Why, yes… I do enjoy taping random flowers onto the window. Which is the lead-in for yet another installment of ‘unusual’ conversations heard only here.
Me: “Hey, Annabelle, does Duct Tape stick to flowers?”
Annabelle: “Well… I can’t say I’ve ever really tried that…”
Me: “Yup! Seems to be working just fine.”
Annabelle: “That’s good.”
Have a great weekend, everyone.
About this image: digital photograph, lightly modified
Of course duct tapes sticks to it…the question is can you pull it off and keep the flower intact?
I was 1 for 2 on that, Bearman…
the second attempt flower actually held together really well…
the first, not so much.
I had a car once that was entirely stuck together with duct tape.
Sounds totally aerodynamic, Loon!
(did you ever see any of the ‘Mythbusters’ episodes where they test duct tape? I think they built functional boats, airplanes, etc… pretty cool, really)!
They could have borrowed my car !!!
confirmed, I guess!
Ahhhh yes the dreaded Ductmobile 🙂 lol
It could have been a lot worse Loooooon
it could have been one of mine 🙂
Have a great rest of day now…
Batman WISHES he had thought of that first!
‘To the Ductmobile’
It looks so pure…
Have a great weekend Mr. SIG 🙂
These were the last flowers blooming outside last fall
(when I saw them I couldn’t resist trying to get a shot)!
Thank you so much, Ms. B! I hope you have a wonderful weekend as well!
Gorgeous! And so clever. The only thing I’m seeing outside the window is a whoooole lotta white. We may get a foot today of the frosty kind. Bring on the flowers!!
Oh no, Dishy!
Sorry to hear that – my family has been getting a ton of snow back in North Dakota, too. I really can’t complain about the weather we’ve been having here, lately… it’s been wonderful. Hopefully spring will start making the rounds sooner than later!
What a pure looking flower! It’s lovely, Sig! Ah…did you have a blizzard?
Hahaha… no… although the glass was rather ‘frosted’…
Wow. This is gorgeous!! A flower on a window. Brilliant!!
I’m very happy to hear you liked this one, Ms. D!
Very pretty…nice to see your soft, feminine side, Sig. 😉
the flower just came over to watch the game, M.P…
How are you SO. CLEVER?
I almost want you to not share your secrets so unclever people like me can’t steal them, but I really do appreciate it. This is beautiful.
Thank you very much, U.M…
although you are the farthest thing from unclever!
Now where did I leave that Windex?
Pretty flower! 😀
Thank you very much, Nancy!
LOL.. Well whatever works… Funnily though, whenever I get the duct tape out, my wife goes very quite… and mumbles a lot !!… 😉
Hahaha… you said it, FS!
I’m rather lucky in that my wife understands the great benefits of duct tape…
there’s surly at lest a billion and one fixes with the stuff!
love your work Siggy
I sure hope that’s true, because I really dig your style, N.M…
thank you so much!
Lovely and pure. 🙂 Happy weekend.
Thank you very much, cocomino!
That is so nice to hear!
I hope you have a very happy weekend as well, sir!
All the shades of white are lovely. Thank you!
That is all shades of kind, Peg…
thank you so much!
When all else fails use a nail gun!
Sometimes I think that’s all that was used to hold my head on!
where”s the tape…i can’t see it!
It’s ‘rolled up’ onto itself behind the flower
(with a tiny hole punched in the center for a tiny bit of stem to fit though).
I’m kind of relieved none of it is poking out!
Too funny – and a brilliant click.
Sounds like a bestseller: 101 uses for duct tape, with a subtitle: not just for taping ducts. You’ve got the photography chapter well-covered. 😀
It’s amazing stuff, P&K!
There’s not much that can’t be fixed (at least temporarily) with a roll. Or two.
Hahaha… seems like the cover should be made out of duct tape, too (just as long as it doesn’t get taped shut, I guess).
The flower looks so delicate and almost transparent. You always come up with such neat ways to shoot things.
Thank you so much, sir!
I have a book full of ideas at this point… the difficult part is usually getting a hold of all the materials, etc. I could sure use a prop provider!
