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Jul 11, 2010, 2:19:02 PM
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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*
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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:
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secondbest2 Featured By Owner May 11, 2011
is number 5 on par with secondbest? nice shot, love your witty comment :kiss:
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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. ;)
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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:
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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.
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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!
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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:
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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!
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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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Kevin-Welch Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010
Oh yeah. Put it this way. Topiary is the art of trimming/sculpting hedges and bushes.
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100kt-tape Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010
Not with a ten foot pole, Kevin. I'm not going anywhere near that line with a response. :lmao:
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sleepswithasmile Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010
:giggle: I still LOVE this ;) It's really a great character shot of you :nod:
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100kt-tape Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010
Lol, thanks. I was beginning to get tired of it and already started plotting the next one. :rofl:
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sleepswithasmile Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010
AWESOME! Can't wait.... maybe a little torn t-shirt or something???
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100kt-tape Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010
Dang, that would mean looking around my garage for one - that's usually where the torn T-shirts end up, lol. On second thought...uh, no (eww!). As usual, my ideas can be hard to accomplish - I'd had an idea of a shot during a rainstorm and they're a bit hard to schedule.

Ah! I know! we've got a long weekend coming up. I'm SURE there's a federal regulation someplace that states that it simply HAS to rain during one of those. :rofl:
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sleepswithasmile Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010
Well all I can say is GET BUSY! You know I've got a birthday coming up and you wanted that special request from me. So let's see YOU get busy as well ;)

... and I love wet so rain is always good :giggle:
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100kt-tape Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010
Whoa...now they're not calling for rain til Tuesday. OK, next idea time...think,think, think..:slamhead:
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sleepswithasmile Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010
Hmmm..... OUCH, I think my brain is starting to hurt :giggle:
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AlaskanPoison Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
handsome
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100kt-tape Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2010
:blush: Thanks!
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CherryVonChocolat Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010
wooow It's a great photo!!
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100kt-tape Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010
Thank you! I'm happy with how it came out, but it isn't what I started to do. :shrug:
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sleepswithasmile Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2010
Oh yeah, this IS a great shot of you ;) You look intent on getting the job done except for the fact that your left hand doesn't really seem to be holding on to your weed whacker very firmly :lol:

...and you can't see that special smile of yours :D
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100kt-tape Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2010
It's because I'm not holding it very firmly. If it were running, you wouldn't be able to see me for the blue smoke, lol. This was my failed attempt at the cowboy shot, and their faces are usually not visible. I usually try not to look directly into the shot out of respect for people's monitors. :rofl:
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sleepswithasmile Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010
Well, I have to tell you that I had a HUGE laughter attack just before I sent that comment. I'll note ya what happened :lmao:

And yeah, I totally got the feel of what you were trying to accomplish with the hidden face and all, but it's tough for some of us when we want to see that too ;)

Whether you got what you wanted or not, I still think it's a really nice shot of you :nod:
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100kt-tape Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010
Well if I try this again, I'll break tradition, maybe. I have had other ideas for shots, and there's no Stetson in those at all. :)
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sleepswithasmile Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010
Well, I'm anxious to see what you have in mind, however, I love a man in a Stetson :nod:
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100kt-tape Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010
Mine's just a tired old thing, as beat-up and worn as the rest of me. And like me, it doesn't clean up very well anymore. They aren't worn much here. I use it mostly for yard work, since one of my meds can cause sensitivity to sunlight, and I freaking HATE the deerflies!
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sleepswithasmile Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010
Well dang it Klaus, you don't look so worn to me, not at all! Like a fine wine, gets better with time, right?

And sorry to say I don't know much about deerflies. Horseflies, yes - Aghhhhhhh..........
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100kt-tape Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2010
I think I like your way of looking at it. It's got mine beat six ways from Sunday, lol.

Deerflies are about the size of houseflies, or a touch bigger, but they're quicker, and have the same persistence and hunger as horseflies. The same get in your face attitude, and the same tendency to follow you along the road.
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bluefishrun Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2010
Interesting, the old cowboy in the jungle weed wacking his way through. For a few seconds I thought you had decided on "cowboy hat" for your new color of hair :P. Like the shot, though I'm not so fond of the weed wacker in your hands, but gotta have chores. The shot almost looks as though you need the stereotypical barn/wooden door/wall to lean against, a smoke in your lip, thumbs in your pockets and boots on for that cliched cowboy shot. But that would be just like everyone else's shots, so I like it the way it is. :D
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100kt-tape Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2010
Well, I had something along those lines in mind, actually. :lol: Don't have a barn door, though... :( This was in a corner of my yard, and I stepped into the jungle to get out of the direct sunlight - which went behind a cloud when the timer tripped the shutter. Couldn't win this to save my life, lol. The weed whacker was an afterthought, since I'd tripped over it once already. Now I need some small cigars for the re-do, but in a different place so I can wear the boots. I had sneakers on for this. :rofl:
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bluefishrun Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010
well hopefully the next time around is the charm! looking forward to seeing the outcome of the "right" done pictures :D
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