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Sunset sounds – Lens Artists Photo Challenge #44 – Harmony

This week Tina challenges us with:

This is your opportunity to share your favorite harmonies. Give us your best yoga pose, or your favorite musician at work, or perhaps a happy couple arm in arm – whatever floats your boat (especially if it’s on a warm yellow/orange sunset or a cool blue sunrise 😊).

Well my first photo is of the band Shillelagh playing at Pentreffest Rudry, beautiful musical harmonies, dancers in harmony with the music, and a distinct harmonising palette on stage.

‘Beautiful harmonies’, Pentreffest Rudry, 2015.Beautiful harmonies

And because it does ‘float my boat’, and Tina asked fo it, a ‘warm yellow/orange’ sunset, from last years trip to Dumfries and Galloway.

‘Golden Nith’, Glencaple, 2018.Golden Nith

Ken

A powerful tool – Tuesday Photo Challenge: Connections.

Well this week Frank challenges us with the topic ‘Connections’:

This week, I want to make the theme about the most important thing that I can think of in our endeavors here and in many other aspects of life: Connections! Making connections with one another and learning more about the world and the great people, with whom we share it.
Your challenge is to capture any type of connections that you would like to share, as they come in many guises and at many levels.

So what to choose?  I sat and cogitated for a while, and then decided I was going to use a guitar cable, a jack lead and pedal socket.  However when I opened my lead bag I saw the microphone and xlr cable, and thought, one of the most important aspects of our ability to connect with others is our ability to communicate.  So on one level I present to you a simple connection of lead to microphone.  And on another level, for better or worse the microphone has enabled a communicator of word or song, to connect and move large crowds that they previously would not have been able to touch all at one moment, thus giving the crowd an even greater sense of shared experience, weaving connections between the ‘performer’ and one another.

‘A powerful tool’, 2019.A powerful tool

Ken

The wedding day – Lens Artists Photo Challenge #42 – Creativity

This week Laya challenges us with:

This week’s challenge is all about Creativity – hobbies, crafts, creative spaces at home or places you have visited – show us your creative post…unlimited

Well last week I mentioned my wife was delicious to me, so I thought I would continue with that theme.

I mentioned in another post that I enjoy sewing, and have mentioned a fair few times my love of playing and writing music and song.  So this week I thought I would use a photo from the archives (not my own photo, but a friends), that is full of creativity.

I was our wedding day, a creative moment in its own right, however in this photo we see my wife’s lovely dress, crafted for her by a good friend, we are marching to a tune lovingly written by another friend, surrounded by other friends who are creatively weaving the tune into more than the ‘dots’ can convey.  And finally you get to see a bit of my creativity as I am wearing a suit which I made myself, in a semi regency style.

‘The wedding day’, Rudry, 2011.The wedding day

Ken

Moving and turning – Friday Foto Fun – Entertainment

For this weeks Friday Foto Fun we are asked to:

What do you do for entertainment?

Please share your hobbies, past times, etc either through your lens
or in your own words?

Amongst the myriad of other hobbies and pastimes that I have accumulated over the years, and that shape who I am, I am a musician and mainly play upright bass and guitar.  When younger I used to go clubbing and dance the night away, and as time has passed, my musical tastes have widened.  This led me to the world of what many refer to as Bal Folk, mainly French, Breton, and Swedish ‘folk’ music played for dancing.  So here are two photos of one of our yearly events ‘Pentreffest Rudry’, showing people being entertained by music and dance, while I dabbled in one of my other ‘entertainments’, photography.

‘Moving’, Pentreffest Rudry, 2015.Moving

‘Turning’, Pentreffest Rudry, 2015.FFEntertainment2

Ken

Cecilia – Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Anything Related to Music

For this weeks B&W challenge Cee asks:

This week the topic is Anything Related to Music.   This is a topic you can really have enjoy.   Let’s see how creative you can get.  I’m looking forward to what you all decide to post.

So here is a picture of the marvelous Cecilia who came and played for us at the 2018 Pentreffest Rudry festival.

cecilia