Cat’s Head Point

Cat’s Head Point was quiet…. surprisingly… quiet…

Charlie Kelly: “Hello! Charlie Kelly here… local business man and cat enthusiast. Is your cat making too much noise all the time? Is your cat constantly stomping around, driving you crazy? Is your cat clawing at your furniture? Think there’s no answer? You’re so stupid! There is! Kitten Mittens! Finally, there’s a elegant, comfortable mitten for cats. I couldn’t hear anything! Is your cat one-legged? Is your cat fat, skinny or an in-between? That doesn’t matter, ’cause one size fits all! Kitten Mittens… you’ll be smitten! So come on down to Paddy’s Pub… we’re the home of the original Kitten Mittens! Meeeeeeoooooow!”

– Charlie Day – It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia

About this image: faux tintype – digital photograph, highly modified

Nets

Here’s an old photo of ‘Fishtown’, Leland, Michigan. I sure wish I could go back in time and throw a little more background out of focus (if hindsight is 20/20 this is one time it wouldn’t hurt to be a bit blurrier). Oh well. Have a great weekend, everyone!

Kip: “It’s a time machine, Napoleon. We bought it online. ”

Napoleon Dynamite: “Yeah, right. ”

Kip: “It works, Napoleon. You don’t even know.”

– Aaron Ruell & Jon Heder – Napoleon Dynamite

About this image: Ilford 35mm film scan digitally modified to replicate old alternative process/print

Japanese Garden

Here’s a photo from the Japanese Garden at the Missouri Botanical Gardens. Which means it must be time for a little something from an old stand-by / one of my all time favorite films: ‘Load up the random Lost in Translation quote! AND… SCENE!’

Kelly: “John, John. You are my favorite photographer. ”

John: “Ohhh… ”

Kelly: “No. You are! I only want you to shoot me. It’s true! Oh my God… I have the worst B.O. right now, I’m sorry!”

– Anna Faris & Giovanni Ribisi – Lost in Translation

About this image: digital photograph, moderately modified

Weekly Photo Challenge: Water

I have tons of images that would have been appropriate for this photo challenge, but I went with something a bit simpler today (shoreline, Leelanau State Park, Michigan). Which probably means craziness tomorrow (just to balance things out, you know). Have a wonderful memorial day, everyone…

” … we can not dedicate — we can not consecrate — we can not hallow, this ground — The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have hallowed it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here; while it can never forget what they did here …”

– Abraham Lincoln – Excerpt from Gettysburg Address – November 19, 1863

About this image: Ilford 35mm film scan – moderately modified

Distances

My camera – she’s-a so ‘new’… but I like photos that look-a so old! Okay, my camera isn’t that new.  Still, its not like I’m loading wet plates into the thing (which would be so cool – I hope to explore all kinds of alternative photographic processes… someday). *sigh*

I digitally manipulated this shot quite a bit (trying to make it to read… older). If you’re like my wife, that crooked horizon probably irritates you a bit. I did straighten it… and try it at even sharper angles, but I ‘likes’ it this way, so this is how it stays *arms crossed defiantly over chest*. Good day, everyone – I’m off to row. Up-hill!

About this image: Ilford 35mm film scan, digitally toned, blurred, vignetted, scratched and beat to he-double hockey sticks. Mercilessly.