Wednesday, October 22, 2008

What is this?


Ok, there is something fun I was messing around with. Can you guess what this is a picture of? I'll give you one hint. This was taken on my recent trip to Washington, DC. Any guesses? I'll post the answer tomorrow.

Thanks for stopping by.

8 comments:

technophile said...

A "flight sickness" bag?

Beau A.C. Harbin said...

We have a winner! You have won my admiration, though you already had it. Thanks Eric.

John Brainard said...

Sorry I missed this! This is a great photo, something along the lines of what I wish I had the eye for. My guess was going to be the Washington Monument, but I would have been totally wrong.

Any chance you'll share how you shot it?

Beau A.C. Harbin said...

For me this is just an example of playing around with what was at hand. I was bored on the flight. I usually shoot images out the windows but these were in the worst shape I had seen, couldn't hardly see out them. So I was playing around with the stuff in the seat pocket and picked up the "barf bag". I wondered what I could do with it. I noticed that it was translucent so I stuck the camera (a point and shoot) and made sure the flash was off. I took a few pictures. Seemed to me like the shutter was too slow, so I decided to hold the bag up to the window to get more light. That helped with the camera shake. Then I played around with opening the bag more and adjusting the fold end. When I went through the pictures, I decided I like this one the most since it seemed very abstract. I like the swoop of the top seam coming down to the elongated diamond shape and then the 2 side shadows coming in.

In the end, it was just a brain exercise that worked out in an interesting way. Many of the other exercises did not work out at all.

Thanks for stopping by John.

Anita Jesse said...

While I am quite late to the party, I wanted to add my two cents worth. Not only do I like the photo, I appreciate knowing that there are others who "do crazy stuff" with their cameras primarily, when they are trapped in a boring situation.

John Brainard said...

You must have had strange looks from fellow passengers!

Beau A.C. Harbin said...

Thanks John and Anita. Luckily I was sitting by myself in the row. Also, I was using a point and shoot camera. I try not to worry too much about what people think as long as I am clearly not acting like a loon or a potential terrorist.

technophile said...

It's a really interesting photo, it looks like some kind of postmodern hallway or something. Neat perspective.

The "on the flight" bit gave it away, I'm afraid; there just aren't that many things you can get into on an airplane these days. ;)