This is only a test

Banjo, guitar, fiddle and mandolin / Floyd County music / Southwest Virginia

Here’s a shot from the house concert–toward the end, when the hosts are up front playing a tune or two with the featured artists-friends they hosted for the evening.

I’ve been trying to share my ignorance with Mac there with the banjo. He and his wife and singing partner are wanting to get another album out and also to set up a simple web presence for their music appearances, CDs and such.

So here I’ve uploaded directly from Picasa –which I will recommend he download, as the price is right. We’ll set him up blog, and maybe a wiki through pbwiki.com to refer to in his sidebar for pages about their albums, maybe some background on their music interests and backgrounds, and as a place to upload some music clips.

So this, dear folks, is just a test. You can see the back of Ann’s head there next the chair vacated by the photographer. There are far more people behind me than in front of me. The place was packed. And a nightmare for photography what with only the table lamp. This was shot at ISO of 3200 with the D200–grainy, but heck–we got the shot!

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About fred

Fred First holds masters degrees in Vertebrate Zoology and physical therapy, and has been a biology teacher and physical therapist by profession. He moved to southwest Virginia in 1975 and to Floyd County in 1997. He maintains a daily photo-blog, broadcasts essays on the Roanoke NPR station, and contributes regular columns for the Floyd Press and Roanoke's Star Sentinel. His two non-fiction books, Slow Road Home and his recent What We Hold in Our Hands, celebrate the riches that we possess in our families and communities, our natural bounty, social capital and Appalachian cultures old and new. He has served on the Jacksonville Center Board of Directors and is newly active in the Sustain Floyd organization. He lives in northeastern Floyd County on the headwaters of the Roanoke River.

2 comments:

  1. Hey Fred, hate to rain on the test…clicking on the image gives a 404 file not found on this server error…

  2. Phred:

    To reduce noise in high-iso digital photos, use Noise Ninja, a Photoshop plug-in that should be part of every shooter’s bag of tricks.

    Doug

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