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Old Oct 8, 2004, 9:11 AM   #1
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tried to get some reasonable shots.






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Old Oct 8, 2004, 4:35 PM   #2
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Hi Julie;

Nice work. It's hard to get a good focus on a sax because there are so many reflective surfaces. You should try some long perspectives with a shallow DOF.

Is that a "Blessing"? Good sturdy student horns.What kind of stuff does your son play? I've got a 1953 Conn 6M "Naked Lady" alto that I like to play just for fun. (It has no reflective surfaces left.) But it's still a beautiful horn. I'll have to grab some shots of it.

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Old Oct 8, 2004, 8:44 PM   #3
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My son plays in the school concert band, since the age of 11, he is now 16. Next year he will be in his last school year and i dont expect him to play it much after that as he is really into his electric guitar.
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Old Oct 8, 2004, 11:28 PM   #4
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Hi Julie;

Here's a couple of shot of my vintage sax. It's kind of beat up; I rescued it on its way to a dumpster (seriously). Last I checked, it's worth up to a couple of thousand $US.

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Old Oct 8, 2004, 11:32 PM   #5
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Here's the "naked lady". Different issues of this sax had ladies in various states of undress imprinted on the bell. Mine is a fairly modest lady, showing just her shoulders and luxurious long hair.

This would be an excellent candidate for my close-up lenses, which I'm picking up in the next week or so.

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Old Oct 8, 2004, 11:43 PM   #6
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Here's the imprint.

I could get it re-laquered, but that would lower the price by about half, and it might hurt the sound. Apart from the surface blemishes, the only problem it has is one sticky key.

Too bad I'm a trumpet player.:roll:

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Old Oct 9, 2004, 10:05 AM   #7
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fancy chucking that out!!! My son originally played the clarinet and we got him a new one which was traded in along the way to get the sax, but we also came by an old clarinet (wooden) and have kept that to hopefully restore in the future.
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Old Oct 9, 2004, 10:07 AM   #8
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PS, sons saxophone is a "blessing" alto.
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I haven't thought of blessing since i gave up the trumpet five or six years ago. My original student trumpet came with a blessing 7c mouth piece. Can't remember the brand on the rest of the instrument, but it wasn't a match.:lol:
As you can imagine, i am a bit of a sucker for shiny objects. I like the colors blending within the photo.
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Old Oct 9, 2004, 11:24 PM   #10
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hmm...nicely executed alady...

nice a sharp...nice lighting..

one thing....will he get mad if you take it out of the case? i think a couple of shots in different backgrounds would be cool..

even set ups...like it on a stand (lol, showing my musical ignorance...they make stands for saxophones right?) with sheetmusic near it, and that sort of thing..

gj!

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