Friday, February 01, 2008
Screen within a screen within...
Delray Beach, Florida, December 2007 [Click to enlarge]
Remember when you were a kid and you placed two mirrors opposite each other? Remember how you could see dozens of images of yourself trailing off into oblivion? Wasn't that just the neatest thing?
Well, I never outgrew that phase of my life. Come to think of it, I didn't outgrow many aspects of my childhood. But that's a topic for another day*. So when I was noodling around with my toys of adulthood last month, I thought I'd have some fun with pictures within pictures. It's somewhat like the high-tech equivalent of the old mirror trick.
For the record, I would have continued to add iterations to the series, but my wife eventually said I was being silly.
Your turn: Do you do silly things with a camera? Do tell! Even better, show!
*For some photographic examples of recursive scenes from my adult life, click here, here and here. And because we're talking about recursions here, another look at the Hasselhoffian Recursion is definitely in order. As an aside, Canadian actor-comedian Norm McDonald continues to tell anyone who will listen that Germans love David Hasselhoff. I'm still not sure why.