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July 11, 2010
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Jul 11, 2010, 2:19:02 PM
Oh Calm Down, lol by 100kt-tape Oh Calm Down, lol by 100kt-tape
I'd wanted to do a bit of a parody of an overdone and very cliched shot. Sadly, I'm a slow thinker, and I'm awful at self-portraits. My patience for doing them is shorter than my attention span. :) By the time I'd figured it out, the sun was too high in the sky, and I'd be freaking forever softening the shadows in the edit. And besides, there's no mature content warning about looking at old farts, even if you call me a 'mature' fart. :rofl: So I just said "screw it" and pulled on an old shirt. I'm number 5 today, apparently. :lol:

I still have to do the yardwork, but I thought I'd get this done beforehand, because afterward, I'll just be covered in plant snot and protein.
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gwalcheved Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Now, what you should have done is placed this fine fellow next to one of them fancy cars. *drool*
100kt-tape Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011
~sigh~ I couldn't. I was in my backyard. I doubt that my riding mower would have worked for the shot. Besides, I was too ticked off by then. I'd already tripped over the weed whacker. I hate self-portraits. I suck at them. :shrug:
secondbest2 Featured By Owner May 11, 2011
is number 5 on par with secondbest? nice shot, love your witty comment :kiss:
100kt-tape Featured By Owner May 11, 2011
Oh no, Uh-uh. Number 5 is only halfway to a ten, and that would have been when I was worth a look to some. Now? Pssh. I get mean glares from old women in vans parked next to me at coffee shops. I hadn't even looked at them or said anything. Maybe they forgot their hemorrhoid rings or something, I dunno.

Number 5 is not even close to par with secondbest. Don't even think about giving up on modeling - just spend some time behind the camera AND keep on modeling! I like your work from both sides. Yeah, that's the ticket. ;)
secondbest2 Featured By Owner May 12, 2011
wifi timed out so dont think you got message. sod the old biddies, l am old and l would think "way cool". you have a great sense of humour, loved the journal about the batteries. altho, after waiting forever to pass thro US customs and being fingerprinted, l am suprised you were not arrested....maybe canada is different. l have t shirt which says FLY CIA- Suprise destinations.....did not bring it here tho. no sense of humour.l am watching you now.......happy birthday forwhenever....:kiss:
100kt-tape Featured By Owner May 12, 2011
I'm glad you liked my journal, and thank you for your kind words and birthday wishes. :D We are a little different here <rolls eyes>, but the airport security is something like the US. We had to do that, I think, since there were American senators who woke from their usual deep slumber (we have them too, but we can't even elect them), and figured that instead of being proud of the longest undefended border in the world, there must be evil terrorists under every maple tree or something. It's a good tactic to scare the inhabitants in their constituencies and it made us all wonder if they'd lost their minds. A bit sad really.
Kevin-Welch Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010
Oh, too cool.

I'll stick it on the noticeboards around our village and see how many of the housewives suddenly require a gardener!
100kt-tape Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010
LMAO!! I laugh at this shot every day! It went off way different than I'd planned, and this was the last of a long series of failures. I just gave up, lol!

Let me know how it turns out, Kevin. I may have to pack up my weedwhacker and get on a plane. :rofl:
Kevin-Welch Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010
Weedwhacker? I'm sure in Canada that's just another boring gardening tool, but it sounds to me like something falic!

How's this:

For hire - Experienced tall Canadian to trim your topiary. Comes complete with muscles, stetson and big moustache to tickle your fancy. Weedwhacker packed and optional!
100kt-tape Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010
You won't believe it, but that's the trade name of the thing! One of the other brands is called whipper-snipper, but I wouldn't have one of those, it sounds too much like something unpleasant to me somehow.

I'm not all that tall, but I don't know the truth in advertising laws where you are. I now have to look up 'topiary'. There simply HAS to be some kind of double-meaning there, no? :D
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