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The Drummer

Posted by
Bettina (Los Angeles, United States) on 17 October 2010 in People & Portrait and Portfolio.

My son at a recent performance. I am so proud of him, always!

NIKON D60 1/40 second F/4.8 ISO 800 255 mm (35mm equiv.)

kate from lincolnshire, United Kingdom

wow. and of course you are!! :0 lovely shot!!

17 Oct 2010 5:46am

P. Morris from Saskatoon, Canada

This is superb, your processing gives him a negative-positive feel. I love it.

17 Oct 2010 5:54am

Punit from Somewhere in, India

Great colors on this one. Nice capture

17 Oct 2010 6:05am

Xerophytes from London, United Kingdom

nice energy.

I wish he doesn't bang his head on those drums. lol.

17 Oct 2010 6:16am

Yvon from Orleans, France

great capture, Betty

17 Oct 2010 6:37am

Richard from Duns, United Kingdom

Lovely colours and real sense of the time and place. What style of music do the band play?

17 Oct 2010 6:52am

Cruz from exurbia, United States

the electric color gives it even more energy!

17 Oct 2010 7:00am

The Mouse from Glasgow, United Kingdom

You must be proud he looks great, shot.

17 Oct 2010 7:01am

@The Mouse: Thanks! Yes. But he doesn't drive yet.

Becky from los angeles, United States

This is a cookin' shot! loving it! You can feel him feelin' it! Terrific!!

17 Oct 2010 7:07am

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

Impressive, Bettina. This rocks. Fabulous colors, fabulous intensity.
We can feel his energy. You should be proud, and of yourself as well !!

17 Oct 2010 7:10am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Belle ambiance ! Je te souhaite un agréable dimanche.

17 Oct 2010 7:24am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

You got him! Excellent! Is he on you-tube anywhere? I would love to see him in action!

17 Oct 2010 7:30am

@CElliottUK: From early this year. A JamFest fundraiser performance. if you promise to at least hear it from 3:00 on when the band really does its thing, but i's good for the whole song (despite my terrible audio and camera). The four band members are together now in a serious venture. He plays rock/metal/death metal/jazz/fusion.

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Wonderful... the colors and the composition are fantastic ! I'm sure your son is very proud of you too ;) Enjoy your weekend Bettina :)

17 Oct 2010 7:59am

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Daydream Awesome! That's what happens with your excellent photography. is a daydream [/ b]. Superb composition with a dreamy touch ... a moment of silence on the screen and into our ears ... works just admiring the picture look! Cheers, Bettina... Congratulations, Adela

17 Oct 2010 8:27am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Splendid shot with brilliant lights. Your son must be a great drummer! Good Sunday.

17 Oct 2010 9:00am

Bruno from froyennes, Belgium

so colourful capture ...

17 Oct 2010 9:41am

PATRICK from miramas, France

wow splendid i like it just 5*****

17 Oct 2010 9:42am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Good action take! Great ambience colors!

17 Oct 2010 10:34am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Excellent frame/light and dramatic movement.

17 Oct 2010 10:39am

trilliana from Munich, Germany

great colour contrast and action. i also like how he is so deep in his music, the hand sticks out highlighted.

17 Oct 2010 11:19am

tataray from france, France

C'est sublime ))

17 Oct 2010 11:33am

STEED from Somewhere, France

YOUR SON ????????????????????????????????? I was sure You were PATTI/MARIANNE/JOOL'S/ GRACE/CARLY all in One..... And You made Children ........FABULOUS !!!

17 Oct 2010 11:47am

@STEED: I've done it all. ;)

Dana from Burbank, United States

Wow. Is this cool, or what? Not only is this a great picture -- I love the crimson kit, green steam and the drummer intent on working his skins -- but it's also lovingly personal.

17 Oct 2010 11:50am

Sally from United Kingdom

Don't tell me you took this from your car ! Love the facial expression. This is great.

17 Oct 2010 11:50am

@Sally: LOL! What do you mean? At least I rolled the window down for this one.

Don from Spokane, United States

A strong action shot made better by knowing he's your son. What a nice keepsake shot.

17 Oct 2010 12:13pm

LB Vision from France

jolie lumière ! peace !

17 Oct 2010 1:33pm

JJ from Jersey City, United States

What a superb shot of him performing I am sure if or when he saw this he is also proud of you and your shot of him

17 Oct 2010 1:38pm

Sonia Nansid from Barcelona Stockholm, Sweden

Cool shot and great lights. Im sure that he is proud of you too!

