Monday, May 05, 2008

LAXEY BLUES FESTIVAL


Laxey Blues Festival 2008 is no more! As usual, a good time was had by all into the early hours over the weekend. The festival is the pre curser to the TT. This year, celebrating it's 1oth anniversary, although it's such a national institution visitors could be forgiven for assuming the event is older. Attracting international and local musicians it's a must see event for islanders. Held at various venues throughtout the village of Laxey, with the day events free and evening line up priced accordingly, the music extravaganza therefore includes all budgets and ages. If you like rock, blues, a touch of folk, but definately live music, then this is the event for you.

The venues tend to be dark, and can be unforgiving for photographers. I tried a few different shots this year to try and use the darkness, rather than compete with it. Here then is harmonica man from the fabulous "Walter Ego."

27 comments:

Olivier said...

ce b&w est magnifique, les ombres sur ce joueur d'harmonica, un superbe portrait. je suis fan de blues, et j'ai la chance d'habiter a cotè de Paris, ou il y a souvent des concerts de bluesman américain.

b&w this is beautiful, the shadows on the harmonica player, a superb portrait. I am a fan of blues, and I have the chance to live a cotè Paris, or there are often concerts American bluesman.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

The photo works for me! It fits well with what you wrote.

laxeylass said...

The best festival in the world! You got this just right, all blacked out adds real drama to the guy.

JAMJARSUPERSTAR said...

Ahh, that's really bad! The only festival we have here is Evolution and I'd love to go to others - this is awful! I don't know what people have aganist festivals, they're great!
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Kasey said...

Oh my that's a corker. Perfect composition, and loving the black and white.

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Knoxville Girl said...

This photo is just outstanding. You certainly made the darkness work for you. I am a fan of blues music. What is TT?
Also, "Walter Ego" - lol!

Tanya said...

I think your photo goes perfect with the subject! Great job!
You reminded me of when we lived in Springfield, Missouri. Every summer there was live blues in the park. You pack a cooler and lawn chairs and bring a dish, it was potluck. Sit and listen to music for a few hours, the kids would play with water guns, everyone had a great time!

Professor said...

Sounds like a fun time and this is a wonderful picture.

BarkerBitesBack said...

Moody and brilliant, and an excellent composition

Kelly said...

This photo is magnificent! Excellent work! It is the perfect compliment to a post about a Blues festival!

Jilly said...

Great portrait. You've really got the atmosphere. Loved yesterday's cat!

quintarantino said...

A very well done work using black and white!

Jackie said...

Oh that's a fantastic picture! I'm very impressed!

iBlowfish said...

I love go to concert live music, my preference are classic, jazz and blues for live music. And your picture is one of the best I've seen in this portal so far. Love it.

brian said...

wonderful photo, i love the way this looks in b/w...

• Eliane • said...

This is a great portrait. The b&w gives it a lot of character.
Ah, as I post this comment, my laptop plays a piece of Belgian jazzman Toots Thielemans on the harmonica. Perfect accompaniment to your picture!!! :D

Clueless in boston said...

Nice composition and it works well in B+W.

Southern Heart said...

Great photo portrait...and I love the B&W, too.

raf said...

Sounds like my cup of tea, sorry couldn't be there. Great b&w shot!

Jim said...

I think thats an excellent photo.

imac said...

" of my favs - nature and music.

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Corey Templeton said...

This is a beautiful image!

Greg said...

That is a top photo! Bravo!

ShutterSpy said...

EXCELLENT! :-D

The D in D & T said...

the b&w is stunning. a really gorgeous portrait!

Bergson said...

I like this musician in black and white placed on the side
great shot

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