Barcelona Photoblog: The Harp Player: How to Pull The Right Strings

Monday, June 11, 2007

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


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

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

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

  5. 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.


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  6. 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!

  7. A beautiful study in concentration!

  8. Great shot, this one is an instant classic!


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