©2013 Andy deBruyn
Must be my desktop shot of galaxies M81 and M82. 12 million light years away and they've been in a gravitational struggle tugging at one another for over a billion years. There's a NASA website that publishes a new photo of deep space every day. You can download the images. Puts things in perspective.
BTW - This morning as I was shooting I realized that Halloween was just around the corner. The look and feel is purely coincidental.
I started working on this two days ago with the background. The background is made by hand with foamcore, spray paint, bits and pieces of discarded plastic toys. There's even an old RCA radio tube hotglued to the foamcore. I worked on the board for two days. I bought the alarm clock at Savers for a couple of bucks. Put it in a bag and pummeled it with a hammer ala Michaelangelo.
I added a bit of theatrical smoke behind the skulls to blur the background. Yes, I could have done it in photoshop but I prefer doing it by hand. More fun than just pushing buttons. Besides nothing like the feel of theatrical smoke in your throat. I had to go outside after and breath fresh air for several minutes.
Camera was the Nikon D7000, lens 50mmDX, 1/60th ss, f1.8 with ISO 800. Macabre, maybe...but I think of it as more like a philosophical piece.
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