By mrswoolybill
I've known him since he was a baby. He was quite noisy then too.
It's scary how quickly they grow up...
I know I clipped his hand, I'm annoyed with myself for that. I was watching the face.
Thanks for looking,

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franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2013 8:21AM
I should imagine that it was really loud at the time Moira.

The clipped hand doesn't seem to be a distraction.


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16 Jul 2013 8:46AM
It's not easy, singing and playing bass at the same time. Don't know why, but it isn't.
Your sense of timing is phenomenal, Moira. As usual.Smile
cats_123 Plus
14 4.8k 28 Northern Ireland
16 Jul 2013 8:48AM
finely tuned GrinGrinGrin
Nikonuser1 Plus
5 153 16 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2013 9:17AM
A nice mono image Moira, well captured,Smile you can see he is really into his music!!!

mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2013 9:20AM

Quote:Your sense of timing is phenomenal, Moira. As usual.

That's the best compliment I could ask for. I watch people. I reckon the watching is as important as the taking. And with musicians, after a verse or two it's often possible to predict the action...
nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
16 Jul 2013 9:43AM
I like the foreground image against the static wall, and the lines formed by the guitars and the mic rods crossing them and also the face indicating vigour and sound. A great mono.
fentiger Plus
17 918 24 England
16 Jul 2013 11:05AM
The young lady is a nice distraction. Smile You have caught the moment really well here and the strong mono conversion give it loads of impact.

mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
16 Jul 2013 11:31AM
I don't mind so much Moira,about you clipping his hand.
But I do mind how you have ''clipped'' HER legs here !!
jaktis 14 84 Sweden
16 Jul 2013 12:49PM
Lots of emotion

Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
16 Jul 2013 2:03PM
He's putting his all into his singing. And, you captured it perfectly. Looks excellent in b/w.......Sandy
widtink 5 406 2 Scotland
16 Jul 2013 2:32PM
OAN YERSEL SON GrinGrinGrin Sorry Moira just slipped into type for a second. Alans comment was spot on , your timing is fantastic Smile Nice passion here to. Well conveyed Smile

ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
16 Jul 2013 2:35PM me, the clipping of the hand is very inconsequential in this brilliant shot. For me the focus is that face. Marvellous. Then immediately onto the girl's hair and her hands on the guitar. I notice her hands more since she's looking down and sorta makes you look there too. So I feel her hands are more important than the guy's hands.

Excellent processing too, Moira. The tones and detail are wonderful.

TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
16 Jul 2013 4:26PM
He really looks like he's putting his heart & soul into it! A great capture, Moira - I don't think half a hand matters, you've got the main part of the subject Wink
Trev Smile
saltireblue Plus
8 8.0k 33 Norway
16 Jul 2013 4:42PM

Quote:I've known him since he was a baby. He was quite noisy then too.
It's scary how quickly they grow up...

For a moment I thought this was about woolybill1 himself.Wink
A partially missing hand isn't important. Not in a photo, anyway.
JawDborn Plus
6 1.2k 1 England
16 Jul 2013 5:29PM
Admirable lack of sound accompanies this splendid image.
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
16 Jul 2013 5:43PM
Tell it to tomorrow, today will take it's time
To tell you what tonight will bring
Presently we'll have a pint or two together
Everybody do their thing

Heart and soul.

pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2013 5:53PM
Quite an expression captured Moira, mono suits this beautifully and such a great shot
MalcolmS Plus
12 1.2k 13 England
16 Jul 2013 6:33PM
Don't think the hand is too distracting, really works in mono

AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2013 6:37PM
There's real passion in his face. Love it!
16 Jul 2013 7:06PM
Nothing wrong with a clippy Bass Moira, reminds me of 80's Funk Smile
A very well captured energy giving image here, and works a treat in Mono.

John Smile
SUE118 Plus
10 8 1 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2013 7:28PM
A fine capture Moira.
gajewski Plus
13 10 9 United States
17 Jul 2013 4:12PM
Moira, the clipped hand of the bass player doesn't bother me. In fact, I'm trying to re-compose this shot in my head and nothing works better than what you have here. As you say, the shot is his face and the tension in his right arm. They speak volumes (pardon the pun). It's a bit amusing that the guitarist has a very different body posture. She looks to be playing a completely different song -- a lullaby perhaps.
Nicely captured and fine mono conversion.

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