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Kind of Blue isn’t merely an artistic highlight for Miles Davis, it’s an album that towers above its peers, a record generally considered as the definitive jazz album, a universally acknowledged standard of excellence. Why does Kind of Blue posses [sic] such a mystique? Perhaps because this music never flaunts its genius… It’s the pinnacle of modal jazz — tonality and solos build from the overall key, not chord changes, giving the music a subtly shifting quality… It may be a stretch to say that if you don’t like Kind of Blue, you don’t like jazz — but it’s hard to imagine it as anything other than a cornerstone of any jazz collection.
—Stephen T. Erlewine

An Ode…..

Mar 20 2012: Comments: 26, Favorites: 7, Views: 107

Canon EOS 60D, Tokina AT-X Pro D 100mm F2.8 Macro

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Bob is especially interested in ‘the soul’ of the things without one, the expressiveness of the lifeless, the essence of material….. macro photography, ‘things’ in particular.
‘Things’ don’t have the tendency to walk away, to fly, to move, to have a meaning, are always present and do not complex, have patience, don’t nag etc. etc….. As Bob wrote in his profile… “I like it simple!”…

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Comments

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimagealmost 3 years ago

  • as always…. my pleasure Francis!

    – Bob Daalder

  • JUSTART
    JUSTARTalmost 3 years ago

    great shot

  • thank you Sylvia!

    – Bob Daalder

  • Farfarm
    Farfarmalmost 3 years ago

    Great valve…my favorite record too ! ;)

  • My fav record by far…. thanks for the nice comment!

    – Bob Daalder

  • eleveneleven
    elevenelevenalmost 3 years ago

    Bob, this is spectacular. I am a trumpet player and this is just brilliant.

  • that’s a great compliment to me…..

    – Bob Daalder

  • emajgen
    emajgenalmost 3 years ago

    Love the shallow focus on this one! A great series of shots! You have inspired me to have a go at something similar with my son’s saxophone – may post the results for you to laugh at! :-D

  • Glad you like this series… check my portfolio… I also did a saxophone! and I will only laugh about the results when it’s funny… it’s always nice to inspire someone…;-)

    – Bob Daalder

  • David McMahon
    David McMahonalmost 3 years ago

    Bingo – as soon as I saw the thumbnail I knew what it was. Great choice of composition of DoF, Bob.

  • thanks for this great compliment David! much appreciated…

    – Bob Daalder

  • LoveringArts
    LoveringArtsalmost 3 years ago

    Bob your magic brings us that amazing perspective on the most wonderful objects . Another fantastic capture my friend

  • thanks for the overwhelming words Paul…. I was just wondering why this one in B/W has so much comments and the colour one has way less positive comments & favs….

    – Bob Daalder

  • LoveringArts
    LoveringArtsalmost 3 years ago

    I’m not sure why I chose the B&W version , I guess it is just the timeless atmosphere B&W has ….. All the same your mesmerizing photography ROCKS

  • thanks again Paul… very much appreciated!

    – Bob Daalder

  • Rene Hales
    Rene Halesalmost 3 years ago

  • always my pleasure…

    – Bob Daalder

  • Maria  Moro
    Maria Moroalmost 3 years ago

    Bob!!!!!, you’re the king of macro…. congratulations on your feature

  • this is fabulous!!! thank you very much…

    – Bob Daalder

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