Busking at the Civic Center Farmers Market (Weekly Photo Challenge: Threes)

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Good Evening:

Busking for dollars has to be a paradox of difficulty; you get to do what you love, but you also get to see almost everyone ignore you. Take for example, a really good Country-Western singer-songwriter operating out of San Francisco named Dean Harlem. Can you even spot him in the first photo?

Civic Center Farmers Market, Sunday 23 February 2014

Civic Center Farmers Market, Sunday 23 February 2014

Lower left corner, in front of the food truck. As you can see, not many people paying attention. He’s good enough that I’ve parted with quite a few Washingtons, plus one Hamilton for his CD Baptism Road, but most of the time it seems as if he plays for no one but himself:

Dean Harlem, San Francisco Civic Center, 24 February 2014

Dean Harlem, San Francisco Civic Center, 24 February 2014

I had to convert to B&W; as you can see from the shadows, the sun was directly in the line of fire (so to speak), and messed with the color shot. Most of the time, buskers seem to play for no one but themselves, but I did espy another gentleman who appreciated Mr. Harlem’s hard work.

Filling the Tip Jar, 23 February 2014

Filling the Tip Jar, 23 February 2014

Even one dollar can make it all worthwhile.

Vonn Scott Bair

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