pianobroker, thanks for your advice all through this process. I don't mind the finish - there is something familiar about it. If we refinished it wouldn't seem like the piano that we've known all these years. The reason I entertain the idea is that the inside looks so good I feel like we've "short changed" the cabinet. I think once it's in our home we'll be quite pleased with the old familiar look. Besides it still has the decal from where they bought it in Milwaukee in 1935. We wouldn't want to lose that!
Some of those pictures are art quality photod, You should submit some of them for exhibit somewhere.
Some of those pictures are art quality....
I've had travel and sports photos published and did some portait photos for local boxers. Your piano photos are
Thanks for the compliments on the photos. These came out especially good but quite by accident. The light was very low in the shop and one of the workers suggested I use a shop light to brighten things up a bit. The lighting turned out to be quite dramatic.
Just in case anyone is interested, they were taken with a Nikon D70S with an 18-70 AF-S Nikkor DX lens. There is no flash and I used the auto white balance setting. Once downloaded to the computer I sharpened them a bit. That's it. I think the shop light was the hero in this case.
I've never considered having any photos published. I wouldn't know where to begin on something like that. I don't think the photos on Tuesday will be this good, just to warn everybody! ;-)