In thinking about right hand position, which I wrote about on Friday, I thought I'd dig out some pictures to show the variation in how people's right hands look. This first one should need no explanation or identification:
(That's Earl!) In an ideal world, everyone's hand would look just like this. But, it's not an ideal world and people's hands look all sorts of different ways.
J. D. Crowe at a show in Kentucky, April 22, 2001. I wish I'd been able to zoom in more, but my little camera would only do so much.
Here's someone you don't see pickin' the banjo very often: that's Bluegrass Unlimited editor Pete Kuykendall at the Maryland Banjo Academy, April 18, 1997.
And this is yours truly, from early 1998, playing my Stealth banjo. I still have that flannel shirt...just sold the banjo, though.