Dulcimer Strings

Dulcimer strings at the Little Mountain Heritage Festival.

If you’ve been following my blog you’ve already read about my fascination for small details of larger scenes.  Here’s another one.  While walking thru the Lake County Ohio’s Little Mountain Heritage Festival in 2008, I came upon a display of dulcimers.  These instruments have a beautiful sound and participants at the festival have opportunities to play and even construct them.

I noticed this particular dulcimer sitting on a stand with the sheet music for Stephen Foster’s “Camptown Races” propped up behind it.  I thought I wanted to shoot this with shallow depth of field, emphasizing the strings but with enough out of focus detail to still make out the music.

I thought it turned out to be an effective photo and in fact, along with another of my photos, Marine Trumpeter,  has been published in David Busch’s book, “David Busch’s Digital Photography Bucket List” published in 2010.

http://search.barnesandnoble.com/David-Buschs-Digital-Photography-Bucket-List/David-D-Busch/e/9781598639933

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About Kolman Rosenberg

My interest in photography began as a college newspaper and yearbook photographer during the stormy 1960s and 1970s. I was influenced by many of the great photojournalists and documentary photographers such as W. Eugene Smith, Walker Evans, Dorothea Lange, Gordon Parks, Margaret Bourke-White and other black and white photographers of Life Magazine and the earlier Farm Security Administration. Though many of these photographers documented the horrors of war and the plight of poverty, they also showed me the dignity and adaptability of human beings in their desire to prevail.
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2 Responses to Dulcimer Strings

  1. 1222cc says:

    Your photo brought back warm memories of contra dancing to dulcimer music. I used to feel sorry for all the people who weren’t dancing to dulcimers on Sunday afternoons.

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