Challenge #521 - Music soothes the soul
Our dear friend Marie recently reminded me of the healing properties of music. How true that is.
Let's bring audio to visual. Your photo can be anything you choose as long as it is strongly related to music.
Have fun with it
Car: "Cafe Jazz" - Who hasn't enjoyed a nice venue like this. I like the composition and overall feel of the photo. The focus could have been a little more defined I think. As it is, it appears the focus is on the back of the guy with the cap on center picture. Perhaps a little more DOF might have worked better. The photo does bring up a question I've had for a long time; what do musicians think when nobody in the crowd seems to be paying attention to them. I've seen this many times.
Maureen: "Bluegrass on the Harmonica" - What can I say about this photo other than frame it and hang it on a wall. Excellently done from focus to lighting to composition.
Rafael: "rehearsal" - Very nice shot of what I assume to be a few generations of family (or at least friends) bonded together via music. The little boy brings the familial feeling together. Too bad it couldn't have been a little wider framed. It looks a bit cut off on the left side. Other than that, a very nice photo.
Spoco: "Organ Music" - Now that's an organ! Beautiful. The nice lighting really brings it home.
Well, they all deserve a place. All met the criteria of the theme and all are very nice photos.
First - Maureen - "Bluegrass on the Harmonica"
Second - Spoco - "Organ Music"
Third - Rafael - "rehearsal"
Thanks everyone for your submissions.
Now it's all yours, Maureen. I hope your arm is feeling better this week.
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