Wednesday, November 02, 2005

my crazy new self portraits

Our trip to the desert was AWESOME, we had so much fun. I'll try to post up some pics soon.

But for now, I want to show you some pics from this crazy idea I had over the weekend. I was standing in the middle of this dirt field in the desert, and I thought, "I going to throw my camera into the air and attempt to get a self-portrait while the camera is in mid-air". Ya I know it's stupid to throw my camera 20 feet in the air and try to catch it, but I'll do just about anything to get a fun photo. It's kinda scary.

So after about 30 times of throwing it in the air and getting horrible pictures of dirt and sky (instead of me) I finally figured out the trick, but I'm not telling it! If you try this yourself (which I don't really recommend if you like your camera, or your uncoordinated) then you might be able to figure out the trick...

Here are some of the first successful mid-air pics:

I took the photo below in Death Valley on a huge salt bed. The salt bed had about an inch of water on it from the rain, but it looked like this huge deep lake. It was so cool. Of course I had to try out my new trick on the salt bed. It's funny because the salt looks like snow, but it was 95 degrees out!

Bethany took this photo of me throwing it up in the air-

These last few photos I took on a dry lakebed, the texture was really cool looking. I look kinda nervous in these photos, and rightfully so because this time I was throwing my $1,500 camera with a $700 lens in the air. If I messed up, it would have been a $2,200 mistake! We'll see how long my cameras last if I keep this up...


Blogger Colin Franger said...

blaine, these are the best photos i have ever seen of yours. The white one is the best of all photographs i have seen of yours. This is neat. I would like to take some of these with you.

I love you.

11/02/2005 7:49 PM  
Blogger etfrang said...

you are a strange child...
some of the pix look like you may have thought that you weren't gonna catch the camera!

11/02/2005 10:25 PM  
Blogger Nate said...

very gutsy cool

11/03/2005 10:40 AM  
Blogger Nate said...

Apparently, there's a Camera Toss Blog, one of Blogger's Blogs of Note.

11/04/2005 8:09 AM  
Blogger blaine said...

Hey Nate, ya i noticed that blog right after I made this post. I guess my idea wasn't so original after all. Bummer.
Their pics are cool, but the only thing about those is that you could get the same exact photos by just waving the camera around at night in hand, no tossing needed. Just an observation.

11/06/2005 10:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very cool idea man. I'm stoked to see how far you've come in the photography world. When are we going to see you in the NW again? p.s. Congratulations to you and Bethany.

11/07/2005 3:49 PM  
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