Silent keyboard

Posted by
Harry (Apex, NC, United States) on 22 November 2016 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

A close-up of the keyboard from yesterday's player piano. The extensive degradation is more apparent here. The image suffers from a bit of barrel distortion, but I think it is still worthwhile.

SONY SLT-A77V 30 seconds F/10.0 ISO 400 67 mm (35mm equiv.)

Welcome to all. I began blogging Retained-Images in 2004 at It is gone now.

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Ce touche quel effet et vbue génial compo de cet ancien piano

22 Nov 2016 5:31am

Devi from Chennai, India

aw...I can hear a sad melody...wrenching my heart!!!

22 Nov 2016 5:54am

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Encore très triste. ..)

22 Nov 2016 6:45am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

I see the Walters Piano Company was established in 1902 and still exists in some form . . interesting history.

22 Nov 2016 8:06am

kerrfoa from Rennes, France

Wow! il reste encore un instrument fantastique j'imagine que beaucoup de musiciens lui ont donné la vie *****

22 Nov 2016 8:48am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Un petit coup de chiffon et un bon bricoleur peuvent lui redonner vie

22 Nov 2016 9:09am

jean pierre a from France

il y a du boulot pour restaurer ce beau piano négligé! amitiés

22 Nov 2016 10:04am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

This shot is really attractive !

22 Nov 2016 10:10am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

It looks as though it might be playing of its own 'achord' :)

22 Nov 2016 11:13am

beach from Oshawa, Ontario, Canada

Oh wow, a player. And to let it go to such ruin. Makes me sad.

22 Nov 2016 11:33am

Anita from West Nottingham, Pennsylvania, United States

Feels like I could reach out and touch it.

22 Nov 2016 12:13pm

Graciel·la (Vic. Catalonia) from CAT. New European State, Poland

A sad image.

22 Nov 2016 3:07pm

Don from Spokane, United States

A fine close up of this player piano. I like seeing the roller and the insides of makes the piano play.

22 Nov 2016 3:54pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Superb framing !

22 Nov 2016 4:26pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Think of the music that came from there.

22 Nov 2016 5:03pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

this is a fabulous close up. At one time we had an old player piano, but we could never get the hoses repaired enough for it to play and we finally sold it.

22 Nov 2016 7:00pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

I love how the piano appears to be smiling with its crooked "teeth"!!

22 Nov 2016 7:23pm

Philnz from Ngatea, New Zealand

It will play no more

22 Nov 2016 7:49pm

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

It needs a little love. Nice shot, Harry.

22 Nov 2016 10:48pm

Baldwin VW from Bejuma, Venezuela

A relic that saw better times ... Nice image !!!

22 Nov 2016 10:48pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

such beautiful frame, colors & details!

22 Nov 2016 11:14pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Wonderful vintage processing!

22 Nov 2016 11:46pm

L'Angevine from Angers, France


23 Nov 2016 9:59am

Lewis from Harns, Netherlands

Once upon a time it made people happy.

23 Nov 2016 5:08pm