Who would have thought of that? Lovely.
Maybe it just means I spend too much time staring out (or at) the window?
Thank you so much, Patty!
As bright and pure like the angels! 😀 Nice one!
That is wonderfully kind of you to day, Cristina!
Thank you so very much!
Beautiful shot! Very delicate handling of the light, dude! Gorgeous colours. 🙂
Why thank you, S.E.!
It took a bit of dodging / burning / different levels for different areas, but that’s usually the case, I guess. I might try something similar with other subject matter in the future, but this flower seemed like as good a place as any to start, I guess.
Great image Bob… I really can’t envisage having a conversation like that with my Good Lady – She’ll know if it doesn’t stick by the grumbling and cussing 😉
Pretty sure there was lots of grumbling and cussing here, too, Martin. That conversation took place prior to the build.
I’m hoping no Chrysanthemum died in the making of this!!!!
Well… 1 for 2 on that, Loon… I can’t tell a lie… sacrifices were made.
Although I did shoot this after a few nights of freezing temperatures outside, and the rest of the blooms disappeared pretty quickly after that, too.
Beautiful piece. Ethereal flower at the end of the tunnel of light. Very Eastern Archetype/Symbol.
Now a few questions: 1. Taped on which side of window in relation to camera ? The tape is not visible.
2. When you remove flower from tape is tape damaged ? Would removal from tape be ducking out or back petatling ?
Many thanks, sir!
Yeah, a bit of an unusual set-up. I took a piece of tape, rolled it up on itself (punched a hole for a tiny bit of stem to fit into), and stuck the tape to the back of the flower. Then I pressed that assembly onto the window (tape facing ‘away’ from the camera).
Hahaha… the tape was definitely in better shape than the flower (although the flower still looked pretty nice for a few days).
You have done a great job on this one SIG
and I like the frame too… Well it finishes off
this masterpiece rather well I think? 🙂
I hope that you are having a wicked day 🙂
Thanks so much, A.G.!
It’s kind of funny… I actually began looking at the window as a subject before the flower (it seems like it would be the other way around)! I’m hoping to use it again, at some point, too!
Many thanks, sir!
I hope you are having a wonderful day as well, my friend!
Imagine how many things worldwide would fall apart if duct tape ceased to exist. It is a universal fix-it. I bet aliens use it on other planets too. I wonder if it’s used at molecular level? Something strong has to hold all those atoms together…
good point, Mr. M!
Forget all that string theory stuff… I’d say it’s a safe bet duct tape is doing the real scientific lifting!
I love how duct tape sticks to everything, including itself, once you unroll it, but is not an impossible feat to get it off the roll. Ingenious. So, of course you can use it to tape a flower. 😉
Did you ever see any of the Mythbusters’ duct tape experiments, Red?! I was impressed with the stuff before I saw what they did with the stuff… it’s incredible!
Thank you so much!
Not into television, but I grew up in a construction company. I know the power of duct tape. Some of the children in my daughter’s junior class took part in the duct tape prom competition. They made and wore formals (dress and tux) out of duct tape. o.O
Lovely, white on white actually works so well… who’d have thought…
I was a bit curious about that at first, too, Nigel…
for the most part I was pretty happy with this one turned out, though…
(I think… at the moment, anyway)!
I love the lightness at the edges of the flower and then gets darker as you get to the center. Very ephemeral feeling.
FYI – Duct tape solves all problems!
The back-lighting deserves most of the credit, Ms. C, but thank you very much!
Hahaha… indeed! Go duct tape, go!
What we have here? A beautiful creation from Bob again 🙂
Why, thank you, Jake!
You are always so kind, my friend!
Start off with a beautiful flower and soon the talk is duct tape – that’s sticking power for you.
The shadowing is so elegant!
Hahaha… people do like duct tape! I’m beginning to think I should invest!
Thank you very much, Ms. K!
Thank you so much, S.F.!
Lovely photo Sir! Good to know that duct tape works on flowers, you never know that one day it might come in handy.
Many thanks, C.O.R.!
Hahaha… absolutely! Is there anything duct tape can’t do?!