Monday, February 18, 2008

Ebony And Ivory (And Crimson As Well)

It Looks A Trifle Off-Key, Maestro

Photograph copyright: DAVID McMAHON



I'm always game for a photography challenge, so I'd like to bring Katney's Kaboodle to your attention. Her new theme is "Odd Shots on Monday" and since it's already Monday morning here in Australia, here's my first Odd Shot. I took this in a restaurant about six months ago, while the members of a jazz quartet were taking a break.

I was actually shooting a double bass that was more than a century old when I noticed that three of the keys on this keyboard looked crimson. Don't worry, it's not a radical new musical movement. No had anyone daubed the keys with trifle. Their black surface was simply reflecting some overhead lighting. There was no note of discord. It was just a trifling matter.

28 comments:

Seamus said...

Love the play on the light!

daryl e said...

The play on light is illuminated by the play on words .. ;D

the mother of this lot said...

I can never get used to it being a different day every time I get here!

Do I need to bring anything for the BBQ? Something terribly English perhaps?

NaNcY said...

nice shot

Dan Mega said...

I accept this challenge. I'll get beaten badly, but still I accept =)

Misty Dawn said...

Hmmmm - this sounds like fun. You've got me considering joining, but I don't know if I have what it takes.

Am'n2deep said...

I love how you can make the most ordinary thing interesting!

B.T.Bear (esq.) said...

Cool!

Angela said...

Wonderful eye!

joan said...

Very nice!

Katney said...

I knew that you would have some wonderful offerings for Odd Shots. Is there anyone with a camera who doesn't? I have some rather intersting piano shots taken on our cruise that might turn up in an Odd Shots post, but once again, something just came my way during the week, so those filed photos will have to wait.

And Monday is Monday wherever, whatever. I know that we are always a day late and a dollar short--I am anyway. The workings of the International Date Line somewhat baffle me still, despite the fact that I have lost half of a birthday to it twice. I don't think there are very many populated time zones between my time and tomorrow. I will probably change to posting by midnight my time instead of in the morning.

Your Odd Shots logo is so much better than my hastily put together one from last week, so I hope your offer to let me copy it extends to other Odd Shotters as well. I will try to refine mine so that we can have options.

Paulie said...

ftopwzThat's a wonderful entry for ODD SHOTS! You also made a neat icon for us. Thanks! I'll have mine up soon.

Lori said...

I'd love to participate in "Odd Shots" but just don't have time to blog as much as I'd like (we're off to a college visit for my senior girl soon). I like your piano shot, though...and the crimson is lovely, reflected or not.

Happy Monday!

Sandi McBride said...
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Sandi McBride said...

For someone who took lessons for years and now can't through a simple chopsticks rendition, the keys still make my heart sing. Perhaps someone shot the picture through the clarity of a wine glass?
Sandi

WomanHonorThyself said...

lol..looks almost edible!..can u play Candy Man? Heh

Sharon said...

That is kind of odd. Odd Shots sounds like a lot of fun!

TheBirdman33 said...

That is a cool look!

AVCR8TEUR said...

That is odd. What treasures we find in our photo archives!

Lilli & Nevada said...

What great observation you had there.

Mima said...

Lovely reflections in the photo, it really works.

Lee said...

You know, with those red keys in the image it looks ripe for a valentine's day card. Very nice pic, David!

Peace!

John-Michael said...

A king-sized "Thank You" for your pointing the way to Katney's Kaboodle. I am stirred by all of the possible and yet unborn stories and tales that her photos of an antiquarian vehicle depository (they are so classic that I would never call them "junk").

Sandy Kessler said...

At first I thought it was some sort of antiqing through the years

Dragonstar said...

It has a fascinating effect. I like the different colour scheme. You always show us something worth viewing.

diXymiss said...

An eXcellent contribution - both piX and prose. Great logo design for Odd Shots. ThanX for the heads up. I'm game.

D... said...

Oh, I love how that light makes some of the keys look red.

Corey~living and loving said...

Cool DAvid. what a great shot. the angle is perfect. thanks for sharing it.