Hardly Driving

Many, many thanks to Susan, Tim and Annabelle – I can compute again! It feels incredible to be able to use my DSLR… and Photoshop… and Illustrator… and…

Dominic Toretto: “You drive like you’ve done this before.”

– Vin Diesel – The Fast and the Furious

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

Complements of Spring

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A flower-dealy finally showed up outside, so I thought I’d introduce some CrAzY complementary colors today. Eye-protection might be helpful. Have a great weekend, everyone!

Francis Whitman: “You love me!”

Peter Whitman (with Francis in a choke-hold): “Yes I do!”

Jack Whitman: “I love you too, but I’m gonna’ mace you in the face!”

– Owen Wilson, Adrien Brody & Jason Schwartzman – The Darjeeling Limited

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

Twig

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Ever think, ‘Did this guy… photograph… a stick’? Yeah. That happened. Hashtag ‘RANDOM’.

Bob Mapplethorpe: “Wha – why is there tape on your nose?”

Dignan: “Exactly!”

– Robert Musgrave & Owen Wilson – Bottle Rocket

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

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

Peacock Feather

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No peacocks were harmed or in any way mistreated during the production of this photograph. No word as of yet regarding their opinion of extremely shallow depth of field, though.

Brendan: “Here are the peacock feathers plus some instructions from the guru… what’s in that box?”

Francis Whitman: “We bought a snake.”

Brendan: “Its got a skull and crossbones on it…”

– Wallace Wolodarsky & Owen Wilson – The Darjeeling Unlimited

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

Noisy Plant Parts

Sometimes I crank-up the ISO as far as it’ll possibly go just because I’m in the mood for some random noise. Good times.

Also, I’m shocked I haven’t killed this plant  yet… it’s remarkably resilient… whatever it is.

Have a great weekend, everyone!

Ward Abbott: “Can you really bring him in?”

Alexander Conklin: “I think we’re past that, don’t you? What, do you have a better idea?’

Ward Abbott: “Well, so far, you’ve given me nothing but a trail of collateral damage from Zurich to Paris. I don’t think I could do much worse.”

Alexander Conklin: “Well why don’t you go upstairs and book a conference room. Maybe you can talk him to death.”

– Brian Cox & Chris Cooper – The Bourne Identity

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

Flag and Flowers – Leland, M.I.

Spotted while hunting down wine and cheese curds in Leland, Michigan.

*om nom nom*

Have a great weekend, everyone!

“I hope I’m not giving a bad impression of Americans. I’ve now had a mojito, a pretty healthy serving of rum and my second mojito’s coming, all in about ten minutes.”

– Anthony Bourdain – No Reservations

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

Chrysanthemum

Here’s a very similar set-up to my last chrysanthemum post, only today’s image wasn’t back-lit, which changed the feel of things quite a bit (I think).

And Duct Tape is good stuff. Just to reiterate.

Have a great weekend, everyone!

Adam Savage: “Having been unable to coax a bird into my snare, I’ve changed direction… and I’m not actually building a Duct Tape spider web here, I’m building a net that will lay across the forest floor, and when a chicken walks across it, I’ll snatch him up… kind of like the Ewoks from Star Wars.”

– MythBusters – Duct Tape Island

About this image: digital photograph, lightly modified

Bamboo

Originally I airbrushed out this guy’s ‘blemishes’ (because I can relate), but it felt… too ‘perfect’. Sorry, bamboo. But hey, it’s almost Friday… if that helps. Have a great weekend, everyone!

Derek Zoolander: “If there is anything that this horrible tragedy can teach us, it’s that a male model’s life is a precious, precious commodity. Just because we have chiseled abs and stunning features, it doesn’t mean that we too can’t not die in a freak gasoline fight accident.”

– Ben Stiller – Zoolander

About this image: digital photograph, lightly modified