Hubby and I enjoyed David Garrett's "Rock Symphonies" concert (with the Russian National Philharmonic Orchestra) last night at the Hamburg "
The program included re-interpreted music from Beethoven, Bach, The Beetles, U2, Nirvana, Aerosmith, Josh Groban...and others. The music was beautiful, touching, energizing...and rockin', of course! Garrett makes himself so personable and like-able with his laid-back demeanor and the funny, self-depreciating stories he tells in between songs (and with his blond ponytail and rugged good looks --he earned extra money while studying at Julliard by working as a model!).
Anyway, I'm not startruck, not at all! I promise. I was actually unexpectedly captivated by the visuals of the light show. Look at all these gorgeous colors! I especially love the amethyst-toned violets and the green-aqua-turquoise combinations (my favorite colors). The above photo really captures the magic of the night.
I took all these photos with my iPhone 2--not the best camera ever, but I had forgotten my Nikon. So thank you, trusty iPhone; without you I wouldn't have been able to document this awesomeness! And, if I had taken photos with my good camera, I probably wouldn't have started playing around with the artistic filters in Photoshop. But all of the colors you see are authentic, original to the show we saw last night.
There were some hot pyrotechnics in the show too. I captured some of the bursts of flame on camera, but the fire made the scene completely monochromatic and not so interesting. The resulting puffs of smoke actually caught my attention more than the showy towers of flame.
This might be my favorite picture. You can almost see the music and the spotlight has transformed into the visual representation of Garrett's fire and passion for his art.
Ok, in this photo it almost looks as if extra-terrestrials have come to beam David Garret up into their UFO. With that thought, I must get back to work and get "grounded" again by staining the paper and my fingers with watercolors, colored pencils, ink. I think playing with these psychedelic Photoshop filters has made my brain a little wacky today!