Mini Challenge #299 - Artists/Musicians or Instruments of Art/Music

dlscott56dlscott56 Major grinsRegistered Users Posts: 1,311 Major grins
edited May 31, 2020 in The Dgrin Challenges

This challenge is about artists (any kind) and/or their instruments. So, could be a performer of any kind or the instruments they use to create their art. For a musician this could be someone performing, practicing, their instrument, etc. An artist painting or a study of their brushes.

I think you get the idea.

The challenge will end on May 26th at 0600 EDT.

Here is a link to the latest rules:

https://dgrin.com/discussion/248032/mini-challenge-un-official-rules#latest

Hope you all have fun with this. I can't wait to see your work! Here are a couple that come to mind of my own work.

Comments

  • CavalierCavalier Life is a Bokeh Foresthill, CaliforniaRegistered Users Posts: 2,387 Major grins

    Great theme for a mini. However, I don't have many normal musician or artist fare in my galleries. So bear with me as I describe a favorite bit of history.
    I think Blacksmiths can be considered artistic when making Courting Candles :smiley: . Courting candles were American Colonial-era candle-holders used by fathers as time-keepers marking the length of time a suitor could visit. Even though I have no daughters at home, I have two Courting Candles in the house - just because they're cool.

    First step in making the holder - winding and spacing the iron

    Final steps - fashioning the base

    Final Product - the one in the middle is the normal style.

    Not for mini - this shows the holder with a real candle and the small lever at the bottom to use to move the candle up or down.

  • dlscott56dlscott56 Major grins Registered Users Posts: 1,311 Major grins

    Very good! Thank you.

  • JAGJAG Photomaniac Wasilla, AKSuper Moderators Posts: 7,410 moderator
    edited April 27, 2020

    This will definately be a challenge! I encourage those who do not have anything in their past photos to go with this, go out and shoot something new!! You might surprise yourself!

    Here is all I can find at the moment, I will try hard to spend some time to shoot something new.

  • pegellipegelli Major grins BelgiumRegistered Users Posts: 5,885 Major grins

    Great theme. I love artists, especially when they perform in the street

    1: Sound that trumpet

    2: Singing along

    3: I wonder how I will look when she's done

    Pieter, aka pegelli
    My SmugMug
  • BMW KurtBMW Kurt Adventurer, Photographer Registered Users Posts: 207 Major grins
    edited April 28, 2020
    1. Meditative player

    2. Guitar Hands

    3. Olde Tyme Players

  • mathogremathogre Mathemagician Oakton, VA USARegistered Users Posts: 46 Big grins
    edited May 1, 2020

    NYC Musician, Upper West Side

    NYC Musician, West 34th Street

    Feel the Music! Washington Square, NYC

  • sarasphotossarasphotos Major grins Augsburg, GermanyRegistered Users Posts: 2,785 Major grins

    1) Christmas Eve in Tirol. We (the guests at the Pension) have traipsed in torchlight out onto the neighboring field for a concert of Christmas songs and the blessing of the creche in the little hay stall. The poor musicians are freezing their hands and lips off! It was lovely.

    2) Alphorns at rest. We were in the deepest corner of Bavaria for a long weekend of bike riding, but as often happens here in June , it rained so we had to seek other methods of entertainment. Lucky (??) for us there was an Alphorn festival taking place that weekend.

    3) Impromptu concert. Shortly before midnight on our last evening in Malaga, Spain we were partaking of our departing glass of wine and were suddenly serenaded by a folkloric group who had been taking part in a music festival on that day. It was fantastic - everyone in the square was suddenly crowding around and many even sang along.

    Not for consideration... the washer women. At the midieval festival in Nabburg, Germany a group of women had a "washer women" stand, and often broke into song with their handcrafted instruments.

  • dlscott56dlscott56 Major grins Registered Users Posts: 1,311 Major grins
    edited May 4, 2020

    Joyce, Pieter, Kurt, Graham, Sara

    Awesome! Love all of these.

  • mathogremathogre Mathemagician Oakton, VA USARegistered Users Posts: 46 Big grins

    Love yours too, Dave!

  • grandmaRgrandmaR Major grins Southern Maryland Registered Users Posts: 1,735 Major grins

    1) High School Marching band drummer (in the Veterans Day Parade)

    2) Artist sketching in Nuremberg (1964)

    3) Waterford Glass

    “"..an adventure is an inconvenience rightly considered." G.K. Chesterton”
  • dlscott56dlscott56 Major grins Registered Users Posts: 1,311 Major grins

    Nice grandmaR!

  • DanC137DanC137 ItalyRegistered Users Posts: 1 Beginner grinner
    this is my cello, shot with a zenit camera, and a t-max 400 film.
  • dlscott56dlscott56 Major grins Registered Users Posts: 1,311 Major grins

    Nice shot DanC137. And welcome to Digital Grin!

  • lkbartlkbart Wandering in left field~ Derby, KansasRegistered Users Posts: 1,768 Major grins

    Great theme Dave! Lots of artists represented - & lots of great shots!

    Mandolin reflection

    Dancers painting

    Rosin or ... Sound? Which Came First?

    ~Lillian~
    A photograph is an artistic expression of life, captured one moment at a time . . .
    http://bartlettphotoart.smugmug.com/
  • DavidRGillespieDavidRGillespie Chilliwack, British Columbia, CanadaRegistered Users Posts: 559 Many Grins

    I had plans... but life is what it is so here are a couple from the archives and one new image

    1. Chihuly glass

    2 Quito dancers

    1. The budding artist and her performance art

  • dlscott56dlscott56 Major grins Registered Users Posts: 1,311 Major grins

    Ok, I believe time is up for this one. I'll get the review done soon. Thanks to everyone for participating!!!

  • grandmaRgrandmaR Major grins Southern Maryland Registered Users Posts: 1,735 Major grins

    Have I missed the review?

    “"..an adventure is an inconvenience rightly considered." G.K. Chesterton”
  • JAGJAG Photomaniac Wasilla, AKSuper Moderators Posts: 7,410 moderator

    @grandmaR said:
    Have I missed the review?

    I think he is writing them up. I will pm him to see how things are going. It has been 4 days. He might just be busy.

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