By woolybill1
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.

Tags: Photo journalism Specialist and abstract Humour Saturday shadows

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jaktis 13 84 Sweden
25 Jan 2014 7:57AM
An extraordinary depth in this, a great use of shadows also


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LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
25 Jan 2014 8:01AM
Beautiful COLOURS and textures plus that fabulous long shadow.
25 Jan 2014 8:09AM
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 9 27 12 United Kingdom
25 Jan 2014 9:22AM
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 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
25 Jan 2014 9:24AM
So very well spotted, and so very well captured Bill

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
franken Plus
15 4.3k 4 United Kingdom
25 Jan 2014 11:45AM
Wonderful use of shadows, Bill.

TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 11 England
25 Jan 2014 11:51AM
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 Plus
11 28 53 United States
25 Jan 2014 12:26PM
Walk softly and cast a long shadow......
mikbee 10 3 8 Scotland
25 Jan 2014 12:27PM
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 Plus
4 11 2 United Kingdom
25 Jan 2014 1:44PM
Lovely set of shadows, think most of us are loopy.
JawDborn Plus
5 1.1k 1 England
25 Jan 2014 2:03PM
Moira is obviously more sophisticated than Sue. I may only play my bagpipeCD's when she is out of the house.Sad
SlowSong Plus
9 7.0k 30 England
25 Jan 2014 2:49PM
I bet that little loop of wire never imagined it'd be immortalised in this way, ever! Smile
Nikonuser1 Plus
5 145 15 United Kingdom
25 Jan 2014 2:53PM
Shapes, shadows, textures, great BillSmile

25 Jan 2014 3:19PM
A class A Saturday Shadow Bill, you've certainly found the Key to these shots Wink

John Smile
25 Jan 2014 7:18PM
I love your "drawing" Bill.
Merci mille fois pour l'UA! Smile
nonur Plus
8 17 12 Turkey
25 Jan 2014 11:14PM
Wonderful texture and shadows, Bill.

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