Monday, December 19, 2011

CocaCola flower

 So this shot was completely unexpected...  I was just finishing off a plastic bottle of Coke today and thought: "hey, my iPhone's camera lens is so small it could take a picture of inside the bottle".  I clicked off the above shot of the last ounce of Coke sitting in the molded bottom of the bottle.  No effects applied.  I really like it.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

flower trash can

keeping with the bike gear theme, a sidewalk trash can on 4th Avenue

Sunday, December 11, 2011

heavy metal -- surfing saguaros

I shot this picture at the 4th Avenue Street Fair of a rather cool shadow cast on the canvas wall by another vendor's metal art displayed in the next booth.  The actual metal art in the next booth was made from horseshoes (saguaro) and various sprockets, disc brakes, and bike chains (surf board).

Saturday, December 10, 2011

four off the wall faces

Wall mural in the patio area of Mr Heads on 4th Ave.

Monday, December 5, 2011

BICAS Bicycle Art Auction 2011

 Here are a few of the many items that were up for silent auction last Sunday night at this year's BICAS bicycle art auction.  This annual fundraiser features art that either represents some bicycle theme or is made using one or more bicycle parts.  Some incredible creativity here.  Look closely at the dog sculpture above and you will see many different bicycle parts. 

[Note: All of the pictures in today's post are taken with my iPhone 4s -- I was curious how it would perform in available light at night]

 large flower pedal

 owl make of bent and flattened tire rims, sprockets, and other parts

 knitted wrapped tricycle

robot coin bank

 now this was cool -- a ray gun made of bicycle hubs, brake lever and a bike bell -- pull the trigger and it made a nice bell sound.

framed in a bicycle rim, this face was made of many strips of colored paper

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Christmas Flamingos

Spotted these two flamingos standing outside Mesquite Valley Growers this morning, dressed for tonight's freeze.  Nice hats, much nicer than the long cone hats seen in the past on flamingo duncers.