Les Paul Custom

By woolybill1
One of a quartet of young musicians at the 30th anniversary party for our Town Twinning, October 2012. Average age perhaps 16 and a bit, they played a range of music by other musicians that I had actually heard of (such as The Kinks and Jimi Hendrix) - and very well they played too.
Rear curtain + slow shutter flash syncro used.

I was rather overwhelmed to receive a quartet of User Awards yesterday, from Nezih (nonur), Joline, BarryC123 and Anne (atworner). Many thanks to them all.

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morpheus1955 14 3 2 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2012 8:12AM
Two superb images Bill, for me i think it has to be V1 but only by a whisper Smile

Jasper87 Plus
11 2.7k 158 England
14 Nov 2012 8:14AM
Strong, gritty/grainy images concentrating on 'the part'. Very effective, Bill.

LynneJoyce Plus
12 22 101 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2012 8:19AM
Hermanus 8 4 South Africa
14 Nov 2012 8:46AM
Two great images ! I love V1 - excellent !!
capto Plus
9 6.6k 25 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2012 8:47AM
V1 for me, powerful image.

Richsr 14 91 223 England
14 Nov 2012 8:50AM
Well worked with these Bill.
Hop-A-Long 14 52 1 England
14 Nov 2012 9:03AM
These are brilliant Bill, love V1. Oh! and the guitar.Grin

helenlinda Plus
13 374 22 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2012 9:09AM
V1 is superb Bill - I like the diagonal very much - it makes a strong image SmileSmile
cats_123 Plus
17 5.0k 30 Northern Ireland
14 Nov 2012 9:30AM
never was very musical, but these are a fine pair of close ups....`feel the noiz' GrinGrin
14 Nov 2012 9:35AM
V2 shows more of the effect that rear curtain flash gives and for that it is the better of the twi images.

BarryC123 12 43 25 Ireland
14 Nov 2012 10:12AM
Two very fine shots of an iconic guitar.
V1 for me, please, if only for the rather incongruous use of a Fender strap on a Gibson guitar. I had thought there were rules about that sort of carry-on.
nonur 12 18 13 Turkey
14 Nov 2012 10:18AM
V1 is a perfect low key B&W, and I like the revealed vibration of the strings in the V2.
mikbee 14 3 8 Scotland
14 Nov 2012 11:50AM
Takes me back to the 60's Bill with your mention of the Kinks and Jimi Hendrix.
Funny how folk say if you remember the 60's you ''weren't there''
I remember it well,but I can't remember where I was only last night !!
Good mono shots.
(And I may surprise you with my upload tonight !!)
danbrann 16 640 17
14 Nov 2012 11:52AM
Good stuff Bill. Excellent composition and focus.
pascalg Plus
13 37 1 France
14 Nov 2012 1:04PM
Joline Plus
14 34 59 United States
14 Nov 2012 1:19PM
Another fine shot, Bill.....you have all the important elements in one small package.
TrevBatWCC Plus
12 13 19 England
14 Nov 2012 1:19PM
Two super images, Bill, excellent mono work too. I like how you've captured movement in V2, but think V1's my fave for the wonderful tones and textures Smile Think I might just have to part with my UA here...Wink
Trev Smile
AnnChown 11 207 1 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2012 3:40PM
Love them both Bill!
I guess the answer to yesterday's question is 'the computer says no' ... WinkSmileSmile
SUE118 Plus
12 8 1 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2012 4:36PM
I love the detail you have captured.
Very nice tones Bill well focussed good detail v1 for me by a G string.

14 Nov 2012 6:23PM
A classic Guitar here Bill, in the Gibson range, but with what looks like a Fender Strap, but I could be wrong.
Great piece of work though, and Featured E2 Photo at the mo Wink

John Smile
franken Plus
18 5.2k 4 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2012 6:24PM
A couple of excellent images here Bill.

RockArea 14 18 3 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2012 6:44PM
A wonderfully powerful image (V1), Bill and a very valuable guitar for a youngster if it's a real Gibson

Mrsbass 8 2 1 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2012 7:59PM
I love the feel the black and white gives to the image. Lovely guitar.
Mrs B
213hardy 12 719 England
14 Nov 2012 9:37PM

Quote:Two superb images Bill, for me i think it has to be V1 but only by a whisper Smile


gary_d 13 576 13 Wales
14 Nov 2012 10:45PM
This is fantastic Bill, I have given it my user award not to even up the one I gave your good lady yesterday but because it really goes merit it.

tony64 17 204 9 England
14 Nov 2012 10:59PM
These are a great pair Bill. I like V1 for the sharpness, but V2 I think is my preference!
The movement as well as the skulls teeth really capture the mood perfectly!
Sezz 16 619 15 England
15 Nov 2012 10:45AM
V1 for me, strong comp' and superb conversion! Congrat's for your awards Bill Smile

Sarah *
gajewski 16 10 9 United States
15 Nov 2012 4:47PM
Great shot with fine B&W tonalities -- and what a great classic guitar.
AnneWorner 13 620 43 United States
16 Nov 2012 12:48AM
Two excellent images Bill, taking full advantage of the diagonal composition. I know who Les Paul is Smile As Walter says, the tonalities are very fine.

bliba Plus
15 2 Austria
18 Nov 2012 9:12AM
frz67 11 10 32 Italy
18 Nov 2012 9:47AM

Glostopcat 15 255 2 England
22 Nov 2012 5:20PM
Two marvellous monochrome studies Bill
brownsilent 14 7 2 United Kingdom
27 Nov 2012 3:32PM
Beautiful! I don't wonder about all those awards.
12 Dec 2012 2:33PM
great frame, DoF, subject............excellent image.

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