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
4 months ago.
Xata club
A fine creation, a story teller lamp and an outstanding photography************
4 months ago.
neira-Dan club
superbe détail , on dirait une sculpture
4 months ago.
Katja club
Schöne Idee
4 months ago.
 Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen club
Beautiful details Esther.
4 months ago.
 Marie-claire Gallet
Marie-claire Gallet club
Very nice story and beautiful base for a lamp, Esther ! Happy Sunday !
4 months ago.
 Ulrich John
Ulrich John club
Impressive, Esther ! A very nice idea !
4 months ago.
annaig56 club
très jolie création et belle histoire,,,
4 months ago.
 Malik Raoulda
Malik Raoulda club
Bien vu et bien rendu...!
4 months ago.
 William Sutherland
William Sutherland club
Awesome perspective! Stay well!

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4 months ago.
H.-Marie club
Das schaut interessant aus. Ein Stück, das es wohl nur zwei Mal gibt.
Ein sehr schöner Beitrag zur SSC, Esther
4 months ago.
J.Garcia club
I like very much this macro
Very beautiful idea, Esther
4 months ago.
RHH club
Wow! A clarinet turned into a lamp. That's really neat.
4 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.
4 months ago.
Nautilus club
j' aime les photos qui racontent une histoire !
4 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.
4 months ago.
Esther club
Thank you all for visiting.
4 months ago.
 Susanne Hoy
Susanne Hoy club
Great detail.
4 months ago.
Esther club
Thanks, Susanne.
4 months ago.

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