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Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Playing the Zither, Below Times Square

Chinese zither, 42nd Street
Photo by myself on the Times Square subway platform.

A woman performed what looks to be a Chinese zither on the subway platform. In her hands were tiny mallets that she used to hit the strings.

Related posts: Pulling Strings on the Subway Platform, Duet, on the 59th Street Platform, and The Morning Serenade.


Olivier said...

que serait le metro new yorkais sans ces musiciens....belle photo de l'artiste

gerry suchy said...

Great candid shot Kitty. You don't see many of these instruments on the street. I have a question if you have a moment. I thinking of buying a Leica D Lux 5 or a D Lux 6. Have you had any negative issues with your D Lux 5?


Kitty said...

Thanks fellas.

Hi Gerry,
I love my little Leica. I don't have any major issues with it. The focus is great, turns on very quickly and it does well in low light esp if you have some bright light sources - ex: night shots with bright LED signage.

The minor issues are that the lens cap comes off very easily, unfortunately. The rear viewing screen is directly on the back (ie; not a swivel out lcd screen, so it's kind of obvious when you're aiming the camera at someone).

But those are minor quibbles. In all, it's a great camera at a fairly reasonable price point.

How exciting?! Can't wait to see your photos!!!

gerry suchy said...


Thanks for the advice. My motivation for a good quality point and shoot is to do more candid street photos. Lugging the big Nikon and lens around is getting tedious. It is certainly useful but not necessarily for candid photos. You can see some of my work at https://picasaweb.google.com/109965528746321473637?alabel=photos_from_posts.

And I can be found on Google+

Thanks again.

Ken Mac said...

that is cool!