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Poohsticks
Poohsticks
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Date Uploaded: Sep 26, 2006

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One day, when Pooh bear was just walking along the bridge with a fir cone in his paw, in his own world, not looking where he was going (probably thinking about honey), he tripped over something. This made the fir-cone jerk out of his paw into the river.

"Bother", said Pooh, as it floated slowly under the bridge. So Pooh went to get another fir cone, but then thought that he would just look at the river instead, because it was a peaceful sort of day. So, he lay down and looked at it, and it slipped slowly away beneath him, and suddenly, there was his fir-cone slipping away too. 'That's funny,' said Pooh. 'I dropped it on the other side,' said Pooh, 'and it came out on this side! I wonder if it would do it again?'

And he went back for some more fir-cones. It did. It kept on doing it. Then he dropped two in at once, and leant over the bridge to see which of them would come out first; and one of them did; but as they were both the same size, he didn't know if it was the one which he wanted to win, or the other one. So the next time he dropped one big one and one little one, and the big one came out first, which was what he had said it would do, and the little one came out last, which was what he had said it would do, so he had won twice ... and then he went home for tea.

And that was the beginning of the game called Poohsticks, which Pooh invented, and which he and his friends used to play on the edge of the Forest. But they played with sticks instead of fir-cones, because they were easier to mark.'

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03/08/2008 01:26:42 PM
He does look giant, and the words fit the image well. Excellent combination.
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03/07/2008 09:37:36 PM
Oh perfect. I love the story of poohsticks. So much wisdom and humor in those Pooh stories.
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03/07/2008 06:55:34 PM
I love AA Milne's stuff. What a fabulous shot - perfect for the quote from the book!!!! Childhood - aaaaah the bliss of it all.
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03/06/2007 10:11:21 PM
Beautiful. He looks like a giant! I adore this.
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03/05/2007 09:29:52 PM
Hi, I started a forum thread to continue our discussion about this image. :)
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09/26/2006 04:06:35 PM
while this is a digital image, the effects achieved through post processing, this image could be a chieved quite easily in a darkroom. one would, of course, start with a grainy film (tri-x was always my choice). the distortion could be achieved by tilting the easel, the light exposure by selective butrning of the corners, and the sabatieed edges by flicking the darkroom lihgts on, again, whilst protecting the areas needed.

that is, if you loved the holga and didn't have one.

i love the holga, i don't have one. i no longer have a darkroom - the chemicals and i don't agree. nor do they agree with my toddler.

a digital image is a photograph. it is on a different medium. post proceesing is dodging and burning. chemical rubs. selinium etc. baths. everyone played in the darkroom, it was fun. same here.
09/26/2006 02:22:34 PM
This looks incredibly surrealistic. Another testament to that one does not need to manipulate an image in PP to make it look out weird.
p.s. I need to get myself one of those Holga's one day. :)
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