Saturday, May 9, 2009

Rachel's Hands

Rachel studied classical violin back in her native Devon (SW England) but she also played in a ceilidh band (pronounced KAY-lee) which she said was a lot more fun.

Number 18 in the Musician's Hands series

Leica M3, 50mm Summicron, 1/125s @ f2.8, cropped square


Virginia said...

Just look at those exquisitely long, graceful fingers. Perfectly captured. Sigh

Julie said...

Sign, indeed, V!

A wonderful focus on the hands here, Snapper.

Bob Crowe said...

Lovely. The hands are at complete rest but are ready to cause sound to fill the room. It is a picture about potential. I like the geometry of the vertical bow, angled arms and hands and horizontal violin. All in balance.

Snapper said...

Thanks everyone. Bob, it began as a vertical composition (35mm frame) but the balance didn't happen til I cropped it square. A lot of Leica people (most probably) would never do that because Henri Cartier-Bresson didn't but I'm not that much of a traditionalist. Whatever's best for the image is my mantra.

Virginia said...

Somewhere in Photographer's Heaven, HCB is giving you his blessings over and over and over....... He is VERY pleased, believe me.

Babooshka said...

Violinist always have elongated slender fingers. I know Ceilidh's well we have them here all the time, in Celtic or Manx. I now SW Devon well too as so many of my family live there now. Beautiful T shape from violin to bow.