‘Chloe-Anne’

IMG_7740 Today I am breaking my own rule about my decision to highlight one individual colour and therefore allow the image to speak for itself.

Because I need to explain to those reading this about the young girl in my image. I just feel that on this occasion some words of explanation might help?

Equally I have been struggling a bit to find an appropriate ‘title’ for these Wednesday blog entries. However I have today finally decided that I will settle with ‘Accents on Colour’ as my chosen title; so there we have it!

As anyone who kindly follows my blog would already know; I tend to take a weekly visit over to Chichester. I find it a very friendly and vibrant place to be; ideally for me though it seems to lend itself nicely to capturing some interesting images in my ‘Street photography’

Anyway…Down to business!

I was walking the streets today as I tend to do when suddenly I spotted this very stunning young lady setting up her microphone and speakers in the town. So I decided to stop and see what she was going to be doing.

Now I can assure you that it was not only myself who had expressed an interest; but also many others who were visiting today. We were not to be disappointed. When this young lady opened her mouth to sing we were all certainly provided with a real treat.

I watched for a while and snapped off some shots but it was only later that I learned this was Chloe-Anne who was just 14 years of age and has been singing for about 4 years now. Even more impressively though…she is self-taught.

And as the little poster inside her guitar case stated; she just loves to sing!

For someone so young I felt she has a very clear and distinct quality to her voice; sounding far more mature than her years would suggest.

She even had the ability and the range in her singing voice to comfortably project it and send the notes high above the crowds; capturing a lot of their interest and attention.

(Including I might add that of the local police officer who I distinctly heard humming along to a Paloma Faith number she sang.)

As she effortlessly sang her songs today covering a wide range of eras; it was lovely to see someone so young yet so confident in her delivery. This little lady in her bright lemon dress has a voice like honey!

After taking a few more images of Chloe singing I then walked over put some coins into her guitar case and then introduced myself to her Dad ‘John’ who was sitting just behind; offering his full support and casting a watchful fatherly eye on his daughters progress. I asked him if I might include Chloe’s image in my blog that evening and I was really pleased when he kindly agreed I could. I also took his email address offering to forward the family the images I had taken. Finally I complimented him on his beautiful and very talented daughter and wished them all well.

Having worked on the editing of this photograph a while tonight I eventually arrived with this final result.

I only hope that Chloe and her family like it; and I would particularly like to say thank you again for their permission in allowing me to use this particular image.

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