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It Is Only For Memories : Harmonic Fields, Portland.

By UrbaneMagick

On Portland, they are honured to have a musical concept entitled " Harmonic Fields."

The exhibit features over 150 instruments, placed throughout the cliff & quarry area of Bowers Portland Stone Quarry.

Portland is know for its high winds & rugged & somewhat surreal landscape, & the instruments placed throughout are played only by the winds themselves!!

I asked the lady in version 2 to who was one of the concept guides, if I could take a photo of her.
Her reply , in a whispery voice was " is only for memoriessssssssssssssssssssssss! "

All of the photo is there, it.s not manipulated other thanusual really is all rather Dali-esque.

Therfore, I took a picture of her from behind as a compromise.

The concept is only in place for one week, it moves Sunday evening....please, if you get the's one of the best , mos magical things I;ve ever seen & heard.


Tags: Photo journalism Dorset Specialist and abstract Digitally manipulated Portland Musical instruments Landscape and travel Harmonic fields

Voters: gwynn56, NaturesHaven, mrswoolybill and 21 more

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paskinmj 9 11 1 United Kingdom
4 Sep 2012 10:10PM
Nice series of captures.

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fazzer 9 54 7 United Kingdom
4 Sep 2012 10:21PM
What an excellent idea i would love to see this but work is mental at the moment .V1 looks like it captures the magical harmonic fields experience really well its nicely composed and loving that moody skySmile
4 Sep 2012 11:58PM
A nice set of reportage images Gareth
morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
5 Sep 2012 7:21AM
Wonderful set of images, it looks like a great place

UrbaneMagick 6 172 1 United Kingdom
5 Sep 2012 7:32AM
tis an audio visual experience to say the least.
..they prefer you not to take photos at all ( as it is for memories only)........but every man and his dog was takign photos via one media or another!
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
5 Sep 2012 7:54AM
I came across this last night, had to come back - absolutely extraordinary, thanks for uploading. I would really love to experience this.
clintQB 6 51 United Kingdom
5 Sep 2012 9:04AM
Fantastic set of photos...v1 for me wins for composition and processing
carper123 Plus
6 1.1k 8 United Kingdom
5 Sep 2012 5:10PM
Nice set and informative Gareth, well done mate, v1 is surreal, luv it.
well done.
Darryl. SmileWinkSmile
Tibetan 6 3 England
5 Sep 2012 5:46PM
Yes Gareth the wind plays music in many ways going way back mainly wind chimes, but some stack different width tubes to let the wind blow through it gives quite a hunting sound as does the wind through a gap in an old window, I think this was the beginning of flutes and pipes as in the Andes and Peru, very interesting set of photo's like them, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
UrbaneMagick 6 172 1 United Kingdom
5 Sep 2012 6:23PM
Hey Leon & co.
Most are percussion driven...there s also like a welded together wok with a taMBOURINE ATTACHED to the top of it...and you put your head insid e it..... craaazy!
12 12 1 United Kingdom
5 Sep 2012 7:37PM
Excellent series Gareth!

5 Sep 2012 7:46PM
Brilliant set of pics Gareth,well done..Lin
Franko59 6 3 2 England
5 Sep 2012 8:21PM
Nice reportage of a very different subject! ,,,regards IanSmile
6 Sep 2012 7:37AM
That is quite surreal and unusual, I love the response from the lady, very intrigiung. Sadly I won't get there so it is great you have shared because this is one of the more unusual and human interesting stories I have heard for a while - thanks Steve
UrbaneMagick 6 172 1 United Kingdom
6 Sep 2012 7:53AM
Cheers Folks..thanks's a shame t's so far away for so many people..though I believe it is touring to some extent.
andy_AHG 9 106 6 United Kingdom
6 Sep 2012 9:33AM
Very unusual set of images Gareth - looks like a bit of a dreamscape. Sometimes they have sound installations at Yorkshire Sculpture Park. Love the composition of image 1.

UrbaneMagick 6 172 1 United Kingdom
6 Sep 2012 5:26PM
Cheers Andy, felt like a dreamscape to be honest..most magical thing I;ve been to since the Lion King in London..but this was free!!

V1 is the picture really..t'others are just snaps to show what else was 'appenin' Smile
9 Sep 2012 8:00AM
Smashing set Gareth, V1 is amazing.

John Smile
UrbaneMagick 6 172 1 United Kingdom
9 Sep 2012 11:51AM
Thankyou John, the others are just snaps to show what is/was there (last day today)..... but I do rather like v1..I need to learn to clone out, so that I can get rid of the would have a touch of a Pink Floyd cover about it then.
annettep38 Plus
7 218 40 Costa Rica
10 Sep 2012 9:57PM
B*****ing magic.
fantastic, well done Smile
bornav 6 India
13 Sep 2012 10:04AM
very artistic public display of instruments, the dark clouds look remarkable!
Humblebee 6 1 England
16 Sep 2012 2:01PM
Gareth thank you for sharing this wonderful concept with us - I love music made by wind power and to see so many different items used as "instruments of sound and sight" is uplifting - wish they would do something like this on the Marsh as we have lots n lots of wind going spare ... Carol GrinGrinGrin
UrbaneMagick 6 172 1 United Kingdom
16 Sep 2012 3:26PM
Hey Carol, tis a French mans conception, but it it may end up on your marsh yet Smile

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