Here’s a very similar set-up to my last chrysanthemum post, only today’s image wasn’t back-lit, which changed the feel of things quite a bit (I think).
And Duct Tape is good stuff. Just to reiterate.
Have a great weekend, everyone!
Adam Savage: “Having been unable to coax a bird into my snare, I’ve changed direction… and I’m not actually building a Duct Tape spider web here, I’m building a net that will lay across the forest floor, and when a chicken walks across it, I’ll snatch him up… kind of like the Ewoks from Star Wars.”
– MythBusters – Duct Tape Island
About this image: digital photograph, lightly modified
that is the most beautiful piece of duct tape i have ever seen 🙂
Fortunately most of it stayed behind the flower, although every now and then I could swear I saw the corner starting to stick out…
Those duct tape corners have a mind of their own
tietape them down…
I once had a car held entirely together with duct tape. Hmm, which has nothing whatsoever to do with Chrysanthemums 😯
HA! Sounds like a sweet ride, Loon!
It was, until I went through a car wash 🙄
It is very different to the other one but also lovely. This one’s earthy, the other one ethereal.
It’s strange how many different looks you can create from a similar set-up, isn’t it, S.E.? I’ve noticed before that even if I start out processing the exact same photo it will look dramatically different depending on my mood at the time, etc… interesting…
Very tiny and lovely shot. It’s a nostalgic taste.
Thank you so much, sir!
I’m very happy to hear the processing has that kind of feel!
Love the vintage feel. And I’ll second the awesomeness of duct tape. It might be holding my kid in time out as we speak 🙂
Thanks so much!
HA! The other day I saw some parents who had their kid on one of those Duct Tape harness things…
(Okay, that’s not so much… ‘true’… but if it were… then… well. You can imagine. Hilarity.)
Nice. Duct tape? Nothing short of amazing.
I don’t know if you’ve seen any of these shows, Patti – but they’ve used the stuff to build boats, repair aircraft… you name it, they’ve done it with Duct Tape. Pretty cool!
I still want to try this — I should snip a hydrangea bloom and see what it is like. Excellent, SIG.
I’d love to see that, Ms. D!
I know it would be wonderful!
Is this the first Chrysanthemum out of order, or Chrysanthemum #3? Why was Chrysanthemum #2 first? Inquiring minds, etc…
Good call, Peg (they were posted out of order)…
and a good question, too.
If only I could remember why I did that now…
I’m fairly certain there was some reason I did that (probably was something just as simple as I felt like staring at the second one more on the day I posted it, or something like that)
Love the processing here, very cool. Never fail to produce great work SIG.
Many thanks, Astra!
It’s kind of funny how I usually start off trying to clean my images up a bit…
and then I turn around and completely ‘mess them up’ all over again!
Our front door light fixture needed surgery when it suffered a screw loose . . . duct tape to the rescue! 😀
Duct Tape and a scalpel! STAT!
I love it, Bob! Another one of my favorites!
You have a great weekend!
Thank you so very much, Deb!
I’m so happy to hear you liked this one! I was hoping it wasn’t silly to post both versions, but they seemed different enough (and it had been a while since I had the other up), so I thought I’d give it a try!
This one looks good enough to be on a book jacket. Maybe a Western.
Have a great weekend!
Aw, thanks Ms. C!
Your comment really makes me want to get a shot of a tumbleweed…
that seems like it could be pretty cool! Maybe some day…
Am I missing… an eyebrow?!?
One of the all-time classic moments – right up there with when Tory goes over the handlebars (only less painful to watch – in a way)!
Is that a chrysanthemum in a brownie?
if it had any sense it sure would be!
Unfortunately just a stained glass window. Which seemed fun, until I started comparing it to brownies!
D’oh! I was just mentioning your masculine art in a comment reply and swing by your blog to find this? It’s beautiful -and unexpected! You have a way of messing with my mind SiG. And finally I now know how to spell chrysanthemum and will never have to google it again which makes it beautiful, unexpected AND educational!
Speaking of duct tape- We once to our song to Bimini a tiny Bahamian island 50 miles off the coast of Florida- for a seaplane adventure and weekend getaway. When we arrived his w/c seatback had been in flight. Finally we were able to find someone at the airport with duct tape! Apparently it is worth $10 a roll there (in the year 1997) but the man charged us nothing to fix his chair thus saving our trip- and wouldn’t even take a tip nice guy. When we got home we sent him 3 rolls to replenish what we had used and more. That’s my story about duct tape. It’s awesome for anything- even wheelchairs!
Hahaha… yeah, I guess this one is a bit of a departure. Not sure what my deal is – I tend to keep trying different stuff – to hopefully keep things interesting, although that probably also means never really getting the hang of one subject / type of subject matter.
