hole idea

A cornucopia of color pouring out of one of the warming huts to be found along Ice Skating Trail at the Forks here in Winnipeg.

The portable hole - first developed by Prof. Calvin Q. Calculus in the 1955 Looney Tunes animation, “The Hole Thing” and later sold by the Acme Company - has a troubled history. Almost right from inception, the ominous, mobile void was put to use for evil purposes - first as an effective enabler for a vicious crime spree and later as a means to capture the American desert fowl, the Roadrunner. It is important to note that the later use always ended up with the direct opposite result than that of the intended; which is likely why the portable hole is no longer commercially available. This proposal takes as a starting point the portable hole, and by utilizing modern paint technologies, adds color. The resultant 1’-6” diameter holes are resistant to being co-opted by evil forces such as the greyness of soul-sucking foul weather due to the sheer cheeriness of the palette of introduced color. Further, a large, bright and yellow 10’ diameter hole is horizontally located in a 35’ long snow drift and provides skaters a warm shelter. Since they have an inside and outside, the holes also furnish the shelter with an abundance of light and sky views.

CS5 curves (set to black point)
Flaming Pear kyoto color

Nikon D7100
AF-S Nikkor 18-140mm
f5.6 1/125 52mm

Taken December 27, 2019.

Posted by Jan Bjorklund on Sun, 01/19/20 20:50
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Comments by Jan Bjorklund on Sun, 01/19/20 20:51

the original

Comments by Jan Bjorklund on Sun, 01/19/20 20:52

started as a macro shot of a patch of frost on my apartment window

Nik detail extractor (85,78,39,normal)
CS5 unsharp mask
Flaming Pear kyoto color
Picasa3 orton-ish

Comments by Jan Bjorklund on Sun, 01/19/20 20:53

last light shining into my apartment on March 17, 2019

Virtual Photographer heartthrob

Flaming Pear swerve (100,75,0,normal)
kyoto color (48,23,44,18,normal)
india ink (basketweave,4x,thicker,
invert all,80,75,20,normal)

Comments by Gerry Vrbensky on Tue, 01/21/20 12:31

Jan, I like the ripple effect and colors on the first photo and maybe just crop it to that. I find the upper part of the photo a
little confusing but then that's just my humble opinion.

Comments by Paul Bracey on Tue, 01/21/20 21:29

Nice work, Jan.

Comments by Sandi MacDonald on Wed, 01/22/20 13:10

I like them all and your title is nice too.;-)

Comments by Jan Bjorklund on Wed, 01/22/20 20:51

sun over frosty trees... actually a closeup view of a frost patch on my apartment window

CS5 auto tone
Flaming Pear kyoto color (82,2,15,71,burn)

Comments by Jan Bjorklund on Wed, 01/22/20 20:52

I like the sense of leaves falling into water which originally was a shot of a floor lamp in my apartment.

Flaming Pear swerve
CS3 curves (set to black point)
auto contrast
Flaming Pear flood

Comments by Jan Bjorklund on Wed, 01/22/20 20:52

the original for the previous abstract

Comments by S Roter on Sat, 01/25/20 01:26

Interesting selections Jan. I like them all.