Macro Monday: Musical Instruments

Monday, November 6th, 2017

This week’s theme for the Flickr Macro Monday group is “Musical Instruments.” From this week’s instructions (from Alan Rust):

This week’s theme has been suggested by sylviamay1963 and really is self explanatory. Take a macro photograph of musical instruments or instrument (actual, playable, or not). CDs, vinyl records, sheet music, turntables, iPods, iTunes, etc., are NOT considered musical instruments for this theme. If you have to ask if your subject is a musical instrument, it most probably isn’t! #musicalinstruments

Musical Macro

I have missed doing Macro Mondays the last couple of weeks! When I saw this theme, I knew I wanted to shoot my mom’s piccolo. She is a gifted flutist and plays in the Hill Country Community Band as well as in her own ensemble, The Prevailing Winds. She provided this information about her piccolo… it is very special!

Roy Seaman and Miles Zentner were the masters of handmade piccolos 30-40 years ago, designing and constructing piccs at the Roy Seaman factory. The original factory was sold to Gemeinhardt (a major flute/piccolo manufacturer); Gemeinhardt still produces a line they call “Roy Seaman piccolos.” However, there are a few of the handmade grenadilla wood piccs from the original Roy Seaman factory in circulation, and this is one of them ~ serial #259.

New Braunfels macro music photographer

Nikon D750 | 105mm | f/5.6 | 1/200 | ISO 1600 | tripod

Custom Head Joint

I also got this great shot of the custom-made head joint of my mom’s flute. She had this made after we moved here to New Braunfels and the sound it produces is stunningly beautiful. She provided this info:

A flute head joint can be acquired and added to an existing flute body to vastly improve the flute’s sound. Pictured is an African Blackwood head joint with a silver embrouchure liner and gold air reed. The maker is Sandy Drelinger, a graduate of Julliard School of Music, who has been engineering flute head joints since 1980. For years he worked with metal head joints, even creating a precious metal alloy. (I played happily on a solid silver Drelinger for many years.) I upgraded when Drelinger recently introduced a new series of high-efficiency wooden head joints.

New Braunfels macro flute music photographer

Nikon D750 | 105mm | f/5.6 | 1/200 | ISO 1600 | tripod

Thanks for looking!



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