I can clearly remember taking this shot.
It was back in 2006 and It was during a rehearsal for a stage musical.
The fellow who had this score rolled up in his hand was the MC and he was pacing around the stage like a madman… I had a 300mm aimed at his fist for about an hour chasing him around!! I took about 80 shots of his hand holding this piece of music… 79 were crappy and blurry but this one came out just the way I imagined it should :)

A truly masterful piece of poetry by PhotoBloke
was apparently inspired by this image! Please view the poem here
Thank you so very much Brett, I’m truly touched and inspired by your words!


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  • Kitsmumma
    Kitsmummaabout 7 years ago

    Paul!!!! This is absolutely fanfreakintastic! I love it. Just wonderful.

  • Catalin Soare
    Catalin Soareabout 7 years ago

    Superb work Paul, superb

  • Paul Louis Villani
    Paul Louis Vil...about 7 years ago

    Thank you so kindly Kitsmumma and Catalin! :D

  • MissKristy
    MissKristyabout 7 years ago

    Oh this is absolutely stunning. So wonderful to see the music lovers posting such inspiring shots. Love it!!

  • Paul Tait
    Paul Taitabout 7 years ago

    i love the light – the fact that only half the frame is filled and the character in the hand. Well done!

  • Susan Zohn
    Susan Zohnabout 7 years ago

    This is a very nice shot. Love how the man is holding the music and the notes pop. We also get to see that at any age the love of music is still inspiring. Very nice piece!

  • Paul Louis Villani
    Paul Louis Vil...about 7 years ago

    Thank you for your wonderful comments, MissKristy, Paul and Susan! :D

  • Mark German
    Mark Germanabout 7 years ago

    Love the shot, Paul.

  • Paul Louis Villani
    Paul Louis Vil...about 7 years ago

    Thank you very much Mark! :D

  • dairygirl
    dairygirlabout 7 years ago

    this is such a great shot, love it.
    well done, keep bringing these images for us to see

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