Photo Challenge – Lens:Artists – Emotions

This week Patti has given us the prompt of “emotions” for our challenge.

I don’t take a lot of photos of people – except my grandson who has the most expressive face but I’ve featured him a little too much lately – so I went through my files and actually found a few photos that apply.

Brookgreen Gardens hosts a summer musical series – cancelled this year due to Covid – where local bands come and play for a couple of hours. It’s a nice relaxing way to end the day – sitting under the oaks, sipping a beverage and tapping your toes. The photo above is father and son.

The son and the singer really got into the music but you might not realize it if you didn’t know better. They do look a little like they are in pain. Check out the man on the drums grinning away.

Music stirs our hearts and engages our souls in ways we can’t describe. Hildegard of Bingen.

So whether it’s tapping your toes to country music, head banging to heavy metal, shagging to beach music or conducting along with classical music, music has the ability to draw emotion from us.

You can find responses from other bloggers here: https://pilotfishblog.com/2021/01/16/lens-artists-photo-challenge-131-emotions/

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A Musician in the Family

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A Musician in the Family

My grandson, 16 years old, gave me a private concert on the back porch this weekend.  He plays guitar, ukulele, piano and sings.  He brought me to tears when he sang one of my favorite songs “Hallelujah” by Leonard Cohen and again when he played a song he had written.  He is so talented!

 

Photo Challenge – Life Imitates Art

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Artists are inspired by and capture the world around us: sculptors immortalize people with statues; painters record events in their masterpieces. What about the other way around?  For this week’s theme, find inspiration in a piece of art, and go further: imitate it.

I did an unexpected photo session with some pelicans and seagulls earlier this week and when scrolling back through my camera, I found myself humming Sittin’ On the Dock of the Bay by Otis Redding.  So it was an easy decision to go the musical route for this challenge.

 

(SITTIN’ ON) THE DOCK OF THE BAY
– Written by Otis Redding and Steve Cropper

Sittin’ in the mornin’ sun
I’ll be sittin’ when the evenin’ come
Watching the ships roll in
And then I watch ’em roll away again, yeah

I’m sittin’ on the dock of the bay
Watching the tide roll away
Ooo, I’m just sittin’ on the dock of the bay
Wastin’ time

I left my home in Georgia
Headed for the ‘Frisco bay
‘Cause I’ve had nothing to live for
And look like nothin’s gonna come my way

So I’m just gonna sit on the dock of the bay
Watching the tide roll away
Ooo, I’m sittin’ on the dock of the bay
Wastin’ time

Look like nothing’s gonna change
Everything still remains the same
I can’t do what ten people tell me to do
So I guess I’ll remain the same, yes

Sittin’ here resting my bones
And this loneliness won’t leave me alone
It’s two thousand miles I roamed
Just to make this dock my home

Now, I’m just gonna sit at the dock of the bay
Watching the tide roll away
Oooo-wee, sittin’ on the dock of the bay
Wastin’ time

(whistle)

 

Life Imitates Art