Re: [OM] Stitching program?

Subject: Re: [OM] Stitching program?
From: Moose <olymoose@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 3 Feb 2018 01:48:02 -0800
On 2/3/2018 1:06 AM, Peter Klein wrote:
Thanks, Moose.  So, I make a lousy carbon-based tripod elevator, huh? :-)  You're probably right about the stitching.  I do actually have photos of those bassoons that fit in the full frame, or almost, sans the top bell.  What I may do is use those, and include the partial shots as "details of."  The problem was that the further I got from the cases, the worse and more numerous the reflections. My one wider lens was a stop slower and not as good. Did the best I could.

Thanks for the references. I'm very familiar with the history, and have several books on the subject myself.  But there's nothing like nice big pictures, as opposed to teeny dotty halftones or teeny Web images. And the experience of standing next to a piano that Schubert, Schumann or Brahms actually composed on--priceless.

I'd love to peruse the Boston MFA collection.  I grew up near Boston, but didn't know about the instruments. I'm told there is an excellent instrument collection in a London museum, which I'd love to get to.  I saw the collection of the Paris Conservatoire some years ago.

So here's the plan . . .  You start on a book about bassoons and their history that will differ from all others in having large, glorious pictures of them. Write up the intro and an outline. Then contact these institutions that hold the goods and arrange photo sessions sans glass cases and with decent lighting.

Play them off against each other "I'd like need a 1740s Guano, and yours is the finest, but (insert other institution here) has a Beluga almost as nice that would do if you aren't able to accommodate me."

Or find someone, author and/or publisher, who has published a good history with crappy little images about doing a new edition with good pix. You get to travel, handle these glorious old instruments, and possibly write it all off!

The modern player looks a little dangerous.

Entirely possible. They do call themselves "The Harpoons" The harpist looks sweeter, what with the light blue hair, but I'm not so sure. ;-)

Coincidence: A bassoonist here in Seattle, who plays with the ballet orchestra, forms a duet with a harpist who is the daughter of the horn player in my quintet. I'm going to a concert involving the harpist this weekend.

Enjoy! We had the pleasure of listening to and watching from close up a triple harp player just before Christmas. Cheryl Ann Fulton is apparently well known in those circles. Mighty nimble fingers and quite nice to listen to.

Keeping it in tune must be quite a job. She did a little touch-up between 

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