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One Love....

By barbarahirst
My love playing his love.... guess that means 2 loves

I am being a bit soppy today because Lynnejoyce triggered past memories with her upload yesterday.
Click here if you want to see it.
In fact in wasnt just me that started remembering the past from those images.Isnt it wonderful that our pictures can effectively change the direction that we think.
Thankyou Lynne

Also a thankyou to Andrew(ChiliMan) for his wonderful user award.Well chuffed here.

By the way it is a Morrocan 'ud that we bought in Leeds at the Morrocan Christmas fair.

Tags: General Black and white Flash and lighting Portraits and peopleMusical instrument

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Comments


CarolG 14 199 20 Greece
14 Jan 2014 8:36AM
This is just perfect in every way, Barbs SmileSmileSmile Carol
14 Jan 2014 8:36AM
A beautiful portrait, Barbara and such an interesting and true write up.

Richard
digital_boi 15 3 6 Scotland
14 Jan 2014 8:41AM
fine work Barbara your portraits are just getting better and better a great capture of a very fine instrument and Jon of course

GrahamGrinGrinGrin
Richsr 14 91 223 England
14 Jan 2014 8:47AM
Know this would be yours Barbara
Good one
regards
Richard
ddolfelin Plus
9 103 3 Wales
14 Jan 2014 8:57AM
Couldn't really be better, Barbara.
Trev_B 14 151 68 England
14 Jan 2014 9:01AM
One to be proud of Barbs… the image that is … well actually Jon as wellWink

Trev
Fefe Plus
9 57 36 United Kingdom
14 Jan 2014 9:07AM
Soppy Barbs....... bet tomorrows image is the same with a great big lipstick kiss on his head...hair all ruffled....collar wonky............
Grin
Diane
RonnieAG Plus
11 154 119 Scotland
14 Jan 2014 9:07AM
Fine shot of this musician with no b/g distractions pulling the eye away from the subject.
So well illuminated.
R.
mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.9k 2434 United Kingdom
14 Jan 2014 9:13AM
A lute by any name would sound as sweet. It has survived as a popular instrument throughout North Africa and the Middle East, I remember hearing it played in Jordan.
I think the Elizabethans reckoned that a lutenist spent 11 hours tuning the instrument for every hour actually spent playing it.
Moira
lesliea 11 2 Australia
14 Jan 2014 10:02AM
Beautiful image Barbara well taken.
Allen, Smile Wink
mex 13 27 3 United Kingdom
14 Jan 2014 10:19AM
Lovely portrait barb.
cheers phil.
Mollycat Plus
7 21 2 United Kingdom
14 Jan 2014 10:36AM
A loving portrait Barbara. GrinGrinGrin Peter.
prabhusinha 13 5 5 India
14 Jan 2014 10:52AM
Lovely portrait.
nonur 12 18 13 Turkey
14 Jan 2014 11:04AM
Great portrait, wonderful instrument.
14 Jan 2014 11:16AM
Barbara, This is a really great image and I love the look of concentration. Lovely mono treatment Smile
Brian J.
danbrann 16 640 17
14 Jan 2014 11:57AM
Excellent Work Barbara. The next step is a 16 x 12 print hanging on the bedroom wall.
SlowSong Plus
12 9.7k 30 England
14 Jan 2014 12:16PM
Such a beautifully natural portrait, and the light is just right. One to frame and cherish.
x
14 Jan 2014 12:37PM
Beautiful sensitive portrait. It looks a gorgeous instrument, I bet it sounds great too.
Sylvia
Daisymaye Plus
12 23 19 Canada
14 Jan 2014 12:41PM
A wonderful portrait with so much meaning and sentiment.
fentiger 20 920 24 England
14 Jan 2014 12:48PM
An excellent character study Barbara.

Albert
EMJAYCEE Plus
12 10 10 England
14 Jan 2014 1:28PM
Superb portrait Barbara - I love it.Wink
Joan.
Irishkate Plus
10 45 121 United Kingdom
14 Jan 2014 2:27PM
He does have lovely fingers Barbara!
I use to study astrology and palmistry in my misspent youth.
These are not the hands of a tradesman but those of an artist/musician .
Love the toning you soppy girlTongue
Kate GrinGrinGrin
franken Plus
18 5.3k 4 United Kingdom
14 Jan 2014 2:40PM
Wonderful portrait.

