My Toys. Would You Like To Play With Me? by aussiebushstick


Small (23.2" x 15.5")

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My Toys. Would You Like To Play With Me? by 

Still Life Study in Brown.

I love drumming. But I love it even more when there are others drumming with me. Now they can.

My favourite drum is the Bodhran or Celtic Drum (at the back). I have been playing that for about 2 years now. I take it with me to all Celtic festivals and always find other drummers to ‘jam’ with.

The drum on the left was hand made by a family friend who was doing her Masters in Music. I bought it to support her studies, back in 1982. It has a wonderful deep tone.

The little one in front is a bongo drum I bought second-hand for my granddaughter to bash on. My husband enjoys it too. It has a nice ‘slap’ sound for those who have big hands.

The Djembe African drum on the right is new. I bought that on eBay. I thought it would be much bigger, so I could sit down and get some deep tribal rhythms happening. Boy, was I wrong! It sounds just like the Bellydancing drums. Bit more treble ‘tinny’ pitch.

And now you know as much as I know. However, if you can tell me more…please do.

Canon EOS 400D SLR
f4.5, 1/2 sec, ISO 400, focal length 33mm
tripod used.

Hi, my name is Robyn J. Blackford. I am a retired nurse who loves photography, pyrography and writing. I live with my husband in the rainforest of Tallebudgera Valley in Queensland, Australia.

All my photos are what I see through the lens.

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  • Diane Johnson-Mosley
    Diane Johnson-...over 3 years ago

    These are so beautiful!!!!

  • Thank you SO MUCH Diane. So glad you like them. Robyn :)

    – aussiebushstick

  • Deborah Lazarus
    Deborah Lazarusover 3 years ago

    Wonderful work !!!
    Your host, Deb
    July 16, 2011

  • WooHoo!!!! Thank you SO MUCH Deb. I really appreciate this feature. Robyn :)

    – aussiebushstick

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELover 3 years ago

    CONGRATULATIONS on your wonderful feature, lovely work.

  • Thanks Andrea, I appreciate your support. Robyn :)

    – aussiebushstick

  • seetofeel
    seetofeelover 3 years ago

    A lady of many talents :) and a nice collection, Robyn.

  • Thanks Alan…still teaching myself the different rhythms. LOL

    – aussiebushstick

  • TonyCrehan
    TonyCrehanabout 3 years ago

    This is beautifully composed Robyn. You have a fine eye for detail and no doubt an ear for music. Well done. Tony:)

  • Tony, thank you SO MUCH for your lovely compliment. Photography is my addiction, but drumming keeps me alive. lol. Robyn :)

    – aussiebushstick

  • aussiebushstick
    aussiebushstickabout 2 years ago

    WooHoo…thanks SO much to the person who bought a 5" by 7" of this shot. This is one of my favourites. It has had 356 views, and now one sale. Who ever you are, you have made my day. Robyn :)

  • Angi Baker
    Angi Bakeralmost 2 years ago

    Super-De-Duper Work ? ?

  • Thanks Angi, for your comment. Sorry for the late reply, don’t know how I missed this. Robyn :)

    – aussiebushstick

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