Charango Player

© Laurence Saliba

Charango Player

Cindy Paquette 6/18/2005 6:25:42 AM

OHHHHHHHH,,,how fabulous Laurence!!! Wow...such motion in his hand and so marvelous that you've captured this! #265176

Dorothy Neumann 6/18/2005 6:34:03 AM

Excellent use of motion blur on this Laurence! #1485347

Shirley L. Carpenter 6/18/2005 6:42:21 AM

Excellent image and composition Laurence!!!! #1485381

Kerby Pfrangle 6/18/2005 6:45:46 AM

Laurence nice use of motion in this image.

Nicely done. Kerby #1485395

Tammy Scott 6/18/2005 6:54:53 AM

Fantastic image, Laurence! I love the action you have captured on this shot! #1485450

Pat E. Sheffield 6/18/2005 7:17:42 AM

What a neat shot Laurence!!! #1485551

Laurence Saliba 6/18/2005 8:06:18 AM

Thanks Cindy, Dorothy, Shirley, Kerby, Tammy and Pat.
May I please add ther are no effects or any PS work done on this image. The blur is all original by using a slow shutter speed. #1485687

KHAWLA Haddad 6/18/2005 8:09:35 AM

Great use of motion on this Laurence!
Love it well don!!! #1485708

Casey A. Hanson 6/18/2005 8:11:38 AM

I see a winner! This is fabulous Laurence! Well done :0) #1485718

Joy Rector 6/18/2005 8:11:59 AM

Gorgeous. #1485721

Carla Metzler 6/18/2005 8:20:20 AM

Great shot, Laurence! #1485767

Olivia Navarro 6/18/2005 8:21:39 AM

WOW, Laurence! What a great shot! I love the movement you caught in his hand! Definitely a winner! #1485772

William C. Raco 6/18/2005 8:27:59 AM

Beautiful color, composition and motion.
Excellent photo, Laurence!


S J 6/18/2005 8:32:53 AM

Wonderful motion capture, Laurence!! Very nice framing!! #1485838

Gena A. Tussey 6/18/2005 8:38:08 AM

Incredible....everytime I look at your work, first, I get envious, second, I sit in awe,...third...I think this is just beautiful!!! All your work is great and lovely to behold, Laurence! #1485863

Laurence Saliba 6/18/2005 8:41:42 AM

Thanks Kelly, Casey, Joy, Carla, Olivia, Bill, Sanjay and Gena!!!
Gena your work is stunning as well!!!!! :) Send my regards to your maltese friend Paul!!! :) #1485880

Noel Baebler 6/18/2005 9:14:38 AM

Neat-o shot, Laurence! One reason I like your shots is your subjects are always new and intriguing! #1485984

Cathy Stancil 6/18/2005 10:57:14 AM

What a beautiful image Laurence ! I love the colors, the energy, motion and your composition...Excellent ! #1486241

Amalia Sylvia Arriaga Salinas 6/18/2005 11:08:05 AM

Nice composition and sense of motion Laurence!,
Amalia #1486260

Jane Summa 6/18/2005 11:20:35 AM

Excellent image! Colors are fantastic as well as the captured motion and perspective! Truly a winner, Laurence!! #1486303

Lori S. Aschbrenner 6/18/2005 2:17:09 PM

This is so wonderful, Laurence! The implied motion is superb! We'll be seeing this again! #1486572

Jenny Bosmans 6/18/2005 2:50:27 PM

Fantastic motion picture, Laurence!!
Wo, wow, wow!!! #1486623

Steve Mescha 6/18/2005 4:41:17 PM

Fascinating shot, Lawrence! #1486852

Shelly A. Van Camp 6/18/2005 6:24:16 PM

Very, very nice!!! Shelly #1487042

Roger Bernabo 6/18/2005 6:43:47 PM

I love Andean music! I have also heard a charango may be made from a tortoise shell.

This is a great picture Laurence! #1487080

Terry L. Ellis 6/18/2005 6:44:42 PM

This is fabulous, Laurence! The motion and color is very exciting! #1487082

Laurence Saliba 6/18/2005 8:48:41 PM

Thanks Noel, Cathy, Amalia, Jane, Lori, Jenny, Steve, Shelly, Roger and Terry!!!! #1487329

Laura E. OConnor 6/18/2005 8:51:47 PM

WOW! GREAT CAPTURE, Lawrence!!! Gorgeous! #1487333

Wren Hendrick 6/18/2005 10:09:24 PM

My jaw is still on the floor, Laurence!!! Just stunning. Yes, this is a winner..... #1487490

