Thursday, December 10, 2009

3 Strikes, You're Out... errr... You're Warhol!!

Last night I was decanting some gesso into a small jar so that I didn't have to haul out my big can everytime I needed a little. It got a somewhat messy and goopy down the sides of the jar and I saw a nice Polaroid opportunity, so set about fetching my SX-70, a closeup lens, and my tripod. The image I wanted would nearly fill the frame and have good detail, with dreamy depth of field.

 Strike One: The first image zips outta that camera as I accidentally click the button while merely intending to focus! (jeepers!)



Strike Two: my next exposure came out with bizarre streaks and a blank patch where no film emulsion existed. (Hey, it's expired film, what d'ya expect?)



Strike Three: My third one got stuck in the camera. (Oh for the love of Pete!)



So I put the camera away. I was not about to waste more film on this idea. Let it go. But wait! Photoshop... I can drag some sort of image out of bachelorette number 2, you know. Let's see what we get, shall we?



Ahhh yes. Now we have something.  Pop Gesso. 
 Amen.

17 comments:

Sandy said...

there's that creative mind I love! Very cool photo!

sMacThoughts said...

Thanks Sandy! :)

Sandy Mastroni said...

I've missed you !
Glad you're back doing weird things

sMacThoughts said...

hahaha, oh I'm always doing the weird things. Just not all are in the creative field. :)

Madelynn Holmes said...

oh my!!! you take these photographs!
i have all of the ones that appear on the side in my visual art diary for school because i loved them so much and i did water colour studies of them! but i didn't remember where i found them! they are so wonderful! i can't explain. :)

sMacThoughts said...

Wow, Maddy, let me see those, I can do a feature on you! I am honored!

johann said...

yeah...days like that happen..but one has to make lemonade from lemons! Nice lemonade

Dean Grey said...

sMacThoughts!

Oh, this is rather cool looking! Very inventive of you!

-Dean

sMacThoughts said...

Thank you both, guys!! :)

DGotlib - Brain Zaps said...

great that you didn't just ditch it. I like what you have done.

sMacThoughts said...

Although it will probably never go any further than this blog page, I do believe it is good to explore and 'play around' with our creative projects... we learn something each time, and might be able to apply that to other future works!

Sandy Mastroni said...

Susan ... my lamb was made in Akron Ohio !
You are such a smart girl

sMacThoughts said...

:) I know my antique toys. :)

Tara Ross Studios said...

very awesome!!!

sMacThoughts said...

Why thank you, my dear Tara!

bLu eYd YoGi said...

hey cutie! just wanted to stop in & wish you a MERRY MERRY HO HO!!!
LOVE&HUGS.
xo.
e.

sMacThoughts said...

I can't believe it's just days away! Thanks, erica!