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Trumpet Master

Posted on Nov 18, 2009 | 10 comments

After hitting the bookstore at Palazzo delle Esposizioni, I exited to hear lively music coming from across the street. This guy, who I like to call “The Trumpet Master,” had set up shop on the corner and was drawing quite a crowd. He even had a little light that changed colors and made his face glow (dramatic lighting?). Among his repertoire was “How Deep is Your Love” by the Bee Gees and “The Way You Look Tonight.”


  1. You captured the light on part of his face and the trumpet very well!

  2. I would love to hear him play. I bet those tunes sounded brilliant on the trumpet. One of my daughters used to play the trumpet, I wish she still did as it is a special sound.

    Lovely photograph,Roma certainly provides you with so many photographic opportunities.

  3. I can see/hear the music coming from his trumpet to fill the composition..wonderful!

  4. Now the Trumpet Master is playing in the street under my office, in via Cola di Rienzo. I can hear his music from my desk. Fun!! 🙂

  5. Hi Jessica!
    I discoreved today, surfing on the net, your blog.
    My congratulations. I dont live in Rome but I strongly love our capital.
    I added you to my links, i'll follow you from now on.
    See ya!

  6. What a nice shot. Beautiful lighting.

  7. Thanks for the comments everyone. Glad you like Mr. Trumpet as much as I do.

    Kate – Glad you noticed the light! I stood there for awhile to make sure I got one perfectly when it flashed on his face.

    Lindy Lou – You never know, maybe she'll take it up one day again. And you are right, Rome is never short of interesting inspiration.

    Gozer – Haha…what song is he playing?

    Simone – Grazie mille! Sono contenta che ti piace il mio blog! I will stop by the see your photography.

  8. great post! he really is GOOD! i often catch him around Via Cola di Rienzo or Via Ottaviano…

  9. Beautiful lighting.nice shot !

  10. Nice compostion – great use of colour tones and space. And, of course, and interesting subject.

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