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Maestro Hands

 

He's no flash in the pan!

Pieter Jan Leusink, conductor of the Mozart Requiem, signs CDs afterwards.

(at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, NL, on February 17)



Maestro Hands

 

He's no flash in the pan!

Pieter Jan Leusink, conductor of the Mozart Requiem, signs CDs afterwards.

(at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, NL, on February 17)



comments (40)

  • Frances
  • United States
  • 6 Mar 2013, 00:19
It's all in the hands Ginnie smile I like how you blurred the one hand like it was rapid movement that is brilliant.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Frances. In this case, he did all the motion blurring himself without any help from me. smile
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 6 Mar 2013, 00:40
You timing is as good as his, Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: I doubt it, Ray, but thank you anyway. grin
Looks like you had a good time. Is that your CD he's signing?
Ginnie Hart: It was a great time, Micahel. We didn't buy anything but lots of people did, so I stopped and took pictures!
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 6 Mar 2013, 04:50
That is a great close-up. He sure does know what to do though, I loved to watch him as a conductor.
Love the speed in this picture.
Ginnie Hart: Hartstikke bedankt, MLMA. It was a great day out on the town, wasn't it! smile
Nice little action shot there Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Elizabeth. smile
  • Chris
  • England
  • 6 Mar 2013, 07:21
I hope you got a signed one yourself Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Actually, Chris, no. But it was just as fun to watch and snap the pictures. smile
  • Aussie
  • Australia
  • 6 Mar 2013, 07:51
Nice movement
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Aussie.
A nice memento of the evening. Both the photo and the CD. I hope you bought one!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Bill. Actually, no we didn't. But it was just as fun taking the pictures. smile
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 6 Mar 2013, 08:22
Oh, I know him (as I recently said)- an impressive head - and wonderfully soft hands - yes, I like to get autogramms, too, as teenie I was furiously looking for them!
Ginnie Hart: At least I have a picture of his autograph, Philine...not one in real life. But this was enough. Bedankt.
Sounds like it was a very enjoyable evening Ginnie. Nice shot to remember it by
Ginnie Hart: It was, Janet (actually, it was an afternoon performance). Thank you.
  • Chad
  • Where latitude and attitude meet
  • 6 Mar 2013, 08:48
I wonder if a conductor signs his/her name with the same movement as when they conduct.
Ginnie Hart: The next time I see him, Chad, I will be sure to ask. grin
Great timing Ginnie! Is this signature for you?
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Richard. Actually, no. All I did was take pictures. smile
  • Lisl
  • United States
  • 6 Mar 2013, 08:57
Some very quick thinking and camera-work on your part, Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Awww. Thanks, Lisl. This was fun.
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 6 Mar 2013, 09:11
I always love images of 'hands'. They tell the most amazing stories. Love the sense of motion you captured here!!!
Ginnie Hart: I love hands, too, Marcie. These are the same hands that know how to direct great musicians for great symphonies and choral ensembles!
Lovely movement of his hand !
Ginnie Hart: Many thanks, Marie. Merci.
  • Helys
  • France
  • 6 Mar 2013, 09:44
Great move of the hand
Nice clarity on the details, tags, colors
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Helys.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 6 Mar 2013, 10:09
Looks like he move the pen as well as the baton good capture
Ginnie Hart: I do believe so, Adrian! smile Thanks.
  • Laurette
  • South Africa
  • 6 Mar 2013, 10:24
A wonderful capture Ginnie with excellent timing and beautiful movement.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Laurette. This was fun to watch.
  • jpla
  • Anjou
  • 6 Mar 2013, 11:04
Joli mouvement ! je te souhaite une agréable journée
JP
Ginnie Hart: Many thanks, JP. Merci.
Cool shot Ginnie! Looks like he is conducting his pen as well. What a treat this must have been!
