Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Header Competition Season 2 # 3 - Sound Creation

The header theme this week by Gail's Man is "Sound Creation". MacGail's Man,LannyDave and I have a little contest to show a new theme header each week. We now post anytime before 4 PM EDT and start the voting after that. 

 
Darla, Martha and Tom W are on a break. Come back as soon as you are able my friends.

How could I think about sound creation without remembering our Spring trip crossing the Alps with the Shaker Heights Band. I bring back fond memories of our trip to Europe with a few views of the band creating sound. I start with a town in the foothills of the Alps - Brixen, Italy. This horn was creating a lot of sound as I crept in for the shot.
The trombones were sliding away creating the sound just right. 
Can you find a more beautiful scene then from the birthplace of Mozart - Salzburg, Austria. Quite the crowd to hear the band. It was Spring and you could hear the sound of music in the air.
One of my favorite places was Innsbruck, Austria - How I love the tuba. I stood on my head for the shot. Just kidding, but that is me in the yellow shirt.
So I chose a header of the band playing at Innsbruck in the Alps. I love the view from the plaza near the Golden Roof.

20 comments:

imac said...

I had an idea you would go Brass Band Tom, Really enjoyed going tru your post, I really could hear these sounds in my head, also from a place that I too had visited, which brought back memories.

Lanny said...

What a wonderful trip that was for you folks, thanks for the revisit. That is a lot of sound in that header picture! The brass band, the church bells, and wait, wait, I hear it, yep, it's yodeling in the mountain tops!

Gaelyn said...

I can hear the sound bouncing off those awesome Alps.

Linda (PA_shutterbug) said...

I was thinking, too, of how the band sound would echo from the Alps. I remember being in the mountains of NH during a thunderstorm. It was awesome hearing the echoing of the thunder as it rolled off the mountains. I would think the band sound would be much the same in the Alps.

nancy said...

Love your photos, I got a new blog up. Have a good week.
Nancy

Pietro said...

Tom, these are beautiful images of your trip, I enjoy them a lot. I like to see the nice Band which surely plays splendidly. I like the header picture as well.
Have a nice day!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Perfect post for the theme, Tom.... I wondered if you would do that one... What an incredible trip that group had. SO glad you all could go with them..

Hope you are doing fine. I've been gone for a week and am trying to catch up....
Betsy

Dave said...

I like the header, the sound must have really resounded around the area.

Cezar and Léia said...

Brilliant header!
Your pictures are fabulous!I also love that last one, it's very artistic, with interesting reflection. :)
Well done!
Léia

http://graceolsson.com/blog said...

wow...great shots,,,the last one is simply magical shot....
and the headers of your blog?
love it

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George said...

All of these are wonderful pictures for sound creation. You chose a good one for your header.

Gailsman said...

Can't beat a bit of oompah. Especially with the beer flowing!

Corner Gardener Sue said...

Hi Tom,
That header photo is awesome! I enjoyed your other Austria photos, too. What a fun trip that sounds like! I'm behind in blogging as usual. I see you are taking a break from being one of the leaders of SkyWatch. I hope all is well with you and your family.

Lew said...

That was a reat tip you had! And a marvelous experience for those young musicians! I love the reflection on the horn.

Twisted Fencepost said...

Great pics, Tom!
I can only imagine how beautiful that place is in person.
By the way, I'm curious....What instrument do you play??

Gabriele Agustini said...

Oh, how wonderful!!
My father was from Austria, so those photos were very special to me!!
It's my first visit to your blog and I'm really enjoying it!
Thanks for sharing,
gabriele

ladyfi said...

What marvellous shots - lovely shiny brass instruments raised up to those magnificent snowy mountains.

KaHolly said...

That is the perfect photo for your new header competition!!! I hear it loud and clear. ~karen

Tipper said...

That was a trip of a lifetime-neat to see some more from it. Sometimes I think you stand on your head-cause you always get the best photos : )

Mary said...

Wonderful photos! I love brass bands.