Saturday, February 14, 2009

Birds Eye View

Today, I was back out at the Art Shanty Project, on their last day.   After last weeks warm up, the snow was gone and things were extra icicy.  That gave me the opportunity to take these shots from the second story of one of the shanty's.  I think the first 2 shots give you that sense that you are walking on a sheet of ice.  It is kind of scary when you can look down through the ice.  It was thick enough that you don't really need to worry, but you feel safer when the ground is opaque.

The last picture was a happy accident, that I really love.  It reminds me of the Ed Wood movie "Glen or Glenda".  Very, very, very bad!  So bad, it's hilarious.  It's a movie made in the 1950's, about a guy who is a cross dresser who eventually reveals his habit to his wife.  But this being an Ed Wood movie, Bela Lugosi also stars as... God, or somebody up above, watching over things.  He says lots of off the wall things.  My favorite being "Pull the string... pull the string!".  What it has to do with the story, only Bela knows.  When Bela speaks, they do this weird montage with old stock footage.  

That's why I like this pic.  It reminds me of Glen or Glenda.  To get more of the Ed Wood/Bela story, watch "Ed Wood" with Johnny Depp.


Rat Trap Press said...

I don't think I could bring myself to walk across that stuff. Scary.

spiderlegreen said...

Truth be told, it's only 3 to 5 ft deep. But you only tell the ones that are really scared.

The Jolly Crank said...

Great Shots! I didn't get out there this year, but I love art ice houses!