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I'm adding a five string banjo to the list of instruments I've shot for this project. This one hangs on the wall at the Urban Ecology Center just down the road from our house where they have quite a collection of stringed instruments. Hanging next to it is also a guitar, a mandolin, and ukulele all hanging ready to be played. While I've never actually seen this played, it certainly looks....well used.
And it was the texture of the wear and tear on head behind the strings that caught my eye first. Then I noticed the complimentary colors from the various light sources. To ensure maximum dynamic range, I shot 5 bracketed exposures and created a 32-bit file. In processing, I enhanced both the color and textures of the banjo and rotated the image 90 degrees clockwise from the way it was shot.
Day 348 of my 365 photo a day project.
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My 1985 Alvarez Yairi DY74 acoustic guitar. In the 1960s, Alvarez formed a relationship with Japanese Master Luthier, Kazuo Yairi. The guitar factory is in Kani, Gifu, Japan. Kani is a small town tucked up in the hills near Nagoya and at 80 yeas old, Kazuo Yairi is still involved in the running of the factory on a daily basis.
The front pickup of my vintage 1968 Bartell-Hohner Fretless f-hole hollow body bass guitar. It was designed by former Rickenbacker employee Paul Barth of Bartell of California.
Day 43 of 365
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