This week’s theme for the Flickr Macro Mondays group is “Sound.” From this week’s instructions (via Moderator Steve Crawford:)
Sound is defined as “vibrations that travel through the air or another medium and can be heard when they reach a person’s ear”.
This week, make a photograph of something designed and built by humans for the specific purpose of making sound (buzzers, bells, instruments, sirens, whistles,…), recording/processing/preserving sound (microphones, mixing boards, records, cds, cassettes, …) or replaying sound (speakers, earphones, radios,…).https://www.flickr.com/groups/macromonday/discuss/72157715622652973/
Please reread the above description carefully. While many things including bees, rattlesnakes, slamming doors, and popping balloons may make sound, they are either not built by humans or are not intended to make sound. Similarly, though audio can, indeed, be carried on wires or stored on computers/hard-drives, those general-purpose items are not built with audio as their specific purpose.
Severed String on the Saddle
This week’s Macro Mondays theme of “Sound” gave me an opportunity to explore some of the musical instruments in our home. Since I’ve already shared both my mom’s flute and her piccolo, I decided to shoot this dark red electric guitar. Anna earned this as a reward last year for working hard on her behavior at school. At the time, she was obsessed with Joe Jonas and electric guitars. Being on the autism spectrum means that whatever captures her fancy at the moment drives her singular obsession. Even though she lacks the manual dexterity to play the guitar, she enjoys holding it and strumming the strings. She doesn’t even realize that one of the strings is broken. (We got it used from a neighbor.) It’s been sitting in the back of her closet for a while because she’s currently focused on airplanes. 🙂
I learned today that this part of the guitar is called the saddle. I like that the broken string is arcing out of the frame… adds some visual interest! HMM!
Thanks for looking!