Saturday, October 30, 2010

Flashlight and Fire at 3:00 AM

Don't  panic at the title, NO we did not have a fire in our house.
Thursday AM the dogs stood up and flapped their ears at 3:30 AM (that is the usual way they wake us up at 4 AM, normal time for us). Since one of them was making that strange gagging noise (only dog owners understand this), I leaped (well maybe not LEAPED) out of bed and rushed them outside


 

when we came back in, I  shut the bedroom door allowing Bob a half hour of  sleep.

OH NO! my glasses are on the bedside table. the door is closed, if I open it, dogs will POUNCE on sleeping husband.

How can  I entertain myself, I think. If I can't see the TV or read my Bible reading? (blind as a bat without glasses)

You guessed it. I decided to try holding a flame thrower (propane match) out in front of my Coolpix to see what happened. what happened is this post.... also the hand that held the flame thrower was shaky.
What? did I hear these photos are  totally useless.


These were taken by sitting the camera on kitchen counter and standing in front of the camera with Bob's little maglight flashlight. Blame this on Dave at The Hidden Realm  (dave and his light show is WHY of doing this, so its all his fault) don't miss HIS, his is professional, mine is PHUN Oops! its not even Phriday


Isn't it weird you can't see me or my arm twirling they flash light round and round? I am taking bets on how many of you might just try this now that you KNOW

 
this last photo in this show was taken  using my big flashlight and the only reason it is here is.......
 to prove I can and did entertain myself in the dark and without my glasses.
PS, can anyone guess how I made my pumpkin on the sidebar?


22 comments:

Ann Nichols said...

I had to laugh! I have found myself in the exact same predicament at times - sleeping husband inside a closed door; glasses on the bedside table! I have long been amazed at how I can see through the video camera without my glasses and have resorted to that in the past (greatly amusing my children in the process). I will keep this in mind for the future!(Or maybe I'll just put my second or third pair of glasses in my study from here on out... how about you?? :)
Ann

Ann said...

oh yes, I do understand the gagging noise...lol
I also understand the pictures and don't consider them one bit useless. I find them very cool. Last year I spent countless hours in front of the christmas tree taking pictures very similar to these. I moved the camera rather than the light though. My guess on the picture is you either moved the camera or the light in a circular motion while taking the picture.

Remington said...

My, my you are the most creative person I know....cool pics!

Snapper II said...

I love all of the photos, especially the header.
What a light show.

Madeline said...

You should play with fire more often! Cool pictures! My first instinct was to say, "don't try this at home," the warning they give kids when you are showing them something dangerous. :-) Good job! Very interesting post. Before I got my REAL glasses I had half dozen dollar store glasses all over the house.

DawnTreader said...

Unless you count that thing I managed to do with the moon recently I don't think this is very likely to happen to me unless maybe if there is a powercut. No husband, no dogs... ;)

This morning however I was without internet for five hours (possibly before that too but then I was asleep). Eeeek!

Ginny said...

This is all totally cool!! No, make that HOT!! We have done the same thing with sparklers in the dark. You can make a star and a circle. But the fire itself is thought provoking, because it looks totally disembodied. You cannot see your arm or hand, it looks just like it's in dark space. And before I read, I thought the dogs woke you up early because this fire was in the yard. The pumpkin is really AMAZING, both of them are. NO ONE will have any like these. All I can think is that it involved a mirror, but the more I look, I'm not even sure of that now.

Dave said...

here i am playing catch up again, i wish you could see the smile on my face while reading your story, and those maglite twirls, they are really amazing and cool.

...and your putting a lot of pressure on me, someone might believe you, im not a professional. lol

im still smilin'

Julie Reynolds said...

Actually, I loved this show of light. It was quite interesting. I like the different patterns that can be made, just by moving the light differently. Thank you for the show.

Picturit said...

Great, fun post Sandra have a good Halloween. Kev

Judy said...

I am still laughing, my Friend! You are such a cheap date!
It just goes to show that people with imagination are never bored!!

Stacey Dawn said...

Sandra! Too cool! You are amazing! I love these! And yep - I wanna try.... Do you think I dare??? Awesomely Phun!!!

srp said...

I sort of did this once at the beach using the moon to make swirls of light. Not as great as yours though. I have no idea how you did the pumpkin.

francescbb@hotmail.es said...

Excellent and original pictures!! Super photos!!

Frank, Barcelona

http://balapertotarreu.blogspot.com

George said...

I'm very impressed with your imagination and creativity. I'm not sure I'll try this, but I sure am glad you did.

Kilauea Poetry said...

Sandra I love these!! They are absolutely delightful
and perfectly festive! A fabulous pumpkin too..good thing you didn't go back in and disturb hubby:)

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Wow---you are just so creative.... Guess that is the trait of a 'true' photographer. I'd never think to do something like this....

Love you pumpkin!!!!!!

Great post. Thanks!!!
Hugs,
Betsy

SquirrelQueen said...

Love it, that looks like all kinds of fun but not at 4am! Like Ginny I did it one time with sparklers but the effects were different.

The gagging sounds with dogs I don't have a clue but with my cat it would be a hairball, ewww!

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

WOW Sndra, you came up with some brilliant images here. Just goes to show what one can up with when you are bored. :)

S. Etole said...

Very enjoyable "light show."

Scott said...

See I told you that playing with light and an open lens would be Phun. Thanks for sharing your Phun ;) even if it was a day late ;)

Tipper said...

Wow-what amazing shots you captured! I would never have guessed how you did it if you hadn't of told us.