The Eye of My Heart

This link is a small (created to run on an iPhone) version of a 12 minute slide show I’ve created of the 2010 Alasdair Fraser Sierra Fiddle Camp:

Sierra Fiddle Camp 2010 Slide Show

It opens a Quicktime version of the slide show that downloads fairly quickly; however, because it is small in format – so are the images. If you open it with Firefox, it stays small and crystal clear. If you open it with Safari,  you get arrows in the bottom right corner of the video that allow you to view in full screen but not such great resolution.

For those of you interested in seeing a larger rendering of the show, try this link in Safari instead:

Sierra Fiddle (large file) Slide Show

This is a substantial file that may take a few minutes to download. It is SO worth the wait! For those of you with faster connections, it shouldn’t present any problems, and the images will be lovely. For those of you still enjoying the meandering pace of a dial-up internet connection, forget about it. Sorry. Current Mac systems are going to have the best luck! (Hmmm, is this because Macs rule? Probably.)

At any rate…having my camera with me at this program was an amazing privilege and gift. I was reminded that if a photographer behaves herself, she often get the most intimate view of how life is unfolding around her. With that view comes responsibility. I’ve often learned to love the expressions, individual composition and inner light of my subjects before I even know their names. It makes me love them even more when their name finally comes to me.

Part of the reason this experience touched me so profoundly was because I saw things that no one else saw. How can I be witness to such intimacy and not be forever changed? Tell me. How will I ever be the same? May this show give you a taste of the magic.

With the eye that is also my heart, Martha

Music Credits:
Y con amor y respeto por los talentosos músicos: (Slide show songs in this order)

Na Seitura Do Barros, played by Carlos Beceiro, Album: Mandolina
Giga De Tenerife, played by Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Hass, Album: In The Moment
Fox Trot De Algora, played by Diego Galaz Y Carlos Beceiro, Album: Bailes Vespertinos
The Artist And The Dancer , played by Hanneke Cassel Album: Some Melodious Sonnet
El Zángano. Diana, Segovia, played by Carlos Beceiro, Album: Mandolina

About Martha Phelps Studio ~ creative on purpose

...a meandering journal of a changing life and the unexpected graces it brings. Earlier posts may provide some history, but this series of writings aren't likely to follow a straight line as I explore topics such as raising kids, making choices, self discovery, the impact of change on a family and how to (hopefully) live with balance and purpose. www.marthaphelps.com
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