Thanks to all that took part in our last "Table with a View" challenge.
For this weekend I bring you an empty stage. Who or what will you put on it in order to bring that stage to life?
From a technical point of view don't forget the shadows - there are two spotlights. 🙂
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he does look like he is singing but is it a love song 😉
Ha... it may have started out that way... but tonight only means no auidence tomorrow... 😉
Welcome to SFTW Jain, and what a start! He is certainly giving everything to that performance 🙂 .
Thanks for the warm welcome, Dave. I look forward to more challenges!
Did someone say “Stage Struck”?
It took a second look Jane, then I realised that you had sneaked our microphone in there. 🙂
Did someone say Shadows?
Dave, you said you had to take a second look to find the mic in "Stage Struck", but it took me an entire day to work out The Shadows!
That's them Jane 🙂
Am I right in guessing that the drummer is the lead singer?
But then again I should have expected his appearing on the left as well.
The order is by height. My grandmother called it stair-stepping.
I see, Jane.
I asked because, judged by the shadows on curtain and floor, the drummer seems to be right behind the microphone (no shadow in front of the microphone stand base, no feet showing behind it), the others being ever further from the curtain thus avoiding the shadow stairstepping.
And that made me wonder about the seeming shadowlessness of the drum and drummer at the other microphone shadow on the curtain, and/or no denser shadow within the shadow of the tallest.
But were they really there, or just Shadows?
The expression on the cat's face - priceless ! 🙂
I'm late to it again. Something poignant for the Brits of a certain age.
I am of that age Euan and remember him well 🙂
I remember watching the TV show where it happened. Like mostly everybody else I think I thought it was part of the act.
Very cool Ged, and it bought back some memories. Most of the images appear to be from and around the Isle of Skye (there are also shots that look like Edinburgh). There are several shots of Eilean Donan Castle which is on the approach to Skye. The rocks at the beginning are called The Old Man of Storr I've enjoyed some great climbing on The Black Cuillin, which I thought was pretty hard core, but that was put into perspective by Danny Macaskill who carried his bike to the very top and rode it down again! There is cool trick at the end of the video.
I visited an old friend while there. He'd given up working as a graphic designer in London and moved to Skye to be a crab fisherman. He did the monthly checks on the lighthouse we see later in the video, and as he had to take out a paying client on a fishing trip, he let me do the checks. I had to phone Trinity House to say I was taking the light off line, and run the generators and make sure the two lights both worked OK. Something I'll never forget.
There's even a wee story about the bridge onto Sky that we see towards the end of the video. When it was first opened the toll to cross was £5.20 each way, which was a ridiculous amount for the Islanders that worked on the mainland, so the locals protested and refused to pay. They eventually stopped the tolls, but the protestors have been left with criminal records, and AFAIK are still fighting to have them repealled 17 years after the tolls ended.
A wee snippet from the Wikipedia article that I liked: Among those charged was Clodagh Mackenzie, an elderly lady from whom the land necessary for the bridge's arrival in Skye had been compulsorily purchased; the charges against her were subsequently dropped without explanation.
I count myself lucky to live in Scotland particularly at the present time.
If you come to Scotland and are pressed for time, I live just 65 miles north of Edinburgh.
It's like Scotland in miniature. There are the glens which are rugged and scenic.
The rivers for fishing, sailing, swimming. Excellent local foods, craft beer and whisky.
Of course there is Golf. We are right beside Carnoustie and St. Andrews.
Well worth a visit 🙂