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Leif Segerstam principal Conductor of the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra Conducts Sibelius Symphony No5, caught live in concert.
This Finnish giant of a man is a world famous Champion of Nordic music and self professed brother of Santa Claus!

Camera:Canon EOS 20D
Lens:Canon70-200mm 2.8 L IS
Recording media:Digital
Title:Giving All
Username:simon butterworth simon butterworth
Uploaded:2 Jan 2007 - 7:27 PM
Tags:Classical music, Conductor, Leif segerstam, Orchestra, Photo journalism, Sibelius, Sports / action
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proberts
proberts  10218 forum posts Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2007 - 7:33 PM

Wow,thats a cracker Simon.He certainly looks like a larger than life character.
Andrew.

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Boyd
Boyd  1011213 forum posts Wales11 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2007 - 7:36 PM

Good viewpoint - were you hiding in the brass section?
;o)

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lifesnapper
lifesnapper e2 Member 8lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2007 - 7:40 PM

Great shot.
John (-:

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jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1081 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
2 Jan 2007 - 8:16 PM

Very good timing

Peter

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jeanie
jeanie e2 Member 105968 forum postsjeanie vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2007 - 8:40 PM

Good to see the conductor from the other side of the stage.

Jeanie

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Melanie_M
Melanie_M e2 Member 9168 forum postsMelanie_M vcard United Kingdom9 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2007 - 8:46 PM

Excellent clarity, with a well found comp - the 3 mebers of the orchestra here framing the conductor to create a triangle.

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pfheyes
pfheyes  10254 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2007 - 8:48 PM

Cracking work Simon, and excellent exposure using the available light. It's always great to see these images in your portfolio.

Pete

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joolsb
joolsb  927115 forum posts Switzerland38 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2007 - 9:11 PM

Cool. One of my favourite pieces of classical music, too.

Don't tell me you were in the middle of a perfomance and had your mind on photography???

Great shot, anyway. Wink

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kinfatric
kinfatric  9550 forum posts Scotland9 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2007 - 9:34 PM

thats quite a fantastic composition Simon

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redstag
redstag e2 Member 8100 forum postsredstag vcard United Kingdom14 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2007 - 9:38 PM

Can see the family likeness, every inch a Claus!

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Nigel_95
Nigel_95 e2 Member 8260 forum postsNigel_95 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2007 - 9:46 PM

Excellent image Simon. I regret to say, I have not heard of this Conductor.

Nigel

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GillyB
GillyB e2 Member 9316 forum postsGillyB vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2007 - 11:23 PM

Well captured Simon, your timing is immpeccable!
Have you changed allegiance from the RSNO?

gill

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daringdaphne
2 Jan 2007 - 11:30 PM

Brilliant picture! So sharp. Insight into another world.


(*.*)D.

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simon butterworth

Hi Folks, Happy New year.

Boyd and Joolsb: I was lurking behind the Brass in the choir stalls.I was covering the concert for the BBC so I was able to be a bit less discreet than otherwise, hence using a big white lens!

Hi Gilly, I am with the BBCSSO Please don't mention the RSNO in the same sentence!!!

Simon

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GillyB
GillyB e2 Member 9316 forum postsGillyB vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jan 2007 - 1:54 AM

Oops sorry Simon, can you forgive me!

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NevP
NevP  9853 forum posts Canada13 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jan 2007 - 4:49 AM

Delighted to be 30 for this outstanding image.

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Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jan 2007 - 7:49 AM

Both your loves in the same image, using your knowledge of the music you have captured the conductor at the peak of the action, well done.

A very happy new year to you Simon all the very best
Dougie

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Coleslaw
Coleslaw e2 Member 913403 forum postsColeslaw vcard Wales28 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jan 2007 - 8:19 AM

I think it is brilliant!

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chris-p
chris-p e2 Member 864 forum postschris-p vcard England
3 Jan 2007 - 8:25 AM

A super capture..

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TonyA
TonyA  9 Spain
3 Jan 2007 - 8:53 AM

Another outstanding shot from a priviledged position, although not in the orchestra this time. He looks like quite a character.

Antonio

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scott_jessuk
3 Jan 2007 - 9:48 AM

Excellent capture Simon, spot on timming for this one.

Scott

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viscostatic
3 Jan 2007 - 10:55 AM

You have captured the atmosphere and the moment so well here. This is an outstanding photograph.

Phil.

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simon butterworth

Hi Gilly,

Oooh! I think I can (just about!!!).

Simon

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johnc1711
johnc1711  10 Scotland
3 Jan 2007 - 11:12 AM

Great capture!

John Smile

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JouŠo
JouŠo  1056 forum posts Finland
3 Jan 2007 - 4:00 PM

aaaaaaah! Two of favourites at one time....the photographer & the conductor!

SUPERB SHOT, Simon!

I just love Leif´s work...he IS a great character! I´ve seen him many times on TV....he is so creative and warm person...many people love him here in Finland....and yes, he is like Santa sometimes...LOL...

Congrats on well deserved HC...

ALL THE BEST FOR 2007.......

Sincerely,

Jouko

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bliba
bliba  8 Austria2 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jan 2007 - 6:35 PM

love the viewpoint!!!

A stunning photography...powerful and very good

a well derved HC!!!

ATB

ollie

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glazzaro e2 Member 970 forum postsglazzaro vcard United States23 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jan 2007 - 5:50 PM

Very dramatic shot, nice work, congrats on the HC! Spot on! Click!!!

Greg

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megamuff8
megamuff8  992 forum posts United States
7 Jan 2007 - 1:17 AM

Excellent lighting and composition, Simon....Wonderfully taken and much deserved awards as well!

Hoping you had a wonderful Holiday and Happy New Year to you and your family.

Cheers,
Suzan Smile

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POOCHIE
POOCHIE e2 Member 8POOCHIE vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jan 2007 - 8:40 AM

Superb!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Pooch.

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culturedcanvas

One of the best photos I've seen on here in a while!

Dan

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thorn
thorn  10124 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2007 - 8:11 PM

Hi Simon,
A real corker of this giant of a man conducting the orchestra.Love it.
Take care.AnnSmile

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Scott_Scot
12 Jan 2007 - 8:28 PM

Superb!!!

And highly sell-able!!!

Scotty

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