Sunday, November 20, 2005

Watch the Birdy!

Camera Toss (The Blog) is pretty much exactly what it says - a blog about, and by, people who take pictures by throwing their cameras up in the air. It is linked to copious numbers of Flickr sets of images that are gorgeous, inspiring, bizarre and even funny.

The blog describes itself as "A showcase photo-blog for the best of camera tossing and general musings on this form of abstract photography."

Personally, I would not be using my digital camera for these kinds of shenannigans, but apparently some cavalier people are happy to do so. There are some shots from cheap 'toy' cameras that use (gasp) film, which I think might be more in my line.

I notice there are no stereoscopic entries. Perhaps it's time for me to get out my old Kodak Stereo Realist™ and get a-tossin'.

Go take a look at the site and you'll see things like this, this and this.


Blogger weirdpixie said...

Searching around for digital camera now- must try this. Had some similar experiences when experimenting with being in a bouncy car while placing the camera on the dashboard in front of me with the timer set. Here's a nice shot, and one more. However, tossing the camera up in the air, now there's a concept.

November 20, 2005 8:19 AM  
Anonymous anne arkham said...

I'm always a-tossin'.

November 20, 2005 11:28 AM  
Blogger Joey Polanski said...

Anyone wanna take a guess as t what CameraFlush (The Blog) is?

November 20, 2005 11:30 AM  
Blogger Chickie said...

This sort of thing would be a quick end for my camera.

November 20, 2005 1:36 PM  
Blogger jedimacfan said...

I have a cousin who is obsessed with those 3D pictures that require the special glasses. I think it's the same idea as your Kodak link.

When the new stadium was built in Cleveland, Ohio, he drove up every week and took a 3D picture from the same spot until it was completed.

November 20, 2005 3:21 PM  
Blogger anaglyph said...

pixie: Hey, cool shots, I like them. I'm not sure I can do those kinds of things with my digital camera - must try and see.

Anne Arkham: Yeah, and where are the pictures...?

Joey Polanski:There's always someone who has to introduce toilet humor.

Chickie: I have it on good authority that it's recommended you do it on a bed for safety. Maybe a thought for next HNT?

jedimacfan: Yes, it's the same idea. As yet there is no digital way to do this either - except for custom built rigs... You might experience difficulties throwing one of these into the air.

November 20, 2005 8:08 PM  
Blogger Jill said...

I'd love to try this but, uh...what if I can't catch?

November 21, 2005 9:48 AM  
Blogger anaglyph said...

All the more exciting for results!

November 21, 2005 10:54 AM  
Blogger Joe Fuel said...

Conceptually frightening but visually astounding. Thanks for sharing.

November 24, 2005 4:28 AM  

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