I stumbled across these guys just outside my hotel. They were playing the pipes as the guests arrived for a wedding reception. It seemed very odd to me to see something that I associate much more with Scotland.
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Cormac (26563) 2005-09-12 14:34
Ha! This is a good shot of one of those incongruous things that you see when you are travelling. In a lot of areas you can see vestiges of the British Empire, sometimes mutated by still recognizable, and it's always interesting to see how different cultures have absorbed these influences. Thanks for sharing this.
ahmet54 (3113) 2005-09-12 14:42
very colourful picture. It seems to me that I hear pipes now. Very well focussed on the first piper.
jjbach (9324) 2005-09-12 17:28
Very nice portrait of these two musicians. As you said it's quite strange to see pipes in Pakistan, instead of Scotland. Excellent colour contrast and fine lighting here!! Thanks for sharing!
weswang (18223) 2005-09-13 10:47
Hi Jonathan, It is interesting indeed to see the different dress up for playing pipes. A good portrait to the pipe players. Good focus to the front one while blur out the second one the background. A well taken picture.
Stepan (27210) 2005-09-13 17:22
A little unreal, but funny.
I like the opposition between the british look, the asiatic faces and the arabic letters in the background. A little disturbing.
rabdelnoor (3421) 2005-09-19 19:20
Excellent capture of these players. I also thought it was in Scotland at first sight. Very intense and beautiful colours, and very well framed. Well done.
Gdouble (0) 2005-09-20 16:22
Great moment you shot here. It seems to be difficult to get a sound out of this bag pipe.
- Copyright: Jonathan Wilson (jbweasle) (9393)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-08-14
- Categories: Festivals
- Camera: Nikon D70, 18-70 1:3.5-4.5 DX
- Exposure: f/6.3, 1/200 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Afghanistan and Pakistan
- Date Submitted: 2005-09-12 14:18