02.10.2013 – It Rained on Sunday…

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Also, I finally finished assembling the support for my next project (fingers crossed that painting will be done / posted around the end of the month). Have a great weekend, everyone!

Forrest Gump: “One day, it started raining… and it didn’t quit for four months!  We’ve been through every kind of rain there is: little bit of stinging rain… and big ‘ol fat rain… rain that flew in sideways… and sometimes rain even seemed to come straight up from underneath.”

- Tom Hanks – Forrest Gump

About this image: digital photograph shot and processed with smart phone

Headlights, 1958 Cadillac

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Er… I’m… fairly certain it’s a ’58. I think. Maybe. Hmm…

‘Kill the headlights and put it in neutral…

Stock car flamin’ with a loser in the cruise-control…’

- Beck – Loser

About this image: digital photograph (Canon 300D) lightly modified in Adobe Photoshop

Administration Building, University of Notre Dame (faux wet plate collodion)

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Regulars might know I’ve been watching Notre Dame football since I was about 8 years old. Needless to say, Monday was a rough day for me (not the best ending to an incredible undefeated season). If any Bama fans are looking-in, congratulations on a very well deserved win. Crimson is predicted to be a popular color again next fall… I can see why… but no matter what happens I’ll be sticking with gold.

Have a great weekend, everyone.

About this image: digital photograph (Canon 300D T.T.V. of Kodak Duaflex II) heavily modified to replicate wet plate collodion

Coneys

I’m pretty sure they come with Tater-Tots. So… you know… that’s… nice.

Napoleon Dynamite: “Are you gonna eat your tots?”

Pedro Sanchez: “No.”

Napoleon Dynamite: “Can I have ‘em?”

Pedro Sanchez: *nods*

Napoleon Dynamite: *grabs Tater-Tots, shoves them in his pocket and resumes eating lunch*

- Jon Heder & Efren Ramirez – Napoleon Dynamite

About this image: digital photograph taken with smart phone (moderately edited in Photoshop)

Of Reposts and Shameless Self-Promotion

I usually don’t repost things, but I was so shocked pleasantly surprised to learn this photo made it into The Antique & Classic Camera Blog Image Contest I decided to make an exception! If you’ve got an extra minute or two please consider checking out all the other great entries (featuring some beautiful equipment and processes). And, if you feel like it, please vote for any of the eight images you like best. Although, if entry No. 4 happens to be your favorite… I wouldn’t feel too badly about that.

Have a great weekend, everyone!

About this image: digital photograph (Canon 300D) lightly modified  in Adobe Photoshop

Movable Type

Gently used stamps taking a soak. That’s about all I’ve got today. I often have difficulty ‘using my words’, you know.

Q: “I… am a writer.” [applause]

- Rip Torn – Wonder Boys

About this image: digital photograph taken and modified with smart phone (minimally re-touched in Photoshop)

Kodar Lens

Here’s a different look at my Duaflex II. And, yes… I remembered to duck, so any reflections do not belong to me. You’re welcome. Have a great weekend, everyone!

Derek Zoolander: “Well I guess it all started the first time I went through the second grade. I caught my reflection in a spoon while I was eating my cereal, and I remember thinking ‘wow, you’re ridiculously good looking, maybe you could do that for a career.”

Matilda: “Do what for a career?”

Derek Zoolander: “Be professionally good looking.”

- Ben Stiller & Christine Taylor – Zoolander

About this image: digital photograph (Canon 300D) lightly modified  in Adobe Photoshop

Noisy Plant Parts

Sometimes I crank-up the ISO as far as it’ll possibly go just because I’m in the mood for some random noise. Good times.

Also, I’m shocked I haven’t killed this plant  yet… it’s remarkably resilient… whatever it is.

Have a great weekend, everyone!

Ward Abbott: “Can you really bring him in?”

Alexander Conklin: “I think we’re past that, don’t you? What, do you have a better idea?’

Ward Abbott: “Well, so far, you’ve given me nothing but a trail of collateral damage from Zurich to Paris. I don’t think I could do much worse.”

Alexander Conklin: “Well why don’t you go upstairs and book a conference room. Maybe you can talk him to death.”

- Brian Cox & Chris Cooper – The Bourne Identity

About this image: digital photograph (Canon 300D) lightly modified in Adobe Photoshop

Coffee Maker Bits

Recently discovered: coffee makers contain bits-n-pieces that are fun to photograph. Even if said machine does little to improve upon the taste of a glass of Coke. Have a great weekend, everyone!

Charlie Mackenzie: “Excuse me, miss… there seems to be a mistake… I believe I ordered the large cappuccino. HELLO!  Look at the size of this thing!”

- Mike Myers – So I Married an Axe Murderer

About this image: digital photograph (Canon 300D) lightly modified (and slightly over-cooked)  in Adobe Photoshop