Thursday, October 29, 2009


by 13 Stoploss

I was eating popcorn the other night. One of those late night munchy deals where even the pills and the booze weren't helping me sleep. I went downstairs and had this great big green bowl, just filled to the brim with popcorn. Buttery organic shit from Trader Joes.

And then I saw it, stiff-armed like a baby in the bowl. It was too beautiful to eat, and so I saved it. I'll not be the first to start the game...

Bronica ETRSi, Fuji Neopan Acros


Pattie Matheson said...

LOL!! Love it, and Jason, you are so great at close focus -- not the point here I know ;)

Hey man, you could probably pick up a bit of pocket change selling it on ebay....


PS: I've found the drawback to using booze to get to sleep is the giant headache I wake up with in the morning. So I use generic benadryl. Cheap and no headache.

13 Stoploss said...

The trick with close focus is finding something with texture and contrast. If you can't focus on the subject, place the object that you can focus on, next to the subject, and focus on it.

Young 13 ate the popcorn last night. He didn't like it.

Benadryl is my pill of choice, except that it doesn't put me to sleep. it keeps me asleep, and that isn't the problem. My problem is getting to sleep.

Arli said...

Have you tried melatonin? It takes about an hour to get me sleepy, but it works like a charm. It won't keep you asleep, but that doesn't seem to be your problem. Just don't take too much, because that might wake you up after a few hours and/or cause bad nightmares. (I had this problem when I took 1 mg. each night.) I take 1/2 mg. pill and that causes me to feel sleepy after an hour, but not enough to wake me a few hours later or cause the nightmares. You might have to experiment with the dosage that works for you. It's usually sold in 1 or 3 mg. pills. Hope it helps.

Anonymous said...

those are two of the most incredible pictures I have ever seen. I see a dancer, frog, a hiding place, just WOW! I will never see popcorn the same again.
pleasant dreams,

Jean said...

Both of those views are decidedly erotic.

what? yes they are!

Anonymous said...

If you find one that looks like the virgin mother, sell it on ebay before you eat it.

Anonymous said...

Fantastic photos, as always, and great tips!
I haven't mastered the sleeping thing myself. I'm sure that booze is too high a price, however.
I do go to sleep very easily, I can't stay that way!!!
I learned how to go to sleep in a self-hypnosis class, it wasn't what the instructor had intended, but it was a nice side effect. Now, if I could stay under for longer... z

Anonymous said...

Kind of a photographic Georgia O'Keefe.