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1980 Spot

1980 Spot

Posted to Flickr on 24 September 2009. Part of the JD's House of Miscellany series.

As a boy I was into origami, the art of paper folding. I found a simple dog design in one of my books and practiced it over and over. Then one day during my fifth grade year I created this particular dog. I folded him into shape, drew spots on him, named him "Spot," and placed him in my wallet. And I have carried this paper dog in my wallet with me ever since that day. Worn and faded, Spot has been my constant and secret companion for almost thirty years.

This image is straight out of the camera: no tweaking, no color processing, no cropping, no nothing.

I used a 10x magnifying lens to gain some detail and to provide a little circular vignetting in honor of Spot.

Submitted to the Flickr group 7 Days of Shooting.

This is one of many curious items collected in JD’s House of Miscellany.

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This photo was taken in my kitchen using some pretty simple Gear. You might be surprised to discover how low-tech my "photography studio" really is.

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