This is one of my favorite close up shots. I was shooting a live jazz concert while in Fairbanks, AK. I have hundreds of photos from that summer just from the live music events. Along with the performers, I shot many photos of their equipment and instruments like this one. I was still getting comfortable with the standard lens that came with my camera. I had many shots I deleted because they didn’t focus as well as this one. That was mostly due to me not having a steady hand while shooting. I’m much better now. This isn’t my favorite shot from that summer but it’s one of the best.