Esther club

Posted: June 21, 2020

Taken: June 20, 2020

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The Saturday Self-Challenge: take a shot of one of your favorite mementos and tell us the story as to why it got to be that way.

This is a segment of a lamp with a clarinet as its base.

A number of years ago, I was in charge of finding a farewell gift for our band conductor of many years. He was a clarinetist, so I thought that he might like a clarinet lamp. I found some old metal clarinets that were up for bid on eBay and placed bids on them, expecting to only win one auction. I won both auctions. I made a lamp for him and one for me. I like this clarinet lamp because it reminds me of good times playing under his baton, it was something that I made (with help from my husband after I discovered that the design of the base had to be changed to prevent the lamp from tipping over) and it is a remnant of a time before plastic when cheaper instruments for students or outdoor playing were made out of metal, rather than wood.

Here's a photograph of the lamp in its entirety. The clarinet is silver colored, but the camera color temperature meter was fooled by the indoor lighting and it appears to have a golden color in the latest photograph. I liked the color shift, so I did not correct it.


Nouchetdu38, Susanne Hoy, Nicole Merdrignac, Annemarie and 19 other people have particularly liked this photo

19 comments - The latest ones
 Gillian Everett
Gillian Everett club
So creative, Esther, and an interesting story
17 months ago.
Xata club
A fine creation, a story teller lamp and an outstanding photography************
17 months ago.
neira-Dan club
superbe détail , on dirait une sculpture
17 months ago.
Taormina club
Schöne Idee
17 months ago.
 Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen club
Beautiful details Esther.
17 months ago.
 Marie-claire Gallet
Marie-claire Gallet club
Very nice story and beautiful base for a lamp, Esther ! Happy Sunday !
17 months ago.
 Ulrich John
Ulrich John club
Impressive, Esther ! A very nice idea !
17 months ago.
Annaig56 club
très jolie création et belle histoire,,,
17 months ago.
 Malik Raoulda
Malik Raoulda club
Bien vu et bien rendu...!
17 months ago.
 William Sutherland
William Sutherland club
Awesome perspective! Stay well!

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17 months ago.
Heide club
Das schaut interessant aus. Ein Stück, das es wohl nur zwei Mal gibt.
Ein sehr schöner Beitrag zur SSC, Esther
17 months ago.
J.Garcia club
I like very much this macro
Very beautiful idea, Esther
17 months ago.
RHH club
Wow! A clarinet turned into a lamp. That's really neat.
17 months ago.
Valfal club
What a wonderful time of your life to remember, Esther! A beautiful macro capture of the intricacy of the clarinet part of the lamp.
17 months ago.
Nautilus club
j' aime les photos qui racontent une histoire !
17 months ago.
 Karen's Place
Karen's Place club
I bet your conductor just loved his lamp. That's such a great idea and it turned out beautifully.
17 months ago.
Esther club
Thank you all for visiting.
17 months ago.
 Susanne Hoy
Susanne Hoy club
Great detail.
17 months ago.
Esther club
Thanks, Susanne.
17 months ago.

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