January 31, 2007

My Office

My grandmother wanted a picture of my office. Who am I to turn her down?

Why am I posting it? Why not?

January 29, 2007

How did Hasbro miss this?

Every now and then you get a prop request that's stupid easy.

In I LOVE YOU BECAUSE, one of the characters gives his girlfriend a "My Little Pony" abacus.

Conveniently, "My Little Pony" never actually included an abacus in its offerings. So I had to MAKE one. Fortunately, they DID make convenient stickers.

The character adds "Can you believe someone was throwing this away?" after he gives it to his lover, so I didn't worry about the spots I missed on the beads, or the places where the pink undercoat shows through the deeper pink finish coat. But the wear line in the top photo is, well, wear.

Next up: My Little Pony accessories for more mature little girls. (Get your mind out of the gutter! Although, truth be told, that IS where I was going with it....)

For completeness, here's how the abacus started out:

January 14, 2007

South Tyger Bridge

I saw this bridge as I was driving home from my sister's house over Christmas. The South Tyger River Bridge is a few miles to the southeast of Spartansburg, SC.

I almost drove right past until I realized there was a tree growing up out of the span.

With all the withered kudzu everywhere, the whole thing felt lifted out of THE LORD OF THE RINGS.

It was cold, and I had a full day of driving (15hours!) so I only snapped off a few shots with my Nikon FM10. These were the shots that finally convinced me it was time to go digital. Not know ing how they came out gnawed at me for days. And frankly, I'm not really that pleased with the shots. With my D50, I'd've realized I didn't have the shot I wanted, and I could have tried some things. Plus, I wouldn't have had to spend a week figuring out how to burn the other 19 shots on the film.