Flag and Flowers – Leland, M.I.

Spotted while hunting down wine and cheese curds in Leland, Michigan.

*om nom nom*

Have a great weekend, everyone!

“I hope I’m not giving a bad impression of Americans. I’ve now had a mojito, a pretty healthy serving of rum and my second mojito’s coming, all in about ten minutes.”

– Anthony Bourdain – No Reservations

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

Advertisements

Smoke Abstract No. One

Where there’s smoke… hopefully there’s… not… my computer (it’s acting a bit strangely tonight). Awesome.

Tim Krizminski (inside elevator): “How do we know if the floor is gonna be on fire in one of these?”

Lt. Stephen ‘Bull’ McCaffrey: “Well… when the doors open… if it’s hot… don’t get out.”

– Jason Gedrick & Kurt Russell – Backdraft

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

Nucleus No. Two

It seemed appropriate to post some mixed media today… especially since it’s the model’s birthday on Saturday!

Have a great weekend, everyone! And happy birthday, Annabelle! I love you!

About this image:  painted aluminum ground bolted to 8″x10″ canvas frame… background is gel medium transfer of blurred periodic table… charcoal portrait (gel medium transfer)… charcoal circles (gel medium transfer) represent electron orbitals… hand painted copper element symbol and atomic number (acrylic).

Water’s Edge – Lake Michigan

Decent beach. Quite a few pirates this time of year, though. *Hrmph*… tourists.

Mr. Gibbs: “Then, on the fourth day, he roped himself a couple of sea turtles, lashed ’em together and made a raft.”

Will Turner: “He roped a couple of sea turtles?”

Mr. Gibbs: “Aye. Sea turtles.”

Will Turner: “What did he use for rope?”

Captain Jack Sparrow: “Human hair. From my back.”

– Kevin McNally, Orlando Bloom & Johnny Depp – Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

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

Sleeping Bear Point Life-Saving Station (faux wet plate collodion)

More  fakery today with a highly edited photograph of the Sleeping Bear Point Life-Saving Station in Glen Haven, Michigan. Have a great weekend, everyone – for real!

Dr. Watson: “Homes? What are you doing?”

Sherlock Holmes: “Nothing.”

Dr. Watson: “Are you wearing a fa…”

Sherlock Holmes: “False nose? No.”

– Jude Law & Robert Downey Jr. – Sherlock Holmes

About this image: digital photograph (Canon 300D) heavily modified to replicate wet plate collodion

Frog

I’m cautiously trying to ‘hop’ back into the whole… non… absence thing. Also, I’ve come to appreciate animals that show no fear (or any ambition re: movement). Unless… you know… they’re bigger than me. Or rabid.

Delmar O’Donnell: “Can’t you see it, Everett? Them sirens did this to Pete! They loved him up and turned him into a… horny toad! Pete? Pete! Pete! Pete! Pete! Pete! Pete! Pete… it’s me… Delmar! It’s me… Delmar! Everett… what are we gonna’ do?!”

Everett McGill: “I’m not sure that’s Pete.”

Delmar O’Donnell: ” ‘Course it’s Pete, look at him! We’ve gotta find some kind of wizard can change him back!”

Everett McGill: “I’m just not sure that’s Pete…”

Tim Blake Nelson and George Clooney –  O Brother, Where Art Thou?

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