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I finally found some different instruments to photograph for my Austin Live Music portfolio. I found this trombone waiting to be played while out on a Photowalk last week. The band was not quite setup and the instruments were lying around so I took the opportunity to photograph some of them. The trombone was high on my list. I would rather have photographed the instrument being played but by the time we got back there the trombone player was not easy accessible. They actually had about 10 people in a tiny stage. I will return again soon to see if I have better luck.

The trombone is a musical instrument in the brass family. Nearly all trombones have a telescoping slide mechanism that varies the length of the instrument to change the pitch. Many modern trombone models also utilize a rotary valve as a means to lower pitch of the instrument. The word trombone derives from Italian tromba (trumpet) and -one (a suffix meaning “large”), so the name means “large trumpet”. There are many famous trombone players including John D. Smith, Tommy Dorsey and Glenn Miller.

Austin Live Music - Trombone
Austin Live Music – Trombone

This image was taken with my Sony A7R II using my Sony 90mm f/2.8 Macro lens. The camera was set on Aperture priority mode with the aperture set at f/2.8, shutter speed at 1/15th of a second and the ISO set at 6400. I used Lightroom for the initial image processing and Nik Silver Efex for the black and white effect. I’ve created a preset in Nik Silver Efex so that all my Austin Live Music images come out the same.

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