Orange Crush

This was a very delicate operation. Or… something like that.

‘ Follow me, don’t follow me…

 I’ve got my spine, I’ve got my orange crush

Collar me, don’t collar me…

I’ve got my spine, I’ve got my orange crush’

– Orange Crush – R.E.M.

About this image: digital photograph (Canon 600D) lightly modified in Adobe Photoshop, printed and re-photographed digitally (Canon 600D) through ‘splattered’ glass – edited in Adobe Photoshop

Broccoli in Pink Gloss

A highly questionable source of vitamin… anything (something tells me the FDA would not approve). From the, “Honey… you’ll never guess what the neighbor is spray-painting now!” series of randomness.

Jason: “Well, I’m gonna go make a protein shake.”

– Jason Segel – Knocked Up

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

Weekly Photo Challenge: Morning


Ah, yes… milk and eggs… the breakfast of champions (or a close second to Little Chocolate Doughnuts, anyway). Sadly, this is about the extent of my culinary talents… Anthony Bourdain I am not.

“…Little Chocolate Doughnuts. They taste good, and they’ve got the sugar I need to get me going in the morning. That’s why Little Chocolate Doughnuts have been on my training table since I was a kid…”

– John Belushi – Saturday Night Live

About this image: digital photograph, heavily modified

First Attempt at Light Painting

I recently came across an interesting article on light painting – and I gave it a try last night. There’s no expensive special equipment required – just your camera, a tripod, shutter release cable and a flashlight. Then, in low ambient light use long exposure times and the flashlight to ‘paint’ light on your subject(s). Blah blah blah. It is a lot of fun… and you can get some fairly interesting results.

What have I learned from all of this?

1. I need better subject matter.

2. There are apples buried in the back of our fridge (I have no idea how they got there).

3. I am not a wine drinker (evidence? label falling off old bottle and dirty, dirty glass).

*whew* That was fun. Now beer me, please!

About this image: Digital photo, 30 second exposure… at… f-11-ish? Moderately manipulated (quite a bit of dodging and burning with levels adjustment layers, etc.)