Fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada

Here’s my latest painting (with apologies to the good people at Kodak, and the fabulous city of Las Vegas, Nevada).

Trent: “They’re gonna’ give daddy the Rainman suite, you dig that?”

Mike: “Do you think we’ll get there by midnight?”

Trent: “Baby, we’re going to be up five hundy by midnight!”

Mike: “Yeeeeaaaaahhhhhh!”

Trent: “Vegas baby! Vegas!”

Mike: “Vegas!”

– Vince Vaughn & Jon Favreau – Swingers

About this image: acrylic painting on 16″x16″ MDF panel – ‘faux photo frame’ built from 1/2″w x 1/16″d wood strips, textured by pressing window screen into coat of molding paste, painted & distressed with acrylic

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Of Reposts and Shameless Self-Promotion

I usually don’t repost things, but I was so shocked pleasantly surprised to learn this photo made it into The Antique & Classic Camera Blog Image Contest I decided to make an exception! If you’ve got an extra minute or two please consider checking out all the other great entries (featuring some beautiful equipment and processes). And, if you feel like it, please vote for any of the eight images you like best. Although, if entry No. 4 happens to be your favorite… I wouldn’t feel too badly about that.

Have a great weekend, everyone!

About this image: digital photograph (Canon 300D) lightly modified  in Adobe Photoshop

Kodar Lens

Here’s a different look at my Duaflex II. And, yes… I remembered to duck, so any reflections do not belong to me. You’re welcome. Have a great weekend, everyone!

Derek Zoolander: “Well I guess it all started the first time I went through the second grade. I caught my reflection in a spoon while I was eating my cereal, and I remember thinking ‘wow, you’re ridiculously good looking, maybe you could do that for a career.”

Matilda: “Do what for a career?”

Derek Zoolander: “Be professionally good looking.”

– Ben Stiller & Christine Taylor – Zoolander

About this image: digital photograph (Canon 300D) lightly modified  in Adobe Photoshop

Beula Ogemaw (T.T.V.)

I really can’t help where I go with this one. Simple mind, you know.

I’m on a boat…

I’m on  a boat…

Everybody look at me, ’cause I’m sailing on a boat…

I’m on a boat…

I’m on a boat…

Take a good hard look at the *explicative* boat…

– I’m on a boat –  Lonely Island Featuring T-Pain

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

U.S.S. Riverside (T.T.V.)

Wow. That was somehow both the longest and the shortest two-day / two-week ‘vacation’ I’ve ever been on. Seems our over-heating car doesn’t feel like boldly going anywhere. Sweet.

Anyway, the above was probably the highlight of the whole ordeal trip. Straight from the ‘Future Home of Captain James T. Kirk’ (Riverside, Iowa), I present to you, the U.S.S. Riverside! Set phasers to fun. Or… something along those lines.

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