DAY 20: Imitation

DAY 20: Imitation

DAY 20: Imitation

Children love to imitate their parents and the wider world around them, as they learn vital lessons about the rich tapestry of life…

Whenever we are out and a fire engine races by, on it’s way to a fire or another emergency, you can guarantee that when we get home our little three and a half year old will get his own toy fire engine out from the toy box and recreate the scene he has witnessed outside.

Similarly when Mummy is hoovering or dusting around the home, our Son has to get involved with his own housework in imitation of Mummy. When Mummy is cooking he stands there right by her side insisting that he be allowed to make something for the oven too.

Today’s image demonstrates that imitation is copying or reflecting things others do and is inspired by the way our little boy likes to get out his camera whenever I’m taking photographs. He has watched me setting my camera equipment up so many times since he was born back in 2004, so now he has a toy camera out it comes and he snaps happily away when I’m taking images.

He imitates me in so many ways including always putting his wrist through the camera strap, looks through the viewfinder when getting ready to take an image, makes sure the cover is over the lens after taking images and afterwards carefully reviews the images he has taken. He has even set up a pretend computer in his bedroom to imitate manipulating the images afterwards.

We look forward to seeing his real images, when he gets a proper camera, and I have no doubt I’ll be imitating his photographic skill.

Note: image taken with a Canon 5D mounted on a Manfrotto 055CB Professional Tripod – subject located in very large light tent lit by two Canon 580EX flashes. On the surface this may look like a very simple image, but in fact it was a very complicated set-up and proved frustrating to get exactly as I wanted it. As always I aim for simplicity but achieving such simplicity is far from simple.

This image is part of the The Things Children Play With 30 day challenge gallery.

Copyright © 2008 f2 Photography

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Posted by F-2 on 2007-05-04 16:52:46

Tagged: , camera , canon , mirror , imitation , happy , fun , child , children , aspiration , play , playing , 5D , 2007 , Photoshop , light tent , light , tent , tripod , 20D , UltimateShot , APlusPhoto , DiamondClassPhotographer , On Black , 333 views , Manfrotto , 055CB , Professional Tripod , 50+faves , eliteimages

Ghost Adam

Ghost Adam

I am a Ghost.

After using many cellphone cameras to take photos and post to flickr, it was time I dusted off the Minolta Dimage Z5, and take some real photos.

Though, using a camera instead of a phone, I do miss the ability to instantly Geotagg and upload all without needing a computer. If only my iphone had a better camera.

Posted by Ninja M. on 2009-04-10 04:50:12

Tagged: , ghost , minolta , dimage z5 , z5 , haunted , mirror , vancouver , washington , pnw , 2009 , Ninja M. , long Exposure , Minolta Dimage



Our good computer is in for repair, so I had to bust out the old tiny Gateway laptop today. The screen is dusty and it runs sloooow, but I got all my bills paid online…that’s all that matters, I guess!

Posted by ColdModestRadio on 2010-01-08 21:02:23

Tagged: , dusty , dust , Gateway , laptop , 365 , bangs , keyboard , mirror , portrait , woman , screen , computer , reflection , Radiohead , Kid A , poster , computer screen , keys , computer keys , Gateway laptop , smile , glasses , 365Challenge2010 , ColdModestRadio

boo ..

boo ..

Just playing around with my camera yesterday in downtown Louisville. Good to blow the dust off and use it for a change .. ;o)

I am clearly SLACKING on getting photos off my camera and onto my computer, let alone processed and onto flickr. I’m trying to making myself do better .. it’s my new goal .. 😀

In the meanwhile, if you’re interested in the over-sized monkeys that you see in the reflection (which are pretty cool BTW), I’d recommended visiting SnakeTongue’s set of photos.

I just ran this through Picasa .. nothing fancy .. yea, that’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it ..

Posted by joschmoblo on 2008-09-08 17:08:40

Tagged: , nikon , d300 , 10.5mm , fisheye , louisville , kentucky , 3DS_4698 , downtown , mirror , reflection , monkeys , everybody , always , thinks , they , right , everybody always thinks they are right , 21c , hotel , museum , contemporary , art , exhibit , outdoor , inflatable , creatures

Scarydust [Day 4/7]

Scarydust [Day 4/7]

The dust is "scary" because I say so. And it rhymes with "fairy."

This is better viewed large.
The dust is fuzzy because of the depth of field not allowing for it to be in focus at the same time I am.

