderful square.It brought back so many memories of this wonderful place.I wondered if you ever got the name of the saxophonist?best wishes for the new year.regards lee

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