Monday, February 3, 2014

The Day the Music Died

Zachary and Henry
Henry: "What are we doing today, Momma?"

Today is "The Day The Music Died" day, in honor of Buddy Holly, Richie Valens and the Big Bopper, who died in a plane crash on Feb 3, 1959.


Ritchie and Buddy
Zachary: "I'm feeling a bit washed out."
Henry: "Definitely faded."

That's the way pictures looked then. See:

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Buddy_Holly_cropped.JPG

-and-

www.dolphinmusic.co.uk/article/3187-remembering-ritchie-v...

I particularly liked the last one, above, and tried to match the background/colors/tones as best I could with what I had on hand.


Ritchie and Buddy
Zachary: "Whew. I thought you forgot to pay the Color  Bill."
Henry: "I don't want to be all wishy washy forever."

Umm… I don't think there is a such a thing a Color Bill, Zachary, and it's only a picture Henry.

You haven't changed at all.


Ritchie and Buddy
Zachary: "Just wait. It'll come. And if you don't pay it..."
Henry: "Oh dear."


Dog Blog Post #1317



Against a Swirling backdrop, the boys do their best Ritchie Valens (Zachary on the left) and Buddy Holly (Henry) making Beautiful Music together.

The main background fabric is actually quite vibrant (I used it once for a Flower Power album cover challenge) but subdued it by overlaying with a lightweight black mesh with shiny colored dots (and lowering the image saturation).

While the mesh obscured the swirl more than I would have liked for the challenge, I'm actually rather pleased with how it came out in the end.


Photography Assignment



Our Daily Challenge - February 03, 2014 - "Swirl or Swirling"

Daily Dog Challenge 826. "Beautiful Music"

Ritchie and Buddy
Zachary: "What did I tell you?"
Henry: "Gray Retriever just doesn't have the same ring to it."


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3 comments:

Molly The Wally said...

It really is the day music died. Lovely to remember them all. Have a terrific Tuesday.
Best wishes Molly

houndstooth said...

The boys played their roles perfectly! I love it!

Dory and the Mama said...

Just love the boys....and the background!!

Smileys!
Dory & Jakey