If you’re a regular reader of my blog articles, you likely know that I have more than three saxophones. Now by some definitions, that is a collection, although I would argue that point. That argument aside, I do admit I collect some things—most notably vintage art glass, wrist watches, borzoi artwork/figures, vintage flamingo collectibles, and rubber ducks.
Recently when we took some test shots in our light box, we took some photos of a few the members of my rubber duck family. At present there are about 100 different ducks in the family, but only a handful got to pose in front of the camera.
The Devil Ducks and the saxophone-playing duck—which was a recent eBay purchase for me—seemed like perfect props to test the lighting and camera settings for our light box. Like the Sax Pig image from earlier this month, this image too was created through my favourite HDR program: Machinery.
Three images were combined together to create…
Leader of the Pack
Think of all those saxophone haters of 20s, 30s and 40s, who said that saxophone playing would lead to “cheerful murder”, or that saxophones were “immoral”, “decadent”, “life-threatening”, or “unruly”. In short, our instruments were seen by some to be deviant. Well I guess they weren’t all that wrong, were they.
I’m sure that the Shangri-Las weren’t singing about a saxophone-playing duck in their song Leader of the Pack, but I wonder if their Leader was a sax player? :scratch:
Mmm… In any event, he died, so if he was in fact a sax player, the saxophone haters would not have been in mourning.