I've Got Your Back by lyndemc

I've Got Your Back

I'm sure my cello is wondering what in the world I'm doing, hauling it all over the house, propping it here and there, and today, throwing couch cushions on the floor so the instrument can lay on its front without the bridge (that supports the strings) being jostled. Also, if my cello had any say in this photo, it would have nixed the option of an impressionist edit; the back's pattern is beautiful all on its own without any creative lines added in. But the human in control of the mouse liked the painterly look.

The craftsmanship in creating this bowed piece of wood that fits perfectly to the side pieces and exactly matches the front piece amazes me.
How old is uour cello?? It's beautiful
April 15th, 2020  
Love the flowers. A wonderful added touch.
April 15th, 2020  
The wood has a beautiful grain.
April 15th, 2020  
Lovely idea and mood
April 15th, 2020  
What lovely patterns in the wood.. and love the graceful curves of the instrument itself.
April 15th, 2020  
Ready for a little massage...
April 15th, 2020  
I love the processing. Beautiful
April 16th, 2020  
Your cello is probably in heaven with all this attention .
April 16th, 2020  
You are bringing tears to my eyes missing my beloved cello
April 16th, 2020  
Great capture. I'm sure it's proud to be displayed like that.
April 16th, 2020  
Your processing on this shows up so beautifully on black.
April 16th, 2020  
Ohh, that wood is stunning!
April 17th, 2020  
@30pics4jackiesdiamond The label on the inside says it was made in 2009. I bought it two years ago (in December).
April 18th, 2020  
@jgpittenger Your comment here has been on my mind since I read it. I can't help but wonder what brought about a separation between you and your beloved cello. I have to say I felt the need to hold mine a little closer last evening after a practice session as I thought about how sad it would be to miss my cello.
April 18th, 2020  
@lyndemc well...it was a hard choice but I kept having problems with my shoulder and for an assortment of reasons, mostly age related, the trip 4 1/2 hours for cello lessons became too much and I rarely had anyone to play with other than at lesson times and simultaneously I was becom8ng more in love with photography and the days just didn’t seem to have enough hours...but I think most of all it was wishing for an accompanist or other cellist or other instrument player to play duets with was close to impossible to make happen in our small town. As you can hear, I miss it a lot. I miss the vibration of its back on my belly, the moments when the sound we made together was beautiful, the way it expressed the deepest of my feelings...thanks for ask8ng
April 18th, 2020  
Great title for this image ;)
April 18th, 2020  
Another gorgeous image. I love the detail that appears on the wood of the cello.
April 19th, 2020  
@jgpittenger Thank you for sharing your story. I too live in a very small town, but only have to drive a total of 2 hours and 20 mins (round trip) for my lessons. I understand that not having enough hours in a day. If only there were more, reserved only for enjoying the things we love to do, in particular, the creative ones!
April 20th, 2020  
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