MY ANDY WARHOLL ATTEMPT by SMOKEYDOGSOCKS
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ON SATURDAY, JANUARY 31, 2009, I TOOK SEVERAL PHOTOS OF A STEARMAN PT-17, AS HE MADE HIS FINAL APPROACH AT THE YOLO COUNTY AIRPORT NEAR DAVIS CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES. WELL, I TOOK SO MANY SHOTS, THAT I DECIDED TO SEE IF I COULD COME UP WITH A COMPILATION OF IMAGES AND MAKE IT LOOK SOMETHING LIKE ANDY WARHOLL’S WORK, ONLY MINE, NOT HIS. SO, I STARTED BY ADDING THE TOP IMAGE OF THE STEARMAN IN THE APPROACH COMPILATION AND THEN I ADDED DIFFERENT SHOTS THAT I DID IN ADOBE PHOTOSHOP ELEMENTS 2.0 TO MAKE THEM ALL DIFFERENT FROM EACH OTHER. THE SHOT IN THE CENTER BOTTOM, REMINDS ME OF A WORLD WAR II MOVIE, WHERE A BELLY TURRET GUNNER ON A B-17 FLYING FORTRESS, WAS TRAPPED IN HIS TURRET AND BEING AN ARTIST, HE ALWAYS HAD HIS DRAWING PAD WITH HIM. SO, RATHER THAN GIVE IN TO THE IDEA THAT HE WAS GOING TO DIE WHEN THE B-17 LANDED, HE DREW REAL LONG LANDING GEAR ON THE IMAGE OF THE B-17 THAT HE HAD DRAWN AND CLUTCHED THE IMAGE IN HIS ARMS AND KEPT REPEATING TO HIMSELF, I BELIEVE, I BELIEVE, I BELIEVE. WELL WHADDA YANO, OUT POPS THESE CARTOON LANDING GEAR ON THE BOMBER AND THEY MAKE A SAFE LANDING. AFTER GENGERLY REMOVING THE TRAPPED GUNNER FROM HIS BELLY TURRET, THE GUNNER OPENED HIS EYES AND THE
LANDING GEAR DISAPPEARED AND THE PLANE CAME FALLING DOWN, CRUSHING THE TURRET. IF MEMORY SERVES, THAT WAS A TWIGHTLIGHT ZONE STORY. BUT, HEY, LIKE THEY SAY, IF YOU BELIEVE HARD ENOUGH, YOU CAN MAKE ANYTHING HAPPEN. I USED MY CANON EOS KISS REBEL 300D AND MY QUANTARAY 70-300MM TELEPHOTO LENS TO GET THE LANDING SHOTS. THE TOP SECTION OF THIS IMAGE, IS A PT-17 ON APPROACH AT YOLO AIRPORT, I TOOK SEVERAL SHOTS IN ORDER TO ACCOMPLISH THIS PANORAMA SHOT. I THEN TOOK ONE OR TWO IMAGES TO MAKE THE REST OF THE COMPILATION AND JUST CHANGED THEM AROUND TO MAKE UP THE DIFFERENT LOOKS TO THE STEARMAN BIPLANE. I ALSO GOT THE PLANES DESIGNATION WRONG IN THE LOWER, CENTER IMAGE. IT’S NOT A PT-13, IT’S A PT-17, OH WELL, WE ALL MAKE MISTAKES WE CAN’T FIX. THIS MISTAKE WILL BE IN THIS IMAGE FOR A LONGO TIMEO. ALTHOUGH, I GUESS I COULD GO BACK INTO PHOTOSHOP ELEMENTS 9.0 AND COMPLETELY COVER UP THE MISTAKE AND CORRECT IT. OH WELL, AS LONG AS I KNOW I MESSED UP.


Comments

  • Catherine  Howell
    Catherine Howellabout 6 years ago

    really neat work!

  • THANK YOU CATHERINE, IT’S NOT MARRILYN, BUT WHAT THE HEY. LOL AS ALWAYS, YOUR COMMENTS AND COMPLIMENTS ARE ALWAYS WELCOME AND APPRECIATED. BOB

    – SMOKEYDOGSOCKS

  • Vicki Ferrari
    Vicki Ferrariabout 6 years ago

    Very Andy Warhol!

  • THANK YOU VICKI, I WAS AFRAID I SPELLED HIS LAST NAME WRONG, BUT HEY, IT’S ONLY SPELLING, IT STILL SOUNDS THE SAME. LOL BOB :]

    – SMOKEYDOGSOCKS

  • E.R. Bazor
    E.R. Bazorabout 6 years ago

    ANDY WARHALL better look out!
    Great photo-art!

  • THANKS E.R. I DON’T THINK HE REALLY HAS A WORRY, BUT I’LL KEEP TRYING. LOL YOUR COMPLIMENTS AND COMMENTS ARE GREATFULLY AND GLADLY ACCEPTED AND APPRECIATED AS ALWAYS, BOB

    – SMOKEYDOGSOCKS

  • Lass With a Camera
    Lass With a Ca...about 6 years ago

    Andy Warhol had nothing on you gorgeous! Your work is so unique and lovely!

  • THANK YOU KHOSIE, I APPRECIATE THE COMPLIMENT AND GLADLY ACCEPT YOUR COMMENTS. BOB

    – SMOKEYDOGSOCKS

  • Woodie
    Woodieabout 6 years ago

    Hi Bob
    This is an improvement on the usual basic style interpretation of Andy’s work.
    You have taken it a step or two further.
    I remember that film. Was it a StevenSpielberg film, called the Mission? (Made for TV)
    cheers Neil

  • THANKS NEIL. I’M NOT SURE WHAT THE TITLE WAS, I JUST REMEMBER THE BELLY GUNNER DRAWING A B-17 WITH CARTOON TYPE LANGING GEAR, SINCE THE REAL LANDING GEAR WAS SHOT ALL TO HELL. SO, OUT POPS THESE STRUTS AND TIRES THAT WERE CANDY STRIPED STRUTS WITH BIG WHITE DONUT TYPE TIRES. AFTER THEY LANDED AND THE TURRET GUNNER WAS PULLED TO SAFETY, THE PLANES LANDING GEAR DISSAPPEARED AND THE PLANE CRUSHED THE TURRET. BOB :)

    – SMOKEYDOGSOCKS

  • cougarfan
    cougarfanabout 6 years ago

    Awesome Work Hun:)))))))))))xoxox

  • THANKS COUGAR, IT WAS FUN TRYING TO PUT THIS TOGETHER AND MAKE IT WORK. IT ONLY TOOK ME ABOUT 2 HOURS TO COMPLETE. BOB :)

    – SMOKEYDOGSOCKS

  • annieannie
    annieannieover 3 years ago

    this is a great tribute to warhol
    xx


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