Monday, January 10, 2011

10/365 - Musical Monday

This is a Siku (in Aymara) or zampoña (in Spanish). It is a reed flute, similar to panpipes, from the Lake Titicaca region of Peru and Bolivia. I picked this one up in Cuzco.

My good friend Melissa, over at Apple of My Eye Photo, suggested that yesterday's photo reminded her of an Aztec instrument. So I dug around in my pile of instruments and pulled this out for today.

She is also to thank for the editing tip. She mentioned using duotones in Photoshop. I haven't used duotones before and don't own photoshop, but Picnik has this feature. I decided to give it a try. I think I like it. Might have to use it again. :)

Exposure 0.017 sec (1/60)
Aperture f/3.5
Focal Length 11.8 mm
ISO Speed 200
Exposure Bias 0 EV
Flash Off, Did not fire


  1. Good focus and d.o.f. I like the duotones :)

  2. Ok I have to admit I don't understand a lot of what you guys talk about on your blogs...duotones? But I notice a recurring theme of circles and round things in your work. Things coming full circle for you, my friend?

  3. Ha- There ARE lots of round things. Didn't notice that before. Maybe things are coming around! Here's hoping.