Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Hi all! I've taken today some of the most brilliant photos I have ever snapped. It's valentine's day, of course (or it was an hour ago), but try as I might, I can't seem to think myself into a bad mood, having given birth to so many great shots. Is photography greater than sex that I can feel this way?


No, I don't think so. I'd much, much, much rather be fucking right now. But that's because I'm somewhat (bot not ridiculously) drunk. And yet, I'm not all emotional and weirded out. I'm in the best goddamned mood I've been in for ages, up to the point of appointing myself Troy, Ohio's "Ambassador Of Love" for the night, carting around a pink balloon with a red heart.

I'll explain later. For now, i'll leave you with one of the greatest photos I've ever taken. This is Chad (Leaf regular, and all around swell guy) breaking at pool in a little redneck dive called Jesters, just on the outskirts of town:


Blogger Barbara Bruederlin said...

I love how you can see the path of the balls radiating out like a star, while the balls in the centre of the star are stable. And Chad's got a really photogenic arm.

Well done, you Ambassador of Love, you. Glad someone doesn't suck at Valentine's Day (as I do).

1:04 PM  
Blogger Nan said...

Very cool shot.

2:14 PM  
Blogger Grover said...

Barbara - He owns his own lawn care business, so even though he's skinny as a rail, he's got great muscle tone. As for the break, after I snapped that, I was like "Oh man! You gotta come over here and see this!" Already printed off a copy to give to him.

Oh, I fully planned on being pissy and grumpy, "poor me"'ing a tear in my beer, but I was so high on having taken so many great shots in Yellow Springs that I just couldn't not smile. :-) Hell, while I was studying over lunch at Peach's Grill in YS, I jotted down in my notes "I AM YELLOW SPRINGS. I OWN THIS TOWN."

Yeah, I was ego tripping just a little. :-)

Nan - Thanks! I'm really proud of this one. I intentionally left the white balance on daylight to give the incandescent light a smokey orangish-yellowish cast.

5:25 PM  
Anonymous Michelle said...

all i can say is DAMN!! that is sooooo f'n cool!

10:51 PM  
Blogger Grover said...

Thank you!! Oh, btw, you're allowed to say "fucking" here. I'll actually respect you more if you swear freely. I'm cool like that, and I'm confident in saying Barbara and Nan are ok with it as well. :-)

Other words on the "Taboo Elsewhere, but OK on Andy's Blog" list:

Fuck Me Running
Fuckhead (and any variation thereof)
Christ on a Pike!
Jeezy Creezy
G. W. Bush
Pussy (I'm touchy on vaginal slang... keep it tasteful)
Dirty Sanchez
Cleveland Steamer (ewwww!)
(did I mention Fuck?)
booger shaker


2:42 AM  
Blogger Grover said...

I think I just lost my entire readership with that last one.

Fucking Coor's Light.

2:46 AM  
Blogger Barbara Bruederlin said...

hahaha you've gotta try harder than that to keep me away, Andyboy. Swearing is about the most fun you can have for free, farting comes second.

9:07 AM  
Anonymous michelle said...

I don't know why the other Michelle saw fit to edit her enthusiasm, but I'll speak for ALL michelle's when I say holy fuck that picture makes me wanna grab some balls!

Take that as you will, heh. Absolutely incredible fucking picture. I covet your mad photography skillz.

1:58 AM  
Blogger Grover said...

I'm getting all y'all Michelles mixed up! I thought you left the f'n comment. :-) The first Michelle (very very good friend of mine) is a sweet girl who just doesn't cuss that much.

(BTW, ball grabbing is also highly encouraged here at "Treasures". ;-) Just don't scratch, or he'll get to shoot wherever he wants.)

Joking aside, thanks for the compliment. Again, very highly appreciated.

11:26 AM  

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