Wednesday, July 9, 2008

My Black Eye - Project Black #1


The long awaited next project has arrived. Project Black is the latest theme being hosted by Anna. My personal goal is to not go through the archives but rather for all entries to be shot specifically for this project. Since the theme was just posted tonight I knew I'd be heading into the garage and shooting in my light tent. I had two ideas in mind and as I was getting ready to pack it up from shooting them the idea for tonights post suddenly jumped into my head. I first just thought of shooting the black lens. Then I saw an out of focus reflection and my mind went racing. I was tempted to show the series of how this photograph emerged but in the end, I decided on posting just this solo image.

Please visit Anna's site to see her Project Black posts as well as the links to all the other participants. There's some good stuff out there!

Links to all my Project Black posts:
1. My Black Eye 2. I'll Take Mine Black 3. You are a Child's Play Thing 4. Rubber Meets the Road 5. Sunset 6. Midnight Rider 7. Get a Grip 8. Hi Tech 9. Black Beauties 10. Shower Remnant

36 comments:

Robin said...

Very cool shot, as if we're looking right through the lens to the photographer on the other side.

I thought of taking a picture of my (black) camera, but I didn't want to do it with my crappy P&S. Funny how you need a camera to take a picture of a camera LOL.

PS Aren't you up awfully late? Go to bed!

June said...

Yes, cool shot.

Dorothy said...

Really good one, Robert. So interesting.

Mishelle Lane Photography said...

I *almost* used a shot similar to this. Great minds think alike, eh?

Kim from Hiraeth said...

Love it. Very clever.

gaz said...

nice shot dude.
you have some great photos on here.

Jeanne Damoff said...

Excellent choice for Project Black, though I'm a Nikon girl myself. ;)

Anna said...

Great shot! Very creative :-)

ellen b said...

Nice! I'm going to have to get a tad more creative next time :0)

Raven said...

My camera was on my list of possible black things to photograph, but who can top this? I love it.

Melli said...

And a GREAT image it is too! I'm actually glad you didn't show the others... I LIKE the way this one stands on it's own! And really ... it is the perfect shot for YOU!

JC said...

Excellent! I hope you will post a few more from this series. Very creative!

Bunny Trails said...

Very creative, Robert! Isn't it great when you stumble upon something awesome like that? Nice shot. I look forward to seeing future PB entries.

ps - I'm in the Canon camp too. :D

Anna said...

A black eye never looked so good!

Catherine said...

Great blog. Cool photos. You're very talented.

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Nancy said...

Well done!
I look forward to see what you come up with next.

Carletta said...

I looked for yours before I went to bed last night and it wasn't up yet! :)
I love this! It's clever and perfect to start out with.
Luckily, my bear sits on my front porch so I didn't scramble too much but I need to get through comments and get out!
I'm with you on finding the photos. It just makes it more fun!

Karly said...

Yahoo! Another project! I love this one! It's so creative! I can't wait to see what other photos you come up with! :)

photowannabe said...

Very artsy and very cool for black. I like the subtle eye.
You are a craftsman.

Britt said...

I love it! It could have a thousand different meanings... its all up to the interpretation of the viewer!

Robin (the pensieve one) said...

Brav-oooooo (hear the applause?)!!!

VERY clever, indeed, and I'm impressed with your creativity and ingenuity :). I'll have to rely on old and new photos (my Nikon went BACK to the shop :(--you'll have to check at Pensieve, cause that's Part 2 of my post begun from the other day...but yet to have been written) (did that make ANY sense???).

Can't wait to see what other NEW AND NOVEL things you come up with!

Dianne said...

I would love to see the whole series Robert! This solo shot is wonderful.

Perfect first Black :)

Willow said...

I knew you'd come up with something interesting, wacky and unique.
Great photo!

quilly said...

Wonderful! I love the "reverse" take on looking through the lens. Nicely done.

Mar said...

Love it, love it!!
it's so much fun to have a project going again :)

jientje said...

What you do with that camera is stunning!!
I would want to try to figure out how you did it though???

Rebecca said...

Oh MY! I love it! I'd love to see the "progression" of shots. :)

Cris said...

Oh, the most creative one... just back from vacation with a package for you, will post it soon.

Amber Star said...

I really like your post...and think you were right to go with the less is more theme.

lynn said...

Well done, very creative!

Sara said...

I like your thought process! And you created an excellent and unusual photo for the first Project Black!

Christy said...

Great shot -- and one that I was thinking about attempting myself :) I'm glad that I'll be joining in the project this time around!

Mike said...

What a neat shot! This may be the most creative shot I have run across yet!

annetteh said...

Great shot Robert. :0)

Ivanhoe said...

I can seeeee you :o)
Trying to take new shots as well. Have a great weekend!