Thursday, June 4, 2009

Emotion Expressed

nikon d90, f3.2, 1/500, iso200, 50mm
I'm gonna break the trend here and post something that's not a face. ;) When I think of expressing my emotions, I think of my violin. I have played the violin for 28 years, and it is part of me. I can express sadness, joy, love, anguish, despair, happiness, playfulness, sensuality, anger... any emotion...with my fingers, my arms, my body, my heart. I've even cried while performing. (I know, I'm a nerd.)

14 comments:

Brittney said...

Yay!!! I'm so excited you thought of something different. Although I had to laugh when I saw your title and post...I had the SAME thing in mind but with my guitar. Anyway, beautiful picture!

Mindy said...

So funny, Brittney... maybe you, me, and Rachel ALL share a brain! ;) I hope you still post the picture of your guitar... I'd love to see it!

Katy said...

Mindy, you are amazing!!! I love love love love love love love love loooove this picture. I love that only the top is showing, I love the brick behind it, I love that it's a different take... LOVE IT ALL!!

Ashton and Shanda Call Family said...

fantastic expression and wonderful picture

Blake said...

Im with Katy on this, only with a little bit less love lol. But the brick with the top is nice. the b/w is quite nice!

Jenn Kamp said...

My oldest daughter, Alexis, plays the violin. I love all the emotions she puts into each song she plays. I also love the emotions I feel myself while listening to her. A great photo. I love how the violin is only partly in the picture and the blur adds so much. Good job!

Rachel H. said...

Mindy, GORGEOUS, GORGEOUS! I LOVE IT! You did a beautiful job with this!!!

Captured Moments by Jenn said...

This is beautiful, emotion floods music, all kinds of music. Great job here :)

Julie N. said...

Beautiful! I love it! I always love your pics!

Candace said...

Love the DOF, the black and white.. everything! Excellent picture, Mindy, I want to hear you play one day! :)

Shelby said...

Youre not a nerd,,,,Id probably be crying w/ ya... feeling the emotion you emit from your instrument.

Teri said...

Oh Mindy, I love it, I feel the same way you do about your violin, I love my violin and the emotions I get from playing it too. ( also my piano), Music just lifts the soul and is so powerful. Great and beautiful shot.

Mike, Sha, Kenna, & Kate said...

Beautiful as always. I agree with you music-it used to be that way for me. Maybe again someday when I get a piano.:)

Janelle said...

I love the non-portrait/non-human take on this challenge. I also like that you chose to make it black and white. I love colors in photos, and beautiful rich wood tones are great, but this makes us focus on the instrument itself, not how pretty it is, or an interesting background, or anything like that.