My recent Oxfordshire Artweeks show was at The Piano Gallery* in Faringdon. I learnt a lot about pianos whilst I was there, and they are interesting things to photograph too.
Grand pianos have nice open tops so you can see the arrangement of the strings. The engineering is amazing, and there are lots of patterns. For this image I used a fisheye lens to exaggerate the perspective.
Getting a little closer, I used a lens with a perspective more like our eyes to show the curve of the bridge and the lines of the strings.
Finally I used a wide lens aperture to make the string patterns more abstract. I got really close to the strings and focused on the layer of strings below the low note strings, in order to show points of focus through an out-of-focus foreground.
I’ve managed to indicate the key points without making a piano-based pun. Ooops!
* Although my Artweeks show is over, you can still see my Fine Art images at The Piano Gallery, so why not pop in?