Sunday, 8 January 2012

B&W - The plaintive echo of the erhu


This is a contribution to the Weekend in Black and White.

17 comments:

Vanessa said...

I love how you've captured such a still moment in such a usually hectic and busy area :)

Vanessa

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I have to confess Julie I wasn't sure about what erhu was, according to Google it can either sound like the noise of a 'strangled chicken' or the most beautiful of melodies, I'm guessing that by your use of the word 'plaintive' it was the latter. Love the B&W street scene, I'm venturing into B&W tomorrow, well partly!
And yes it was a bit of a fizzog ending to the movie, I find quite often that Marie and I look at each other at the end of a foreign movie and say "QUOI???" Still it's 100% better than the corny way American movies always end haha!

hamilton said...

It is the long lines of the overhead lights and the store signs that really caught my eye.

TheChieftess said...

Like PerthDP...I had to look it up!!! I love native instruments...nice shot!

Mark said...

I love this spot in Sydney, always scruffy and down at heel. Great B&W capture.

NixBlog said...

Great shot, Julie! I love the square format, and the B&W really suits the subject!

Ann said...

The grittiness of b&w suits run down areas like this.

Peter said...

Love the colonnades of Sydney, aren't too many. The occasional foreign instruments add some haunting atmosphere around the place.

Joan Elizabeth said...

I too had to look it up and hadn't seen the musician until I had done so because I was drawn further into the photo by the lovely light.

Emma Dalloway said...

Ah fancy that - we may have passed each other today!

Great photo, as always.

Dalloway

Emma Dalloway said...

Another comment -

After taking a stack photos about Waverly cemetery on Friday I think I may have joined your ranks as "flaneur and taphophile" (I had to look the latter up)

Julie said...

Emmna - Long time no chat. I nearly went to Waverley for a shoot on Saturday morning, but was side-tracked by 'Hairy McLarey & Friends' at the Opera House.

Kalyan P said...

Simply beautifully captured shot....lovely!

Lachezar said...

Great street photography Julie!

Dragonstar said...

Excellent lighting. Fine street photography.

J Bar said...

Brilliant shot. Not a view I'm used to seeing.

raf said...

Love it, Julie! The perspective, contrasts of light and shadow, and all the details around a busy urban station that a flaneur might seek to capture.