Photo 171 out of 365 – “Mr. Gnome Behind the Plant”

"Mr. Gnome Behind the Plant" - Settings: ISO 1600, f/1.6, 1/50 sec, 50mm lens

This little guy sits on our TV stand.  He reminds us of Adam’s brother Dave… we can call him “Little Dave” – but as of now he’s just a nameless gnome.  Due to the torrential rain all day yesterday, I avoided the outdoors and didn’t leave my apartment all day.  Once again, I was faced with the task of coming up with some creative photo to take within the five hundred square feet of living space we inhabit…. always a fun challenge.  I lit the burner on the stovetop and took some photos of that… they were kind of cool…. but only kind of.  I have one of those Galileo thermometers, which is quite pretty – but there wasn’t really enough light and I wasn’t happy with those photos at all.  Then, I noticed our little gnome – just sitting there, looking cute.  I took a couple pictures, and they were only ok – but when I got really close (as close as my lens would allow), this guy really started to show some personality.  Similar to the stuffed monkey, his face has a lot of character – don’t you think?  He really comes alive with the 50mm lens and the shallow depth of field.

Anyway – tomorrow we’re taking off again – this time for Woodstock NY!  Adam’s film, Hello Lonesome has two screening times during the Woodstock Film Festival:

  • Friday, October 1, 2010 – 11:30am – Upstate Films in Woodstock, NY
  • Sunday, October 3, 2010 – 12:30pm – Upstate Films I in Rhinebeck, NY

If you’re in the area – come see us!!  We’ll be at both screenings and we’d love to say hello!  I’m personally looking forward to another change of scenery.  Walking around my neighborhood today, I was a bit stumped with the camera.  I’m feeling a little uninspired lately – probably because I’m just so busy with all that’s going on.  I always find inspiration when I’m taking my time and just strolling around different neighborhoods in the city – looking up, looking down, looking at all the people walking by.  The past couple weeks, I’ve been rushing around with a purpose all the time, which I’m sure hinders the creative process a bit.  So, I can’t wait to be up in Woodstock – with the foliage and the mountains and the cute little shops and restaurants!  I am bringing my computer and will try my best to post every day.

Stay tuned for updates from the festival!


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