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On The Fiddle

By lifesnapper  
Hi all, and a massive thank you to all who kindly voted and commented on 'Awakening', it was such an unexpected response, and even more unexpected, was the User Award from Yung, who I have a great deal of admiration and respect for as a Photographer.
And now it's back to the Music, and some of you might remember this guy from a Mono picture that I uploaded of Him from the Broadstairs Folk Festival. Here He is seen playing Fiddle at the Rochester Sweeps Festival on Bank Holiday Monday. V2 is a bit of Bow Waxing going on, and V3 another member of the Troop sitting this one out, while fiddling with Her Penny Whistle type of thing. Well ok, I can't think of the proper name for it, but maybe Bill can help?
Well that's it, we're on the rundown to the Weekend now, hooraaaaaaaaaaay! Smile

All the best to all,

John Smile

Tags: Violin Rochester Fiddle Portraits and people

Voters: pascalg, barbarahirst, gwynn56 and 36 more

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pascalg Plus
10 37 France
17 May 2012 6:03PM
like the tight crop, & esp. #3!

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barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
17 May 2012 6:06PM
Great title and wonderful images..
Fefe Plus
6 23 31 United Kingdom
17 May 2012 6:41PM
Love the title tooGrin, V1 for me
17 May 2012 6:48PM
A lovely set of images
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
17 May 2012 7:12PM
I am not much bothered about the proper name for the penny whistle thing John.
I am just a tad curious about where she keeps it when she is not playing it !!
Good set.
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
17 May 2012 7:14PM
V1 is brilliant! The composition, with the diagonal splitting the frame, and the focus on the instrument. One of your best ever.
Can I suggest that there's a b&w lurking in this? (Oh good, Mods are enabled!)
V3 - I am suffering from Dress Envy. The lady has style!
woolybill1 Plus
11 23 72 United Kingdom
17 May 2012 7:20PM
Three excellent informal portraits, John. You have captured loads of character in your images of that (rather piratical-looking) fiddler.
I must assure you however that he isn't waxing his bow 'cos that would stop it from getting any sound from the strings. And whatever the lady in V3 is doing with her Penny Whistle*, it ain't fiddling!

*Penny Whistle is correct, but they're usually called tin whistles nowadays: offer 1p to your friendly local music shop and they'll demand about 5.74 more before clinching the deal.
AnneWorner 10 620 43 United States
17 May 2012 7:42PM
Excellent use of selective focus in v1 - and I do like this in the mono modification by Moira.

I do wonder though, what caught your eye in v3 Tongue

andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
17 May 2012 8:23PM
v1 for me today john a stunner top shot Wink
woolybill1 Plus
11 23 72 United Kingdom
17 May 2012 9:41PM
All in all, one of your very best, John.
Just a little U.A. for your collection Smile
UrbaneMagick 6 172 1 United Kingdom
17 May 2012 10:09PM
Love V.1. John...... looks like Motorheads Lemmy Smile

Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
17 May 2012 10:27PM
Like them all John
well captured but definitely got to be V1 for me
17 May 2012 10:36PM
Excellent set of pics, with V1 the best of the bunch.

Sezz 13 617 15 England
18 May 2012 5:43PM
Bit of a Johnny Depp look in V1 Wink

Sarah *
saltireblue Plus
8 8.0k 33 Norway
18 May 2012 8:35PM
Love V1 John. Very Dr Hook-like despite the fiddle.
Very tasty SRS's in V3Wink

19 May 2012 10:12PM
Yup, was going to Dr. Hook John, beeten to it. fabulous images.
Dave87 Plus
11 42 5 England
25 May 2012 11:53PM
I like V3 because it provides a place for the eye to rest. If looking for a favourate it has to be V1. By going in close and croping tightly has produced a very powerful male portrait in this case. The fiddle and bow both add to the viewing experience. No hesitation awarding top marks.


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