And so.
Today went like this:

– I woke up just before noon. Really late for me.
– Empty house.
– Called Mom.
– Found out Mom was at the mall.
– Mom came home.
– We were planning to go shopping somewhere. Don’t remember for what though.
– Hannah came home from school early.
– Mom and I went out and took Hannah, after a painstaking process of deciding where to eat [which turned out to be Boston Market].
– We ate.
– We planned to go to the grocery store after we shopped for other stuff first.
– I wanted to go to Newbury Comics. There’s a CD that Hannah wants [and she already knows that I want to get it for her, so I feel relatively "safe" posting this here; even if she finds out, she already knows].
– We went shopping.
– When we finished at the first store, we ended up going home.
– Got home.
– Took a bazillion pictures.
– Got frustrated that my cat wouldn’t leap onto my feet for a photo.
– Loaded files onto my computer.
– Right-click > Open With… > Flickr Uploadr
– Started typing this thing.
– Wanted to stop typing.
– Kept going.

…Uh, and now I’m getting off the computer…

There was a bunch of other stuff that I left out, but that was basically my day…

Posted by Bekah Stargazing on 2009-12-23 03:16:22

Tagged: , 7days , 7days:4 , self-portrait , me , mirror , reflection , dust , sweatshirt , camera , hands , jeans , red , plaid , chandelier , frame , stairs , light , lamp , bright , contrast

digital age

digital age

i really want to get a disposable camera and take pictures of family, friends, memories etc. I really like how they turn out, digital just seems too real and it gets a bit boring after a while when theres not much to photograph. So i took this photo with my camera and my computer, double digital but i like the ‘rustic look’ because of my dusty desktop anyway hello updated flickr!

Posted by Georgina Smith Photography on 2013-05-24 14:20:58

Tagged: , georgina , smith , photography , canon , eos , 550d , mirror , girl , teenager , old , throwaway , rustic , digital , technology , mac , imac , apple , nail , varnish , ring , love , film , camera , teen , teens , young , aspire , photographer , inspired , dusty , dust , desktop , clean , marked

self-portrait with inertia

self-portrait with inertia

I had bangs cut last month, for the first time since Stephanie Tanner had bangs. I like them. I know it’s lame to get haircuts like celebrities, but deep down I secretly may have been imagining Lauren Ambrose. Really I still look like me though.

I’m moving in a week and haven’t done very much about it. I’ve taken a lot of pictures in this room.

Posted by tizzie on 2006-05-23 00:21:40

Tagged: , brooklyn , me , liz , selfportrait , mirror , dust , reflection , dirty , haircut , bedroom , youarenotclairefisher , seriouslythat’sdumb , asmallroominbklyn , moving

16[Things]9/365 (actually 170/365, dammit)

16[Things]9/365 (actually 170/365, dammit)

I was tagged by André Elias for the dreaded 16 Things meme. Why not? If your screen name appears in the tags, it’s your turn next, if you want to.

1. I’m a high school dropout, technically speaking. But I have a Master’s degree.

2. When I was 10, I played the part of 10-year-old Elvis in a documentary. I sang "Old Shep". It was one of the first documentaries to be shot in HDTV, and it only aired in Japan.

3. The last time I drove a car was when I took the licensing exam – over 5 years ago. I bike or take public transit most places that I go.

4. I’ve had body image issues since I was at least 11. It’s better now that I’m not a teenager, but you’ll never catch me in a public place – including a beach or pool – in anything less than a full set of clothes.

5. I learned how to program in BASIC when I was 7.

6. As a kid, I was extremely bossy and arrogant. I’m not sure what happened, but I’m mostly the opposite now. I will go a long way to avoid having any kind of confrontation. I’m terrible at arguing; if an argument gets serious, I have a hard time not crying.

7. I’m an extremely neat and organized person. I find it difficult to work unless my desk is clear. I strive to keep my email inbox empty. (It hasn’t been for a month and a half, because I’m behind on work.)

8. I usually strike people as having a lot of self-discipline, but I don’t. Everything I do gets done catastrophically, which is to say, I don’t do it at all for a long time, then do a lot of it all at once, or at the last minute. This goes for my jobs, my photos, my exercise routine (or lack thereof), my eating habits, etc. I’m basically a high-performing slacker.

9. I scored a perfect 800 on the SAT I verbal test…twice. (The second time, I also scored an 800 in math.)

10. I love almost any kind of food (this relates to #4). Until I was 10, I was a very picky eater: what I wanted, and what my parents never let me have, was junk food. So I was a scrawny little kid, and they had me evaluated several times for eating disorders. For my 10th birthday, I spent the summer in France with my grandmother. When I came back, I had put on quite a bit of weight, and I’ve never lost it all (or my love of food) since. (There are a few things I still don’t care for, like beets and cauliflower. But I won’t refuse to eat anything.)

11. My parents bought me my first camera for my 9th birthday. I’ve barely put it, and my subsequent cameras, down since. I have hundreds of (mostly bad) film photos at my parents’ house, and about twenty thousand digital photos archived since late 2003 when I ditched film. I’ve taken two photography classes, but neither helped my photos improve nearly as much as practice, and exposure to other good photographers, has.

