Hawkish Physiology (faux wet plate collodion)

A detail of display at The World Bird Sanctuary. I believe this was from a Red-tailed Hawk, but the way my brain / memory works hiccups along, who knows.

Royal Tenenbaum: “Jiminy Crickets… that d**n bird must have radar in its brain!”

Gene Hackman – The Royal Tenenbaums

About this image: digital image taken with smart phone and heavily modified in Photoshop to replicate wet plate collodion

A Seat by the Pool (faux wet plate collodion)

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It’s looking a bit dry… I might do okay on the shallow end.

– Carl Spackler: “You got a pool over there?”

– Ty Webb: “We have a pond in the back… we have a pool, and a pond… a pond would be good for you. Natural springs…”

– Bill Murray & Chevy Chase – Caddyshack

About this image: digital image taken with smart phone and heavily modified in Photoshop to replicate wet plate collodion

Four-Leaf Clover (faux wet plate collodion)

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Black and white and (implied) green all over! Not exactly what I had in mind, but you get the idea.  Have a great weekend, everyone!

Murphy MacManus: “Yeah, it’s St. Patty’s Day, everyone’s Irish tonight.”

– Norman Reedus – The Boondock Saints

About this image: digital image (flatbed scan) heavily modified to replicate wet plate collodion

Type (faux wet plate collodion)

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Fake ambrotype typewriter bits… just for grins. Have a great weekend, everyone!

Elvin: “It’s 2012 Winston. Typing is not a special skill.”

– Blake Garrett Rosenthal – New Girl

About this image: digital photograph (Canon 600D) heavily modified to replicate wet plate collodion

Anna No. 3 (faux wet plate collodion)

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Totally exaggerated freckles (although I was tempted to pull them out even further). Ditto the luminous / iridescent / ‘Underworld-ish’ eyes. Over-processing. That’s just how I roll fake-ambrotype.

Selene: “We have a serious problem.”

– Kate Beckinsale – Underworld

About this image: digital photograph (Canon 600D) heavily modified to replicate wet plate collodion

Administration Building, University of Notre Dame (faux wet plate collodion)

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Regulars might know I’ve been watching Notre Dame football since I was about 8 years old. Needless to say, Monday was a rough day for me (not the best ending to an incredible undefeated season). If any Bama fans are looking-in, congratulations on a very well deserved win. Crimson is predicted to be a popular color again next fall… I can see why… but no matter what happens I’ll be sticking with gold.

Have a great weekend, everyone.

About this image: digital photograph (Canon 300D T.T.V. of Kodak Duaflex II) heavily modified to replicate wet plate collodion

Stairs – Fort Belle Fontaine (faux wet plate collodion)

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A fake ambrotype of stairs at Fort Belle Fontaine. I wanted to grab a few photos of the cannon too, but it must have fallen into enemy hands, because it was… totally… not… there.

Capt. Jack Aubrey: “Right. Starboard battery, FIRE!”

2nd Lt. William Mowett: “One minute and ten seconds!”

Capt. Jack Aubrey: “Well done, lads. Extra ration of grog for all of you!”

Crew: “Huzzah!”

Russell Crowe & Edward Woodall – Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World

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

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

Eads Bridge (faux wet plate collodion)

With all these flowers I’ll probably post a color version of the Eads Bridge too, but being its completion was way back in 1874 I couldn’t resist sharing a fake wet plate version first.

Sherlock Holmes: “Look at those towering structures. It’s the first combination of bascule and suspension bridge ever attempted. Most innovative. What an industrious empire.”

– Robert Downey Jr. – Sherlock Holmes

About this image: digital photograph heavily modified to replicate wet plate collodion

Anna No. 2 (faux wet plate collodion)

More digital smoke and mirrors… because that Petzval hasn’t shown up on my doorstep yet.

Sally Sitwell: “Still doing your little tricks?”

Gob Bluth: “Do you consider this to be a little trick?”
[Gob tries to create a fireball, but sprays Sally with lighter fluid instead]

Sally Sitwell: “Did you just… squirt me with something?”

Gob Bluth: “It’s lighter fluid. Didn’t put in a new flint… but still… where did the lighter fluid come from?”

– Christine Taylor & Will Arnett – Arrested Development

About this image: digital photograph heavily modified to replicate wet plate collodion