Playing Sax

My son has been playing Tenor Saxophone since 1998. He was born to play music. He started young, playing Clarinet and advanced to Tenor Sax. He is currently part of our local Junior College Jazz Band where we enjoy performances each Semester. Tonight he agreed to let me take photos of him playing his Sax. I wished we had a beautiful sunset background at the park and hope to at some point in time, but for now took photos in our backyard and chose B&W as I liked the look a lot better.
nice playing.....This is great....
posted May 11th, 2012  
Love the Sax! Tell him to keep with it ..it will be a good friend when friends are hard to find!
posted May 11th, 2012  
@pawar_ramesh Thank you very much, Ramesh.
posted May 11th, 2012  
@ellimae Thank you, Ellen. I love the Sax also. My husband and I are hoping he continues playing in the band next year as he really enjoys it and is really good. It is a friend for him as he picks it up and plays just to play or picks up and plays his guitar. Love watching and listening to him.
posted May 11th, 2012  
Brilliant....what a wonderful instrument to play!.....music & photography are two of the wonders of our world! : )
posted May 11th, 2012  
A very cool shot of your son playing the sax, Darlene! Beautiful B&W tones. 8)
posted May 11th, 2012  
Nice shot, Dar! The sax is one of my favorite instruments :)
posted May 11th, 2012  
Kim
Nice shot Darlene!
posted May 11th, 2012  
Great shot Darlene - l love the sax, and admire anyone who can play an instrument ....a very memorable moment for me as a mother was listening to my daughter practicing the flute in her bedroom while my youngest son was playing the piano in the lounge.
posted May 11th, 2012  
Wonderful shot, and so great that he's so into music!
posted May 11th, 2012  
Great portrait
posted May 11th, 2012  
@annbo Thank you, Ann. I love his saxophone playing so much. So true, life, movies, etc. would be so boring and quiet without music and photography. We need them both.
posted May 11th, 2012  
@myautofocuslife Thank you for your comments, Livia.
posted May 11th, 2012  
perfect portrait, capturing something he loves!
posted May 11th, 2012  
Love this capture, Darlene ... he's loving his music and good for him! Very handsome son and love this in b&w.
posted May 11th, 2012  
@deburahiru Thank you so much, Deb. I did not know that the sax is one of your favorite instruments, it is one of mine also.
posted May 11th, 2012  
@kdei Thank you very much, Kim.
posted May 11th, 2012  
It's a great shot, Darlene. The B&W works very well. I wish I could play an instrument. I have no talent for it.
posted May 11th, 2012  
The B&W is terrific for this shot and it is awonderful portrait of your son!
posted May 11th, 2012  
Marvelous capture, Darlene! Great black and white! I like it!!!
posted May 11th, 2012  
@michelle58 Thank you very much, Michelle. I love the sax also and admire my son playing it so well. His gift in life, music. How nice to have such a wonderful memory of your daughter on the flute in her bedroom, my son has always played his sax in his bedroom, and your youngest son playing the piano. There is nothing like having them play in the house. I love it and glad you got to share in the same thing.
posted May 11th, 2012  
@melissapike Thank you, Melissa. He is so passionate about his music. I love it and feel so lucky to have enjoyed it for so many years.
posted May 11th, 2012  
@kerristephens Thank you do much, Kerri.
posted May 11th, 2012  
@pointnshoot28 Thank you so much, Donna. This is definitely his passion in life.
posted May 11th, 2012  
@karenann Thank you very much, Karenann. Appreciate your comments so much.
posted May 11th, 2012  
@mittens Thank you, Marilyn. My son was born to play and picked up his Clarinet and played it nearly perfect the first day of class. No stopping him after that. I would have loved to play the piano but no money for lessons growing up so self taught myself on a small organ that my parents bought. Wish I could have learned as an adult as my husband, son and I all enjoy music in our house as often as we can.
posted May 11th, 2012  
@grammyn Thank you very much for your comments, Katy. I took so many photos of him inside our house and outside. Got lucky and got one good one as he packed it up soon after this.
posted May 11th, 2012  
@marlboromaam Thank you so much, Maggie. Appreciate your comments as always. When I changed this to B&W, what a huge difference. Not the background I would have chosen but got him to let me take photos. Creating memories.
posted May 11th, 2012  
Wonderful portrait. Love the b&w.
posted May 11th, 2012  
@copperheadglass Thank you, Meredith.
posted May 11th, 2012  
great portrait...I think B & W is great for this kind of shot...
