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Well done! And thank you for all the commments and quotations. I can run from you lot but I can't hide Blush Yesterday's not very mysterious object was my beautiful set of Border Bagpipes in the key of A.

They have more presence than the Northumbrian pipes (which are very sweet, but I once heard a Highland pipe major describing them as suitable for playing "only wee tootly tunes”) without risking the eardrums when played indoors.

Once upon a time I had high aspirations to play them to a high standard, but steady work with a ceilidh band demanded greater proficiency on other instruments. Now my band days are long over and I have got round to offering the pipes for sale. Needless to say, when I was taking the product pictures I saw something far more interesting emerging – yesterday's upload, to which I have added an explanatory V2.*

The One in the title is the chanter, the bit that plays the melody; it's on the left in the mono photo. The Three are the drones that supply the accompaniment, such as it is.

And January 25th is of course Burns' Night, where my pipes were guaranteed an outing. We can't even get a little dinner party together this year Sad so Shadow Saturday takes precedence.

*I haven't given up completely; two more sets of pipes languish in Woolybill Towers . . .

TODAY's OFFERING is another found shadow, Crimdon beach, County Durham.

Camera:Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX100
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:29 Dec 2013 - 11:32 AM
Focal Length:15.4mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Shutter Speed:1/250sec
Exposure Comp:-0.33
Exposure Mode:Program AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Username:woolybill1 woolybill1
Uploaded:25 Jan 2014 - 7:52 AM
Tags:Humour, Photo journalism, Saturday shadows, Specialist / abstract


jaktis e2 Member 1082 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
25 Jan 2014 - 7:57 AM

An extraordinary depth in this, a great use of shadows also


LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jan 2014 - 8:01 AM

Beautiful COLOURS and textures plus that fabulous long shadow.

whatriveristhis e2 Member 167 forum postswhatriveristhis vcard England79 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jan 2014 - 8:09 AM

Hope you didn't catch your foot in that, Bill!


P.S. If those pipes were mine I would be unable to part with them. ( Many years ago, on my journey through Jazz, I took a detour down the Folk side road for a while and attained Nursery School standard on the tin whistle.Blush but can't even play that now... lost the muscle memory Sad I find the fingering on a camera much easier)

barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jan 2014 - 9:22 AM

Soon as I read other people's comments on yesterday's images I sussed what it was....
One of these days we will get to hear you play.....
Wonderful shadows caught here

NDODS e2 Member 43672 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom107 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jan 2014 - 9:24 AM

So very well spotted, and so very well captured Bill

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

franken e2 Member 123264 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jan 2014 - 11:45 AM

Wonderful use of shadows, Bill.


TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jan 2014 - 11:51 AM

Some wonderful long shadows here, Bill, and the strong side-lighting really shows the tones and textures very well Smile
Nice record image in yesterday's V2 also.... Wink
Trev Smile

Joline e2 Member 8Joline vcard United States52 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jan 2014 - 12:26 PM

Walk softly and cast a long shadow......

mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jan 2014 - 12:27 PM

Fine shadows here Bill.
And I confess I have no interest in Burns Night.
My only interest tonight will be the burnt offerings Jan will give me for my tea !!

Mollycat e2 Member 1Mollycat vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jan 2014 - 1:44 PM

Lovely set of shadows, think most of us are loopy.

JawDborn e2 Member 2793 forum postsJawDborn vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jan 2014 - 2:03 PM

Moira is obviously more sophisticated than Sue. I may only play my bagpipeCD's when she is out of the house.Sad

SlowSong e2 Member 64838 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jan 2014 - 2:49 PM

I bet that little loop of wire never imagined it'd be immortalised in this way, ever! Smile

Nikonuser1 e2 Member 2Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jan 2014 - 2:53 PM

Shapes, shadows, textures, great BillSmile


lifesnapper e2 Member 8lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jan 2014 - 3:19 PM

A class A Saturday Shadow Bill, you've certainly found the Key to these shots Wink

John Smile

jovanovic e2 Member 3jovanovic vcard France
25 Jan 2014 - 7:18 PM

I love your "drawing" Bill.
Merci mille fois pour l'UA! Smile

nonur e2 Member 6nonur vcard Turkey8 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jan 2014 - 11:14 PM

Wonderful texture and shadows, Bill.

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