Cameras are cool

November 17, 2008


When I was a kid, my sister had a whole herd of those toy horses (about ten inches high?) and my brothers loved to build models of planes and stuff.  One of their activities was to set the horse/model on the sidewalk, have the owner go stand way back in the nursing home’s yard*, and have the photographer lie on his/her stomach in our yard and snap a photo that looked like Keren was petting her horse, or that Mark or Phil were standing by their car or plane.   I don’t think I was allowed to help, since I’ve had poor photography skills since birth.  However, the idea of trick photography is still a good one.

For instance, the two boys who built this:

Very creative.  Good use of rectangles.

Were in awe that it could look like this:

So realistic!!

“It’s like a real tunnel!”   See, Brad – tiny dinosaurs.  That’s where it’s at.

* Yes, I grew up next to a nursing home.  It was a little strange.

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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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9 Responses to “Cameras are cool”

  1. Brad Said on:

    Somewhere I have a picture of me picking the nose of one of the Mt. Rushmore presidents.


  2. Peggy Said on:

    When I scrolled to the 2nd picture, woo..I had to duck to get out of the way. That was close.


  3. kiwe Said on:

    It’s just like going into the San Francisco Bay Bridge!


  4. Rae Said on:

    I love it!. But is the car on the left having trouble? A flat tire maybe? He looks as if he had to pull off to the side. (Or maybe the other car wasn’t paying attention to the lines and was hogging the road…) So realistic.


  5. Mark Said on:

    Dear Jacob…

    (Lauren or Lloyd, you can delete this comment when Jacob’s…er…droppings have been cleaned up.)



  6. Mark Said on:

    Okay, that didnt’ work…



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