Crescendo

Music

Crescendo

The noise began softly enough

as the orchestra’s strings began to play

the flutes and the piccalos joined in with the tune

led by an oboe and a bassoon

to the listenener the music was perfectly poised

as those there playing were joined by a bang

and held in the air – silence it hang

it sounded like thunder – there was an almighty crash

as percussion joined in and kettledrums were bashed

and cymbals and gongs were clattered and crashed

the rest played along to the percussionists peak

till the noise of their thunder died down and became meek

whilst the only noise in the room that was sharp

was the solo effort of a lass on the harp.

 

Musical mayhem and culinary capers

BASIC, Home, Music, Photography

Brain and Spinal injury centre, Salford

17th march 2017

another fun session and close ups with objects with Basic Clicks.

continuing with the bokeh theme, we set up shots with various different objects, from spoons to a guitar.  The guitar worked nicely with last weeks shots, as we used a backdrop of musical notes again.  I liked the images I managed to create in the session.

 

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Fretwork – (p) Brian F Kirkham March 2017

 

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Imitation of an Album Cover (p) Brian F Kirkham March 2017

 

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Spoon Spiral (p) Brian F Kirkham March 2017

 

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Shadows (p) Brian F Kirkham March 2017

 

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Shadowforks (p) Brian f Kirkham March 2017

 

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Guitar Notes (p) Brian F Kirkham March 2017

 

After the session, I enjoyed a lovely steak and onion panini with a side salad in the centre café – “Food for thought”, washed down with a lovely cup of tea!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Special effects

BASIC, Music, Photography
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A Musical Piece (p) Brian F Kirkham 2017

Brain and Spinal Injury Centre, Salford

10th March 2017

Today at BASICs photography session, we’ve had a bit of a Musical theme, using objects we’ve used before together with some musical notation.

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Musical Notation (Closeup) (p) Brian F Kirkham 2017

Sheets of Music were used by the group to create some wonderful imagery. everything from rings and chains to coloured backgrounds.

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Musical Heart (p) Brian F Kirkham 2017

Some shots required close up photography or zoom, whilst others required angles or distance. Once again, I used my Bridge camera to create the shots , and we used overhead lighting to get the best of the effects.   I’m happy with the shots I took in the session

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Heart of the Music (p) Brian F Kirkham 2017

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Ringing Musical Heart (p) Brian F Kirkham 2017

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Maskerade (p) Brian F Kirkham 2017

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Musical Reflections (p) Brian F Kirkham 2017

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Musical Fortune (p)  Brian F Kirkham 2017

Musical Fixings

Art, Industrial, Photography, Poetry

A piece for the prompt

Transmogrify

Left over bits from the scrapyard,

Bits from a box full of fixings.

Nuts and bolts mingle with springs and old allen keys,

brought together on a square by the craftsman –

bringing a magical musical fellow to life.

No need to go nuts for your previous existence

play us a tune – jazzy little man

The Musical Place

Arts, Drama, Musicals, Performance, Theatre
The Lowry in Salford - Topic of the poem

The Lowry in Salford – Topic of the poem “The Musical Place”

 

A poem dedicated to the Millennium Landmark of the Arts – based right in my home city, by the banks of the Manchester ship canal.

There’s a place by Pier Eight,

at the end of the quay –

where people go looking for things to see.

I’m talking of Art from Present and Past,

and Shows and plays with memories that’ll last

And people they come from near and from far

drinking a coffee from the pre-show bar

as thespians make some last pre-show checks

behind the curtain, like some nervous wrecks

And paintings from famous painters they’ll see

like that one known as simply “Lowry”

and curators look on with a smile as they pass

looking at paintings from artist amassed

So, by day people look at the things on display

by night they take in a show or a play

And each night the performers prepare for the boards

behind the stage curtain – in front of the hoards.

And after the show,

for coffee they go ’bout

agreeing that they’ve had

One grand day out