Stonescape

Terra Firma Thursday. Have a great weekend, everyone!

Joel Barish: “Sand is overrated. It’s just tiny, little rocks.”

– Jim Carrey – Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

About this image: digital photograph (Canon 600D) lightly modified in Adobe Photoshop

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

Weekly Photo Challenge: Water

I have tons of images that would have been appropriate for this photo challenge, but I went with something a bit simpler today (shoreline, Leelanau State Park, Michigan). Which probably means craziness tomorrow (just to balance things out, you know). Have a wonderful memorial day, everyone…

” … we can not dedicate — we can not consecrate — we can not hallow, this ground — The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have hallowed it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here; while it can never forget what they did here …”

– Abraham Lincoln – Excerpt from Gettysburg Address – November 19, 1863

About this image: Ilford 35mm film scan – moderately modified

Distances

My camera – she’s-a so ‘new’… but I like photos that look-a so old! Okay, my camera isn’t that new.  Still, its not like I’m loading wet plates into the thing (which would be so cool – I hope to explore all kinds of alternative photographic processes… someday). *sigh*

I digitally manipulated this shot quite a bit (trying to make it to read… older). If you’re like my wife, that crooked horizon probably irritates you a bit. I did straighten it… and try it at even sharper angles, but I ‘likes’ it this way, so this is how it stays *arms crossed defiantly over chest*. Good day, everyone – I’m off to row. Up-hill!

About this image: Ilford 35mm film scan, digitally toned, blurred, vignetted, scratched and beat to he-double hockey sticks. Mercilessly.