Topanga Banjo Fiddle Contest! Yeehaww!

Joined
Jul 7, 2006
Messages
756
Location
Southern California
Ok for you banjopickers and fiddlescratchers out there:

A lot of folks with SLRs were there with midranges and telephotos, but being a familiar face and a banjopicker, I was able to shoot as a participant in the thick of the action.

Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)

Welcome to the 47th Topanga Banjo Fiddle Contest.

Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)

I used to compete, but I figure to quit that while I was ahead. It's always good to jam with familiar faces.

Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)

The festival is held annually in the Santa Monica Mountains.

Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)

Speaking of Park Rangers, Nina (foreground) with the mandolin, is a backcountry Ranger and a kick butt mandolin picker, which makes her officially the coolest person I know.

Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)

Some came quite a distance, this gentleman being from Montreal, but most are locals.

Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)

The next generation of pickers are quite teh adorable.

Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)

Yummy.

Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)


I tried to take some video but my Fuji F30 kept slipping off the top of my banjo (the banjo is round) and it takes REALLY bad audio. If I can clean it up enough I'll post a video, otherwise I'll just have to buy a camcorder (ouch).
 
Joined
May 27, 2005
Messages
9,568
Location
Clearwater, Florida
Ok for you banjopickers and fiddlescratchers out there:

A lot of folks with SLRs were there with midranges and telephotos, but being a familiar face and a banjopicker, I was able to shoot as a participant in the thick of the action.

Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)

I used to compete, but I figure to quit that while I was ahead. It's always good to jam with familiar faces.
Is that Jerry Douglas???
 
Joined
Jul 27, 2005
Messages
5,279
Location
Denmark
I would have loved to be there. It looks like great fun and a lot of skilled musicians. Thanks for posting
 

Latest posts

Links on this page may be to our affiliates. Sales through affiliate links may benefit this site.
Nikon Cafe is a fan site and not associated with Nikon Corporation.
Forum post reactions by Twemoji: https://github.com/twitter/twemoji
Copyright © 2005-2019 Amin Forums, LLC
Top Bottom