Monday, June 11

The Harp Player: How to Pull The Right Strings

The Harp Player: How to Pull The Right Strings_BW [enlarge]

I was dying about posting a BW picture again in Barcelona Photoblog but I just didn't have enough inspiration to find the right occasion nor the best subject. As a matter of chance, I happened to sit upfront in the small concert hall where my daughter was supposed to play the piano. It was a long program and many kids were to perform each one with their own instrument. What I never expected was to be so close, camera in hand, to this boy and his harp. He played the notes gracefully, with that self confidence only promising musicians of his age would have and not even my imprudent flash was able to deviate his attention or stop him from pulling the right strings on his way to success.
Two good links for the road: The History of the Harp and on a different line of content Harp magazine

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8 Comments:

Blogger Kate said...

Oh, Carlos! This has got to be one of my all-time favorites, It is beautiful. The young musicians eyes, concentration, fingers and harp strings all work so well in this black and white photo. What a wonderful capture. Hope you daughter enjoyed herself; it's got to be an anxious but rewarding time for the children.

2:30 AM  
Blogger pusa said...

very nice photo and you captured the solemn look on the boy.

7:07 AM  
Blogger R&R in The Netherlands said...

I was going to leave a comment but it seems that Kate said it all. The composition is wonderful.

8:34 AM  
Blogger Karola&Pamp said...

Wonderfull portrait. Your photos are really professional.
Just great.

9:44 AM  
Blogger Strangetastes said...

Carlos - once again, a beautiful picture. You framed the shot very well, capturing a soaring feeling from the harp. The musician looks very young and innocent, with a look of great concentration and seriousness. The strings in front of his face somehow put him in a different world.

Bob

St. Louis Missouri Daily Photo Blog

5:20 PM  
Blogger Nathalie said...

Carlos this is an outstanding picture, the black and white seems just right and the concentration on the boy's face through the strings is fascinating.

Your narrative is excellent and we can just picture ourselves sitting there with you. Well done!

1:34 PM  
Blogger Chris & Deb said...

A beautiful study in concentration!

7:55 PM  
Anonymous Stella - We Book Harpists said...

Great shot, this one is an instant classic!

6:37 PM  

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