Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Surround Sound...

This fellow is a tuba player in the Greater Windsor Concert Band. I am not sure what the actual type of tuba this is, but the gentleman seems to be wearing it, as opposed to holding it. At any rate, the music was great and much appreciated by everyone who attended this outdoor concert. The conductor stated that in the 15 years that the band has been doing outdoor performances, they have been rained out only once. That is pretty amazing really, but this concert was almost number 2, as the band had to stand around for a while and discuss whether or not to go ahead, as it was raining very slightly just before the start time. However, it finally stopped, and the band bravely went ahead and set up. This image has been edited to make it look somewhat like a coloured chalk drawing. Hope you like it...

4 comments:

Krys and Paul said...

Interesting effect. The tree looks like a Group of Seven painting - Tom Thomson maybe?

David c.h. Brown said...

Krys and Paul,
Glad you found this interesting. I have used this effect on several portraits also, and it gives it a slightly painterly look, especially where there are strong shapes and lines in the image. Thanks, Dave

John Minkowskyj said...

I believe this tuba is called a 'Sousaphone'. This particular one is made of fibreglass and resins. The material is used instead of brass to compensate for the weight. The fibreglass ones are made specifically for parading and marching.

David c.h. Brown said...

Hey John,
Thanks for checking in, and the information also. The conductor did mention that it was a different instrument than usual, but I totally forgot what it was that he called it. However, I seem to remember he mentioned something about Sousa, and I expect that you are correct. Thanks again. Dave