Sunday, January 14, 2007


This seemed like an appropriate picture for a Monday ... here's how you too can create something like it:

1. Go outside at about 10:30 at night to shoot long exposure photos in the light of the full moon.

2. Accidentally lock open the shutter of your camera as you load it into the car to return home.

3. Let the camera ride in the back seat all the way home, recording every thing you pass.

4. Upon returning home, set the camera on the sofa next to a strong light source for a couple of minutes until you realize the shutter is open when you try to unload the roll of film (digital camera users, I don't know what the equivalent experience is for you).

5. Process the film and display the results for all the world to see.

Let me know how yours turn out.

Click on mistake to make into a bigger mistake. Mistake © 2007 James Jordan.


V. Schroeder said...

This is a hoot! Thanks for the description of a great accident

alicia said...

haha. it looks a lot like jellyfish (:

kristal said...

Love it!

Tomas Karkalas said...

It was indeed Ooops! I have recognized in the photo the strokes of my brush on a canvas I had painted many years ago. Is it possible? Was the first thought.
And you explained the appearance of the shot.
That's very nice. However, what does it mean?
Can the content (our dreams-or..-sorry for my English, but I hope you have understood what I have in mind) that we put in brush strokes be meaningless? Accidental?
How could I explain otherwise the identity between my old artwork and your Ooops! ?
By the way, it looks fine.

Marion said...

I love it!