Ken
mikbee 14 3 8 Scotland
14 Jan 2014 2:41PM
Nothing wrong with being a bit soppy now and again !!
A Master at his craft here,
and that's as soppy as I will get !!
Mick.
ColleenA Plus
9 489 7 Australia
14 Jan 2014 3:02PM
Love the tones in this portrait Barbara....love the sentiments...great photography
ChiliMan 14 135 17 Singapore
14 Jan 2014 3:12PM

Quote:Isnt it wonderful that our pictures can effectively change the direction that we think.


Well said. Never thought of that.

Magically handled light in this, Barbs. Crystal clear with the perfect touch of softness at the same time.

Jon must love this. I certainly do.

Bravo Smile

Andrew
TrevBatWCC Plus
13 13 19 England
14 Jan 2014 3:57PM
I never knew Leeds had a Moroccan Christmas fair - I know it had a German Christmas market which I've been to two or three times Smile What a lovely instrument this is, very nicely cradled by Jon....the pic itself ain't half bad either, Barbs! Lovely quality work, and definitely stands out from the rest in my faves today, so it just has to have my UA... Wink
Trev Smile
14 Jan 2014 5:08PM
A perfect portrait of this musician, Barbara!
Regards,
George
taggart Plus
16 47 14 United States
14 Jan 2014 5:22PM
A perfect portrait, sepia was a good choice!
gajewski 16 10 9 United States
14 Jan 2014 5:55PM
Barbara -- I didn't realize this was yours when I opened it. It attracted my attention even as a thumbnail image.
A wonderful shot and perfect processing.
-=\Walter
LynneJoyce Plus
13 22 101 United Kingdom
14 Jan 2014 6:04PM
An absolutely gorgeous image and the choice of the soft sepia tones (or should that be soppy sepia tones) is just perfect. Take my UA to add to the collection.
14 Jan 2014 6:10PM
A really super image Barbara, excellent shot and perfect processing, well done.

John Smile
Philip_H 9 1.5k United Kingdom
14 Jan 2014 6:10PM
A wonderful portrait, Barbara.

P.
paulb20 Plus
14 12 United Kingdom
14 Jan 2014 6:48PM
Like it a lot Barbara.
Paul
SUE118 Plus
13 8 1 United Kingdom
14 Jan 2014 7:05PM
A very nice capture and very calming too.
Billyray 13 70 3 United Kingdom
14 Jan 2014 7:33PM
An excellent shot of a musician at his craft. Superb.
Ray
EileenH 8 1 United Kingdom
14 Jan 2014 8:01PM
Lovely imageSmile

Eileen
Lillian Plus
12 23 17 United Kingdom
14 Jan 2014 8:16PM
A special and magical shot Barbara
Lillian
andylea 12 37 1 United Kingdom
14 Jan 2014 9:06PM
simply stunning barb top shot Wink
andy
pentony 13 3 England
14 Jan 2014 10:10PM
Stunning Image

Pau
SimonFletch 7 3 2 Scotland
15 Jan 2014 3:46AM
I can see the love in this image, Barbara. It shines.
The photography is tremendous and your B&W conversion is excellent - light and delicate, yet full of detail.
"Excellent"

Simon
15 Jan 2014 10:42AM
Could Jon be playing the chords of "My own true love?"...

Dougie
AnnJ 9 5 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2014 10:46AM
Just such a fabulous portrait, natural and really stunning. Ann.
15 Jan 2014 11:17AM
Wonderful shot. Shines out!
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
16 Jan 2014 6:38AM
Most images have an element of discovery associated with what we see...
In this case the candid expression as he's playing... tells many possible stories! Grin
Congratulations on so much recognition. Well deserved Barbara!
IB
mistere Plus
8 6 4 England
16 Jan 2014 7:15AM
Superb.

Dave.

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