Light painting…sort of.

As a photographer, I’ve never been particularly attracted to light painting, though I’ve seen some really nice work done in that respect. I was sitting in my dark room late last night, with a laser pointer, watching my computer finish up some DVD rips, and was playing with my laser pointer at a time when the dogs were asleep in the next room and not likely to go insane over the green dot on the floor, or walls…

It occurred to me that I had my camera sitting next to me and I wondered… Yes, it works. It’s interesting doing this because you can only see it while you are tracing out a letter, so you’re not really sure how it’s going to look, but there it is. I think further time was…er investigation is in order.

Pretty sure I still have a piece of black cloth somewhere around here. Should make a nice background for more of this tomfoolery. By the way, if you try this, keep the dogs and cats out of the room. They really love to chase these things and they’ll get in the way or likely break something. They get quite exuberant.

Project 365?

I’ve been mulling over the idea of doing a photo of the day project, a ‘Project 365’ if you will for some time. My friend Brian started one, and frankly it’s made me feel like I ‘should’, but it’s a huge commitment. So far he’s kept up with it. I know I would feel guilty if I couldn’t and with things in my immediate future being a bit uncertain, I may just wait a bit before I start it. It’s a great idea, and it forces one to get out and do some shooting and thinking about doing things out of your normal comfort zone, all of which I need to do. Maybe when some immediate concerns get take care of I can concentrate on it better. Feeling just a bit unfocused on photography right now, please excuse the unintentional pun.

However, I had occasion to go to DIA (Denver International Airport) today to drop off a friend. I decided I’d better bring my camera so I could get some images of the famous Demonic Horse. There is quite a backstory on this one, and you can read a bit about it at the following blog: where you can ALSO read about a number of conspiracy theories about DIA that are frankly… well, I’ll let the readers decide for themselves.

I was sort of half thinking that this might be a good image to start with a project 365. It’s kinda different, kinda weird. Nevertheless, I haven’t been able to make myself commit to this sort of project, yet.

The back story on this sculpture is how long ago it was commissioned, vs. how long it took to get delivered, and how it actually killed it’s creator. Now of course, those who want to place some mysterious significance on any event that happens normally in life consider the sculpture haunted. I think its an interesting piece, at 32 feet tall, it really dominates the horizon. It does seem a bit out of place given the type of art, but what do I know from art? At any rate, I present to you, “Blucifer”, aka “DIAblo”, the Demonic Horse of DIA.