Resting on the Bout by lyndemc

Resting on the Bout

The distinctive hourglass shape of the cello body is created by the waist and bouts on each side. The "c-waist", another name for the cinched-in area on the sides, allows the bow to pass over the strings at extreme angles, needed especially when playing the upper A string or lower C string. This unique shape also contributes to the maximization of sound production which for me proves there's a real art and science to the design of the cello. Also, I might add, that back bout (or point) has made a bit of an indention on the inside of my left knee as that's the point where I "hold" the cello.
Romantically beautiful
April 27th, 2020  
Gorgeous!
April 27th, 2020  
Excellent - great detail in the grain of the wood
April 27th, 2020  
Nice feel to the combo of your cello and the vintage feeling rose
April 27th, 2020  
The flower adds a little romance.
April 27th, 2020  
The addition of the rose and the way you have the light angling really adds to the beauty of the photo - love the wood grain.
April 27th, 2020  
Super capture. Great lighting.
April 27th, 2020  
seems each instrument has it's destructive side...guitar fingers are calloused, horn players necks look like bullfrogs lol...I guess I'd take the dented knee!
April 27th, 2020  
Beautifully composed shot As are all the rest. Did you have to read up on all the info you are sharing with us, or does one learn it from the beginning? I certainly will take a closer look at a cello from now on.
April 27th, 2020  
This seems almost heartbreakingly beautiful. Magnificent Denise!
April 27th, 2020  
I concur with Louise's comment. So, so beautiful and quite magnificent.
April 27th, 2020  
This is a combination I wouldn't have thought to put together but it works so will Denise. You have a great eye for this. Fav
April 27th, 2020  
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Thank you, All, for your thoughtful comments. A little after note; the flower is from a bouquet given to my mom from my dad on their 59th anniversary earlier this month. My dad had a major stroke back in August and is now in a nursing home where he is stranded without any family contact because of the covid virus restrictions. He managed to get a call through to me, asking if I would arrange to have roses for his wife on their special day. As the flowers faded, they were hung to dry, then given to me for photo purposes. So there's a bitter sweetness to this image for me. But a beauty too.

Your use of the words "romantic", "vintage", "detail" "heartbreaking beautiful"... they're all just perfect considering the behind the scenes story.

Jackie, I have those calloused fingers too on the left hand!

Diana, while the initial cello lessons included learning about the various parts, I have done a lot of additional reading for the sake of this 30 theme, so have actually learned a lot myself.
April 27th, 2020  
Very creative
April 27th, 2020  
Nice shot
April 27th, 2020  
What a heart wrenching and heart opening story. May his sweetheart of 59+ years get to see him, kiss him, hold him once again when this has settled
April 27th, 2020  
Oh my what a story behind the photo!
Very creative and vintage look.................I love it!
April 27th, 2020  
@lyndemc and I look at this again, and I'd nearly never say this, but it makes my eyes well with tears... It is, indeed, as touching as I suspected...
April 27th, 2020  
Great creativity and capture fav
April 28th, 2020  
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