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So. California Band Organ Rallies,
30 June 2001: Sierra Madre CA
1 July 2001: Descanso Gardens, Flintridge/La Cañada CA
photos by Robbie Rhodes

These photos were snapped with a borrowed Nikon 950s digital camera.   Since the raw image files are not intended for use as-is, the brightness and contrast of all the images has been adjusted with an image editing program.  This is analgous to the adjustments made in the photographic darkroom when printing from low-contrast negatives.  Some images appear yellowish so I should try adjusting the color balance.  I have much to learn yet about using auxilliary lighting -- Ralph Schack's white shirt and black bowler are the very dickens to photograph together!

  David Wasson's roll changer.

  Inside David Wasson's organ.

  Model of David Wasson's next fairground organ.

  Bill Blair & Shirley Nix

  Frank Nix and Roy Beltz

  Jean Hurley & Jackie Porter

  David Wasson

  David & Dianee Reidy

  Darlene Wasson & Julie Porter

  Motor and pump atop Jerry Pell's Wurlitzer 103   This sort of scene needs much stronger fill light than the
tiny flash built in the camera can provide.

  Inside Jerry Pell's Wurlitzer 103.

  Jack Conway and his Tangley Calliaphone.

  Jack Conway and his Tangley Calliaphone.

  Jack Conway and his tiny Dutch Perlee 22-key book music organ.

  Gloria and Ralph Schack

  Gloria and Ralph Schack

  Ralph Schack and the 42-keyless Violino Pan organ by Rudolph Bruns.

2 July 2001

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