12. I don’t own a TV. (Careful, I didn’t say I don’t watch TV; I have a 22" computer monitor. But I don’t watch much at all.) I also don’t listen to the radio, just a few podcasts. I don’t subscribe to any newspapers anymore, either. And, much to my chagrin, I’ve had to face the fact that I hardly read books anymore, either. This internet thing has completely taken over my media consumption, I’m afraid. I read just as much as I ever did, if not more, but you can’t make a satisfying stack of RSS feeds like you can books. I have mixed feelings about this, but here I am.

13. I’m a big political junkie. I consider myself a partisan Democrat under most circumstances, and I’m not afraid to admit it. But in the few elections under my belt, I’ve never voted a straight ticket, either; I do use my brain in the voting booth.

14. Music was once a much bigger part of my life than it is today. I’ve sung in children’s choirs, church choirs, school choirs, a cappella groups, and even had a few solos, too. I’ve got three years of violin lessons under my belt, and a year of college music theory. Unfortunately, I got a cold (or was it a hangover?) during my first few weeks in Chicago, skipped out on the auditions I was planning for, and haven’t looked back. Now I just sing in the shower, and my violin case is collecting dust in the closet.

15. I used to be painfully awkward and shy. I still have trouble interacting with groups of people that I don’t know, but I’m much better now. Still, being social drains me of energy very quickly; I need substantial time alone in order to feel normal. If it’s not obvious already, I find it a good bit easier to be open about myself and interact with people online than in person.

16. I still have no idea what I want to do when I "grow up". I guess I sort of already am "grown up", but I don’t feel that different than I did when I wasn’t. At the moment, I have two unrelated jobs that are both basically temporary. After that, I don’t know. The fact that the uncertainty isn’t driving me insane is remarkable to me.

Posted by reallyboring on 2009-01-11 23:22:16

Tagged: , 16 Things , 16 , things , 365days , photoaday , 365 , meme , mirror , reflection , TMI , reallyboring , André Elias , generalissima , mister_scantastic , depravedvitalart , MCFIRES

to keep you updated and in the loop about the drug wars and the real terrorists

to keep you updated and in the loop about the drug wars and the real terrorists

any of my friends and hitback contacts and associates already know that i’m anti-pharmaceutical.

my reasons for this are that any major changes in the metabolic system are damaging to the overall etheric control system. more so than alcohol or marijuana, pharmaceutical drugs rearrange the body’s systems and oftentimes never address the true problems. but because the side effects like dizziness can sometimes also translate to "i felt so fking high and wonderful", these drugs persist inside even very conservative circles.

put it this way, the drug cartels contribute to ALL tomorrow’s parties.

anyway, the following is an article from yahoo that is based on post-teenage confessions of really inappropriate and life/system threatening behavior.

check it out:

"Teens are taking painkillers, mainly highly addictive opioids such as OxyContin and Vicodin, from medicine cabinets in their own homes, said Dr. Petros Levounis, director of the Addiction Institute of New York in Manhattan.
"They’re getting these prescription pills from parents or grandparents," Levounis said. "Say I go to the dentist for a tooth extraction and I get 30 painkillers and maybe take one. My granddaughter could go into my medicine cabinet without me knowing and bring the rest of the pills to a party."
A recent report from researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that each year, more people die from prescription painkiller overdoses than from heroin and cocaine overdoses combined. "

and how many people are dying from marijuana, pray tell?
oh, is it still ZERO deaths, lol!!!!
ZERO deaths (and yes, i’m not counting cartel deaths, and the forced black market related casualties — those only exist because this nation won’t grow up past this debate since its such a great cover for the real baddies)
3 New Dangerous Drug Habits in Teens
1= energy drinks
2= huffing "dust off" a computer product with a real kick of a high that lasts up to a few minutes
3= pharma parties

all corporations

Posted by torbakhopper on 2012-02-18 00:15:14

Tagged: , pharmaceuticals , snow , white , julia , roberts , apple , evil , market , street , upper , mirror , march , 30 , night , headlights , ad , san , francisco , scott , richard , torbakhopper

Magic Punk-Rocker Moth

Magic Punk-Rocker Moth

I felt very lucky to capture an image of a creature with magic powers as great as this. It was spreading it’s magic dust around the house until my son hit it with the swatter.
(No moths were actually harmed.)

Check out his goofy blue & yellow striped hair. I didn’t do that, it’s his natural color.

Posted by rcvernors on 2006-07-07 02:40:42

Tagged: , moth , sparkle , magic , mirror , Animal Planet , newphotographers , wings , legs , altered , modified , punker , rcvernors , macro , ABigFave , geotagged , digital art , photoshop art , computer art , All rights reserved.