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.
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.
Thanks for the comment Carole. It puts a very pleasant picture in my mind!