American in Spain

Sky Guitar

June 19, 2007

The other day, I was admiring how shiny and reflective the surface of my classical guitar is and, like a good amateur photographer, started thinking of subjects I could reflect it in. Naturally, my first idea was a narcissistic one, but I couldn't figure out how to position the camera and lighting to make that work. So then I went simple and just hung the guitar out the window.

Guitar Clouds

This shot isn't bad, but I really like the next one.

Sky Guitar

I'm sure there's a clever Stairway to Heaven reference here, but it ain't comin' to me.

I like how you can see all six string reflections, and how the strings all speed off into a vanishing point in the distance. It's also got a very 2001 monolith feel to it.