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Organ & knobs

By saltireblue    
Woe is me, sob, sob.Sad
First day back at work after 4 weeks holiday. After 28 days of getting up at 08:30, having to creep out from under the duvet at 05:30 this morning was not at all an easy task. Oh, woe is me!Sad
I am trying for the sympathy vote here, but knowing you hard-skinned lot I am wasting my time...Wink

Thought I'd continue our mini tour of the city of Eboracum, or York as the locals call it today.
York has a Minster (no, get away, I hear you gasp), and in said Minster there is an organ.

I give you a high contrast b&w version of some of the knobs attached to said organ. Some keys are there - not too sure if the keys on an organ are called ivories, as on a piano...

Many thanks, one and all.

Thanks for bothering.


Tags: York Minster Black and white Keys Organ Ivories Knobs

Voters: hannah0803, mrswoolybill, Nikonuser1 and 36 more

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mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
26 Aug 2013 5:01PM
Really good. Calmer, quieter in b&w. I wasn't satisfied with my shots. Though I do have one of you taking this... Wink

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Nikonuser1 Plus
5 152 16 United Kingdom
26 Aug 2013 5:05PM
A great mono imageSmile

26 Aug 2013 5:17PM
I've read all the Buttons in fascination Malc, but have decide not to learn to play one of these amazing instruments, but if I ever come across one, I'll certainly Photograph it. Nice Work.

John Smile
franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
26 Aug 2013 5:23PM
Fascinating image Malc, especially in mono.

Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
26 Aug 2013 5:26PM
You pulled out all the stops to get this one, Malc! Work? what's that? GrinGrin Sympathy..... no chance!

NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
26 Aug 2013 6:46PM
A cracking capture Malc. as for a suitable anecdote well I reckon Dave takes the winners medal.

Regards Nathan

P.S. On that note have a great evening
Amazing.. I've never been up close & personal to an organ configuration before.. Full respect to my Gran who used to play in the Church
Excellent composition thanks for sharing ..
SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
26 Aug 2013 6:58PM
Groan @ Dave. Grin Organs, always photogenic. Wink
woolybill1 Plus
11 23 72 United Kingdom
26 Aug 2013 6:58PM

Quote:not too sure if the keys on an organ are called ivories, as on a piano...

Indubitably not. The mere thought of somebody threatening to sit on the stool and tinkle the ivories of the organ would have the Dean and Chapter in a panic, to say nothing of the Bishop. Not good at such a juncture to mention that some of the knobs are in fact couplers.

Good, clear tones and excellent composition, put my meagre attempt to shame. I ditched it even before we walked into the choir Sad
widtink 5 406 2 Scotland
26 Aug 2013 7:02PM
Nowt beats a good organ shot Malc Wink Love the hi contrast conversion SmileSmile

cats_123 Plus
14 4.8k 28 Northern Ireland
26 Aug 2013 7:09PM
Remember to blow hard before pulling the knobs Smile Smile
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
26 Aug 2013 8:57PM
An organ is a great instrument---- There is a wonderful one where my daughter's family goes to church---- I will attempt to look for knobs and couplers when we visit next---

A well made image of this fine instrument!
Richsr 11 91 223 England
26 Aug 2013 9:12PM
Definitely stops Malc, hope you survived your first day back
Regards Richard
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
26 Aug 2013 10:12PM
The B and W medium suits this subject to a "T", Malc.
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
26 Aug 2013 11:05PM
Work ?----Gave it up five years ago on medical grounds.
Sympathy ?----I get none from my wife so no chance giving you any.
Organs ?------With my health,there is not a surgeon in the world that would want mine !!
I will give you a vote though Malc.
27 Aug 2013 10:43AM
There's a certain magic in the swelling sound of an organ in full flight. Your image awakens that sound in my head, so it works for me.
As for getting up for work don't knock it, when you do retire you may find that you miss the regime of work, and the lift when yu realise that tomorrow is a day off, something special that goes when retirement takes over.

On winter mornings the act of turning over when you hear the coughing of car engines starting up and the coughing of their owners too, it holds a certain delicious savour hard to beat.
Ahhhh another ten minutes slumber...

saltireblue Plus
8 7.9k 33 Norway
27 Aug 2013 1:43PM

Quote: Though I do have one of you taking this... Wink

Oh, dear.Blush We need a new day in the week. Frightening Friday, I fear.Sad
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
27 Aug 2013 5:30PM
Oh, poor you! Sad Hope you've got over the shock of getting up in the middle of the night! Wink A fine capture of this organ with all it's knobs - I find it amazing how the organists cope with that lot....Smile
Trev Smile
danbrann Plus
13 637 17
27 Aug 2013 10:12PM
Nice to read that Moira caught you by the organ Malcolm and I bet it was worth travelling to York just for that....

A good abstract and well suited to mono.
Rende 11 38 4 Netherlands
28 Aug 2013 4:17PM
Strong composition that works very well in the hard contrast B&W Malc.

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