Day 72- Cool, man . . .
My father was cool. Or at least he was cool at one time- long before I was born.
In the 1920’s, he played in a jazz band in New Orleans and Hollywood. What could be cooler than that? He was a self taught musician who never learned to read music and paid his way through dental school at USC by playing at Hollywood parties. He continued to play music all his life, and, when our family moved to Chico, he joined the Shrine specifically so that he could join their dance band.
He played both clarinet and sax, and I chose to photograph his clarinet for today’s topic, which is COOL.
I tried to take a photo of the whole clarinet, but didn’t like the results. So, AS USUAL, I got out my macro lens and took closeup shots. When you look at the first image, you might be able to tell it’s indeed a clarinet.
The second image is more abstract, and probably impossible to identify as a clarinet- but maybe that’s what makes it COOL. . .
Photographic note: When I use this lens I get football shaped bokeh on the edges. I know there is an explanation.