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© Bailey Cooper
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UploadedNovember 13, 2014
TakenNovember 12, 2014
MakeNikon Corporation
ModelNIKON D7000
Exposure1/100 sec at f/4
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Focal Length78 mm
ISO800
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Q: what happened to the themes and the challenges?

A: Do you know?

Photo license: © All rights reserved

This is how I process the world... the grand experiment... inmates on the loose.

Tom, once again, indulging me. We were going to do this yesterday when it was 72 degrees. He wanted to golf. Today it was 43. Stop chattering dear. It's mucking up the shot.

Asylum garb seemed appropriate and, of course, Waits.

Tonight I'll shave the mountain
I'll cut the hearts from pharaohs
I pull the road off of the rise
tear the memories from my eyes
and in the morning I'll be gone

I drink 1000 shipwrecks
tonight I'll steal your paychecks
I paint the sheets across my bed
the birds will all fly from my head
and in the morning I'll be gone

Take every dream that's breathing
find every boot that's leaving
shoot all the lights in the cafe
and in the morning I'll be gone

I bet 1000 dollars
I have a French companion
I tie myself below the deck
I pull the rope around my neck
and in the morning I'll be gone

It takes a life to win her
there is a drum of bourbon
800 pounds of nitro
his boots are thunder as he plays

There is a stone inside it
tonight his bones will ride it
I'll need a tent to hide it
and in the morning I'll be gone
and in the morning I'll be gone
and in the morning I'll be gone

~ Tom Waits ~

39 responses

  • Jason Platt

    Jason Platt gave props (12 Nov 2014):

    you are turning into my go to for inspiration ;)

  • Kathryn Meyer

    Kathryn Meyer gave props (12 Nov 2014):

    First time I've seen anyone go to the electric chair willingly.

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (12 Nov 2014):

    Tom is indeed a very good sport! i'm glad he complied. i love this pic, and your warped sense of humor!

  • Saroj Swain

    Saroj Swain gave props (13 Nov 2014):

    Spectacular shot........

  • Barbara Kurth

    Barbara Kurth said (13 Nov 2014):

    Your husband is a good sport... love your sense of humor !!

  • Kelly Nichols

    Kelly Nichols gave props (13 Nov 2014):

    Very good! What a great sport! Love the title.

  • Talisha (Tally) Sachlis

    Talisha (Tally) Sachlis   gave props (13 Nov 2014):

    Love the creativity!--such a a different entry.

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (13 Nov 2014):

    So dang clever and SO well photographed!

  • Elyseo

    Elyseo gave props (14 Nov 2014):

    cool cool cool

  • Fred Moskey

    Fred Moskey gave props (14 Nov 2014):

    "Old Sparky" never looked better.

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (14 Nov 2014):

    Shockingly good entry!

  • Carlo Pagan

    Carlo Pagan gave props (14 Nov 2014):

    Excellent!!

  • Ted Anderson

    Ted Anderson (Deleted) gave props (14 Nov 2014):

    The Pythons would be proud.

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (14 Nov 2014):

    I love it, very cool and clever!!!

  • tania medina

    tania medina gave props (14 Nov 2014):

    This truly gets my attention. Well composed, great concept, amazing shot.

  • Lon Casler Bixby

    Lon Casler Bixby   gave props (14 Nov 2014):

    Interesting shot! I love Tom Waits :)

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins (Deleted) gave props (14 Nov 2014):

    Unnerving idea and photo,also very cool. Hubby is a keeper to give up a golf day.

  • ROCIO GUILLEN

    ROCIO GUILLEN gave props (14 Nov 2014):

    Great idea, Bailey!

  • Heather Mellon

    Heather Mellon gave props (14 Nov 2014):

    The words and image complement one another to a tee. Totally off the wall.. and delightful!!

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (14 Nov 2014):

    We had temps of 21 degrees today..43 sounds like a heat wave. LOL...Clever shot and Tom is a good sport:)

  • nikonphotog

    nikonphotog (Deleted) gave props (15 Nov 2014):

    I love the concept and the black and white.

  • Carl Kuntze

    Carl Kuntze gave props (15 Nov 2014):

    Whimsical idea.

  • Nancy Richard

    Nancy Richard gave props (15 Nov 2014):

    Now if you used the hose to put a puddle at his feet, that would really be plugging in. LOL !

  • Nancy Richard

    Nancy Richard gave props (15 Nov 2014):

    P.S. You must have a very accommodating hubby. I couldn't get mine to do that in a million years. LOL !

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda (Deleted) gave props (15 Nov 2014):

    love this entry

  • Scott Emery

    Scott Emery gave props (16 Nov 2014):

    Even as our demise, collective and individual, becomes more apparent, and the rational gives way, small opportunities for kindness and grace will remain. Tom appears to me to be evidence of that. I like the composition here, but would Tom have been a better contrast, metaphorically and photographically, against the dense trees to the right?

  • Bailey Cooper

    Bailey Cooper said (16 Nov 2014):

    Scott ~ I absolutely agree with your comment about positioning. However, he was freezing and I didn't have the heart to keeping directing the scene at his expense. So I just went with what I had.

  • Bailey Cooper

    Bailey Cooper said (16 Nov 2014):

    Thanks all for your time and feedback.

  • Tom Piorkowski

    Tom Piorkowski (Deleted) gave props (16 Nov 2014):

    I'm shocked, this is great

  • Charles Rushton

    Charles Rushton said (18 Nov 2014):

    Hope you have a ground fault switch on that.

  • Daniel Zuercher

    Daniel Zuercher gave props (19 Nov 2014):

    Creative very Creative Bailey.

  • Peter Meade

    Peter Meade said (20 Nov 2014):

    From Rain Dogs - his best. Glad you have an indulgent partner!

  • rekha nag

    rekha nag gave props (21 Nov 2014):

    Superb composition!!

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins (Deleted) gave props (30 Nov 2014):

    BLOG............Congrats!

  • Jason Platt

    Jason Platt gave props (1 Dec 2014):

    blogtacular!

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (1 Dec 2014):

    hey, congrats on making the blog!!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (4 Dec 2014):

    Congrats on making the blog!

  • Talia Krasicka

    Talia Krasicka gave props (22 Oct 2015):

    Processing. Good word for this. Great!

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