Tuesday, May 12, 2009

51/365 Banjo ready to duel

When I say the word "banjo," what comes to mind?

Is it this?

When I hear the word, I do think of this song, but not in relation to Deliverance. Instead, I think of my clogging days.

My team had a clogging routine choreographed to an interpretation of "Dueling Banjos" that pitted the older seasoned members of the group against the younger steppers. It was a routine I always enjoyed, and which garnered a good reaction from the crowd.

I'm a fan of bluegrass and country music, so I enjoy the sound of a well-played banjo. I was surprised to learn recently that Steve Martin is an avid banjo-player, and he just released a CD. Talk about talented! He played a silly kids' song on SNL earlier this year, and you can see a clip in this article in the Chicago Tribune.

Maybe this banjo will someday be played with as much skill and enthusiasm.

Camera: Canon 40D with 60mm macro lens and 430EX Speedlite, 1/125s, f/4 at ISO 500


  1. I've so enjoyed looking back through your recent photos! I particularly like this one; the detail & angle makes an ordinary-type thing into something beautiful and interesting. :) I'm also taking notes for some of my own explorations.

  2. Thank you! I love trying to find interesting angles for ordinary objects. I'm glad that came together in this photo.