Ginnie Hart: I like that thought, Doug, and yes, it was a real treat. Thanks.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 6 Mar 2013, 12:03
Lovely motion picture smile A great one.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir. smile
Looks like you've caught this just write! grin Sorry couldn't resist Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: HAHAHA. Good one, Martin. smile
  • Emily
  • Canada
  • 6 Mar 2013, 12:55
ooooh Ginnie!! That looks like fun smile Tell me, how was the show? I always wait after shows to get autographs.
Ginnie Hart: It was a great afternoon, Emily, in such a luxurious atmosphere of decor and music. We didn't but anything afterwards but I had fun taking these pictures. smile Thanks.
In musical terminology is this 'presto' smile
Ginnie Hart: You nailed it, John. Good one. smile "A musical tempo marking, sometimes used as a movement name, meaning 'very fast'"
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 6 Mar 2013, 14:28
I'm sure this was wonderful. It's good when the artistes stop after the concert and mingle with the audience even if it was just for a sales opportunity smile
Ginnie Hart: It's a win-win situation, Alan, making the artists up-close and personal! Thanks.
A very fine shot Ginnie. I always find if you buy a CD at a concert it gets lost among all the others back home and rarely gets played, I think the retailers bank on the post concert mood and hope they make plenty of sales.
Ginnie Hart: I totally agree, Brian, which is one of the reasons why we didn't buy anything. But it was fun to take pictures. smile For those who do buy something, it's a way to support the artists, I guess, and a win-win situation. Maybe a small price to pay?
Music is eternal and the international language... i like your shot of the signing....petersmile
Ginnie Hart: Yes and thank you, Peter. smile
Superb composition and great timming. I like it. Have a lovely evening Ginnie. Amicalement Antoine.
Ginnie Hart: Many thanks, Antoine. Merci.
Great capture my dear!
Ginnie Hart: Many thanks, Robin!
Very nice motion blur Ginnie, embodies the scenario very neatly!!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Fred. It made sense to me. smile
s fun little blur!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Dennis!
Time is money!
The more you sign, the more $$$ you get. Ha;o)
Isn't reality really cruel?
Ginnie Hart: Reality is often very cruel, LC, especially for starving artists. In this case, this conductor and troup are doing better than fine, I'm sure. But this human touch at the end is a win-win situation that surely helps them out even more. Thanks.
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 6 Mar 2013, 21:36
As I lady who loves her memories of playing in and orchestra and singing in a choir, I absolutely love this image smile
Ginnie Hart: Awww. I would have loved to see YOU in action, Cherry! Thanks.
  • Krunal
  • India
  • 7 Mar 2013, 07:18
Would love to see him perform. I like the action in the shot here.
Ginnie Hart: It's good to see you again, Krunal! Thank you very much.
Excellent capture! Ginnie. I believe the only time I heard his music was when watching a movie. "Sleeping with the Enemy" with Julia Robert.
Ginnie Hart: Most interesting, Sue. "Amadeus" is the movie I saw years ago and want to get my habds on again. The Dies Irae part is my favorite: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x1jris_mozart-requiem-dies-irae_music#.UTmWyTeNDZ9
  • noel
  • France
  • 7 Mar 2013, 09:05
nice capture of this autograph session
Ginnie Hart: Many thanks, Noel.
Fantastic capture, the movement of the had captured perfectly.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Sarito!
Philine's comments "an impressive head - and wonderfully soft hands - yes" made me chuckle.

Judging from the speed that the Maestro signs his autograph, he seems well practiced in the art.

Another great image, Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Interesting, Beverly, he does not use a baton when he directs...only his very expressive hands! I found myself often watching his hands throughout the concert! Many thanks.
Nice movement of the hand; he is a practised man as for movements ;-)
Ginnie Hart: Most practiced, indeed, Wim! smile Bedankt.
  • rian
  • United States
  • 20 Mar 2013, 23:08
it was a great idea to drag the shutter for this shot of the maestro.. smile
Ginnie Hart: He was faster than a magician, Rian. HA! grin

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