Mata Patan 6/19/2005 12:16:43 AM

Thanks for teaching us such many things!!! #1487548

Laura Clay-Ballard 6/19/2005 9:45:52 AM

fabulous! love the blurred motion. Super Duper Image. #1488911

Gail Vitikacs 6/19/2005 10:36:33 AM

Oh my ...this is the colors, but love the way you captured his hands... #1489066

Laurence Saliba 6/19/2005 12:07:35 PM

Thanks Laura O., Wren, Mata, Laura C., and Gail!!! #1489340

Marsha S. Smith 6/19/2005 12:56:00 PM

Love your history on this, Laurence.
The shot is beautiful and I love the motion of the hand. #1489536

Kathleen K. Parker 6/19/2005 1:57:08 PM

Great shot and history. He surely is a fast player!! You captured that well!!
kk #1489709

Roxanne M. Bubar 6/19/2005 5:12:04 PM

WOW What a wonderful capture. Love the motion. #1490037

Sherry S. Boles 6/19/2005 7:12:01 PM

Excellent motion capture, Laurence...very interesting description! #1490279

Susan T. Evans 6/19/2005 8:56:23 PM

Excellent work Laurence, love the motion! #1490488

Brian Wallace 6/19/2005 8:57:45 PM

WOW, what a fantastic image!

Brian #1490493

Opal Cross 6/19/2005 10:11:10 PM

Wonderful work, I wasnt to sure what it was until I got to focus on it, but thats the buzz for you. #1490627

Laurence Saliba 6/20/2005 7:21:51 AM

Thanks Marsha, Kathleen, Roxanne, Sherry, Susan, Brian and Opal!!!!! #1492393

Goshka G. 6/21/2005 11:33:04 AM

Beautiful motion capture, Laurence!! #1497551

Amanda Price 6/21/2005 12:37:28 PM

AWESOME!! Love it! #1497756

Melissa L. Zavadil 7/22/2005 10:42:49 PM

How creative!! This is a wonderful shot!! Congratulations on this very well deserved finalist!! Great shot Laurence!! #1623830

The Judges at 7/23/2005 1:30:25 AM

Nice visual interpretation. #1624220

Kate Jackson 7/23/2005 3:06:54 AM

Congratulations on this very imaginative shot Laurence! #1624478

Mata Patan 7/23/2005 3:41:00 AM

Wow also the judges commented on this....good!!! This makes me think and hope!!! #1624546

Noel Baebler 7/23/2005 7:01:04 AM

Huzzah, Laurence! #1625392

Cathy Barrows 7/23/2005 7:36:56 AM

Congrats on your finalist...very cool #1625700

S J 7/23/2005 8:58:33 AM

Congratulations on this wonderful Finalist, Laurence!! #1626201

Laurence Saliba 7/23/2005 9:05:21 AM

I'am still in Gozo but would like to thank all those who congratulated me especially the judges!!! This is my first time and I was really amazed!! #1626241

KHAWLA Haddad 7/23/2005 10:31:42 AM

Congratulations on this wonderful finalist, Laurence wonderful image best of luck in the next round !!! #1626875

Lori Carlson 7/23/2005 11:59:39 AM

Yeah Lawrence friend!!! This is great ~ Congratulations!! :0) #1627237

Jill Flynn 7/23/2005 1:44:24 PM

Congratulations on another terrific finalist Laurence! #1627739

Amanda Price 7/23/2005 2:13:48 PM

Congratulations on all of your awesome finalists!! #1627841

Terry L. Ellis 7/23/2005 3:08:54 PM

Congratulations, Laurence! Good luck! #1628087

Deborah Sandidge 7/23/2005 3:13:11 PM

Fantastic capture, Laurence! #1628110

Deb Holmes-Hatfield 7/23/2005 3:26:39 PM

Very cool Laurence, many congrats! #1628185

Jennifer Rennison 7/23/2005 5:21:57 PM

Excellent motion, fabulous capture, Laurence! Another big congrats! #1628639

Stanley J. Contrades 7/23/2005 5:58:08 PM

Super job, Laurence!! CONGRATULATIONS, and best of luck in the next round of judging!!
Much Aloha,
Stan #1628855

Tammy Scott 7/23/2005 6:51:14 PM

Congratulations, Laurence! #1629099

Cindy Paquette 7/23/2005 6:58:50 PM

"The First" is always so I congratulate you Laurence on your "first" and I hope for you many, many more "firsts"...CONGRATULATIONS! ;-) #1629152

