PBW: Hot & Horn-y

Photo Blog Wednesday

Anything above 90 degrees is hot for New York, in my opinion, and when temperatures get close to 100, I feel like I'm cooking. When I went out to my car to go to lunch on Monday, I did a double-take after glancing into my backseat where I'd left a couple of CD cases. Of the two, only one contained a CD, the one on the bottom. The empty case on top didn't fare as well sitting in a black car in the hot sun, and this was the result:

Looks a little bit like Darth Vader, doesn't it? Folks, the next time you leave a kid or a dog in the parking lot and think cracking the window is enough, remember this image. I also caught an accidental desktop pattern while playing with exposure settings and not keeping the camera stationary, resulting in this interesting design:

Often, it's working with various bands on the weekend that keeps me from taking photos during the Summer, though I'm getting proficient at killing two birds with one stone and taking my camera with me, such as I did last week. This past weekend I almost had a last-minute job in New Jersey that thankfully fell through, and it was only the extreme heat that kept me from going out with my camera. As big a part of my life as my Baritone horn is, I'm surprised I've never made it a photography subject, beyond that one Video Blog Wednesday, so I'm remedying that now:

The scratches and scuff marks show the age and use of an instrument I've had for over 20 years. I'm afraid a fresh coat of lacquer might alter the tone, which has settled into where I and my band leaders like it to be. Here's one last shot at an interesting angle; click to enlarge:



Blogger b13 said...

That CD case is nuts!You should leave a thermometer in the car just to see what it registers!

If I ever saw a dog in a car during the slightest warm spell you can be sure you would be coming back to a windowless car... You've all been warned.

That horn is an awesome photo-op. You could do an amazing series with all of the intricacies involved.

I played the trumpet for a short stint as a child and remember what one of those cost, used, close to 25 years ago. You'll have to let me know what that horn set you back... back in the day.

Instruments have a beauty all their own. Each one can give you hundreds of interesting shots... you should get a few yards of scrap material from Joanne's for setting backdrops for these kinds of shoots.

7/23/2008 12:17 AM  
Blogger MCF said...

From 4th grade to 6th grade I used a school rental, then my dad bought this one, through the school with a discount, for about $600. That was in the late 80s; these things cose well over $1,000 now.

7/23/2008 12:59 AM  
Blogger Lyndon said...

Tuba porn, Awesome!!

7/23/2008 7:31 AM  

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