Today is Day Four of
Thirty Days of Photography II.
The photo topic for today is: THE EXPERIMENT
Where do I start?
I am a creative person.
My husband, Lurch, is not.
I am an event photographer.
Lurch is the unhandy handyman.
I am trying to make our photography backgrounds set-up easier.
threatening encouraging me to do so.
It ain't working.
I'm not a professional photographer. I don't have to tell you that. I have a theatre background and I love antiques, so I create photography backdrops that reflect both. Just let me say that my backgrounds are heavy. Very heavy. They suck to set-up and take down. I say "suffer for beauty." Lurch says his back says different.
My latest backdrop is a dream come true. And it's heavy. Very heavy.
I had this brilliant idea to find an old windmill that stood in the Texas fields and incorporate it into a vintage backdrop. Have I mentioned that I discovered that old windmills are very expensive? They are. And heavy. Very heavy.
I found one. I traveled four hours to pick it up. Did I say pick it up? That is funny. Lurch and I could barely pick it up and put it on the trailer. But I love it. It is perfect. Perfectly heavy.
Our EXPERIMENT involved getting the huge old windmill to fit in the 10'x10' backdrop. Add to the fact that the windmill wheel had a huge open circle in the middle. Thinking. Thinking. Thinking. Brain fart. Oh, I know! Lurch, you remember that little decorative John Deere (gag) windmill that boys gave us years ago? You remember it, don't you? I hid it in the forest behind the house. Let's combine the cool, antique windmill with the little cheesy one that is rusting in the pine trees.
Want to see the outcome of our experiment? Go to my other blog at www.pentupphotos.blogspot.com.
Did I mention that it is heavy? Very heavy.
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