Monday, May 11, 2009

Monochrome Monday - Before the Concert

This Monday's photo is a picture of the Boston Symphony Orchestra stage before a concert; if you enlarge the photo you can see the pianist inspecting the piano. Other Monochrome Maniacs can be found here.

35 comments:

amatamari said...

A beautiful and unusual vision: before the concert, great emotion!!!

Anne said...

God morning Boston!!!

A great shot from you as ever. Almost as you can feel the expectations in this big room.

Rain in he middle og Norway today, but the lady is smiling after all.

Have a nice day my friend.

Aileni said...

I am reminded of the 'Leningrade' symphony when the muscians leave the stage one by one until a single instrument is left to pick out the singular notes of that moving work.

joo said...

Great shot!How did you manage to take it (I mean, where were you taking this photo)? I really like it!
BTW, my garden is handkie - size but I love it:)

Babooshka said...

I do a lot of music photography workwise and it is a joy to see such a different angle.

RuneE said...

One often see after-the-event pictures, not so often pictures taken before. I liked this very much.

Julie said...

Lovely lovely image. Nice lines. Nice angle.

Just terrific ...

Marie Reed said...

The opera and now a concert! What a guy!

Malyss said...

I think that the black and white matches very well with the universe of music, like the notes on the partition, the keyboard of the piano, the costume of the piano player...Your picture also shows well the mood of "calm impatience "before the concert..Beautyful shot!

magiceye said...

sombre image

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

Geometry, geometry, geometry. Love all the change in shapes and the range of light to the abyss of darkness on the right hand side! Great use of black and white!

brattcat said...

I agree with the others. This is a really fine study in B&W. Those empty chairs create a certain visual noise, as do the expectant music stands. You've visually conveyed the escalating buzz of excitement before a performance.

cieldequimper said...

Was the concert as good as the shot?

ennbee said...

ha! good question, cieldequimper!

i doubt that it was - hard for anyone or anything to top that pic.

Cezar and Léia said...

Great b&w! I'm so envious here!I bet it was a fabulous Concert!
Léia

PJ said...

That's a stunning view and monchrome is the right fit.

Jacob said...

Excellent work. I can see the pianist, yes. All pianists must inspect the piano in case it lost a key!

Martha said...

Wonderful shot!

Christopher Raun Leth said...

Excellent shot! Love the angle and the B&W.

BTW wellcome as a follower on my blog.

2sweetnsaxy said...

What an interesting shot. I love the angle, looking down.

Daryl said...

Love this

Saretta said...

Very nice b&w image! Love the view from above!

Life With Dogs said...

Great choice - and a more original perspective than many of the monochrome posts this week.

Fio said...

Stunning. I like the way you're framed this shot.

Bim said...

A great shot - just made for b&w. I used to love this moment when all is set up and almost ready to go, and nearly everybody is out for a bite before work starts :)

Gennasus said...

Great angle, makes for some interesting patterns.

BJ Roan said...

Great angle!

Marie-Noyale said...

How early did you arrive before the concert to get such an original shot!!

Anne-Berit said...

This is a nice shot.Before the concert,what a great idea.

Liz said...

Oh, I do like this one. Very unusual.

jabblog said...

Lovely! It conveys all the atmosphere and anticipation before the start of a concert.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Creative photo! Makes me wonder what you were doing up there. ;-)

Dragonstar said...

Oh yes! I love this - so many stark shapes and lines.

rh-bilder said...

Really beautiful picture. I really like the composition and light in photo. And it looks great in B&W.

Christy said...

Bravo! I love it!