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Originally published Wednesday, February 29, 2012 at 7:02 PM

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Dreamy music in the Market

Seattle Times reader Janine Graf's dreamy image of a young cello player on the sidewalk at Seattle's Pike Place Market.

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Janine Graf, Redmond

Photo taken:

Feb. 4, Pike Place Market, Seattle

Photographer's description:

"It was the most beautiful sunny day in Seattle; I swear Seattleites were skipping down the street! This lovely young, talented woman was playing her cello near Starbucks; I thought the light was so beautiful on her. Taken with the Hipstamatic app on my iPhone4S."

Expert says:

"Using available light and a filter in post production, this image exhibits a strong mood, as if it was an old memory or dream. The composition is successful, as it puts the subject in the left third of the frame, facing into the image. The repetition of onlookers' shadows show that there is an audience without actually showing people, keeping the focus on the musician. Suggestion: Crop down from the top slightly to get rid of the distracting logos on the windows."

— Kathryn Bachen, Seattle Times photo staff

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