Music Room

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Here are some glimpses of the contents of our living room. In the fall I had a shot taken in this same room in my post Drying Bed. The musician son is back at home now, so the room is transformed once again into a space for playing and recording music.

The light was very nice – with the low angled sun of late afternoon shining in and then reflecting around the room, mostly off the drum kit. So that caught my attention and I shot a number of brackets. We would have more room if our son only played one instrument; as it is, we don’t have a living room for the time being.

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To open larger views in the gallery, click on any thumbnail below, navigate with the arrows and escape to return to this page.

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Canon 5Dii, Canon 50mm/f1.4 and Nikkor-N 24mm/f2.8 lenses, ISO320 (mostly a few a bit lower), f1.4 and f2.8 respectively, brackets at +/- 2.0 E.V.

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22 thoughts on “Music Room

  1. I used to love writing and recording when I had time, years ago. This takes me right back to that time! Awesome series here, Ehpem, I really hope that you enjoy your time with your son and that he makes wonderful music in your most-beautiful home!

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    • Thanks Toad. It is a real pleasure when he is making music, or has a friend over to play with. He plays well, which helps a lot. If his music was hard on the ears we might be less sympathetic.

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    • Hi Lynn – thank you, I am glad it speaks to a musician! I am hoping you have a music room or two as well as a living room. So that you don’t feel cramped at home.

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  2. WOW!!! Your son is a one man band!!! I want that guitar!!! Not to mention the drums and organ. The light in the photos is really nice and natural. I like that a lot.
    I notice a box at the bottom right of the screen containing metadata in the Gallery view mode. How did you get that? It’s nice.
    I’ve started a new blog at lightscatter.wordpress.com. 2 pages, in the upper right corner is an ABOUT button. Check it out and let me know how to improve since I value your advice.

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    • Hi Ken. Thanks – he is a one man band. He plays the bass too. That guitar is home made, with hand built pickups, made by a couple of his friends and it has a beautiful tone, especially through that amp.
      The metadata is back! It has been intermittent – I had it for a while about 6 or 8 months ago and then it stopped. Too bad it is not accurate for HDR shots, or for my vintage lenses which do not record aperture (and indeed are not even recording what I have entered on the chip anymore, grrr).
      The way to get it is in dashboard>settings>media>metadata.
      Your new blog looks very promising! I will comment over there, after I have made breakfast! Here is an active link for anyone else that wants to check it out without cutting and pasting: http://lightscatter.wordpress.com/about/

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      • Thanks, ehpem. I’ll enable the metadata settings in the new blog, due out Monday. That one is 2clicksaway.wordpress.com. It’ll be very similar to the old blog but only 99% fact free.
        I’ve always wanted to build my own guitar. Is this from a kit. No matter, it’s great looking and I can imagine the sound. I’m not a real musician (that would be an insult to real musicians, but I love stuff like this.

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      • Hi Ken, I will check out that blog too! 1% fact? Does that mean it’s going to be political? I see that your oneowner blog has disappeared! I await your explanation. There were a lot of great photos there, I hope they pop up in one of your new blogs so we can look them over again when we feel like it. I hope you don’t have too long of a ramp up to getting your followers back, etc.

        I am not sure if the metadata will show any time except in the gallery/carousel mode. I notice that some themes include it automatically, or have a widget to do so, for each image. Perhaps themes in which only one image is possible?

        That guitar is built from scratch, though I am not sure about the neck, it might be from a parts supplier. However, my son did build a guitar from parts a couple of years ago which he chose from Warmoth guitar parts offerings into which he put in some locally made pickups. It is also a very nice instrument which he uses on stage quite a bit – he even painted it with nitrocellulose lacquer for that vintage look. They made the parts extremely well with a great fit for the neck and so on. Lots of choices for neck profiles, bodies, wood types, hardware and so on. It is a good way to go to get a high quality instrument for a deep discount, though not all that cheap when all is done. The end product is every bit as good as the name brands they emulate, unless you really screw up in assembling the parts, which would be pretty hard to do from the looks of it.

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    • Hey Ken, turns out I had the story wrong on the tele copy. It was made for one of my son’s friends who then made the pickups for it and eventually sold it on to my son. He says that any of his guitarist friends that try it want it for their own. My son recently discovered that the guitar was made by J. Romero (http://www.romerobanjos.com/) a highly respected banjo maker. It’s a one-off I think. It can be heard in this video from a couple of years ago: https://vimeo.com/66863228. Lovely tone.

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    • Thanks Denzil – me too. I thought afterwards, when processing the images and the light had already gone, that I should have done a lot more close-ups. Next time.

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