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#1868865 - 03/26/12 04:56 PM Re: Piano Photography [Re: ChibiSF]
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An amazing effect, and beautiful photographs! And thanks for reawakening this excellent thread. Perhaps we will have some further photographic contributions to admire.

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#1868949 - 03/26/12 07:56 PM Re: Piano Photography [Re: ChibiSF]
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Hi

Here's my piano. It's a restored 6 ft 9" August Forster. Snuggles nicely into the dining room, which is also sometimes the drawing studio...

Forstergirl




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#1868954 - 03/26/12 08:31 PM Re: Piano Photography [Re: ChickGrand]
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Originally Posted By: ChickGrand
Originally Posted By: Larry Buck
In Conjunction with Period Piano Center this is an image I took a few years ago documenting pianos. I did drop out the background and add the name of the piano...


Larry,

What IS all that metal under the 1869 Erard?


I'm not Larry, but I can tell you that the gizmo built into the Erard is a Patent Resonator, which was all the rage then if we are to count the famous pianists who associated themselves with it.. paderewski, Patti and many others..

it was connected via rods to the soundboard and the bars were tuned..

I imagine it is a sort of cross between a Plate Reverb and a steel drum..
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#1868973 - 03/26/12 09:25 PM Re: Piano Photography [Re: ChibiSF]
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1936 Mathushek




Handed down from uncle
Supposedly less than fifteen made.

Dan, Piano Tinkerer
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#1869033 - 03/27/12 12:22 AM Re: Piano Photography [Re: woodfab]
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Originally Posted By: woodfab
1936 Mathushek




Handed down from uncle
Supposedly less than fifteen made.

Dan, Piano Tinkerer


I've serviced a piano with an identical action -- but IIRC, it had a Story and Clark name on it.
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#1869169 - 03/27/12 10:03 AM Re: Piano Photography [Re: Kwartvleugel]
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Originally Posted By: Kwartvleugel
On sunny mornings, during a few weeks in early spring and late autumn,
for a brief moment the sunlight touches a small part of my piano
and finds a way to create a gracious golden reflection.









Very Cool!
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#1869380 - 03/27/12 06:12 PM Re: Piano Photography [Re: ChibiSF]
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A friend in rehearsal with NY Steinway & Sons D: Lawrence University, Appleton, WI (2009)



Bösendorfer in the finishing process: Bösendorfer Factory, Wiener-Neustadt, AT (2009)



Steingraeber-Phoenix 212 with carbon fiber soundboard: Atlantic Music Center, Melbourne, FL (2010)



Inside a Stuart & Sons 2.9: Hurstwood Farm, Borough Green, UK (2009)



An early bridge agraffe system in mid-19th century Pleyel: Steingraeber & Söhne Factory, Bayreuth, DE (2010)

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#1869452 - 03/27/12 09:31 PM Re: Piano Photography [Re: ChibiSF]
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great pictures, Beethoven986 !

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#1869455 - 03/27/12 09:49 PM Re: Piano Photography [Re: sophial]
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Originally Posted By: sophial
great pictures, Beethoven986 !


Thanks! smile

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#1869575 - 03/28/12 01:59 AM Re: Piano Photography [Re: ChibiSF]
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Woowww, great pics.

Just remembered about some b/w pics I took some 30 years ago while at high school. I took this photography course and one of my subjects was my piano.

Have to look around and find them.
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#1869889 - 03/28/12 04:46 PM Re: Piano Photography [Re: ChibiSF]
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Heart Strings

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#1869892 - 03/28/12 04:48 PM Re: Piano Photography [Re: ChibiSF]
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Nancy - that is simply beautiful.

I am telling you now that I am stealing this! smile
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#1869897 - 03/28/12 04:59 PM Re: Piano Photography [Re: ChibiSF]
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Great post guys, there is nothing better then some good piano pictures....

Kwartvleugel, that shot is amazing!





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#1869956 - 03/28/12 07:36 PM Re: Piano Photography [Re: ChibiSF]
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You know what?

I´m going to steal all pics and assemble a great screen protector.

Beautiful pictures.
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#1869979 - 03/28/12 08:40 PM Re: Piano Photography [Re: beethoven986]
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Tuning my Baldwin.

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#1869983 - 03/28/12 08:47 PM Re: Piano Photography [Re: beethoven986]
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Originally Posted By: beethoven986



















Tuning my Baldwin.


This makes me want to get up and go to the piano and play. It's like when you watch a TV show about how popcorn is made, and they have gorgeous images of popping corn; it just makes you want to have some. Mmmmm . . .


Edited by charleslang (03/28/12 08:47 PM)
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#1870255 - 03/29/12 10:08 AM Re: Piano Photography [Re: Rich Galassini]
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Thanks, Rich! Steal away, just give me credit when you use it. smile I'm a very amateur photographer & I'm constantly asking Bruce to "move over" or "wait a sec" on some piano he's restoring in the shop so I can get just another picture or two. He's starting to cringe when he sees me coming with the macro lens. Lol!
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#1870257 - 03/29/12 10:11 AM Re: Piano Photography [Re: MrMagic]
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Originally Posted By: MrMagic


I've posted enuf piano pictures so I'll post this one that I took of my late sweet neice Breanne, 1990-2008.

BTW, if anyone considers this off topic I'll glady remove it.



Please don't remove this picture. It's not only a beautiful shot, but quite a memorial to your niece.
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#1870379 - 03/29/12 12:54 PM Re: Piano Photography [Re: ChibiSF]
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Totally Mr. Magic! Do not take that down.
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#1870384 - 03/29/12 01:01 PM Re: Piano Photography [Re: ChibiSF]
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A view from the keyboard at a local Philly concert venue.
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#1870389 - 03/29/12 01:02 PM Re: Piano Photography [Re: ChibiSF]
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"Hmmm... so that's what it looks like in there."
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#1870398 - 03/29/12 01:18 PM Re: Piano Photography [Re: ChibiSF]
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Cunningham staff instructing at the Hailun assembly plant - 2011



Andre Watts hanging out.



My customer, also an avid painter, sent me this impression of his piano shopping experience.



Piano anarchy
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#1870470 - 03/29/12 02:48 PM Re: Piano Photography [Re: charleslang]
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Thank you! smile

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#1870901 - 03/30/12 09:59 AM Re: Piano Photography [Re: Theodore Slutz]
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That's a stunningly beautiful piano! Wow!

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#1870916 - 03/30/12 10:37 AM Re: Piano Photography [Re: ChibiSF]
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#1870917 - 03/30/12 10:40 AM Re: Piano Photography [Re: ChibiSF]
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First experience of tuning a Hamburg S&S D.
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#1871335 - 03/31/12 06:18 AM Re: Piano Photography [Re: ChibiSF]
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A favorite shot of mine.
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#1871486 - 03/31/12 02:48 PM Re: Piano Photography [Re: ChibiSF]
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My favorite spot...

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#1871608 - 03/31/12 07:02 PM Re: Piano Photography [Re: Rich Galassini]
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Originally Posted By: Rich Galassini
[IMG]

A favorite shot of mine.


This is obviously a finishing room. I'm puzzled why the piano has the pedals and strings masked but the keyboard is still in place. Isn't that normally removed prior to finishing?
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#1871681 - 03/31/12 10:29 PM Re: Piano Photography [Re: ChibiSF]
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Nice pic Rich.
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