KCBW6, Day 3: Experimental Photography

The prompt for today is to take creative pictures.  On this blog, I usually use straightforward pictures.  However, I often take creative pictures of the pieces for fun or to include in homework submissions for the Harry Potter Knitting / Crochet House Cup.  Professors often give bonus points for creative pictures!  I decided to pull out some of my favorite pictures and share them with you today.

In 2010, I knit a crown in Ravenclaw colors.  Since Tiger believes himself to be king of the house, I thought him an appropriate model.  I love the look of disdain on his face.

In 2010, I knit a crown in Ravenclaw colors. Since Tiger believes himself to be king of the house, I thought him an appropriate model. I love the look of disdain on his face.

This skein of yarn was a present from my friend, Stacy.  She collaborated with Christa of Nerd Girl Yarns to plan a custom colorway, based on the colors of the frog in my Ravatar at that time, and named after my imaginary magical beastie (this is a thing in Ravenclaw Tower).  Here, I've posed my Frogman statue with the yarn.

My friend Stacy gave me this skein of yarn. She collaborated with Christa of Nerd Girl Yarns to plan a custom colorway, based on the colors of the frog in my Ravatar at that time, and named after my imaginary magical beastie (this is a thing in Ravenclaw Tower). Here, I’ve posed my Frogman statue with the yarn.

Cats often interrupt my photo shoots!

Cats often interrupt my photo shoots!

While its not a fibery picture, I love this photo of Pepper stalking the  Christmas village.

While it’s not a fibery picture, I love this photo of Pepper stalking the Christmas village.

On my recent trip to India, I took this photo of goats lounging on the steps of a temple.

On my recent trip to India, I took this photo of goats lounging on the steps of a temple.

The Weasel of Wrath

In the fall of 2013, the Weasel of Wrath became a thing in Ravenclaw Tower.  Every project I turned in that term included a picture of him and told a piece of a continuing story.  The Headmistress Challenge that term was to write your own lyrics for a wrock song, with bonus points for recording it.  I wrote lyrics, another member of Ravenclaw Tower recorded the vocals and instruments for me, and I put together a music video.  The photos below are my favorites from that term.

The Weasel wearing a sock toe hat.

The Weasel wearing a sock toe hat.

Searching in the jungle (aka our hydroponic system) for the Raspberry Monster.

Searching in the jungle (aka our hydroponic system) for the Raspberry Monster.

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The wrock video included two different sets.  The lyrics are about basilisks, so I went to the home of a friend who has snakes and shot stills and video there.

The wrock video included two different sets. The lyrics are about basilisks, so I went to the home of a friend who has snakes and shot stills and video there.

The other set was the Weasel's burrow.  This behind the scenes shot shows the burrow set up on my dining room table.

The other set was the Weasel’s burrow. This behind the scenes shot shows the burrow set up on my dining room table.

The Weasel of Wrath, with his friends Foxy and Jewel.

The Weasel of Wrath, with his friends Foxy and Jewel.

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8 Responses to KCBW6, Day 3: Experimental Photography

  1. Joyce Tucker May 13, 2015 at 9:19 am #

    Your pictures are awesome! Love ’em!

  2. Vivianne May 13, 2015 at 11:00 am #

    I see one of the reasons I won’t ever be good – I’m too lazy ! 🙂 I see the effort you go to 🙂

  3. Mary-Anne at Breathing Life May 13, 2015 at 11:27 am #

    great photos! Love the expression on your cat’s faces – not impressed it seems with their modelling career. The snake and weasel is the best – gave me the shivers.

  4. Amy Putkonen May 13, 2015 at 1:28 pm #

    Pretty cool photos. Looks like you are SERIOUS about photography as well as knitting/crocheting!!

  5. Gill May 13, 2015 at 1:30 pm #

    Some lovely & amusing pics. Very creative.

  6. Voie de Vie May 13, 2015 at 4:52 pm #

    Love, love, love the look of disdain from your ginger kitty. Mine would probably do the same thing if put in the same position. 🙂

  7. Karen May 14, 2015 at 5:50 am #

    Excellent photos! Your models are so cute:)

  8. Nancy May 15, 2015 at 7:07 am #

    Love your photos, Particularly Tiger and crown! They add so much to your blog posts.

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