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- 13th March 2005 - Horn

Quite ironic as a PaD as it's a french horn, on sale at
today's brass band contest at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool.
Ironic as there are no french horns in a brass band. But I liked the image.

Strange day. We got drawn number 1 - Helen's photo below shows the band just
after performing. (I forgot to pass someone my camera!).
We played in the Spanish Hall which is quite a unique setting as you can see!

Not ideal to play first, but the band played quite well and was hoping
to get in the top ten at least (full adjudication can be found
on for those interested). So everyone was more
than a little subdued on the coach home - as you can see in the Blackpool gallery,
apart from the girls who were waving to passing lorries (with some success!).

Disappointing really as the band, under our new musical director
had put in a tremendous amount of work on the test piece.
12th is however good enough to stay in the 3rd section,
so we live to fight another day...

Blackpool out of season is a strange place,
many pbasers would overdose on the 'character' photo opps,
and the Winter Gardens a 'grand' palace of a place.
Apparently there was a George Formby event on at the same time....

Will try to take more photos next time.
The kids did get to the funfair though - but no photos either, sorry.

Nikon Coolpix 8800
1/24s f/3.6 at 8.9mm iso50 full exif

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Linda Mingay23-Mar-2005 18:58
your instrument shots are fab Ian
Laryl17-Mar-2005 15:09
wonderful instrument image!
Bill Miller14-Mar-2005 20:46
Lovely sharp picture. I used to play the trumpet. Brings back memories....
Sheena Woodhead14-Mar-2005 19:54
Good composition and excellent detail in the reflections.
Cliff14-Mar-2005 18:04
Beautiful close up of this marvellous intrument. I like the shine on the brass.
yosi aptekar14-Mar-2005 17:53
a very good shot with great details.
John Finlayson14-Mar-2005 13:27
Great detail Ian.
Gail Davison14-Mar-2005 13:25
Nice perspective on this shot Ian.
Guest 14-Mar-2005 13:21
Cool shot...I like the perspective a lot!
Karen Stuebing14-Mar-2005 11:24
Great angle of view and beautiful shiny brass.
Johan Toll14-Mar-2005 07:43
Very nice composition!
laine8214-Mar-2005 04:03
Well done Ian...12th isn't bad at all !!
Guest 14-Mar-2005 02:56
thanks for sharing these wonderful images Ian..
Stu14-Mar-2005 02:07
Nicely done, Ian.
Elaine (etfitz)14-Mar-2005 00:58
Nice shot!
Kimberly14-Mar-2005 00:17
Neat shot, Ian! Well done!
Gayle P. Clement13-Mar-2005 23:46
I never tire of shiny brass instrument photos.
Fran Purdy LRPS13-Mar-2005 23:15
I like your shiny instrument pictures! Looks like a kewl setting as well!
David Clunas13-Mar-2005 23:03
Some nice images here Ian, like the metalic reflections
Ric Yates13-Mar-2005 22:21
Nice shot of the french horn. I know that contest feeling only too well - never a good draw to play first! Glad you got to stay in the third section OK.
Guest 13-Mar-2005 22:19
Nice shiny horn! Southport is strange out of season too, a lot quieter!
Guest 13-Mar-2005 21:56
Nice instrument ... my dad has been in brass bands all his life, and can play most brass instruments. He's retired now ... I will share your image with him!
Tom Darby13-Mar-2005 21:14
Nice close up Ian.