2016 Digital Set Subject, Action

2016 Digital Set Subject, Action: Gold Medal
Sarah Kerr

The Violinist

The Violinist by Sarah Kerr

This is a self portrait taken on a cloudy day in my study, with the light being a slither in between drawn curtains.  It was quite a challenging photo to compose with only a remote shutter and timer to help me, but thanks to the long shutter-speed of the shot I had plenty of time to get in position and start playing before the shutter opened.

My main focus was to catch the small amount of light as it reacted to two different types of movement - the very mechanical movement of the fingers holding the violin, and the more fluid, almost dancing movement of the bow.

I had amazing fun capturing a photograph that encompasses two of my favourite things.