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Sand piper

Posted by
dobbino (Cape Town, South Africa) on 9 November 2018 in People & Portrait.

This was hurriedly taken from the balcony of the flat we had in Melkbosstrand. Rushed out after hearing the sound of bagpipes to see this lone musician practising amongst the dunes.

Canon EOS 6D 1/250 second F/5.6 ISO 200 300 mm

All images © Rob Minter, and licensed in terms of a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.5 South Africa License

Dimitrios from ATHENS, Greece


9 Nov 2018 5:31am

yoshimiparis from France

oh, what I wish I could be here, to listen to the melody coming out of his instrument

9 Nov 2018 7:16am

@yoshimiparis: Thanks Yoshimi - I can vouch for the fact that the sound was indeed wonderful. There was a tiny bit of wind at the time and the music just seemed to drift along with it!

Gérard Flayol from Allauch, France

Ah yes, famous! like a Scotish gost !

9 Nov 2018 7:21am

Anna Cherer from LA ROCHELLE, France

Very unexpected this musician on the beach ! I think that he was very inspired by the beauty of the landscape ! Great scene !

9 Nov 2018 8:07am

Ralf Kesper from Fröndenberg, Germany

Cool catch!

9 Nov 2018 8:19am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Probably the best place for it. We had a teacher at school who used to practice playing in the lunch hour. He would carefully space out a row of desks and then pace backwards and forwards on top of them using the desks to get his stride right. Thanks for the reminder :)

9 Nov 2018 10:59am

@grouser: Would love to have seen that! :) To say nothing about videoing it!

Hiro from Mukoh Kyoto-pref., Japan

I wonder why the musician is there. Somewhat curious scene.

9 Nov 2018 11:21am

Existence Artistique from Angers, France


9 Nov 2018 11:31am

beach from Oshawa, Ontario, Canada

Ha! Great title. Some would say bagpipes sound best when they are miles away. I, for one, like bagpipe music.

9 Nov 2018 12:13pm

@beach: Thanks Beach! I enjoy bagpipe music too - stirring stuff! My one sister-in-law's Dad was a master and used to pipe in the Christmas pudding every Christmas Eve! Absolutely brilliant! Doesn't quite taste the same now that he's passed on.

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

much too long ago for video. A wind up camera and super eight perhaps.....but even that might be pushing it :)

9 Nov 2018 2:22pm

Shaun from Massachusetts, United States

Just the right title for this excellent look at the piper. Very different set of pipes from the Irish pipe's. I have marched behind some of the best pipe bands in the world. A great experience. 5*

9 Nov 2018 2:36pm

Leslie from Brussels, Belgium

HAH! what a great title for this quick photo. It really made me smile and I bet it was kinda fun hearing the solo serenade of bagpipes walking.

9 Nov 2018 6:13pm

Aminus3 Discover from United States

Thanks for contributing your story to Aminus3 Discover. It has been posted here

10 Nov 2018 9:45am

@Aminus3 Discover: Wow - that's fantastic! Thank you!

omid from mashhad, Iran

Lovely !!!

10 Nov 2018 8:19pm

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

Oh I love this Rob, so good you got your camera out in time.

11 Nov 2018 6:00am

Annierita & Annisabelle from New Delhi & Belle Ile, India

Very odd in this place and very good photo ! Annierita

22 Nov 2018 9:21am

Canon EOS 6D
1/250 second
ISO 200
300 mm