Charango Player

© Laurence Saliba

Charango Player

Cindy Paquette June 18, 2005

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

Dorothy Neumann June 18, 2005

Excellent use of motion blur on this Laurence! #1485347

Shirley L. Carpenter June 18, 2005

Excellent image and composition Laurence!!!! #1485381

Kerby Pfrangle level-classic June 18, 2005

Laurence nice use of motion in this image.

Nicely done. Kerby #1485395

Tammy Scott June 18, 2005

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

June 18, 2005

What a neat shot Laurence!!! #1485551

Laurence Saliba level-classic June 18, 2005

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 June 18, 2005

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

Casey A. Hanson June 18, 2005

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

Joy Rector June 18, 2005

Gorgeous. #1485721

Carla Metzler June 18, 2005

Great shot, Laurence! #1485767

Olivia Navarro June 18, 2005

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

William C. Raco level-addict June 18, 2005

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


S J June 18, 2005

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

Gena A. Tussey June 18, 2005

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 level-classic June 18, 2005

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 June 18, 2005

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

Cathy Stancil June 18, 2005

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

Amalia Sylvia Arriaga Salinas level-classic June 18, 2005

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

Jane Summa June 18, 2005

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

Lori S. Aschbrenner June 18, 2005

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

Jenny Bosmans June 18, 2005

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

Steve Mescha June 18, 2005

Fascinating shot, Lawrence! #1486852

Shelly A. Van Camp level-classic June 18, 2005

Very, very nice!!! Shelly #1487042

Roger Bernabo June 18, 2005

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 level-classic June 18, 2005

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

Laurence Saliba level-classic June 18, 2005

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

Laura E. OConnor June 18, 2005

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

Wren Hendrick June 18, 2005

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

Mata Patan June 19, 2005

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

Laura Clay-Ballard June 19, 2005

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

Gail Vitikacs level-classic June 19, 2005

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

Laurence Saliba level-classic June 19, 2005

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

Marsha S. Smith June 19, 2005

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

Kathleen K. Parker level-deluxe June 19, 2005

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

Roxanne M. Bubar June 19, 2005

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

Sherry S. Boles June 19, 2005

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

Susan T. Evans June 19, 2005

Excellent work Laurence, love the motion! #1490488

Brian Wallace June 19, 2005

WOW, what a fantastic image!

Brian #1490493

June 19, 2005

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 level-classic June 20, 2005

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

Goshka G. June 21, 2005

Beautiful motion capture, Laurence!! #1497551

Amanda Price June 21, 2005

AWESOME!! Love it! #1497756

Melissa L. Zavadil July 22, 2005

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

July 23, 2005

Nice visual interpretation. #1624220

Kate Jackson level-classic July 23, 2005

Congratulations on this very imaginative shot Laurence! #1624478

Mata Patan July 23, 2005

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

Noel Baebler July 23, 2005

Huzzah, Laurence! #1625392

Cathy Barrows July 23, 2005

Congrats on your finalist...very cool #1625700

S J July 23, 2005

Congratulations on this wonderful Finalist, Laurence!! #1626201

Laurence Saliba level-classic July 23, 2005

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 July 23, 2005

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

Lori Carlson July 23, 2005

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

Jill Flynn level-classic July 23, 2005

Congratulations on another terrific finalist Laurence! #1627739

Amanda Price July 23, 2005

Congratulations on all of your awesome finalists!! #1627841

Terry L. Ellis level-classic July 23, 2005

Congratulations, Laurence! Good luck! #1628087

Deborah Sandidge July 23, 2005

Fantastic capture, Laurence! #1628110

Deb Holmes-Hatfield July 23, 2005

Very cool Laurence, many congrats! #1628185

Jennifer Rennison July 23, 2005

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

Stanley J. Contrades July 23, 2005

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

Tammy Scott July 23, 2005

Congratulations, Laurence! #1629099

Cindy Paquette July 23, 2005

"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 level-classic July 25, 2005

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

Bianca B. Steinfeldt July 31, 2005

Congratulations to this cool, fantastic image! #1659867

Laurence Saliba level-classic July 31, 2005

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

Sylvia Rossler January 21, 2006

Congrats on that beautiful finalist Laurence :O) #2312878

Barbara Helgason January 21, 2006

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

Tammy Scott January 21, 2006

Fantastic finalist! Congratulations! #2315294

Life Expressions January 21, 2006

Congrats on your finalist Laurence! #2315487

Laurence Saliba level-classic January 21, 2006

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

KHAWLA Haddad January 21, 2006

Congratulations !!!!!!

Debra Booth January 21, 2006

Great motion shot, Laurence! Congratulations! #2317094

Leonard Pierce January 21, 2006

Congratulations on your finalist, Laurence!!! #2317263

Kara L. Hendricks January 21, 2006

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

Terry L. Ellis level-classic January 21, 2006

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

Jamil Saliba January 21, 2006

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

January 21, 2006

Wonderful color and motion. #2317853

Jill M. Flusemann January 21, 2006

Congratulations! Wonderfully original composition! #2318373

Noel Baebler January 21, 2006

Huzzah, Laurence! #2318742

Jill Flynn level-classic January 21, 2006

Congratulations on your finalist Laurence! #2319286

ADILSON F. FERREIRA January 21, 2006

Congratulations on this wonderful finalist Laurence!!! #2319718

Deborah Sandidge January 21, 2006

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

Laurence Saliba level-classic January 21, 2006

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

Daniel Diaz January 22, 2006

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

Joline Frazier January 22, 2006

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

Rakesh Syal level-classic January 22, 2006

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

Vicki Hunt January 22, 2006

Congratulations!!!! #2323184

Deb Holmes-Hatfield January 23, 2006

Way to go Laurence, congrats again! #2328772

Donna W. Neal January 24, 2006

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

Laurence Saliba level-classic June 04, 2006

Re-entered in June 2006 monthly theme. #2849910

Ugur Erkmen level-deluxe June 06, 2006

Beautifully done Laurence.Good luck. #2860404

Stefania Barbier level-addict January 19, 2011

congratulations on this wonderful finalist!!! #9174559

Laurence Saliba level-classic January 19, 2011

Thanks Stef!! #9175114

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe January 19, 2011

Congratulations on your finalist Laurence! Excellent action! #9176855

Elida Gutierrez January 19, 2011


Merna L. Nobile January 20, 2011

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

Nancy (Peaches) Harker January 21, 2011


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.

Uploaded on June 18, 2005 Photo Contest Finalist

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