An Inside Shot

@JudyEv (134864)
Bunbury, Australia
March 24, 2017 8:28am CST
My husband, Vince, belongs to several photo sites and enjoys the challenge involved in putting up photos to fit with a suggested theme. On one site, they wanted a photo taken today. And this is the result. It shows our old Carl Ecke piano, which was manufactured in the late 1890s in Berlin, and the double bass that we bought for our son when he was studying to gain entry to the West Australian Conservatorium of Music. I have always been pleased that the piano still has its candle-holders. Many of these old pianos do not but you can see the screw-holes where they have once been. Vince set up his new studio lights to get the photo exactly as he wanted it.
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@DianneN (84977)
• United States
24 Mar 17
Fabulous photo!
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@JudyEv (134864)
• Bunbury, Australia
24 Mar 17
It's lovely isn't it? Makes them both look great. The piano doesn't quite look like new anymore although it's not too bad.
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@DianneN (84977)
• United States
24 Mar 17
@JudyEv Old in furniture is a good thing! I love the entire look.
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@JudyEv (134864)
• Bunbury, Australia
24 Mar 17
@DianneN Thanks.
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@Gillygirl (17361)
• Sutton, England
24 Mar 17
Vince has a talent for taking photos. I love the piano and the vases. Do you know where the piano originated from.
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@JudyEv (134864)
• Bunbury, Australia
24 Mar 17
It has on it Carl Ecke, Berlin. It came across to WA from the East early in the 1900s so was perhaps purchased new by them. It would have come across by ship.
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@LadyDuck (175927)
• Switzerland
24 Mar 17
Vince has something in common with my husband, the passion for taking photos. This one is very good.
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@JudyEv (134864)
• Bunbury, Australia
24 Mar 17
He would like to do more portrait photography so needed some new lights. Guess who has to be the guinea pig while he works out how to place them to best advantage?
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@LadyDuck (175927)
• Switzerland
25 Mar 17
@JudyEv I know for sure who is the guinea pig. My husband complains all the time that his model refuses to pose for him.
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@LadyDuck (175927)
• Switzerland
25 Mar 17
@JudyEv I have no patience, it it takes ten minutes I am fine, but if I have to spend hours there I leave.
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@amadeo (73013)
• United States
24 Mar 17
that is very precious there.I am glad that you still have it.Good for you
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@JudyEv (134864)
• Bunbury, Australia
24 Mar 17
It is nice to think it has been in the family for so long. It would have come across to WA from the East by ship.
@amadeo (73013)
• United States
24 Mar 17
@JudyEv do not get rid of it.I loved it
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@JudyEv (134864)
• Bunbury, Australia
24 Mar 17
@amadeo It will be passed on to a family member - if I can find someone who wants it. :)
@silvermist (20116)
• India
24 Mar 17
@JudyEv Good photo.It does look like some body is there playing the piano,but we can't see who that is.
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@JudyEv (134864)
• Bunbury, Australia
24 Mar 17
It must be the 'spirit of the keyboard'.
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@silvermist (20116)
• India
24 Mar 17
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@ilocosboy (37197)
• Philippines
24 Mar 17
Indeed that is a clean and nice shot of the piano and the cello
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@JudyEv (134864)
• Bunbury, Australia
24 Mar 17
I thought it was lovely. It looks almost like a painting.
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@ilocosboy (37197)
• Philippines
24 Mar 17
@JudyEv it was lovely
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@Tampa_girl7 (26197)
• United States
25 Mar 17
What a gorgeous piano. I have never seen one with candlestick holders before
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@JudyEv (134864)
• Bunbury, Australia
26 Mar 17
Most seem to have had the holders removed although you can see the screw-holes.
@Jessicalynnt (47880)
• Centralia, Missouri
25 Mar 17
It is a lovely shot for sure
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@JudyEv (134864)
• Bunbury, Australia
26 Mar 17
Thanks. One of his better ones.
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@megatron777 (3777)
• Guam
25 Mar 17
Nice shots.
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@JudyEv (134864)
• Bunbury, Australia
25 Mar 17
Thanks. Vince has done a good job with this image.
@jaboUK (55053)
• United Kingdom
25 Mar 17
A lovely atmospheric photo Judy. Do you play the piano yourself?
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@JudyEv (134864)
• Bunbury, Australia
25 Mar 17
He has captured a lovely image. I used to teach piano but I never tell anyone. It's a long story.
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@allknowing (69319)
• India
24 Mar 17
So have you had performances for music lovers to satiate their greed for great pieces on the piano? Wich is your favourite song?
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@JudyEv (134864)
• Bunbury, Australia
25 Mar 17
It hasn't been used for performances as it isn't professional quality really. We've had some great singalongs around it though. Vince plays by ear and one brother is particularly good at playing for a sing-song.
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@OreoBrownie (3638)
• Elberton, Georgia
24 Mar 17
Beautiful photo arrangement.
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@JudyEv (134864)
• Bunbury, Australia
24 Mar 17
Thanks. It turned out well.
@teamfreak16 (41388)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
24 Mar 17
Wow, that's in great condition.
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@JudyEv (134864)
• Bunbury, Australia
24 Mar 17
Thanks. There are a couple of bits on the body where the top layer is peeling. Looks like it got wet at some point n its life.
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@andriaperry (58516)
• United States
24 Mar 17
He is an awesome photographer! Love this photo.
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@JudyEv (134864)
• Bunbury, Australia
24 Mar 17
It has turned out really nicely. It looks a bit like a still life.
@FayeHazel (19837)
• United States
24 Mar 17
Interiors are so difficult. Wow! This is in your home? Those candle holders are fascinating. Thank you for sharing this with us - looks like Vince did get the lighting exactly right, I hope he does well on his photo contest.
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@JudyEv (134864)
• Bunbury, Australia
24 Mar 17
The piano has always been in our family. I've shed many tears over that keyboard.
@Ronrybs (7392)
• London, England
24 Mar 17
That's good. Almost like a painting
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@JudyEv (134864)
• Bunbury, Australia
25 Mar 17
Thanks. With his new software he can make it look like an oil painting. That sort of treatment would suit this one I think.
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@GardenGerty (102495)
• United States
24 Mar 17
Oh, how lovely. I have never seen a piano with the candle holders. This photo is very nicely composed.
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@JudyEv (134864)
• Bunbury, Australia
24 Mar 17
Thanks. I could count on one hand the pianos I've seen that still have the holders.
@KrauseHome (35517)
• United States
24 Mar 17
They sure do not make things like they used too. So does it still play?
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@JudyEv (134864)
• Bunbury, Australia
24 Mar 17
Yes, it plays beautifully. We've kept it tuned all its life.
@JohnRoberts (62915)
• Los Angeles, California
24 Mar 17
Spooky. The ghost of a piano player from 1900 is ready to play and haunt you.
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@JudyEv (134864)
• Bunbury, Australia
24 Mar 17
Hope it isn't the phantom of the opera!
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@Dena91 (4629)
• United States
24 Mar 17
Beautiful picture. Vince has a great eye for taking them. Love the piano too. Have a blessed day
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@JudyEv (134864)
• Bunbury, Australia
24 Mar 17
Thanks. I'm glad you like it.
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