17 Oct 2010 1:41pm

silver from k, Iran

he seems so bent on drumming nice catch

17 Oct 2010 1:42pm

Lougris from Toulouse, France

j'aime beaucoup les couleurs de cette image !!:)

17 Oct 2010 1:46pm

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

What an expressive portraiture!!! His mood and music are so well conveyed! Wondrous interplay of amazing light and tones! Feel soooo happy for you Bettina!:-)

17 Oct 2010 1:59pm

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Great framing and you've captured the classic drummer's pose. I love the way the colours filter through the air like that.

17 Oct 2010 2:37pm

clodagh smith from Sacramento, United States


17 Oct 2010 3:24pm

Thea from Leeuwarden, Netherlands

The energy and vibrations come clearly exposed in this picture!
Truly a great shot!

17 Oct 2010 3:28pm

danou-yepa from Nice, France

wowwwwwwwwwww great !!!! i hear the sound ! fantastic catch and light ! 5*

17 Oct 2010 3:57pm

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain

luz, color ,fuerza, imagen,........................................ yessssssssss, 100x100 bettyyyyyyyyyyyyy
un beso pablo

17 Oct 2010 4:18pm

Olivier from Manage, Belgium

Nice colors for this "rock & roll" composition!

17 Oct 2010 4:38pm

Mariana Maodush from Waterloo, Canada

As a single mom of two , probably the same age as your son, I cannot but not to stop and say - sure , we are proud moms, and they are proud sons .
Love this portrait of your son with enormous energy coming from his passion for music !!!

17 Oct 2010 5:27pm

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

A great concert shot

17 Oct 2010 5:28pm

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Great shot, great color, drummers are usually hard to get. Nice job by you both.

17 Oct 2010 6:01pm

The MaJor from TM HooD, Iran

hey just watched the youtube link u share with other friend..heyy.they r nice..start a good job..wish them lots of success in their careers specially for ure son :)

17 Oct 2010 6:28pm

@The MaJor: Thank you, you're so sweet to leave a nice comment! :))

Shahryar from Isfahan, Iran

nice capture :)

17 Oct 2010 6:52pm

Othersideblue from Kerman, Iran

after all the difficulties of being a mother .... patience pays :)

am too the mother of 3 and I understand how you feel

17 Oct 2010 7:17pm

COOLRIDER 2 SHOT from READING, United Kingdom

F**kin Gr8.

17 Oct 2010 7:43pm

@COOLRIDER 2 SHOT: Damn str8.

Philip from South Wales, United Kingdom

Nice capture. Great colours.

17 Oct 2010 8:21pm

Wild Mustang Photography from Carlisle, United States

WOW! What a capture! Superb Bettina! Great colors and action! Like a Rolling Stone Magazine shot! Cool!

17 Oct 2010 8:40pm

LauraS from Chico, United States

I'm so impressed with this shot, Bettina. He is cooking and love the lighting.

17 Oct 2010 10:14pm

Larry Lefever from Lititz, United States

Great energy and I love the colors. I'll be he's just as proud of his mom. It's reciprocal. ;)

17 Oct 2010 10:40pm

@Larry Lefever: Depends on the day. And the time of day. ;) jk He's sweet. It IS reciprocal.

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Cool! He's really into the performance.

17 Oct 2010 11:25pm

ORBIT from Kerman, Iran

WOW! Love the lighting!
this shot is COOL! Love it
Good job, Bravooo. : ))

18 Oct 2010 12:58am

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States


18 Oct 2010 3:29am

Sunder from Chennai, India

Great shot of your son
love the colours and lighting...

18 Oct 2010 4:41am

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

Very nice shot. I always find that drummers are the toughest musicians to photograph.

18 Oct 2010 4:59am

olivier Paillet from toulouse, France

Beautiful shot with a very nice light !Well done !

18 Oct 2010 5:47am

rem_la from Villiers, France

quelle belle concentration !

18 Oct 2010 6:16am

k@ from Paris, France

Great passion in full colors dancing above and in his head, i can hear the music, love the movement you caught here and the palette is dreamy ! I went directly past 3mn of the video ;) and could hear him, bravo ! But the girl just in front does not let us see the hero so i came back here and here he is - great trip !

18 Oct 2010 6:32am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Must be quite something to see your own son in a performance situation as good as this ! And thanks for the vid link - I've got the neighbors fully awake, now !

18 Oct 2010 6:45am

@Ronnie 2¢: haha. hope they forgave you. :)

Nina from Haute Loire, France

Mother is always proud of her child ... And a child artist deserves even more pride!

