Last week I shared a photo of the uneven keys on my antique piano, and this week I felt like adding a few more. After I purchased the piano I did a bit of research and learned that the piano was made around 1915 by Foster & Co. Since then the piano has been partially restored. Before I purchased the piano about two years ago the previous owners refinished the sound board and the exterior of the piano. Hence, the finish looks great, but the keys…well, they’re another story. Perhaps one day I’ll have the means to completely restore the piano, but until then it will have to remain a nice living room decoration and potential art subject.
Sleep can feel irrelevant or unnecessary when you find an interesting subject to photograph. This was the case with the uneven keys of my antique piano last night. Even though it was clearly my bedtime I was unable to resist the urge to get out my tripod to take a few test shots. Five minutes later I have all the lights on in the kitchen and hallway to try and even out the lighting. Finally, I resolved to capturing my idea after work today. It was a quick edit, but I’m satisfied with the results. Sometimes these are the best kinds of photos.
Uncertainty in the future is the worst. Never knowing if something will succeed or if it will fail feels like certain failure. Odd that we as humans think this way, but nonetheless it is the case all too often. Regardless of what the success criteria may be, I have none, I’m happy to keep things simple and share what I love with the world. If no one reads this great. If someone reads this great, and welcome to my world. This blog is dedicated to better understanding the art of photography, an art I still know very little about. So here’s to a new-‘ish’ beginning.