Something from Nothing – Sidney Blake does car wash captures iPhone style!

Sidney Blake sends us this great Something from Nothing submission with this explanation:

After reading your first few entries for this series, it made me think of the car wash images I’ve taken over the years with P&S and DSLRs, and more recently, an iPhone. I have an active imagination, so when I find myself too lazy to wash the car and I head to the local drive-thru wash, as soon as the sprayers kick in and the foam starts to fly, I no longer see these large tools surrounding me, cleaning my car, but rather debris swirling around and then a storm starts to build and before we know it, there’s a tornado in front of me! Once it dissipates, I’m left with cloudy skies and not much else. (stop laughing) I’m a meteorology junkie, so I suppose this helps with the imagination!

You mentioned in your original post shooting the hotel bathroom was a good exercise for keeping your eye trained, but for me, this train of thinking keeps my mind sharp and imaginative. It’s also a good reminder that at any given time, there can be a story unfolding right in front us of, imaginary like my stormy car wash, or better yet, real life events. If we’re lucky enough, we will have a camera with us to capture the story and make it our very own. Attached are the images which show my story how I saw it one night in an Esso car wash in Spruce Grove. To see the order in how I saw the storm appear in front of me as I snapped away, please check out my blog post. Cheers for the fun, y’all! Keep up the photo goodness, oopoomoo!

©Sidney Blake

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About the Author

I am a Canadian landscape and outdoor photographer who loves long hikes in the woods, yummy food, hairy dogs, good company and a good guitar jam.

2 Comments

  1. eremophila
    April 5, 2013

    Love the ‘weather’ images Sidney! Glad you didn’t get flooded out :-)

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  2. Vivianne
    April 9, 2013

    What a coincedance I drove my car through a car wsh lately and thought to myself: next time i bring my camera! The light and what happens inside was diffirent to what you normally see.

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