Slinky No. 3


More slinky. I guess.

Ace Ventura: “Everyone loves a Slinky! You gotta’ get a Slinky! Slinky! Slinky! Go, Slinky, go!”

Jim Carrey – Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls

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


74 thoughts on “Slinky No. 3

    • I can see that, S.E!
      I don’t know if I would be brave enough to blast-off into space. Maybe it was all the Star Trek I watched when I was growing up… I guess I’m all paranoid now!

    • Isn’t it funny? I remember boxes being the same way… I probably shouldn’t admit how many hours I spent playing with boxes when I was a kid!
      And a very good question! Do they make digital Slinkies? Because something tells me kids might be into that.

    • I’m so happy to hear you liked this, Robyn, thank you!
      It was a lot of fun, of course! Well… once I managed to get the silly thing to hold still for a minute or two, anyway!

  1. I’m wonderin’ how you got each of the Slinkies to hold still (yes, I had to go look at 1 and 2 as well). Your photo reminded me of another, from long ago when my teen son incredulously unwrapped a Slinky from my aunt who’d apparently lost track of everyone’s ages one Christmas. It had been wrapped so intriguingly, to a person, our interest was piqued. I snapped the photo of the defining moment with hopes of sending it to her, never dreaming what horror I was about to capture! Thankfully, we had kittens to chase it down the flight of stairs. About a hundred times. We’re not too bright, eh? We can never tell fam, but to this day, we threaten that if someone’s not been good all year, they’ll get a Slinky in their stocking! (I love the light you captured in it –awesome.)

    • Hahaha… I think I can relate to your story! The first few shots went okay… but the more convoluted the shapes I tried to make… the more and more difficult it was to convince the Slinky to hold the pose! Definitely one of those times I could have used a third hand… or a fourth!

    • Thanks, Peg! The more I look at these the more I think the first two might have turned out a bit better… but I thought this was still kind of interesting… in a way… maybe.

    • Thank you very much, Madame! To tell you the truth, it’s been AGES since I’ve seen that movie… but Slinky quotes are a bit more difficult to come by than you might expect! Not sure if I’d still be into A.V. anymore, either. I did like Jim Carrey in Dumb and Dumber, but honestly I like his more serious stuff much better (Eternal Sunshine and Man in the Moon, for example).
      And fixed! See – no worries, Madame!

    • Thank you very much, Amy! They’re kind of fun to photograph… except there are only so many ways you can get them to hold still… it’s almost like they’re all spring-like, or something!

  2. This is brilliant πŸ™‚ Hey I have a slinky SIG and I will
    have to try one of your artistic camera shoots to show
    it off, of course it will never be in the same league as
    yours but I might have a go with that in the morning πŸ™‚

    Have fun tonight my great friend…

  3. I thought it was some architectual design.

    A few years ago I was in a cafe and who was sitting across from me, sipping on a hot chocolate, but none other Bruce Spence (he was one of the bad guys in Ace Ventura 2). So I went up to him and said “Hey, loved you in Ace Ventura 2” . He just about choked on his hot chocolate . The dude has been in the Matrix and Star Wars etc. The movies that haunt!!!!

    • You know what’s kind of funny… we had a plastic one when I was growing up that I may or may not have accidentally cracked in half! OOPS! I mean… you know… had I been responsible, anyway. πŸ˜‰

      • As I recall, the plastic ones we got for the kids were very pretty, but did not work as well as the metal ones. The plastic was not kid proof. It fractured too easily. You have too work really hard to mangle a metal one. πŸ˜€

    • Thank you so very much, Mr. H…
      I keep going back and forth on this one… I think I still kind of like it, but in some ways it seems like the first two were maybe a bit more successful… maybe… or… hmm… *rubbing chin*

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