That’s a wonderful story, Lynn. Always so inspiring to hear about those genuinely nice people who are happy to help… just to help (like you and Rip are doing). Duct Tape is some pretty incredible stuff, really. I’ve seen episodes of Mythbusters where they’ve used it to repair aircraft, build working boats… you name it. Pretty cool!
I used to love that show, we dont gt it over here.heard that duct tape was originally used to keep ammo cases dry so I can believe it’d be good for fixing boats and aircraft although I dont like to think about my plane being held together with it. Lol.
I have to admit I like it quite a bit too, Lynn! Good times!
I would definitely believe that! The stuff is pretty spectacular – definitely appreciated for use on Terra Firma, too!
“son” not “song”
Hey Bob – have you tried double sided tape? You can hang whole items of telecoms equipment on walls with it as long as you exit the customer’s premises very promptly afterwards 😉
interesting variation on your Chrysanthemum theme – the background tray (?) has some fascinating patterns that really complement the flower and the style you’ve applied 🙂
Also a very effective choice, Martin! Hahaha… decorate and run, I guess!
Thanks so much! The background is a small stained glass window in our apartment… I always thought it was kind of cool looking – particularly with the edges (because it reminded me of just that – really does look like some kind of tray from Biology class/lab, doesn’t it?)!
Hi Inky…I have been outta the loop. I see that I have been missing some good art photos. I loves me some duct tape 😀
Difficult not to be with summer finally on its way! Ha! Me, too! Who doesn’t really, right?!
Is there no end to the uses for duct tape? No home can operate without it!
Nicely done. The tone is wonderful!
Water – Food – Shelter – Duct Tape.
Not necessarily in that order.
Thanks so much, M.P.! I appreciate that very much!
Excellent work. Superb image.
” I can feel a disturbance in the duct tape.” ;D
BTW I have posted the Part 2 Of Bread & Bear. Also I don’t think you have seen the start of my Caravaggio sequence posts (Surreal Thursday). They are full of airships and strange towers. Enjoy the weekend. May the duct tape be with you.
“The duct tape is strong with this one…”
Sounds fantastic! I’ll be sure to stop by and check everything out tomorrow when I’m making my rounds! I’d head over sooner except I’m half-asleep at the moment. That and I’m paranoid about leaving a comment on an off day because I’m paranoid some of my other blogging buddies will see it and feel bad / wonder why I haven’t stopped by their blog(s) yet (silly, I know – as I am about most things, I guess)…
That incredible background looks good enough to eat in that sweet brittle, crunchy, burned caramel with a chrysanthemum on top kind of way. Love the rolled edges!
Thanks so very much, Ms. K!
As soon as I saw that window I knew I was going to have to use it for something! Kinda fun, isn’t it?! I have a feeling I’m not done with that backdrop just yet!
Another feast for our senses SIG
and how very creative you are 🙂 🙂
I like everything about this one…
Thanks so much, Andro!
I guess sometimes necessity really is the mother of invention – or at least has something to do with my taping random botanicals to the window, anyway!
Well don’t see any duct tape but I am myopic. Just see an amazing photo that brings to mind weddings and corsages from the 1920’s.
Love it Bob.
*whew* I’m a bit relieved you didn’t notice any corners sticking out, Ms. B (I had taped this flower to a window to take the photo). In my paranoia I was sure at least a small part was poking out from behind!
It looks beautiful!
Have a great weekend Mr. SIG 🙂
Aw, thanks Ms. B!
I hope you had a wonderful weekend, too!
Almost looks like it’s resting on a sheet of nori. I never knew a flower could make me hungry!
Happy weekend, Inky!
I’m not going to lie to you, Dishy… I totally just Googled nori.
I was guessing it might be some kind of fondant.
I guess you could say I was just a little off on that one.
I like the background you have it against. Finally starting to make headway in my RSS reader after the 2 weeks offline. Don’t have time to go back thrrough all the posts I missed though. Have a great weekend Robert & Annabelle.
Been there & done that, Tony!
Hope you’re not too overwhelmed by it all (I tend to feel that way sometimes)!
Thanks so much, Mr. M!
Dear Sir! I am as always extremely impressed!
As I am by your continued kindness!
Thank you so much, Nigel!
It feels like you brought us travel back in time. Love this vintage mood! Awesome! 😀
I’m very happy to hear you say that because I was hoping this one would have that kind of feel to it! Thank you so much, Cristina!
Oooh, that’s so pretty it almost makes me want to be the kinda gal who grows flowers. I mean, I wanna be the gal who grows them, just not the gal who does all the work to get to the grown stage.
Aw, thanks, Megan!
I could wilt a plastic flower.
Unintentionally, of course.
i’d much rather use duct tape to make beautiful photographs than to keep the ticks from crawling up my pant legs. i need a change in direction 🙂 🙂
I guess I hadn’t heard of that technique before…
to you kind of ‘tighten’ the bottoms so they can’t crawl up (or is there maybe something in the tape they don’t like – or maybe both)?!
Thank you so much, Nandini!