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February 12, 2008

Feed me MORE! It looks like Anikin the Manikin is loosing his battle against the giant crocus. Even tho he is putting on his best Ninja skills, things have gotten out of control. I fear a figure-four leglock and an airplane spin and Woody is out the window.
I'm not sure what the Inuit word for this type of snow would be, but I am suggesting "18 lb. dog foot collapsing geometric plate snow." I would rank it somewhere between "bulletproof" and "2 inch thick styrofoam sheet."
It made for very strange walking. We would be held up by it for a few paces then crash thru, pieces scattering every direction. Happy the 18 lb. dog would leave these weird geometric shaped depressions as pawprints.
There is something incongruous about watching a dog with a 3 inch foot leaving 8 inch long footprints that fold in the middle...


buthidae said...

The series of Manikin Man measuring Crocus growthus is the most amusing thing i've seen in a while. It would be worth a poster when all is said and bloomed.

As an exercise in lighting, you got it nailed. Nothing blown, and nothing in harsh shadow in any of the pics. Not such an easy task when the background ranges from black to blinding.

dignature said...

Well, you must have posted that before you saw todays picture. I used one with some shadows I didn't like. But, I figure it lends itself to the macabre circumstances depicted.
I still have to climb the learning curve on flashes. Along with my SB-800 I bought a "Mila- Grid" diffuser, which you can do a lot with. Last night I was just holding it by hand over the on-camera flash and getting surprising results. Digital makes it so much easier than film, and I think it inspires or allows experimentation more. Being able to view your shot immediately and try something else, right away, allows you to keep your 'flow' going.