Sunday, May 17, 2009

MONOTONE! - MONOCHROME WEEKLY

Black, White & The Blues




Still wading through the Laxey Blues Festival images the festival. A teasing silhouette of a shadowy singer with all the backdrop of all the musical paraphernalia caught in the lighter side. A simple workaday l image. I wonder if the singer recognises themselves though?


Musicians are going to feature a lot at the moment. Well it makes a nice respite from the Ramsey Swing Bridge, the beach, the park etc. Also a sneaky way to get a few people in. Soon though the sultans of swing and guitar heroes will give way to the other men in black( well a rainbow of colours actually) those that roll into town on two wheels. ITV will be doing the TV coverage this year too. Don't know what I'm on about see back posts to see boys swinging into action. If some of the images look familiar other than my blog, they might just be in that bike magazine you picked up at the airport.




So for my world this week, a pub, the beach, the park, the rugby, the music or the bikes. Tell me.

Always open to suggestions as to what you'd like to see.

39 comments:

Carver said...

I like the way the musician is in shadow and the background is light. Very effective shot.

Gail's Man said...

Moody shot. Did you try taking a photo of a musician on the swing bridge. Now that would be something different!

Kitty said...

Moody and bluesy - it's a singer with hair, that's all I tell. Paraphernalia indeed! If I were singing, I'd be knocking the microphones over left, right and centre :)

Babooshka said...

Gail's Man- No but I might just get that image yet. Thanks for the idea.

Vita Stunder said...

Moody and gorgeous shot with nerve!
I like it a lot!

Anna

Jackie said...

I love how the musician is in shadow, fab shot!

Maybe you need to ensure your musician on the bridge is in B&W and there's a seagull or other critter flying overhead. At this rate you could just post the one photo and it would last all week :D

vincibene said...

Interesting shot, I was looking for details.

Bim said...

This made me smile - but I suspect it might be my own somewhat complicated relationship with performers. An interesting monochrome at any rate!

Anonymous said...

Rugby

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

A poetic monochrome photo. Very nice. I also liked your motorcycle photos. You should check out one of my followers from Italy named Reparto course no. 6 who has a cool site that shows the power and psychology of riding. he wrote on my site today if you want to check his site out. he would love your photos and the entire motorycle event

slim said...

Very interesting. I like the diagonals in this.

gogouci said...

lovely lighting and silhouette...rock on

Gaelyn said...

Interesting shot. Don't think I'll make it to the TT.

Gattina said...

I like your title ! I know black and white pictures are supposed to be the best and real artwork, but I just don't like them. I am for colors !!

Olivier said...

j'aime bien ce b&w et cette ombre, un avant concert, bravo

I like the b & w and this shadow, a pre-concert, bravo

Brett said...

Great shot full of mood, just the sort of thing i like.

magiceye said...

the ambiance that the mono creates here is wonderful..

Aileni said...

That is a very good image, very good.
To say that film always beats digi for feel is obviously untrue, this shot proves that - however the need for the photographers eye is even more important with digital and the plethora of useable pics that are suddenly available.
I have been reminded starkly just recently how few images were really useable on a roll of film.

jabblog said...

I like the contrast between the play of light on the right and the shadows and silhouette on the left. They're all nicely brought together with the lines and angles of microphones, amplifier, wires, keyboard and roof/ceiling.

Bibi said...

I agree with carver. I like shadow/silhouette shots.

Dragonstar said...

Striking and moody B, and I love the swan below, too.
Thanks for your lovely comment.

BJ Roan said...

A mysterious musician. The shadows on the canvas make the shot.

RuneE said...

Real bluesy black and white.

Laerte Pupo said...

Its very good picture, unfortunately we can not see the blues.

Mo said...

Ooh the bikes please

Virginia said...

Oh B,
This is just so very good, of course. LOVE the shadows you know and the silhouette. You pushed it on the composition and it works perfectly.
V

Small City Scenes said...

I like the mood of the shot. Remember 'Moody Blues'? You got it!!! MB

Mannanan said...

Love this Moody pic.....Now if you want me to model on the swing bridge with my guitar for you just drop me a line....

Daryl said...

Moody and magical

Craig said...

More Motorbikes and more blues Please B.

Hilary said...

Mmm, mysterious! Looking forward to seeing the singer's face. Hope the music's been good. Btw, really appreciated your comments on my monochrome post this week. Thanks Babooshka.

Dina ... UK said...

Silhouettable...:-/
Plenty of shadows and light,
Great as a monochrome.

I don't think we will get to the I.O.M this year, let alone the TT.:-(

Martha said...

Very nice monochrome, I can almost hear the music!

Samantha ~ Holly and Zac ~ said...

Cool shot, i really like it. :-)

2sweetnsaxy said...

Cool. Definitely has a bluesy feel to it. :-)

Mojo said...

Awesome mood in this shot. Just awesome!

sunnymama said...

I love the light and shadow!

Greyscale Territory said...

Your shadowy figure almost in the wings is quite haunting!

Amaresh Ch Das said...

good one !!!!!!!!!!

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