Friday, April 29, 2005

Beer and a Ballgame

    Justin Verlander, 2004
    taken with Diana Camera

The Richmond Braves are soon under way and it is near time for a cold American beer. None of that murky foreign bilge that comes with celery sticks and fuzzy umbrellas. Give me a clear mountain flag-waving pale yellow beer. Mmmm. Not much of a baseball fan really but it is a great thing to do once or twice a year. This image was shot for Virginia Living a year or so ago, thus qualifying for the busted scanner nostalgia parade.

Thursday, April 28, 2005

Another Wily Apparition

    taken with Diana Camera

Another older image as it looks like my scanner part is on back order. But I fear it might be something other than the bulb and that I might be looking for a new medium format scanner before too long. The software for my increasingly primitive Minolta scanner was designed by a professional wrestler after a toad licking bender, so update availability is presently unclear. It all depends upon whether the Minoan Mangler has come down from his amphibious delusions and returned to working the beta shareware circuit or not.

Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Gray Day in Spring

    taken with Holga Camera

My scanner has been hobbled by a torn hamstring, so I am breaking out a veteran image once more. Just as well really as the ease of scanning images makes me a little lazy. I should be in the darkroom anyway.

Sunday, April 24, 2005

Camel Unfiltered

    taken with Holga Camera

Again from the Holyland Experience. They had a few animals there along with all of the spiritual theatrics. It was strange that they didn't have too much in the way of rides. Who wouldn't want to ride on the Holy Moses Log Flume? Or the Redemption Rocket? Or the To Hell and Back Fun House? Or Bible Thumper Cars? I know I would.

Saturday, April 23, 2005

Gibsonton, Florida

    taken with Holga Camera

We met Brian while checking out Gibsonton, Florida. Gibsonton is a town where a lot of circus folk would live when they were not on the road. There wasn't too much to see as most of the famed personalities have already passed. We had coffee and pie at the Giant's Camp and snapped a few photos. Later today, time permitting, I'll post a link or two to some of the lore surrounding Gibsonton. Jeannie "The Half Girl", the giant himself and the "Lobster Boy Murder" to name a few.

Thursday, April 21, 2005

And On the Seventh Day...

    taken with Diana Camera

She did passeth out from exhaustion and excessive frivolity. This image is from Bonnaroo last summer. Am trying to figure out how to get there again this summer. This was the last day before packing out of the campground. I have maybe a dozen photos of people passed out that last afternoon but this one I like.

Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Profound, Mystical and Very Dangerous Place

    taken with Diana Camera

Also from the trip to Florida. This is from a secret mystical place guarded by bloodless sprites deep in the jungle bordered by countless miles of barren and unpeopled desert. And it absolutely did not cost a hundred dollars a head to gain entrance. I swear.

P.S. Yesterday, I uploaded a bunch of photographs to Flickr if you feel like checking out some other work...

Tuesday, April 19, 2005

Nice Breasts

    taken with Diana Camera

This is an older image but I thought I would trot it out there because it has just been published in the current issue of JPG Magazine, published by Heather Champ and Derek Powazek. Haven't seen it myself yet but the first issue was pretty excellent.

Monday, April 18, 2005

Universal Showdown

    taken with Holga Camera

Saturday, April 16, 2005

Friday, April 15, 2005

Gone But Not Forgotten

    taken with Holga Camera

This is the tomb where our musical Jesus was buried but get this, the next day he wasn't there anymore. So, it turns out that he was okay afterall.

Wednesday, April 13, 2005

More from the Holyland

    taken with Diana Camera

From The Holyland Experience in Orlando. Here is a black and white image of the same Passion Play as the digital image a few posts back. So the daily performance of the passion was a essentially a Crucifixion Musical. This guy was Matthew Broderick's understudy.

Monday, April 11, 2005

Captain America

    taken with Diana Camera

From Universal Studios in Orlando.

Wednesday, April 06, 2005

Florida Fried Kitsch

    taken with Holga 35mm

We are back from our trip in Florida. Basically, we balanced my appetite for the roadside attraction with my son's interest in animals and roller coasters. We hit a Renaissance Fair in Tampa, Weeki Wachi Springs where they have put on mermaid shows for many years, Sea World and some other miscellany. I guess i will be posting images for a while as the film is developed. I did explode my Diana camera on the pavement at the Holyland Experience. But other than that, I am hoping some good images will come of the trip. Hard to count on anything before actually seeing the results though. As this was the first time I have packed a digital camera on a roadtrip, I now need to figure out how I am going to get those images printed out. And while I remain devoted to analog photography, it was nice to have a digital camera at times I have to say. So, more to come.

Friday, April 01, 2005

The Holyland Experience

    taken with Canon Rebel XT

After doing a quick pass through Ripley's Believe It or Not Museum, we headed for the Holyland. This is kind of a sinfotainment park. We arrived in time for the Crucifixion Musical Medley. Then had time for a bite at the Oasis Palms Cafe. Goliath Burger, Arabian Chicken and a Ceasar's Delight for dessert. Not enough time, or even enough words for that matter, to describe this experience right now. Hopefully the photos will hold up.

Now we are off to a Medieval Banquet for dinner. Visual overstimulation. Mmmmm.