Archive for August, 2009

Blast Off

August 9, 2009

Launch Pad Close Up This past Easter I got to launch a few model rockets with my niece and nephews. It was a pretty interesting launch for a couple of reasons. First of all I was trying some new designs and materials for the rockets themselves. The other difference this time was I set up my holga right next to the launch pad in an attempt to get some cool pics. Since I have a cable release for it and I didn’t really care if the rocket burned a hole through it I figured my holga was the perfect camera for the job.

The picture to the left is the only one that came out. I took about 4 or 5 shots total. The other ones were either blown out or my timing was off and the rocket was already out of frame. I’m pretty sure that this shot was actually taken by my niece or one of my nephews. I’m really glad this one actually came out good. This rocket had two engines in to. I shot off like a bat outta hell and was gone. It was a fairly cloudy day and once it got high enough the rocket vanished from sight and was never seen again.

Now THAT’S a Motherfucking Party!

August 7, 2009

Several months ago while I was in my hometown for a little vacation I did a photo shoot with some friends. This photo shoot. Explaining it doesn’t seem to help. I tried that a few times and the looks I received in return were even more befuddled. Long story short: I used to work in a warehouse where we had a lot of time on our hands to come up with weird ideas. The cool thing about it is that the seriesĀ  got a lot of views when I posted them on Flickr. Well a lot for me anyway. And yes I’m one of those people who constantly check their stats. What can I say, I like to know that somebody is looking at my work. It was during one of these regular ego checks that I noticed this photo:

was linked to by an outside website. I clicked on the link and was kinda floored. Somebody randomly found one of my goofy photos and felt it was goofy enough to include. Well whoever you are, I’m honored. I also gotta say I’m interested that, that photos was chosen. First of all it is one of my favorites from the series (although I will confess I have a lot of favorites from that series) but also I always felt the duck looked a little sad in it. Like he regretted whatever it was he just did. To think that’s the one they picked as a sexy ducky bedroom party.