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This is another photo of the fabulous 1930’s wind-up Selecta Gramophone which lived in the front room of our friends home in Painswick, Gloucestershire. There is something aesthetically pleasing about this antique record player. This lovely Gramophone, as well as being a practical and useful piece of furniture, is beautifully crafted, artistically designed, and marvelously displayed. The oversized arm and needle head seems so tactile. I love this antique music machine.

This is a HDR image combining 4 bracketed shots using Photomatix Pro for Macs. Slight adjustments in lighting and tone were done using the enhanced details tool.

Canon EOS-1Ds Mark ll
28-300mm IS zoom lens
f/5
2.5 sec., 1.6 sec., 0.6 sec., 1/4 sec.
ISO 400

Primarily a landscape photographer, my enjoyment of taking photos has developed from a young age. Originally from Texas, I now live in England and am surrounded by some of the most beautiful scenery. I enjoy outdoor activities such as climbing, hiking, and camping. I am blessed with a wonderful wife and three terrific children. I am a strong Christian and I believe that my love of photography and any talent I posses in capturing images comes from God.

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Comments

  • Ursula Rodgers
    Ursula Rodgersabout 5 years ago

    Beautiful shot Shawn! I love old record players, and you’ve really done this one justice :)

  • Thank you my lovely friend. I loved old record players as well. That is a sweet thing to say. I appreciate it. Have you seen my Happy Days one? I would love you comments.

    – Bradley Shawn Rabon

  • George Parapadakis (monocotylidono)
    George Parapad...about 5 years ago

    Lovely bit of 78RPM nostalgia! Did you hear it play?

  • Yes, but just for a moment. The needle needs replacing. It was like stepping back ing time. Thank you my dear friend.

    – Bradley Shawn Rabon

  • anisja
    anisjaabout 5 years ago

    Good work . Nice detail very well elaborated with HDR .

  • What a wonderful compliment my friend. Thank you so much!

    – Bradley Shawn Rabon

  • Nathalie Chaput
    Nathalie Chaputabout 5 years ago

    Awesome shot Shawn!

  • Thank you so very much my dear friend. Yet another lovely and encouraging compliment.

    – Bradley Shawn Rabon

  • Yool
    Yoolabout 5 years ago

    Love it…..!!!!!

  • Thank you Yool, so very much. I am pleased that it brings a smile to your face.

    – Bradley Shawn Rabon

  • Jadon
    Jadonabout 5 years ago

    Good work Shawn.

  • Thank you my friend. That means a lot.

    – Bradley Shawn Rabon

  • ourjrny
    ourjrnyabout 5 years ago

    I enjoy your commentary on this fascinating image Shawn, and the artistic touch on the post work, it is wonderful.

  • You are so very sweet my friend. Thank you so wonderfully much for your lovely compliment.

    – Bradley Shawn Rabon

  • Gordon Pressley
    Gordon Pressleyabout 5 years ago
    Great work Shawn..:)
  • Thank you Gordon my friend. I really appreciate it.

    – Bradley Shawn Rabon

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimageabout 5 years ago

    excellent and beautiful image, great and clever DOF…
    my best, francis.

  • What a marvelous compliment Francis. Thank you ever so much my friend.

    – Bradley Shawn Rabon

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimageabout 5 years ago

    you’re welcome, sincere and deserved !
    may I use this as the front image of my next challenge in the Inspired Art group, titled “For Ol’ Times Sake” ????
    my best, francis.

  • By all means my friend. I will try to find another image to enter the challenge. Have a glorious day.

    – Bradley Shawn Rabon

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