#508 Violin
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Oregon Gal
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Violin silenced by neglect and ravaged by time.



Tenn.Jer
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I like the focus on the carelessly knotted strings, but the wood grain below is also pretty cool...
Nice work, but...kinda sad, too...

Jerry



Oregon Gal
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I agree about it being kinda sad. These instruments need to be treated with respect and love. The stories this violin could tell...



armenaaa
Registered: Oct 26, 2011
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Beautiful. All I can hear from this picture is......................................... "Silence"
I agree it's sad but strong.



Oregon Gal
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armenaaa, something a little different for the WA.



relms
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Very well depicted. Wouldn't you love to know its history and that of its owner? But that's part of the beauty - questions unanswered.



Oregon Gal
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relms wrote:
Very well depicted. Wouldn't you love to know its history and that of its owner? But that's part of the beauty - questions unanswered.


I absolutely would but agree that's part of the charm of this old violin. Thank you for commenting.



surlynkid
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Very nicely done. It makes you wonder so much about its past.



Oregon Gal
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Thank you surlynkid.



Bob_Martin
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Nice tonality and DOF - an inviting image!



Strad
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Great capture! Of course, I have a partiality to violin photos but you've given a new life to this old fiddle. Judging by the f holes and the varnish, this doesn't look like it was much of a violin even brand new. I suspect it is prouder now than at any other point it its existence. Well done, indeed!

All best wishes,

Endre



Oregon Gal
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Thank you Bob.

Endre, I agree that the quality of this violin is an entry level version but seeing this violin sitting on old chest in the living room of an historic home we were allowed to visit, I realized it might be a good fit for the WA.

I grew up playing the violin in L.A. during the 70's (San Fernando Valley) as my Dad was a fan of Orchestra's, I still have my old violin but haven't touched it in many, many years. I never had your extraordinary gift for playing the violin but I appreciated the chance I had to experience playing the violin.



twistedlim
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Very nice photo! I really like the crop and color. Both give this image a lot of character.



Oregon Gal
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Rich glad you like the photo. The natural light coming through the window helped make the image for me.



Hightraxx
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Nice shot, maybe it would be worth fixing it up.

Norm



Oregon Gal
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Norm, it's truly beyond repair. I am glad they have kept it on display for all to enjoy.



Travis Rhoads
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Very nice image, the music it once played is trying to speak out through the image.



robert829
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I like this one classic feel to it great idea



Oregon Gal
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Travis Rhoads wrote:
Very nice image, the music it once played is trying to speak out through the image.


I hope it does. Thanks, Travis



Oregon Gal
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robert829 wrote:
I like this one classic feel to it great idea


Robert, thank you appreciate your thoughts.



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