18 Oct 2010 7:42am

CATCHLIGHT from Reading, United Kingdom

He's a great drummer, solid, ..and a nice shot for the archives.

18 Oct 2010 7:46am

@CATCHLIGHT: Thanks! Solid is a good word for him. He has great control and sound production. He's very versatile and has a "drummographic" memory. I've been a roadie since he was six. He's been performing since he was nine.

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Excellent shot.. love the mood here.

18 Oct 2010 8:08am

Phil from Sausset les Pins, France

Lovely musical shot ! Your son seems to be "in" , well done ; Phil.

18 Oct 2010 9:42am

peter.K from blue mountains, Australia

portrait taken with TLC...

18 Oct 2010 10:23am

ManuRaw from France

very nice colors and atmosphere.
Nice shot

18 Oct 2010 12:51pm

Jurgen from Sydney, Australia

great shot and atmosphere

18 Oct 2010 1:09pm

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Great light...Great shot.

18 Oct 2010 1:35pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Bettina this is an awesome photograph - sooooo many cool things about it: The intensity and concentration is totally evident, great job; Performance photographs - I mean REALLY GOOD ones, are difficult to attain - you have surpassed that here! Using the ambient light and capturing at that moment of intensity along with the really cool purple and lime spots and the blue background.... all bouncing off this magnificent performer and his great looking deep red set...(looks like Yamaha, or maybe Ludwig or Sonor colors?) are almost as exciting as being there. Thanks to my ear accident in the Army I can't go but I can look and listen at lower should be rightfully proud - I would love to hear some of his work...I would love to see more of your performance realy have this down Bet!! Love -DJ

18 Oct 2010 2:19pm

@Denny Jump Photo: Thanks so much for your kind words here, Denny! I took a lot of pictures of the performance. There are quite a few cool ones of the other kids, too. Maybe I'll slip them in here and there. :)

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Very beautiful colors and atmosphere! Superb image of your son in its music! Bravo to the mother and to her son!

18 Oct 2010 2:54pm

@mo.langel: Thank you so much! :)

69mil from On the road, Argentina

nice effect achieved with the lights and colors
It seems it was a good show
Good day

18 Oct 2010 5:10pm

Christian Richer from Le Havre, France

ROCK'N'ROOOOOOLL! :)) An atmosphere of fire with the colors of lights flash, smoke and attitude of your son focused on his drums!
I understand your feeling ... I also have a son musician ... ;-)

18 Oct 2010 5:12pm

@Christian Richer: What does your son play?

Mhelene from Paris, France

Wonderful ! A great portrait in action ! Your picture is like a painting ...superb ! My son was playing drums too ...when he was young !

18 Oct 2010 7:15pm

@Mhelene: Thanks! That's great. What does he do now? :)

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

A nice colorful portrait of your son during a rock concert... you're proud and i can understand why... :-)

18 Oct 2010 8:14pm

@Evelyne Dubos: Thank you, Evelyne! :)

domlortha from Roanne, France

Great work on light: this one is really beautiful and dynamic!
Have a nice day.

19 Oct 2010 3:34pm

Zoltan from Toronto, Canada


19 Oct 2010 4:50pm

@Zoltan: on! :)

Christian Richer from Le Havre, France

My son has studied classical piano. Currently, at age 25, he continued studying jazz and contemporary music (piano, guitar, bass). He himself gives music lessons and played in bands (jazz manouche "and funk).

19 Oct 2010 5:24pm

@Christian Richer: That's wonderful! It's great to see the grow and develop their art. Your son sounds very versatile!

Philip from Reading, United Kingdom

Give it some welly! i love drummers. in my experience they're always the one to have a pint with (leave the singer in the dressing room. leave the guitarist in a shop full of guitars). bass players? well...

19 Oct 2010 6:22pm

@Philip: Haha. So true! I've been thinking about this for days. bass players... well

Howard F. from South Pasadena, Calif., United States

I love the neon stage lights flooding the scene and right smack in the middle, the drummer pounding his drum. What's the name of your son's band? I assume this is not a jazz band right ;)

19 Oct 2010 7:08pm

@Howard F.: No jazz band, even though they do go into fusion. Mainly rock. You know some death metal is one degree separated from jazz. It's all interesting how it blends together.

Isidro from Barcelona, Spain

magnifica captura, me gusta el color!

20 Oct 2010 1:39am

Shoti from Manila, Philippines

terrific! I love the colors. is this the next Dave Lombardo? :)

20 Oct 2010 2:47am

@Shoti: Yes. The next somebody. :)

1/40 second
ISO 800
255 mm (35mm equiv.)