This is a very old photo (an early attempt with my first digital camera). It’s a study in mistakes. Technically, it’s just… awful. Still, I kinda like it for some reason. Maybe it’s the somewhat eerie colors illuminating those wisps of smoke… maybe it just reminds me of how excited I was to be taking photos… or maybe I’ve just bounced off my head one too many times. Either way, have a great weekend, everyone!
Dark Helmet: “What the hell am I looking at?!”
– Rick Moranis – Spaceballs
About this image: digital photograph (Canon 300D) modified in Adobe Photoshop
Yes, spaceballs!! That’s what this is. 🙂
Have a great weekend you too!
Hahaha… absolutely! I’m pretty sure the alien who took this photograph would have benefited from a tripod (and a few more minutes with his camera’s instruction manual)! 😉
Thank you very much, Malin! 🙂
Hahahaha… Or maybe he was in a hurry to the store to buy some booze or something. ;D
Ha! Or maybe I had already drank too much of it!
They always say ‘the old ones are the best’! 😉
They often do seem to have a nostalgia about them…
(which is probably the only reason I can stand looking at this)
This one reminds me of when all
the oil was burning in Kuwait, yes
a horrible time to be thinking of but
I like your photograph 🙂
How do you mean technically it is
aweul? I think it looks really good SIG 🙂
Have a superb Thursday 🙂
Oh, yes… I see what you mean by that, Andro! I remember that very vividly now, too… I remember seeing clips of that on television… it was SO bizarre…
Well, the exposure is kind of a problem (the shadow areas need a good deal more more and the highlight areas much less), there’s probably not much in focus (although it’s difficult to tell if anything ever actually was because there’s so much camera-shake), the color / white balance is way off, I should probably have filled the frame with… well… with something… on and on…
Probably the only saving grace with this one is personal nostalgia. Which I doubt translates, at all, but everyone here is so generous with me, I’m hoping you all won’t mind too much.
Regardless of technical prowess, it does capture a moment in time for which there is a pleasant memory attached – having a few of these shots myself, I completely understand!
Yeah… I think that’s the thing. It reminds me so much of the ‘time’ I’m almost blinded to… well… this.
Wonderful abstract photo! You just didn’t realise it when you took it. 🙂
You do you sleep when the beds er river’s burning
Looking for oil at midnight gets tiring after a while, you know.
Kind of “Life without your glasses on”, or so I have heard.
Right?! Or with at least on contact on the… wait a minute… don’t move! Oh, sorry, false alarm (it was stuck to my nose)!
I hope you won’t think less of me if I confess that I’ve never seen Spaceballs! I know. I need to rectify this immediately!
No Spaceballs?! Why, that sounds kind of brutal, Ms. C! But of course I won’t think less of you for it… you are far too kind for that!
I’m sure your technically awful would be one of my best, Robert! Yes, this has a nice, eerie quality to it. They look like balls of fire.
Very kind of you to say… but for someone who has had her wonderful photographs Freshly Pressed I think we both know you are being far, far too modest, Amy!
You know, I didn’t see that at first (I guess maybe because I had other associations based on the time I took this)… but a few people have mentioned that… and now I can’t help but see it, too!
This looks exactly like my night photography! Are you saying there’s hope for me yet? I actually like the effects in this. It’s artistic, a picture of what could be instead of what is.
I seriously doubt that, Patti (I’ve seen far too much evidence to the contrary)! It’s funny… I was having so much fun I wasn’t even noticing… well, that this sort of thing was happening! 🙂
It looks like the night Chicago died . . . FIRE!
Now I’m wishing I’d have used a ‘Backdraft’ quote, Nancy!
Oh my, that’s the same thing I see when I have drunk too much…. oh and stars
This was taken only moments before the skyline started spinning…
thought so 😉
The effect is interesting, though, as if the city is on fire.
And from the looks of it the photographer stopped, dropped and was rolling with the shutter open the whole time!
Use the swarts Lonestar.
Never underestimate the power…
Sometimes mistakes & early attempts are great pieces of found art & aha moments ( such as this post). Sometimes they are the ghosts of past relationships that you never talk about with your significant other. On rare occasions they are both. 😀
Hahaha… it might be safe to talk about this one with my current camera…
something tells me it might not be too jealous. 🙂
Leaping tigers SiG! You trailblazer you!
Hahaha… blurry enough to have been taken on leaping tigerback, too!
Oh, you took this photo. That’s good to know because I was wondering how you obtain my best of photos 😉
That would be very funny if you weren’t being way too hard on yourself, Dave! But I appreciate the kindness very much, sir!
I think we’ve all got a photo or two like that… one that will never win any awards, but, still, it speaks to us, and we keep looking at it.
This one is pretty interesting … I like it.
That’s incredibly kind of you to say, John! Pretty much sums it all up, I think… sometimes the memories make the photograph… (I’m just happy to hear it’s interesting even without them… I was kind of having my doubts about that)!
I’ve missed a post or two…I love “stumped”…Mistakes are how we learn…I make a bunch all the time. I hope you are having a good weekend!
Hahaha… that’s great news, Mary! It means I’ve learned a WHOLE LOT!
And thank you so very much! I hope you had a great one, too!
Looks like little fires to me. 🙂
You know, someone else mentioned that too, S.E… and now I’m seeing that as well!
Wow! Wow! The warm light makes this photo special. It looks like you were having a wonderful and romantic evening! 😀
I’m so happy to hear you liked this one, Cristina! It is… um… well… a bit, abstract. But I was having fun (and I’m glad you can feel a bit of that in the photo)!
Looks like the schwartz was with you!!!
Hahaha… I was worried someone would tell me I’d be better off on the golf course working on my putz…
Pretty clearly the river is on fire. Is this from when the Cuyahoga River in Ohio caught on fire from all of the trash in it in the 60s? And is it offensive to suggest that you’re old enough to have started taking photos in the 60s? Hey, at least you had a digital camera even then.
The blurring of the lights makes it look like a massive out of control fire