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Woe is me, sob, sob.Sad
First day back at work after 4 weeks holiday. After 28 days of getting up at 08:30, having to creep out from under the duvet at 05:30 this morning was not at all an easy task. Oh, woe is me!Sad
I am trying for the sympathy vote here, but knowing you hard-skinned lot I am wasting my time...Wink

Thought I'd continue our mini tour of the city of Eboracum, or York as the locals call it today.
York has a Minster (no, get away, I hear you gasp), and in said Minster there is an organ.

I give you a high contrast b&w version of some of the knobs attached to said organ. Some keys are there - not too sure if the keys on an organ are called ivories, as on a piano...

Many thanks, one and all.

Thanks for bothering.

Malc

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkIII
Lens:EF24-105mm F/4L IS USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:13 Aug 2013 - 1:59 PM
Focal Length:105mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.0
Aperture:f/6.3
Shutter Speed:1/40sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:6400
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Organ & knobs
Username:saltireblue saltireblue
Uploaded:26 Aug 2013 - 4:57 PM
Tags:Black & white, Ivories, Keys, Knobs, Minster, Organ, York
Votes:39

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7395 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom971 Constructive Critique Points
26 Aug 2013 - 5:01 PM

Really good. Calmer, quieter in b&w. I wasn't satisfied with my shots. Though I do have one of you taking this... Wink
Moira

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Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 e2 Member 1Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
26 Aug 2013 - 5:05 PM

A great mono imageSmile


Cliff

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lifesnapper
lifesnapper e2 Member 8lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
26 Aug 2013 - 5:17 PM

I've read all the Buttons in fascination Malc, but have decide not to learn to play one of these amazing instruments, but if I ever come across one, I'll certainly Photograph it. Nice Work.

John Smile

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franken
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26 Aug 2013 - 5:23 PM

Fascinating image Malc, especially in mono.

Ken

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41029 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England133 Constructive Critique Points
26 Aug 2013 - 5:26 PM

You pulled out all the stops to get this one, Malc! Work? what's that? GrinGrin Sympathy..... no chance!

Dave

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 32917 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
26 Aug 2013 - 6:46 PM

A cracking capture Malc. as for a suitable anecdote well I reckon Dave takes the winners medal.

Regards Nathan

P.S. On that note have a great evening

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Michaela_Solway
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26 Aug 2013 - 6:55 PM

Amazing.. I've never been up close & personal to an organ configuration before.. Full respect to my Gran who used to play in the Church
Excellent composition thanks for sharing ..

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SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 54231 forum postsSlowSong vcard England28 Constructive Critique Points
26 Aug 2013 - 6:58 PM

Groan @ Dave. Grin Organs, always photogenic. Wink

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woolybill1
woolybill1 e2 Member 7woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
26 Aug 2013 - 6:58 PM


Quote: not too sure if the keys on an organ are called ivories, as on a piano...

Indubitably not. The mere thought of somebody threatening to sit on the stool and tinkle the ivories of the organ would have the Dean and Chapter in a panic, to say nothing of the Bishop. Not good at such a juncture to mention that some of the knobs are in fact couplers.

Good, clear tones and excellent composition, put my meagre attempt to shame. I ditched it even before we walked into the choir Sad
Regards
Bill

Last Modified By woolybill1 at 26 Aug 2013 - 6:58 PM

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widtink
widtink  2406 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
26 Aug 2013 - 7:02 PM

Nowt beats a good organ shot Malc Wink Love the hi contrast conversion SmileSmile

Rod

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cats_123
cats_123 e2 Member 104000 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland24 Constructive Critique Points
26 Aug 2013 - 7:09 PM

Remember to blow hard before pulling the knobs Smile Smile

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 942 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
26 Aug 2013 - 8:57 PM

An organ is a great instrument---- There is a wonderful one where my daughter's family goes to church---- I will attempt to look for knobs and couplers when we visit next---

A well made image of this fine instrument!

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England207 Constructive Critique Points
26 Aug 2013 - 9:12 PM

Definitely stops Malc, hope you survived your first day back
Regards Richard

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland110 Constructive Critique Points
26 Aug 2013 - 10:12 PM

The B and W medium suits this subject to a "T", Malc.
Ronnie.

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mikbee
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26 Aug 2013 - 11:05 PM

Work ?----Gave it up five years ago on medical grounds.
Sympathy ?----I get none from my wife so no chance giving you any.
Organs ?------With my health,there is not a surgeon in the world that would want mine !!
I will give you a vote though Malc.
Mick.

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Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 968 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2013 - 10:43 AM

There's a certain magic in the swelling sound of an organ in full flight. Your image awakens that sound in my head, so it works for me.
As for getting up for work don't knock it, when you do retire you may find that you miss the regime of work, and the lift when yu realise that tomorrow is a day off, something special that goes when retirement takes over.

On winter mornings the act of turning over when you hear the coughing of car engines starting up and the coughing of their owners too, it holds a certain delicious savour hard to beat.
Ahhhh another ten minutes slumber...

Dougie

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saltireblue
saltireblue Site Moderator 43667 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway23 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2013 - 1:43 PM


Quote: Though I do have one of you taking this... Wink
Moira

Oh, dear.Blush We need a new day in the week. Frightening Friday, I fear.Sad

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TrevBatWCC
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27 Aug 2013 - 5:30 PM

Oh, poor you! Sad Hope you've got over the shock of getting up in the middle of the night! Wink A fine capture of this organ with all it's knobs - I find it amazing how the organists cope with that lot....Smile
Trev Smile

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danbrann
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27 Aug 2013 - 10:12 PM

Nice to read that Moira caught you by the organ Malcolm and I bet it was worth travelling to York just for that....

A good abstract and well suited to mono.

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Rende
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28 Aug 2013 - 4:17 PM

Strong composition that works very well in the hard contrast B&W Malc.
Rende

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