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Camera Woody

By cattyal  
I found a scruffy bit of paper Sunday evening on which was written Woody inside camera painting picture. I almost threw it away but decided that I should see what I could produce.

I remembered too that it was inspired by the camera imps created by Terry Pratchett - I really should re-read his books Smile

So whilst doing the MNC I thought I'd rummage in a few boxes, throw a few bits together and see what happens.

Tags: Camera General Digitally manipulated Woody Wooden man Humour and fun

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Richsr Plus
10 91 223 England
13 Dec 2011 8:58AM
Like this still life, works well with good tones and textures too
Regards Richard

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cattyal Plus
12 8.3k 6 England
13 Dec 2011 9:04AM
Thanks Smile it took longer to set up than planned as the silly man kept falling out of the camera!

Why on earth I gave it the title I did I don't know - surely I could have thought of something better.......
Paree Plus
12 616 3
13 Dec 2011 9:12AM
i love this,
and clever
originality at its best

sherring Plus
10 46 13 United Kingdom
13 Dec 2011 9:19AM
Oh now thats an amazing and inspired image. I love it and must get myself one of those dolls.

kaybee Plus
13 5.6k 25 Scotland
13 Dec 2011 9:26AM
Does he not have a jar of green light to complete the magic trio for his light painting?
DaveU Plus
11 1.4k 125 England
13 Dec 2011 9:47AM
Simply wonderful ....
13 Dec 2011 10:06AM
Welcome Back Woody!

Great photo Al! I love Discworld books and this just made me laugh! Without even seeing your 'blurb' I thought of the camera imps!

You now have no excuse to read every Discworld book, best read in order!

13 Dec 2011 10:11AM
nice one
TyChee Plus
13 275 1 United States
13 Dec 2011 10:50AM
Very creative. I like this a lot!
hollkj Plus
13 215 United Kingdom
13 Dec 2011 10:52AM
Great image I must have the same going on in my camera - would explain why my pictures never match what I saw. Not sure i can blame a woody for a bad picture though Grin
13 Dec 2011 12:11PM
That's absolutely brilliant, I remember the camera imps now... I just love the thinking behind this and the concept. I will not nitpick and say anything about the texture IMHO needing a little more blending.... oops
Favourited Smile
cattyal Plus
12 8.3k 6 England
13 Dec 2011 12:21PM
Thanks everyone - glad you appreciate my efforts Smile It was admittedly rather thrown together - a proper plant stand for the pot would be a good idea for a startSmile I was going to have another wooden man in front reclining on a sofa in front of the camera but could I find another small man? Nope - they were all downstairs for some reason.

Now I think about it a classic Victorian style portrait setup might work - chair, aspidistra, heavy curtain behind - I reckon I could manage that.

He's got lots of jars in his paint bucket Roy - just not enough room to put them anywhere and I also must try to find his pallette - which is doubtless buried in one of the wooden man accessory boxes.

I'll give it another go and do a better job with the texture next time............ Arrietty Tongue
cattyal Plus
12 8.3k 6 England
13 Dec 2011 1:54PM
Oops - apologies Paree - I didn't say thank you for your award - Thank You Smile

I legged it into town whilst the sun was shining - black and raining again now - I timed it perfectly!
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 13 Canada
13 Dec 2011 2:32PM
Very clever...........Sandy
posty57 9 6 2 United Kingdom
13 Dec 2011 4:03PM
Can you please come and throw a few of my bits around, you do it so well !! Brilliant image. Imaginative and beautifully executed. The image is put together nicely as well Smile Superb.

Niknut Plus
7 1.7k 76 United Kingdom
13 Dec 2011 4:34PM
GrinGrinGrinGrin....great shot !!!!!
Scaramanga Plus
10 56 6 United Kingdom
13 Dec 2011 5:04PM
Great Iconograph.

'Good Mornink' said Otto. 'Do not be movink please, you are making a good pattern of light and shade.'

He kicked out the legs of the tripod, peered into the iconograph and raised a salamander in its cage.

'Lookink this vay please - '



' - oh shee-yut!'

Dust floated to the floor. In the midst of it a twist of black ribbon floating down. There was a moment of shocked silence. Then Vimes said 'What the hell happened just then?'

'Too much flash I think.' said William
scrimmy Plus
9 388 5 Scotland
13 Dec 2011 7:50PM
it was click and run earlier, more time now so...i never cease to be amazed by your imagination and how you turn your thoughts into wonderful images.
pmsl @ scaramanga Grin
Eviscera Plus
11 1.1k 149 United Kingdom
13 Dec 2011 8:12PM
Thats well clever Al , beautiful work !
cattyal Plus
12 8.3k 6 England
13 Dec 2011 10:35PM
Thanks again everyone Smile I have another one that might be uploaded tomorrow - one more planned after that with any luck (though I need to sort out some suitable props for that one).

Thanks for the snippet Scaramanga - I must settle down with some Pratchett again once I've finished the Cussler I'm currently reading.....
13 Dec 2011 10:47PM
I just love this shot, well done
Scaramanga Plus
10 56 6 United Kingdom
13 Dec 2011 10:57PM
Cussler is it about a submarine? The Truth which I have just finished is brilliant.
BarbaraR Plus
11 17 1 England
14 Dec 2011 8:27AM
Great fun, so well done !

cattyal Plus
12 8.3k 6 England
14 Dec 2011 9:59AM

Quote:Cussler is it about a submarine? The Truth which I have just finished is brilliant.

Quote:Cussler is it about a submarine? The Truth which I have just finished is brilliant.

I'm reading Night Probe at the moment - one of the Dirk Pitt series. I shall keep an eye out for The Truth and give it a go.
Glostopcat Plus
11 255 2 England
21 Dec 2011 9:23PM
Another winner Alison, i've thoroughly enjoyed viewing this series
cattyal Plus
12 8.3k 6 England
21 Dec 2011 10:16PM
A very short series Edmund but hopefully it's a case of quality over quantity!

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