Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Like a Staggering Drunk at a Cheap Chinese Food Buffet The Forest Pukes Forth Color From The Deepest Part of Its Bowels.
These were shot with the Sigma 10-20 and Lensbaby 3G.
I only mention it in case you missed that I have those lenses. Write it down.
Sunday, September 28, 2008
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
These are retired cigarette vending machines that now sell little bits of art for 5 bucks a pop. Samples of the art can be found under the artists name here.
I'd show you photos of the art but I don't have any. Not because I was worried about the copyright issues and derivative works but because that night I kept calling it the Crap-O-Mat and I think my neice, Sara, rightly wasn't letting me see anything she bought.
Gentle Viewer Ali B and an email exchange or two from Clark Whittington, The National Bureau Chief of Art*O*Mat has reignited my interest in these machines. When you go to the website Art*O*Mat go and check out the machines as well as the guidelines for artists and then remind yourself that it's art for 5 bucks from a machine! This is not art for money. It's art for art's sake. Try finding THAT in most places. You'll be seeking these things out.
Today Lensbaby announces their new lines of Lensbaby Lenses!
Those coy devils! The new Lensbabies have NAMES and available swap out optics.
At least it wasn't the ultra wide angle Lensbaby 4G I had been fearing.
The biggest readily apparent change is that the Original Lensbaby and Lensbaby 2.0 have been replaced with the Lensbaby Muse with swappable optics (A pin hole, plastic, double glass (Old Lensbaby 2.0) and single glass (Old Original Lensbaby))
The Lensbaby 3G has been renamed the Lensbaby Control Freak and seems to be very similar to the old 3G complete with Lunar Lander Legs
And NEW addition is the Lensbaby Composer which is a ball and socket lens which bends and rotates smoothly shifting the sweet spot of focus and has a twisting locking ring if needed and focuses with barrell ring AND features the swappable optic system.
Check them out!
And you can 'try out' all the new optics here.
Sunday, September 21, 2008
Saturday, September 20, 2008
Friday, September 19, 2008
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Monday, September 15, 2008
Sunday, September 14, 2008
I'm sure most of you do the same thing. BUT maybe you don't do THIS which is see an image, eye your computer suspiciously and wonder where THAT came from and WHO took it and HOW did it get on your hard drive only to find that, of course, YOU took it. It's not that it's high art or a great social statement (Like everything else on The Thing of the Moment) but it's an image that I see and think, That's not that BAD, maybe I should post it, because, you know, I have so few posts on here.
Anyway, so this is the first, and possibly the last, of a new series of photos that caught my eye as they showed up like a red sock in the wash on my screen saver. (You KNOW you've watched your wash. Don't lie!)
The Norwegian Spirit is one of the many cruise ships which come into Bar Harbor and I love them. They are a relatively recent addition and they fill the town with nice, interesting people who are not taking up my parking spaces. Some locals hate them but they are the same idiots who dislike ALL tourists. Want to see the value of the fresh blood of tourism, go to some of the cousin populated little towns on the coast that DON'T get tourists. You'll return from them and lay in the fetal postion in your room and rock and cry yourself to sleep.