Les Paul Custom

By woolybill1
One of a quartet of young musicians at the 30th anniversary party for our Town Twinning, October 2012. Average age perhaps 16 and a bit, they played a range of music by other musicians that I had actually heard of (such as The Kinks and Jimi Hendrix) - and very well they played too.
Rear curtain + slow shutter flash syncro used.

I was rather overwhelmed to receive a quartet of User Awards yesterday, from Nezih (nonur), Joline, BarryC123 and Anne (atworner). Many thanks to them all.

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morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2012 8:12AM
Two superb images Bill, for me i think it has to be V1 but only by a whisper Smile


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Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
14 Nov 2012 8:14AM
Strong, gritty/grainy images concentrating on 'the part'. Very effective, Bill.

LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2012 8:19AM
Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
14 Nov 2012 8:46AM
Two great images ! I love V1 - excellent !!
capto Plus
6 5.2k 8 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2012 8:47AM
V1 for me, powerful image.

Richsr 11 91 223 England
14 Nov 2012 8:50AM
Well worked with these Bill.
Hop-A-Long 11 52 1 England
14 Nov 2012 9:03AM
These are brilliant Bill, love V1. Oh! and the guitar.Grin

helenlinda Plus
10 360 22 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2012 9:09AM
V1 is superb Bill - I like the diagonal very much - it makes a strong image SmileSmile
cats_123 Plus
14 4.8k 28 Northern Ireland
14 Nov 2012 9:30AM
never was very musical, but these are a fine pair of close ups....`feel the noiz' GrinGrin
V2 shows more of the effect that rear curtain flash gives and for that it is the better of the twi images.

BarryC123 9 43 25 Ireland
14 Nov 2012 10:12AM
Two very fine shots of an iconic guitar.
V1 for me, please, if only for the rather incongruous use of a Fender strap on a Gibson guitar. I had thought there were rules about that sort of carry-on.
nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
14 Nov 2012 10:18AM
V1 is a perfect low key B&W, and I like the revealed vibration of the strings in the V2.
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
14 Nov 2012 11:50AM
Takes me back to the 60's Bill with your mention of the Kinks and Jimi Hendrix.
Funny how folk say if you remember the 60's you ''weren't there''
I remember it well,but I can't remember where I was only last night !!
Good mono shots.
(And I may surprise you with my upload tonight !!)
danbrann Plus
13 637 17
14 Nov 2012 11:52AM
Good stuff Bill. Excellent composition and focus.
pascalg Plus
10 37 France
14 Nov 2012 1:04PM
Joline Plus
11 30 53 United States
14 Nov 2012 1:19PM
Another fine shot, Bill.....you have all the important elements in one small package.
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
14 Nov 2012 1:19PM
Two super images, Bill, excellent mono work too. I like how you've captured movement in V2, but think V1's my fave for the wonderful tones and textures Smile Think I might just have to part with my UA here...Wink
Trev Smile
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2012 3:40PM
Love them both Bill!
I guess the answer to yesterday's question is 'the computer says no' ... WinkSmileSmile
SUE118 Plus
9 8 1 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2012 4:36PM
I love the detail you have captured.
Very nice tones Bill well focussed good detail v1 for me by a G string.

14 Nov 2012 6:23PM
A classic Guitar here Bill, in the Gibson range, but with what looks like a Fender Strap, but I could be wrong.
Great piece of work though, and Featured E2 Photo at the mo Wink

John Smile
franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2012 6:24PM
A couple of excellent images here Bill.

RockArea 11 18 3 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2012 6:44PM
A wonderfully powerful image (V1), Bill and a very valuable guitar for a youngster if it's a real Gibson

Mrsbass 5 2 1 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2012 7:59PM
I love the feel the black and white gives to the image. Lovely guitar.
Mrs B
14 Nov 2012 9:37PM

Quote:Two superb images Bill, for me i think it has to be V1 but only by a whisper Smile


gary_d 10 576 13 Wales
14 Nov 2012 10:45PM
This is fantastic Bill, I have given it my user award not to even up the one I gave your good lady yesterday but because it really goes merit it.

tony64 14 204 9 England
14 Nov 2012 10:59PM
These are a great pair Bill. I like V1 for the sharpness, but V2 I think is my preference!
The movement as well as the skulls teeth really capture the mood perfectly!
Sezz 13 617 15 England
15 Nov 2012 10:45AM
V1 for me, strong comp' and superb conversion! Congrat's for your awards Bill Smile

Sarah *
gajewski Plus
13 10 9 United States
15 Nov 2012 4:47PM
Great shot with fine B&W tonalities -- and what a great classic guitar.
AnneWorner 10 620 43 United States
16 Nov 2012 12:48AM
Two excellent images Bill, taking full advantage of the diagonal composition. I know who Les Paul is Smile As Walter says, the tonalities are very fine.

bliba Plus
12 2 Austria
18 Nov 2012 9:12AM
frz67 8 10 32 Italy
18 Nov 2012 9:47AM

Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
22 Nov 2012 5:20PM
Two marvellous monochrome studies Bill
brownsilent 11 7 2 United Kingdom
27 Nov 2012 3:32PM
Beautiful! I don't wonder about all those awards.
great frame, DoF, subject............excellent image.

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