Glass Harp — Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Week 5 Photo – Music, guitar, instrument, men, coffee, etc.

This is our entry in Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Week 5 Photo – Music, guitar, instrument, men, coffee, etc..

During a street photography field trip to Old Town Alexandria, Virginia, we came across Jamey Turner playing his glass harp. From these stemmed glasses filled with water to various precise levels and strapped firmly to a simple table, he extracted beautiful classic and popular music with deft strokes of his fingers.

This photo was taken on July 12, 2016.  Specs are:

Canon SL1, ISO 100, f/3.2, 1/250 sec, 50 mm.

René et Dédé

This is our entry in Lost in Translation’s BLACK & WHITE SUNDAY: MUSIC challenge.

One fine Sunday morning in September 2016, we visited the open air market on Rue Mouffetard in the 5th arrondissement of Paris, France.  Here we came across the musical duo of René Miller and Dédé Macchabée.  As tourists, we had never heard of them, but their clothing and music gave them a certain 1930s vibe.  A quick Google search reveals that René is a “Louisiana-born guitarist, singer-songwriter and busker,” while Dédé is a “French singer and painter.” According to a flier for a concert at the Bayou des Sports, they specialize in “blues, hillbilly, and more.”  They certainly look the part.

René et Dédé
René et Dédé

This photo was taken on September 18, 2016. The image was converted to black and white using Silver EFX. Specs are:

Canon 100D, ISO 800, f/5.6, 1/100 sec, 55 mm