Friday, October 10, 2008

Dali's Needle



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Surrealistic, twisted effect in this night shot of the Needle's reflection in the "Purple Haze" wall of the EMP. It reminds me of a mushroom, or perhaps something once described to me by my surfer friend, Jim, who lived in a tree house on Kauai and experienced strange psilocybin mushroom induced visions of waves and plants and structures. The Purple Haze wall is one of the first stops every photographer seems to make while in Seattle. You might remember this self portrait I took for one of our theme days. It is so fun and the effects for interesting shots seem endless. Hope you are having a good weekend!

15 comments:

alice said...

Love your last posts, Kim, and in France too, October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Thoughts.

Professor said...

Very nice! And very arty. I like it.

i never about the Purple Haze so now I know one more stop I need to make when I hit your city!

Sally said...

I'd love to see that, and even better not having to take the drugs (I hate losing control!)

Al said...

On drugs or not, that's a nice photo!

Benjamin Madison said...

You can call it the "Spaced Needle"

Leave Your Mark Photography said...

Awesome photo! I love the distorted refloction.

Abraham Lincoln said...

This photography is beautiful, Kim. It is so nice to see the extra ordinary done so well. That reminds me of the still and the White Lightening that grandpa sold that came from it.

One drink of what appeared to be water would set you back on your seat pretty fast and the visions came and went.

That sort of reminds me that I just finished a story about my first theft and the price I paid for it.

It is on http://gordonohio.blogspot.com/ if you are interested.

Kim said...

Alice, that is so good to know. And thank you. I was thinking of you recently, so fun to see your avitar today.

Yes Professor, since its at Seattle Center, it is probably already on your list of places, just look up!

I'm of your ilk, Sally. Luckily, architectural materials choices produce this effective homage to Jimi Hendrix' song of the psychedelic era.

Al, thanks very much. . .I'm trying to practice my night shots, and its fun to see the familiar in different ways. . .strictly through the camera, I assure you. :-)

Oh Benjamin, that's PERFECT!
I may be the only adult I know who has never tried mind altering substances, so seeing things differently through the camera is my window into altered states :-).
-Kim

Kim said...

Mark, thanks a bunch. You've got a few of these, I'm sure!

Abe, I didn't know moonshine would do that! Oh my!
Going right over to your gordonohio blog to read about your wayward past (bet its juicy!).

Hey Al, your photos are stunning on TravelJapan! And, I didn't expect to see great sports action shots.
-Kim

Meg in Nelson said...

I thought of a violin, Kim. Maybe the inside. I'm not sure why - maybe it was the texture.

USelaine said...

Another gorgeous image, Kim.

Barbara Rahal said...

Another wonderful photo Kim! Thanks

Bibi said...

Wow, this is neat. And oddly enough, this same day I posted a photo entitled "Purple Rain!" So with Purple Haze and Purple Rain, we've both honored rock.

Becky said...

I particularly enjoyed the title of today's post. And the artistic nature of the shot is fantastic. Nicely done.

Maya said...

Hah! You take the best Needle shots I've ever seen!