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Wedding at Cornerstone Sonoma!

We just played for a wedding at Cornerstone Sonoma located at the gates of the Wine Country. Grape fields, gardens, boutiques, restaurants, live music. Who could ask for anything more? The weather was very comfortable. What a beautiful spot to have a wedding! 

Our best wishes to Desiree and Nick!

 Trio Maxim at Cornerstone Sonoma

Trio Maxim at Cornerstone Sonoma

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RED, WHITE & BLUE

Recently, I started to experiment with "light painting" photography. I found about this process by watching a tutorial by great photographer Oleg Zotov. It is a very simple process really. In a dark room, the camera is set to a very long exposure from 10 to 30 seconds and then the light source is introduced. It could be done with simple pocket flashlight. It is really fun and easy to do! Experiment with different exposure time to get the best results.

Here are three photos of African mask made by Bakuba Tribe from Zaire. No Photoshop tricks were used to create these photos. The flashlight was fitted with red & blue color filters. Middle photo is plain black and white shot.

ISO 200, F-stop 16, Manual focus.

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Lasso & Coins Wedding Ceremony ( Lazo & Arras Ceremony)

Lasso & Coins wedding ceremony, also known as Arras & Lazo ceremony is very popular among Filipino, Mexican and Spanish communities. The Lasso, (or Lazo) most commonly made of rosary beads, painted wood or crystal, symbolizes infinite bond of love of the couple. The Lasso is roped around the couple to signify a tight bond they share. Later in the ceremony bride and groom exchange special coins (or Arras) which signify wealth and prosperity and are exchanged as a pledge of dedication to each other.

Trio Maxim has been lucky to take part in this great wedding ritual, and we send our regards to the newlyweds Gabriel & Gabriella!

 

 Trio Maxim half an hour before the ceremony...

Trio Maxim half an hour before the ceremony...

 Natasha is trying Roberts cello...

Natasha is trying Roberts cello...

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Mezzo-Forte carbon fiber violin VS classic wooden violin matchup!

As promised, I am posting two videos for you to compare. A classic 120 year old wooden violin vs brand new carbon fiber violin! Which one is better?

Well, it is up to you to decide. Both instruments are quite capable...

About the setup.

For audio recording I have used two MXL 770 small-diaphragm condenser microphones. Audio processing was done with Audacity software. Video was recorded with Go Pro Hero Sessions.

Your comments and likes are always appreciated.

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Memories from San Ramon Wedding...

What a wonderful Celebration it was...  Look at these macaroon towers! Our congratulations and best wishes to a lovely couple Sushrut and Shu!

Tower of Macaroons

New business card design!

New business card design!

We just finished working on a new business card design for Trio Maxim. Enjoy!

                                                                                                                                            

                                                                                                                                                 Max B.

 Trio Maxim Business Card

Trio Maxim Business Card