Greetings all: Just back from the great white north and now I’ll spend the next several days going through a couple photos... One image that I did do is this one of some musical instruments. Not that it's that great a photo but the circumstances that the shot was taken in and why is kind of interesting. Last week I’m in northern Canada in what many would consider to be the middle of nowhere. Well even for me this place as so darn close to the end of the world that I’m sure you could see the world's end just over the hill. I'm walking over this hill and all of a sudden I see a guy sitting on a rock playing a guitar. To say this is a strange site would very much be an understatement, as you just never see anyone in this part of the world. So I walk up to the guy and start up a conversation with him. He tells me he lives there and plays music as a hobby. Then he invites me to his home to show me the little music studio he has built… in what looks like an old "ice fishing shack"... I get to the shack and the high Tec. gear that this little plywood shack has in it blows me away. Without knowing a darn thing about recording gear and music in general I'm sure there was $100,000.00 in a room that was no bigger than 12ft. by 12 ft with a wood stove in the corner. All the gear is being run by a diesel generator, as there is not hydroelectric power within hundreds of miles. My newfound friend tells me that he is recording a CD and has been working on it for (3) years. He plays me a couple tracks and I'm sitting there with my mouth hanging open at the quality that I’m hearing. He has played every instrument on the recording and mixed it all together. He asks me if I could take a photo for his album cover.... He explains what he wants and I put my brain to work to see what I could come up with. The interesting thing with this shot is its 100% natural light being (directed) into the scene from different directions and angles. I used a (thin) red shirt to substitute as a filter and tried to create a "studio type" shot without any gear or lights or help from PS. I’m quit happy with the results I got and my new buddy is tickled pink... Heck I even got caribou stew for supper before I left. Hope you enjoy….