|NCC-1701-D at warp speed|
Header Challenge: Back to the Future
November 28, 2012
This is my third of three promised installments as one of the Headbangers. Please visit fellow Headbangers to see their take on this theme. Fishing Guy, Katney, Imac, Sandy and Lew. They have been very gracious to welcome me into their circle, and if you think you would like to try it out, talk to Imac or Fishing Guy... tell them Craver sent you.
The Headbangers gave me the honor of selecting this week's theme, which is "Back to the Future." I decided to post some futuristic space ships from an old television show that holds a special place in my heart. Hopefully, I worded the theme in such a way as to provide some interpretive flexibility for my artistic photography pals.
I remember watching the original Star Trek series with my dad, wishing I could be like Spock and admiring Kirk. It was so cool how he could beat the bad guys with Judo and steal a kiss from the pretty girls. When Star Trek: The Next Generation aired, I was slow to get on board, but eventually, I got caught up in that series as well.
Has it already been two decades since that series went off the air?! Well, since I found the whole franchise so intriguing, I collected some of the Micro Machines versions of these starships, and put them in a shadow box. When I got my first digital camera, I was looking for something interesting to use as a subject for photography, so I dug up those starship models and created a few images. These pics are all double exposures.
The NCC 1701 was laid upside down on a black shirt, so I could shoot the underbelly of the ship as if it were suspended in air. The Klingon Battle Cruiser's star field was Christmas lights. You may need to enlarge the photo in order to see the cloaked ship. The selection for this week's header is the NCC 1701-D traveling at warp speed. The blurring of the stars was made by panning Christmas lights. When I created the composite, I blackened some of the "stars," otherwise the ship would look transparent.
|NCC-1701 in orbit under the moon|
|cloaked Klingon Battle Cruiser|