Wednesday, January 30, 2013

App Monochrome / Walking Man Project

App Monochrome

This past summer here in Anderson Indiana, there was an invasion. We were invaded by 10-foot tall steel creatures. In many ways, they were similar to one another in other ways they were astonishingly unique.

They arrived all over town -- 31 of them, all told. There were maps available, but it was fun to be surprised by finding them places you might not expect.

I enjoyed discovering the Walking Men sculptures around town, but it wasn't until I learned there was a photo contest associated with the city-wide project that I began taking photos of them with any purpose.

Here (in this set) are some of the photo I submitted to the contest. Many of them were selected as weekly winners. Seven were selected as best photo for a specific WM sculpture.

I was happy to participate in an event that brought our community together in a fun way.

Since the summer, many of the Walking Men have gone away. Some remain where they were all summer. Others have been relocated to public parks and riverways.

This one, for example (called App) was located in the downtown area outside of a bank, but has now been relocated to a park near a lake along with several of his WM friends.

I decided to use this black and white WM as my monochrome 52 shot for this week and figured it was as good a reason as any to post a bunch of others from earlier this summer.

51/52 for Monochrome 52

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

SPC - 'Flashback 2012' - #4

Behold The Magic Space Wall Illusion
Behold The Magic Space Wall Illusion

That ought to complete most of the eleven themes for this month. [claps dust off hands]....with one Tuesday to spare [sniffs, cracks knuckles]

Flashback 2012:
Six word story - title "Behold The Magic Space Wall Illusion"
#cheating (that was one of the themes, right?)

Here's an alternate from the same day:

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Grain Elevator

Grain Elevator
Emporia, Indiana

50/52 for Monochrome 52

SPC - 'Flashback 2012' - #3

With the Yashica Six Three Five

The adults in my family of origin don't officially exchange Christmas gifts anymore.  So I was quite surprised to receive a heavy box from my sister for Christmas.

Inside the box was a Yashica 635 complete with the accessories to convert it from 120 film to 35mm film.

I haven't loaded it with film, yet, but I look forward to doing so.

Flashback 2012:
black and white
empty (no film, yet)
Something Old
Something New (to me)
Six word story - "With the Yashica Six Three Five"
Alternate camera (kinda, sorta)

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

SPC - 'Flashback 2012' - #2

Making McDonald's Breakfast from proverbial lemons
Making McDonald's Breakfast from proverbial lemons

One day back to work after 2 full weeks off and Harrison's school closes Tuesday because of a malfunctioning boiler/no heat in the building.

So we took his sister to school, I took the opportunity to drive in the country for a bit to take some photos at familiar  locations, ate breakfast at McDonald's, dropped off a dining room chair to be repaired (got a cool picture of a busted upright piano I'll be sharing soon), and picked up his sister from school.  It turned out to be a good day.

Flashback 2012:
Something Blue
Six word story - Making McDonald's Breakfast from proverbial lemons

Tuesday, January 08, 2013



48/52 for Monochrome 52

Snow Shapes

Snow Shapes

47/52 for Monochrome 52

SPC - 'Flashback 2012' - #1

MSW homework I can get into
One of Christy's MSW classes for this coming semester will require her to choose one of these films and analyze family dynamics, etc.

I'll let her write the 40 page paper, but I enjoyed watching these films with her over the holiday break.

Six Word Story - "MSW homework I can get into"
Something borrowed -- DVDs from our local library