Darkroom No. 2

As today marks the one year anniversary of this blog I thought I’d post a second darkroom photo (Darkroom No. 1 was my first post so this seemed fitting). The multiple-mes are a result of keeping the camera shutter open for the entire time it took to process a print (6 – 7 minutes… after test strips and exposure).

My most sincere thanks to everyone for taking the time to stop by over this past year – I always appreciate each and every visit! Making the stuff I post here is a ton-o-fun, but it wouldn’t be nearly as exciting without such great folks to share it with. I might not have the highest stats in the world, but I definitely have the best visitors… you guys are awesome! Thank you!

About this image: digital photograph, lightly modified

Piping Putti

Another… ‘unusual’  conversation heard only here:

Me: “Hey, Annabelle… does this look like a putti to you?”

Annabelle: *manages only a blank stare that means ‘not so much’.*

Me: ” It would probably help if he had wings… but…”

Annabelle: *gifts a putty pity pat before returning to her writing*

So… basically what we’ve got here is a short dude rocking a horn.

And apparently the singular of putti is putto.


The title stays.

About this image: digital photograph, moderately modified

Slinky No. 2

Slinkys are funny things… once you start photographing them, it’s surprisingly difficult to stop! Never fear, though… I’ll do my best to  come up with something different for the big Monday show. BUT…

until then…

GO SLINKY, GO (and have a great weekend, everyone)!

About this image: digital photograph, lightly modified

Slinky No. 1

*Que the Jaws sound guys*


*dun dun*

I’m back.


Monday and Thursday-like (when possible), anyway. In all honesty my interwebing was getting a bit out-o-hand. But with such nice comments I couldn’t stay away for much longer. Plus I missed everyone. Cause I’m all cheesy like that. Well… as cheesy as a guy with a fin can get, anyway.

*dun dun dun*

P.S. – I  intended to comment on everything I missed – but I’ve discovered (sadly) I’m just too far behind. Worse yet,  I fear I’ll  have to pick one or two posts of everyone’s to leave comments on (on one or two days a week). I’m very, very sorry about  cutting back so far – but I have to  find a balance; I’ve met so many wonderful people here, and I’m not willing to pull the plug! I hope you all understand (I desperately wish I wasn’t so slow)!

About this image: digital photograph, lightly modified

Chain Link

I’ve been scratching my sagittal crest all night trying to come up with a missing ‘link’ joke for you. No dice. I guess you’ll just have to come up with one of your own. Which might be considered fun… in certain circles.

note: Sagittal Crest is the one of the few terms I remember from an Anthropology class I took back at the dawn of time. Well, that and Australopithecus Afarensis. Because it really rolls of the tongue.

Have a great weekend, everyone!

About this image: digital photograph highly modified to replicate cyanotype

Minnesota Bridge

So, this is a bridge… somewhere… in Minnesota. I think.  I’m having a difficult time remembering for sure… it’s been a while since the seventies (at least two years before my time, anyway).  Yeah… I’m still B.S.ing the dates, too.

Have a great weekend, everyone!

Stephanie Mangano: “Nice move. Did you make that up?”

Tony Manero: “Yeah, well, I saw it on TV first, then I made it up. ”

– Karen Lynn Gorney  & John Travolta – Saturday Night Fever

About this image: digital photograph, moderately modified

Wind Turbine Platform

So… this is the result of my crawling around underneath some  wind turbine control house stairs.  It’s a bit of an unusual perspective, which I like, but I sure wish I could have caught a bit of motion blur in those blades. Maybe if we all flap our arms really, really hard…

About this image: digital photograph, lightly modified

Mackinac Bridge

Here’s a shot of the third longest suspension bridge in the world… or, well… part of it, anyway. What can I say, 26,372 feet is a lot of bridge. Cropity crop.

Have a great weekend, everyone! More numbers here, if you’re into that sort of thing.

Stephanie Mangano: “You know all about the bridge, don’t ‘cha.”

Tony Manero: “That’s right. I know everything about that bridge.”

– Karen Lynn Gorney and John Travolta – Saturday Night Fever

About this image: digital photograph, moderately modified

Pier Closed (T.T.V.)

I was going to take some photos of the pier yesterday, but… yeah. Bummer, dude. Although Annabelle pointed out this shot kinda’ has a Blues Brothers feel to it. Which made me feel much better, of course.

Jake: “What the hell is this?”
Elwood: “This was a bargain. I picked it up at the Mount Prospect city police auction last spring. It’s an old Mount Prospect police car. They were practically giving ’em away.”
Jake: “Well thank you, pal. The day I get outta prison, my own brother picks me up in a ‘police’ car!”

– John Belushi & Dan Aykroyd – Blues Brothers

About this image: digital photograph taken though viewfinder of Kodak Duaflex II twin lens reflex camera – lightly modified