Monday, May 24, 2010

SPC - 'Breaking All The Rules' - #4

This is the final week of the May challenge theme, "Breaking All The Rules," so I'm doing a bit of over-achieving here. I couldn't decide which of these I wanted to do the most, so I just did them all!!

First, the one that I actually submitted to the SPC group on Flickr:

"Don't drop your wife's ceramic crock pot off a six foot ladder onto a concrete driveway"
"Don't drop your wife's ceramic crock pot off a six foot ladder onto a concrete driveway"

Ah yes, sometimes the best rules to break are the ones that are often left unspoken.

Actually, I'm not even sure if this should be considered "rule breaking" since no one has ever actually told me not to do this.

See the inset time-lapse better LARGE

"Do or do not -- there is no try"
"Do or do not -- there is no try" -- Master Yoda

"Let the Wookiee win"
"Let the Wookiee win." -- C3P0

"Never Rub Another Man's Rhubarb"
"Never Rub Another Man's Rhubarb" -- The Joker -- Batman (1989)

This is actually from the rhubarb plant we have in our own yard, so I guess, in actual fact, I'm rubbing my own rhubarb, which, if it's not a rule, sure sounds like it ought to be! :-)


Friday, May 21, 2010

Photo Friday - 'The Family'

Just reposting an old favorite for Photo Friday:

A Hard Day's Night (Stockwell Version)

Here's the original again, for comparison:
A Hard Day's Night (original)

Monday, May 17, 2010

SPC - 'Breaking All The Rules' - #3

Welcome to Fight Club.

"Welcome to Fight Club. The first rule of Fight Club is: you do not talk about Fight Club. The second rule of Fight Club is: you DO NOT talk about Fight Club!"

Friday, May 14, 2010

Photo Friday - 'Symbols'


After the onslaught of actual Polaroid posts last week, I should probably mention that the above is not an actual Polaroid print, but rather a digital photo converted using a program called Poladroid to appear similar to a Polaroid.

The left is the arrow found in between the E and the x in the FedEx logo. The right is the same photo, color-inverted and rotated 180 degrees.

For the curious:

It's a curse! Once you've seen it, you'll never again not see it. The blue and orange shades of the logo don't even exist for me anymore.

BTW -- HERE is a link to an awesome article/interview with the designer of this FedEx logo.

Friday, May 07, 2010


Polaroid Week (Last Day)


...and my last Polaroid (for now):


That's it. I'm out of film.

There is new 'Silver Shade' film available now from The Impossible Project, but some users are experiencing some problems with it. Besides that, it's finicky, especially with regard to temperature. I'm hoping that the later batches will have fewer problems and be more stable and with any luck, distributed to local retailers so that I can avoid shipping costs. We'll see how it goes.


Since I started taking Polaroids, I have been taking digital photos of the Polaroid print in the location where the Polaroid was made. Sometimes it is immediately after the print has developed, other times I revisit the location days later, but so far, I've been able to do it in each case.

Here are the ten from the Polaroids I've posted this week:


Lemon Drop drive in



Penske Truck Rental

Norwood Bowl

Dairy Foods of Excellence

AutoZone Stripes

MainSource ATM

Square Deal x 2

Monday, May 03, 2010

SPC - 'Breaking All The Rules' - #1

A bit of fun for the month of May: the challenge theme at Self Portrait Challenge is 'Breaking All The Rules." Participants are to show themselves breaking what would generally be held as a rule -- written or unwritten.

My first take:

Don't Crack Your Knuckles!

"Don't crack your knuckles!"


It's Polaroid Week at Flickr.

All my shots are in the can. I'll be posting two-a-day, Monday through Friday: