Out of Tune

This old piano was sitting at the far end of the building in the previous shot. I find it interesting that these pianos are left behind when these churches fall into disuse. I found two pianos inside the church in Sunday Service when I photographed it too. It seems like someone would take them home long before they fall into this tattered state.




  1. Earl says:

    I like the “urban decay” theme in many of your photos. You know these old pianos probably sounded sweet back in the day. What a shame.

  2. Caryn says:

    Ooh. Very nice. Kind of creepy. For some odd reason, it reminds me of the piano in The Goonies.

  3. KK says:

    i love the tones you pick for this series. how did you do it if you don’t mind me asking.

  4. Welcome back! Love this one, it’s got a great Tim Burton feel to it. I just love those explorations that lead me to something this great to shoot!

  5. Bob says:

    Nice find. I love the dilapidated condition of this piano.

  6. cary says:

    Are these places pretty thick around where you live? Looks like ghost town central…

    Great shot. Good to have you back.

  7. + says:

    oh my.

    this is stunning.

  8. Albedo says:

    Incredible !
    Stunning !
    How can somebody forget a piano and let it go into such a decay… ?!
    Still, this makes a great shot !

  9. Kenny says:

    Definately looks very good! You really nailed the light and dark areas. Great colors.

  10. Gary says:

    awesome shot

  11. Top Photo!

  12. Joy says:

    The forgotten piano certainly added a feel of history to the previous photo, and in this photo it gives the sense of presence. I imagine it was the focus for much fellowship years ago.
    As always, excellent images.

  13. exude says:

    i absolutly love this shot. sweet nostalgia. my oh my i really really love this!

  14. Jay says:

    There’s a stunningly sad feeling in this photo. Great shot!

  15. pixibition says:

    really neat shot…beautiful color tone and detail:-)

  16. dave says:

    It sure looks out of tune! Great shot that shows the character of the old piano..cheers :)

  17. noushin says:

    Amazing shot, before I read your note I was telling myself this piano matches the condition of previous shot : )
    Very interesting shot, I wonder how they forgot a Piano!!

  18. geof says:

    Very nice shot. There’s so much in a piano you don’t see. They can be very heavy which is maybe why it was left behind, but a little tuning and a light dust… you hum it I’ll play it !

  19. flightless says:

    Amazing shot.

  20. Hza says:

    Andy, very nice highlights in the photos. Excellent.

  21. jasonspix says:

    That is probably way out of tune! Neat color.

  22. wow it looks like it just disintegrated. Great capture of the detail, dirt and dust.

  23. Nate says:

    Looks like an old upright Grand! I don’t think there is going to be much restoration here…

  24. God, I am a pianist. My heart is breaking when I am looking at it. But at the same time I have to say: it is a great photo. Just found your site. YOu have some excellent captures here!

  25. I haven't seen a piano like this before! Nice frame, beautiful lightning… Thanks for sharing!

  26. Carolyn says:

    I love all your work and especially this one. I was born in Luling in 1936 and my Mother and Dad were from Luling, and Austin, so all that area is very dear to me, and all of South Texas, and the Hill Country.

    I love Photoshop and working on pictures and have Lucis Art 2, and am considering getting the Lucix Pro 6. Do you use Lucis Pro 5 or the Lucis Art 2? It sure is a big financial jump to the Pro 6, but I love the effects you can get with it.

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