Reub's journey

17 January 2013

Frozen in time

It's been a long time since I put a picture up for Friday Shoot-Outs. I'm not sure why; it's such a great little group sharing photos of home towns, each week addressing a different theme. When I first got my camera (a Canon point-and-shoot) I used FSO as a way of learning how to use my new device, while also having an interesting assignment each week.  Then I kind of drifted off...

 But I noticed that this week's theme is "frozen in time," which I think is pretty cool. It happens that I took some pics last weekend of musicians in an Irish folk band, playing in a darkened room downtown.




 The resulting grainy images look like old-timey photos, the setting as if it were in an unheated  pub many years ago.


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26 comments:

  1. very cool shots. fits very well!

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  2. This is an interesting take on the theme. That first picture looks haunting in a way. The texture makes the difference, I think. Great pictures.

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  3. These are fabulous portraits - the facial features & expressions have been captured so creatively !

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  4. I love these, I can imagine listening to their music! Fantastic!

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  5. I like the mood and rich restraint of these photographs. Nice work.

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  6. Makes me want to go to the Irish bar up north of Kansas City :) Great shots!

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  7. Wonderful portraits of these musicians. Love their expressions. Nothing like capturing an artist in their creative mode. :)

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    1. Musicians are wonderful to photograph. It was so dark though, and they move a lot. :)

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  8. Great shots, Kerry. I love that the first photo does look sort of haunting. Even though she is playing beautiful music, her expression looks as if she has a tormented soul.

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    1. Thanks JarieLyn. I keep looking at her expression too. There is a deepness to it that I feel lucky to have captured.

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  9. love these ... so very well shot

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  10. Great to see you back, Kerry. The muted colours and grainy textures really do look as if they come from days gone by. I see the haunted look JarieLyn refers to in the first shot!

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    1. Laoch, the music was good, holding true to the way Irish friends/families gather in a semicircle, all the fiddles playing the melody, the musicians of different ages. But the crowd was noisy & it was hard to hear, so I moved in close to listen & take a few shots. Fun.

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  12. The pictures are eery and yes it looks like those women have come across time to play music for the post modern world. Very cool!

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  13. love seeing you back, several of us old-timers returning this week. I do love the photos, both of the musicians have really beautiful faces. hugs from Houston.

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    1. Ginger, I also enjoyed seeing you back. Houston!

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  14. Yes Kerry glad to see you back. I like your interpretations of frozen in time. As we know photos do that but now that we use them on the internet they are indeed frozen into cyberspace and can forever be retrieved. Love the technique you used.
    QMM

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    1. Thanks Peggy. I wish I did have a technique, but I don't, not at all!

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  15. Love that first shot. Beautiful.

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    1. I think she looks a little like a cgi. Something about the surface of her skin. But she was so beautiful in reality, and I took a lot of shots. This was my favorite. I showed it to her.

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  16. The second shot could be a vintage painting.

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    1. There is something painterly about these photos. The darkness? Grainy image? Introspective focus on the face? I don't know.

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  17. Such wonderfully atmospheric shots! They do seem to be from another time. I find the photo of the violinist particularly haunting.

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    1. Thanks! The camera did it. Not me.

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