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What a music! I will remember it forever…

Beautiful lady in folk costume playing the fascinating Hardanger fiddle in Norsk Folkemuseum (The Norwegian Museum of Cultural History).

Hardingfele, or Hardanger fiddle, is a traditional Norwegian stringed instrument. It is very similar to the violin but except of usual four strings played it has other four or five resonating understrings, giving the instrument very pleasant echo-like sound. Hardanger fiddles are often highly decorated, with mother-of-pearl inlays, black ink decorations, and animals carved on the scroll. Techniques of playing differ between regions, as well as tunings: there are more than 20 different tunings recorded in Norway! Most players learn by ear and they are often not able to read notes. Doesn’t matter at all… What a beautiful music! I will remember it forever…

Norsk Folkemuseum, Oslo, Norway. July 2005. Canon EOS 300X, Sigma 28-135, negative: Kodak Portra 400NC. Post-processing: retouch (mostly scratches on negative), minor crop, BW conversion (SilverEfex, incl. toning and border).

Lenka tries to capture positive emotions. Her work features images highlighting inner and outer beauty of various subjects. She loves finding unique and unexpected perspectives of subjects normally considered as ordinary.

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  • Raymond Kerr
    Raymond Kerralmost 3 years ago

    Great capture .. !!

  • andy551
    andy551almost 3 years ago

    Awesome presentation!…stunning image

  • Mui-Ling Teh
    Mui-Ling Tehover 2 years ago

    It does look like a wonderful moment captured; I love her outfit and the way the light and shadows define the folds and luster of the materials.

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    Mary Sediciover 2 years ago

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  • Ana Belaj
    Ana Belajover 2 years ago

    Stunning image!

  • Harry Oldmeadow
    Harry Oldmeadowover 2 years ago

    a charming and lovely portrait Lenka — very fine work!

  • Meg Hart
    Meg Hartover 2 years ago

    Wonderful image Lenka! Beautifully done!!

  • paintingsheep
    paintingsheepover 1 year ago

    Beautiful portrait…wonderful tones!!

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