Piano Dreamsaa

© Michelle Alton

Piano Dreamsaa

Carolyn M. Fletcher level-deluxe 7/2/2012 3:56:28 AM

Ghostly..Cool shot!! #1472460

Chris Ebben level-deluxe 7/2/2012 4:02:17 AM

I think your friend, Becky adds to this one. How lucky you still have this one, we had a piano roll factory in Sydney that closed down as the owner was to old to keep running it. There was all the old machinery to make the rolls, a theatre etc, I wrote to lots of people about keeping it going with no luck!! Great image=^..^= #10210144

Ken Smith level-deluxe 7/2/2012 4:06:29 AM

What a nice opportunity, Michelle. Sounds like a fun time with everyone! #10210150

Alan L. Borror level-deluxe 7/2/2012 4:18:13 AM

Great capture, Michelle! #10210178

Jeff W. Robinson level-deluxe 7/2/2012 4:25:52 AM

This is Excellent Michelle - Great job! #10210200

Bill Johnson level-deluxe 7/2/2012 4:27:22 AM

Michelle, Great capture. Love pianos. #10210205

Agnes Fegan level-deluxe 7/2/2012 4:35:38 AM

I like Becky in the shot too ... that's quite a showroom! When I was growing up, my grandfather managed a piano factory in the Bronx somewhere around 138th Street and the Grand Concourse ... Krakauer Pianos. I don't think there are many left in the USA. #10210223

Karen E. Michaels level-deluxe 7/2/2012 4:36:17 AM

Beautiful tones, Michelle. #10210225

Tiia Vissak level-deluxe 7/2/2012 4:42:09 AM

great tones, light & perspective! #10210240

Lynne Morris level-deluxe 7/2/2012 4:50:02 AM

Absolutely beautiful work Michelle. #10210274

Monnie Ryan level-deluxe 7/2/2012 5:17:03 AM

Beautifully done, Michelle! Sure would love to get my fingers on those ivories! #10210312

Kathy Reeves level-deluxe 7/2/2012 5:53:58 AM

Yes, your friend does add to this intriguing image. Beautifully done, Michelle. #10210358

Karen Celella level-deluxe 7/2/2012 10:31:04 AM

Good choice to leave your friend in the shot, Michelle. Great work! #10210791

Mike Clime level-deluxe 7/2/2012 10:45:25 AM

What a cool collection of old pianos, Michelle! Love your treatment! #10210812

Jack Gaskin level-deluxe 7/2/2012 1:12:01 PM

Now thats something you don't see every day
Nice shooting & treatment

Jack #10210999

John Connolly level-deluxe 7/2/2012 1:53:27 PM

I love the depth you have capture here Michelle! What a wonderful experience it must have been to visit this wonderful show room! #10211042

Stefania Barbier level-deluxe 7/2/2012 7:01:56 PM

great perspective, exposure, and capture! #10211461

Ann Coates level-deluxe 7/2/2012 8:42:22 PM

Looking at your piano shot, I think what was missing from mine was a person sitting on the seat. I think people always make a shot more interesting and I think you made a good decision to leave this lady in. Terrific capture here Michelle. #10211588

Avril Young level-deluxe 7/2/2012 11:38:49 PM

Well for me I think the person adds to the already wonderful photo.. terrific DD work and lighting!! #10211740

Neal D. Hatcher level-deluxe 7/3/2012 6:42:59 AM

I agree your friend adds to the photo #10212162

Mitch Spence level-deluxe 7/3/2012 10:14:59 AM

The idea of full-size, "real," pianos is almost a dream these days. So this is particularly apt. So many opt for keyboards instead now. I tried to sell my piano very reasonably. No takers. Finally got somebody to just take it away for free, and that person was no easy chore to find. #10212413

Anita Hogue level-deluxe 7/3/2012 5:52:46 PM

Loving this one for sure! Perfectly composed! #10213096

Patrick Rouzes level-deluxe 7/3/2012 6:19:15 PM

Love the tones, perspective, treatment, dreamy mood & title, Michelle! Love it! Good luck with this,my friend!
#10213135

Mariann Kovats level-deluxe 7/5/2012 6:47:06 AM

Awesome perspective, beautiful tones and treatment! #10215158

PATRICIA A. CASEY level-deluxe 7/5/2012 7:23:23 AM

Yes, leaving Becky in the shot made this one terrific!!!! Love the shot & love the story....thanks Michelle! =^..^= #10215223

Thomas E. Hinds level-deluxe 7/9/2012 5:37:40 PM

Just perfect, Michelle! I love everything about this image! #10222081

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During a meetup of our photography club in Germantown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on Saturday, Tim Oliver, the co-owner of Cunningham Piano Co. invited us into his showroom to photograph. He, himself an accomplished pianist, also took time to answer all of our questions and to provide a full history of the company that was founded in 1891 by Irish immigrant, Patrick Cunningham.
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The factory (which now does only high-end grand piano restorations) and showroom still stand in their original locations in Germantown.
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Becky, one of my photo friends, walked into my shot inadvertently, and I almost "disappeared" her. Then I decided to leave her blurred "apparition" in and to treat the photo as a sort of musical dream. The fact that Becky is also a fine musician adds some intrigue, doesn't it?
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Exif: F Number: 5.6, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/50 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 2500, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 30.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 7D

Uploaded on 7/2/2012 3:55:09 AM

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