Day 225: Take Five

14/30 of 30 Days of Music

Inspired by Paul Desmond’s “Take Five” performed by the Dave Brubeck Quartet –

I love jazz. Love it. Not that silky smooth stuff, but that dark, rich, smokey sound that lingers and curls around every object in the room. Today’s shot is of a saxophone. I found shooting the sax a little tricky as it’s a pretty long instrument and fairly straight. I thought I’d angle it on top of its well worn case and throw in a hat and the suggestion of a cigarette.

Camera Specs:
1/125 @ f/22, 27mm, ISO 100

Light Specs:
Flash: 1 Canon 430 EXII @ 1/1
Modifiers: 32″ round gold reflector & Lumiquest Flashbender rolled into a snoot
Placement: flash – ~ 6in. camera left, aimed into the plane above the sax; reflector – ~6in. just right and slightly in front of frame
Triggering Device: Promaster triggers

Processing LR4 & PSE11


4 thoughts on “Day 225: Take Five

    • Thanks. Yeah, I thought it was essential, too. I didn’t have enough room on the front of the case to show the cigarette so I was hoping just the smoke would evoke the idea of the cig at least…and of a break.

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