Merle Haggard....the Okie from Muskogee

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© Donna Mullins
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UploadedFebruary 14, 2013
TakenFebruary 13, 2013
ModelCanon PowerShot SX260 HS
Exposure1/20 sec at f/6.8
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length90 mm
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Had the opportunity to see Merle Haggard at the Tivoli Theatre in Chatt.Tn. last night. Have to admit that I am an old diehard rock N roller,but I like some of the true country too. Not much of it left these days. Merle's voice amazed me. He sang many of his hits and they all sounded great. He's STILL got it. This is one of my favorite photos of him.Concert lighting changes constantly,but I liked the way the light shone on his hands.It seemed to match his mysterious look.

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  • Ted Anderson

    Ted Anderson (Deleted) gave props (14 Feb 2013):

    Great shot of a real icon. What a face.

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett   gave props (14 Feb 2013):

    Outstanding shot, Donna! I can remember the days when folks were not allowed to use cameras in settings like that.

  • Sarah Springer

    Sarah Springer gave props (14 Feb 2013):

    Sure do have some excellent entertainment in Chatt.....makes for some excellent captured some Merle magic

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (14 Feb 2013):

    I am so glad you were able to shoot this wonderful image..The lighting is perfect!

  • Lynn E. Harvey

    Lynn E. Harvey   gave props (14 Feb 2013):

    Wow, perfect lighting and what a great experience to see this icon of 'Country!'

  • Nancy Richard

    Nancy Richard gave props (14 Feb 2013):

    Make sure you enter it in the recurring theme....From the Pit!

  • Michele Wambaugh

    Michele Wambaugh (Deleted) said (14 Feb 2013):

    This is wonderful! Congrats, Donna!

  • JamesHarmon McQuilkin

    JamesHarmon McQuilkin   gave props (14 Feb 2013):

    The tones and textures of the face are amazing---the hat and the sunglasses remind me of Mick Jagger, yielding to the rock side--love the tilt of the head too

  • Bailey Cooper

    Bailey Cooper   gave props (14 Feb 2013):

    We saw The Hag a few summers ago at the Parmount in town. He's long been a fav. When Merle sings, you know it's him from the first note. My favorite of the night was 'I Am What I Am'... "I'm just a seeker, I'm just a sinner, and I'll be what I am". Yep Merle... couldn't agree more. This shot really captures his essence. Where's the love button?

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda gave props (15 Feb 2013):

    One of my favorite songs, fabulous capture of this great entertainer !

  • Barbara Thurlow

    Barbara Thurlow gave props (15 Feb 2013):

    Excellent! So glad you were able to get this shot...well done!

  • Elyseo

    Elyseo gave props (15 Feb 2013):

    nice portrait!

  • JanElle

    JanElle gave props (16 Feb 2013):

    Awesome portrait of an amazing entertainer, lovely capture!

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (17 Feb 2013):

    An excellent capture under challenging lighting. I am surprised that they allowed cameras in the concert.

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (17 Feb 2013):

    An excellent capture under challenging lighting. I am surprised that they allowed cameras in the concert.

  • Oregon Curly

    Oregon Curly gave props (17 Feb 2013):

    I think this is one of the best photos of MH that I've ever seen!!


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  • Hilda Cox

    Hilda Cox gave props (19 Feb 2013):

    i have always loved him although never have seen him in person !!!

  • Richard Knight

    Richard Knight gave props (6 Mar 2013):

    Our great president, Ronald Reagan, loved this guy. Excellent capture.

  • Laurie Search

    Laurie Search gave props (22 Mar 2013):

    Awesome capture!!

  • Patrick Marella

    Patrick Marella gave props (4 Apr 2013):

    Great B&W Very impressive nice work !

  • Barbara Kurth

    Barbara Kurth   said (20 Jan 2014):

    Love Merle ! Great capture !

  • Saroj Swain

    Saroj Swain gave props (1 May 2014):

    fantastic shot....

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (1 May 2014):

    I remember when you posted this fantastic shot earlier and it works great for this theme...Wonderful portrait

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (1 May 2014):

    super entry!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (2 May 2014):

    It's clear to see that this is a MagnifiquEntry!

  • Susan B. Griffith

    Susan B. Griffith said (7 May 2014):

    Nice portrait.

  • chuck vona

    chuck vona   gave props (30 May 2014):

    One of my favoriute cd's is Merle and Willie Nelson, "Poncho was a Cowbiy"great stuff..,

  • Daniel Zuercher

    Daniel Zuercher   gave props (23 Nov 2014):

    Awesome Portrait

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