Adding Some Color to Old Technology

I’ve got all these cool old analogue items around me. Truth is I’m something of a hoarder- especially when it comes to gadgets and tech stuff.

Audio Cassette
Clear Audio Cassette

At some point recently I thought it would be fun to plop some of my old cassettes with clear plastic cases on a light table.

Audio Cassette
Clear Audio Cassette with Rainbow Effect from Double Polarization

Then add a little rainbow effect with double polarization.

Audio Cassette
Clear Audio Cassette with Rainbow Effect from Double Polarization (variation 2)

And if that wasn’t enough- I used a yellow-blue polarizer for following effects (see two photos below.)

Audio Cassette
Clear Audio Cassette with Rainbow Effect and Warm Color Background due to Double Polarization and Yellow Blue Polarizing Filter
Audio Cassette
Clear Audio Cassette with Rainbow Effect and Warm Color Background due to Double Polarization and Yellow Blue Polarizing Filter

 

Book Cover Concept: Girl with Bike

Girl with Bicycle Book Cover Concept (Michael Halberstadt)
Girl with Bicycle Book Cover Concept (Michael Halberstadt)

One of the sources for image requests I subscribe to was looking for a photo of a girl with a bike. They had a sample photo that looked promising: it was that of a girl, face not visible and a black English three speed bike almost identical to the one I had in storage. They wanted it to look like spring. The sample photo also showed blue skies and a patch of green sorrel in the foreground- something easily found at the park near me. As it happens I have a girl (my lovely 12 year old daughter Ella.) The request called for spring dresses, something Ella didn’t have, but my wife Bridget sent out an email to friends for said garments (ironically several of the mothers in our group wear the same size as my 12 y/o daughter!) And within a few hours we had a selection of spring dresses. Regrettably my seemingly perfect bike in storage turned out to be unacceptably rusty. I’ll have to have it fixed up, it’s my all time favorite bike. Fortunately I had yet another similar bike- a modern copy of a Dutch bike (made in Taiwan for what it’s worth.) Bridget did a little art directing, I think the photos turned out pretty well. We’ll see what happens!