Sharon Day 7/25/2005 7:47:27 PM

Wonderful image, Laurence!!! Big congratulations! #1638528

Bianca B. Steinfeldt 7/31/2005 12:48:05 PM

Congratulations to this cool, fantastic image! #1659867

Laurence Saliba 7/31/2005 1:49:34 PM

Thanks Kelly, Lori, Jill, Amanda, Terry, Deborah, Deb, Jennifer, Stan, Tammy, Cindy, Sharon and Bianca!!! #1659991

Sylvia Rossler 1/21/2006 12:49:02 AM

Congrats on that beautiful finalist Laurence :O) #2312878

Barbara Helgason 1/21/2006 7:57:21 AM

Wow, this is beautiful, congratulations and best of luck in the next round Laurence! #2315254

Tammy Scott 1/21/2006 8:02:48 AM

Fantastic finalist! Congratulations! #2315294

Life Expressions 1/21/2006 8:25:23 AM

Congrats on your finalist Laurence! #2315487

Laurence Saliba 1/21/2006 9:49:14 AM

Thanks so much everyone!!! I am so happy that I did get a finalist in the monthly theme at last!!! :) #2316269

KHAWLA Haddad 1/21/2006 11:38:09 AM

Congratulations !!!!!!

Debra Booth 1/21/2006 12:00:56 PM

Great motion shot, Laurence! Congratulations! #2317094

Leonard Pierce 1/21/2006 12:21:24 PM

Congratulations on your finalist, Laurence!!! #2317263

Kara L. Hendricks 1/21/2006 12:42:07 PM

Fantastic finalist Laurence.. Best of luck my friend.. #2317494

Terry L. Ellis 1/21/2006 12:45:03 PM

My favorite! Congratulations, Laurence on this superb finalist! #2317530

Jamil Saliba 1/21/2006 1:16:06 PM

Many Congrats on this beautiful and all your Finalists , wish you good luck in the second round #2317820

The Judges at 1/21/2006 1:20:18 PM

Wonderful color and motion. #2317853

Jill M. Flusemann 1/21/2006 3:14:17 PM

Congratulations! Wonderfully original composition! #2318373

Noel Baebler 1/21/2006 4:06:28 PM

Huzzah, Laurence! #2318742

Jill Flynn 1/21/2006 6:14:57 PM

Congratulations on your finalist Laurence! #2319286

ADILSON F. FERREIRA 1/21/2006 7:24:07 PM

Congratulations on this wonderful finalist Laurence!!! #2319718

Deborah Sandidge 1/21/2006 7:46:30 PM

Fantastic capture Laurence, congratulations on your outstanding finalists! #2319886

Laurence Saliba 1/21/2006 8:41:03 PM

A Big Thanks to all!! Another big thanks to the Judges!!!! #2320136

Daniel Diaz 1/22/2006 1:56:39 AM

Big Congrats on your finalists Laurence, this one was my fave!!! #2320895

Joline Frazier 1/22/2006 3:04:10 AM

Congratualtions on this beautiful finalist, and good luck in the next round. The colors and joy in this are contagious! #2321042

Rakesh Syal 1/22/2006 6:58:12 AM

Congratulation, once again, Laurence!!! This has winner written all over it!!! #2321781

Vicki Hunt 1/22/2006 2:02:56 PM

Congratulations!!!! #2323184

Deb Holmes-Hatfield 1/23/2006 6:31:52 PM

Way to go Laurence, congrats again! #2328772

Donna W. Neal 1/24/2006 5:04:09 AM

Congratulations on your many finalist Laurence they are all wonderful, good luck in the next round! #2330207

Laurence Saliba 6/4/2006 2:06:18 AM

Re-entered in June 2006 monthly theme. #2849910

Ugur Erkmen 6/6/2006 11:59:56 AM

Beautifully done Laurence.Good luck. #2860404

Stefania Barbier 1/19/2011 6:53:02 AM

congratulations on this wonderful finalist!!! #9174559

Laurence Saliba 1/19/2011 8:15:00 AM

Thanks Stef!! #9175114

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 1/19/2011 3:23:44 PM

Congratulations on your finalist Laurence! Excellent action! #9176855

Elida Gutierrez 1/19/2011 6:29:36 PM


Merna L. Nobile 1/20/2011 11:37:33 AM

I can only imagine how proud you must be feeling right now. What wonderful news! CONGRATULATIONS, Merna #9180716

Nancy (Peaches) Harker 1/21/2011 8:00:47 PM


HUGE CONGRATS on ALL your finalist!
Best of luck in the next round!


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The Charango is the only stringed instrument native of the Andes. Fashioned after the spanish guitar the charango appeared in the 18th. century between Bolivia and Peru. It is made either from an armadillo shell or wood. This instrument has 10 strings and is rather small in size so that the sheperds may carry it easily while herding their llamas.

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