posted May 11th, 2012  
@jayberg Thank you so much for your comments. Much appreciated. I liked it in color as I went through them to find my favorite and when I changed it to B & W, wow what a difference. How something so simple changes how a photo looks.
posted May 12th, 2012  
beautiful portrait, i love the B&W, your son was very kind, the music is a friend who accompanies you throughout life
posted May 12th, 2012  
Great shot. I tried playing the sax when I was in school but that was not a success
posted May 12th, 2012  
What a great shot, Darlene! I love it in B&W, too. My son played the saxophone as well (soprano) and at 38 is still very much into music. It really is something that stays with you all your life.
posted May 12th, 2012  
Very cool! Sounds like a talented guy!!! Looks great in b&w! We have some musical people in our fam too, just one me. I take after my mom...we make a joyful noise! Ha!
posted May 12th, 2012  
Great portrait and dedication to the sax!
posted May 12th, 2012  
Nice portrait shot!
posted May 12th, 2012  
Boy thats some sax! Good for him for persevering!
posted May 12th, 2012  
@tobi Thank you so much for your comments, Santina. I was happy to have my son finally agree to let me take photos. So true, music is a part of his life forever.
posted May 12th, 2012  
@bkbinthecity Thank you very much. My son was really lucky to have music come so naturally to him. I know others who have tried playing but it was not meant to be. Takes a lot of wind, blowing into it also.
posted May 12th, 2012  
lovely portrat shot Darlene!
posted May 12th, 2012  
@numinee Thank you for your comments, Sally. How nice that your son played the soprano sax and is still very much into music. So true, it is really something that stays with you all of your life.
posted May 12th, 2012  
@wannabe Thank you so much for your comments, Catherine. He is very talented. He plays all saxophones but this is his main one, the guitar, and sings but that needs some practice. Always hoping he will do something with his music that makes him some money. You are too funny, Catherine.
posted May 12th, 2012  
@giffy Thank you so much, Giffy. He was given this gift and he keeps playing.
posted May 12th, 2012  
@grannysue Thank you, Linda.
posted May 12th, 2012  
@maggiemae The Tenor Sax is a large and beautiful instrument. I am so glad he has continued playing it. He is too good to stop. We keep pushing him and he loves it and his guitar so I really encourage him. I would be the Mom out there rooting for him all the time.
posted May 12th, 2012  
@bobbyj Thank you very much, Bobby. You have done some awesome photos, would you do something that would Jazz up this photo? You can say anything as I as sitting here replying back and started thinking that with all the cool things that can be done online today and me at home and not many options or places here to take photos of him, I would love to have done something creative with this or another similar photo taken the same time but liked after posting this one.
posted May 12th, 2012  
A treasure for sure; I like the B&W it suits the musicaly vibe and I like that he is looking off camera - lost in the music - good shot:0)
posted May 12th, 2012  
Oh to be be so talented..what a beautiful gift.. love that the picture looks to natural and yes the B/W here is perfect.
posted May 12th, 2012  
Terrific b&w shot of your son! So glad he does what he loves!!!
posted May 12th, 2012  
Excellent portrait! I love the B&W! My daughter plays the Alto and tenor sax. I sure do miss her playing them around the house. Great shot Darlene!
posted May 12th, 2012  
Great in b&w. Really good portrait shot.
posted May 12th, 2012  
Fabulous shot! Very cool!
posted May 13th, 2012  
@claireuk Thank you for your comments, Claire. Much appreciated.
posted May 13th, 2012  
@bruni So true, he is so lucky to have the talent. Thank you so much for your comments, Bruni.
posted May 13th, 2012  
@chauncygirl Thank you, Heidi. I am so glad he does what he loves.
posted May 13th, 2012  
@pammerritt Thank you so much, Pam. That is fantastic that your daughter plays the Alto and Tenor Sax. My son plays all saxophones but this is the main one he plays. I will miss my son playing around the house when he moves out but hope he plays somewhere somewhere that we can see him.
posted May 13th, 2012  
@dishaparekh176 Thank you very much, Disha.
posted May 13th, 2012  
@paintdipper Thanks so much, Junan.
posted May 13th, 2012  
Fantatic portrait Darlene!!
posted May 13th, 2012  
@travelingcamper Thank you very much, Lorena.
posted May 13th, 2012  
Very cool, he's a handsome young man.
posted May 14th, 2012  
@nanalisarocks Thank you so much for your comments, Lisa.
posted May 14th, 2012  
Nice shot your son looks like he enjoys playing!!
posted May 15th, 2012  
@cindyrez Thank you, Cindy. He really does enjoy playing. I enjoy hearing him play.
posted May 15th, 2012  
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