Monday, August 31, 2009

Timer Shots I'm Unable to Set-up in 12 Seconds

Press shutter release, run across floor, climb scaffold, pose in a convincing "I'm so busy working I don't even notice my picture being taken" stance.

First attempt

second attempt (so close)


M.A.H. said...

I tried this very thing while digging up about 50 weeds in my yard and couldn't even scramble from the porch to the front yard with my shovel for the "I'm so busy working I don't even notice my picture being taken" stance. Scaffolding. I'm impressed.
Nice to see the project.

Carla said...

Probably not the smartest thing I ever did on scaffolding, but I did limit to two takes.

So what got snapped? Your backside running with shovel? This really should be a book.

Lynne Rutter said...

get a remote control for your camera. that looks dangerous!

nice ceiling, btw!

Carla said...

Thanks, Lynne. I'll get a remote right after I finish my "Just Barely Impossible 12 Sec Timer Shots" book.

Nomi Lubin said...


That's my contribution.

Steven LaRose said...

I think you are onto something Carla. That would make a fantastic coffee table book. . . or maybe a blog. I'll see if I can figure out my Powershot's timer.

I love the suedey field for the stencils. wet into wet and or sponging? Will the gold get broken up at all with another layer? I am always uncomfortable with the harsh edges of stencils. Floating so crisp and artificial over marvelously worked surfaces. And what is that double cornice/mantel to the right?


Carla said...

The field is just a slightly warmer and a slightly cooler glaze applied on the same pass and rag manipulated. It doesn't have the orangey patches look in person, more subtle. The stencil was originally to fill in the space a bit more, but this was the final compromise. It is metallic, and so in person, it breaks up on its own as you move around. The dark-light relationship to the field flips about really well.