Weekly Photo Challenge – State of Mind

Hannah

Hannah

Hannah Alkire plays the cello during a performance with her husband Joe Scott. Together they comprise Acoustic Eidolon – a Colorado ensemble that travels around the world playing wonderful music. This shot was taken during a concert at The Mishawaka Amphitheater on the banks of the Cache Le Poudre River west of Fort Collins, Colorado. Hannah and Joe shared the stage with the Fort Collins Symphony Orchestra. It was a magical summer and a fabulous concert.

I chose this shot because I love Hannah’s facial expression and posture. To me she reflects a state of mind that is contemplative and relaxed.

To learn more about Acoustic Eidolon, click here. If you ever have a chance to see them in concert, please go! I know you would love their music and stage presence.

To learn more about The Weekly Photo Challenge, click here.

27 comments on “Weekly Photo Challenge – State of Mind

  1. Brigitte says:

    Great shot Cathy! I love small ensembles like this. I bet this was a fantastic concert and the venue looks inspiring. My niece plays the cello and I think it is such a powerful yet sensuous instrument. Nice to see you in blogland, my friend. Have a wonderful weekend, Cathy.

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  2. Carrie Rubin says:

    What a beautiful concert that must have been. Music in a gorgeous setting.

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    • Cathy Ulrich says:

      It was downright magical, Carrie! I love Acoustic Eidolon’s music and I’ve seen them several times in concert here in Northern Colorado, but I must say, the concert with the FC Symphony in that outdoor venue is my favorite.

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  3. Elyse says:

    This may be the first picture of yours with a human subject I’ve seen, Cathy. Beautiful. The concern must have been wonderful!

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    • Cathy Ulrich says:

      Interesting and probably accurate observation, Elyse! I think I have posted a few shots of some of my family members on the blog, but you’re right, they are few and far between. I’m glad you liked the shot, thank you! It was a great concert!

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  4. Amy says:

    Such a beautiful capture of a musician, Cindy! Love this take on. 🙂

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  5. Amy Reese says:

    I definitely get the relaxed and contemplative vibe here and the concert was right by the river, too. Beautiful shot. I bet it was magical. Great for the challenge, too. P.S. Her necklace is gorgeous!

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    • Cathy Ulrich says:

      Thanks, Amy. Did you ever go up to Mishawaka when you lived here? I had never been before this concert and my take on it had always been that it was kindof a hippie hangout, but it’s a really beautiful setting and I’d like to go see more concerts there. And I agree, I love Hannah’s jewelry.

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  6. Tina Schell says:

    Beautifully captured, your composition and DOF are wonderful on this one.

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  7. I love the story you have to tell, such a great response to the challenge.

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  8. aFrankAngle says:

    I think I would love their music …after all, we enjoy many of the same things. Excellent capture, Cathy!

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  9. I love the sense of revery on her face… she looks so lost in the music, that it brings me right along! Beautiful image, Cathy!

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