Tuesday, June 05, 2007


As part of a photography course I am currently doing, we had to take various shots of 'an object bigger that the camera, not a person', using various criteria. I searched the house, and nothing deemed satisfactory. On my way to work last week, I passed a two dollar shop, and caught a glimpse of Todd hanging from the ceiling. Pod to the rescue! Perhaps I will post a few shots I took for my homework this week.


Blogger Lynne said...

Help pod, help! (todd says with pleading eyes) please let me out of my confinement!! I promise to be a good giraFFe and cooperate with however you choose to pose me ...

11:15 AM  
Blogger Josy said...

Poor Todd! At least you freed him from that nasty two dollar shop.

He and his jail are quite colorful, and I'm always a fan of color.

WHOOOOO COLOR ::pumps fist::

12:06 PM  
Blogger Shelly Lowenkopf said...

Looks a bit like Lettuce's bounding dog. Small-but-interesting world.

12:37 PM  
Blogger d. chedwick bryant said...

this is so sweet and cheery. For years there was a kid's playhouse with a toy giraffe looking out of the window just 1 block from my house. I kept thinking--"i hafta get a snap o'that!" but like a bonehead ...well one day it was gone.

Yours is better anyway Pod!

2:22 PM  
Anonymous ja said...

found hanging with blue ears and tongue and now behind blue bars? Oy.....a roommate once gave me a Chanukah squeaky lizard present (G. P. P. McSqueaky III) but then hanged it from its neck....very sad, but the roommate claimed it wasn't dead, just doing it for....well, somethings are just too awful to elaborate on.
i should become an expert on squeaky lizards and then be able to definitely claim that i would lay the poor thing to rest.

11:57 PM  
Blogger lettuce said...

hahaha, do you think James needs to get out more?

nice to meet Todd.
Pod and Todd.


I love the colours in this pic. and look forward to seeing him out and about.

12:45 AM  
Blogger Country House Antique Textiles said...

I like Todd! I went on safari in Kenya and saw giraffes. They put their heads right into the jeep and looked at us very closely. They have the most beautiful eyes with the longest lashes! Why is Todd behind bars tho? Has he been naughty already?

1:07 AM  
Blogger First Nations said...


do giraffes generally loom?

because that's what it's doing.

2:27 AM  
Anonymous get zapped said...

How fun! Love the primary colors. Too cute ;)

5:43 AM  
Blogger ben huff said...

damn, what wonderful color there pod. have fun with the course. you'll be posting more projects here? love to see them.

6:42 AM  
Blogger Steve said...

What a great shot! As has been said before, the colors are terrific. I'm sure Todd was happy to be "liberated."

7:19 AM  
Blogger raindog said...

love the color and lines. great shot pod! and quite a stunning creature that todd is. he is house broken i hope. :)

11:37 AM  
Blogger Inconsequential said...


isn't that german for death?

you released death in the guise of a giraffe...

Pod, agent of death, with his camera of doom...

uh oh...please don't photograph me!

7:06 PM  
Blogger albi said...

bella giraffa!

8:44 PM  
Blogger Reya Mellicker said...

Poor Todd. It's like he's in jail (though a colorful jail, at least.) He looks so mournful. I'm sure he looked happier the very minute you rescued him from his fate. Thank goodness for the photography course! Thank goodness for Pod!

10:05 PM  
Blogger Ai said...

To mis-quote Thomas Moore:

"I never nurs'd a dear giraffe /
To glad me with its long-lash'd eye /
But when it came to drink and laugh /
With me, I knew it must be AI" !


4:47 AM  
Blogger bv said...

Free Todd!...

10:27 AM  
Blogger Kimberley said...

WOW WE Podtser what an awesome and brilliantly colored shot! Love it

2:24 PM  
Blogger Emily Lin said...

It certainly looks bigger than the camera. Hope Todd will get rescued by Poddy~! Woohoo~

p/s: Hope you don't mind cos I've linked you in my DP blog. :)


2:32 PM  
Blogger Pod said...

LL - you are right. he was very cooperative...until the great dane came and nearly popped him!

JOH - love the colour too

MR L - i love dthat dog vid! so funny!

CHED - seize the moment you big bonehead! ;0p

JA - yes do, coz the current squeaky lizard expert is such an old bore. we need some yoof injected into the squeaky lizard world

LETTY - i think he needs something...ahem. yes the colour is grand. unfortunately we had to p[rint in B&W for class, and so the effect was a little lost....begger!

DONALD - actually he has been great so far. no naughtiness as yet. i love giraffes. at sydney zoo they look over the harbour to the opera house. it is quite a surreal sight. love my gifts!!

FN - i think they can't help but loom. i loom when i am a bit tipsy...

ZIP - nice hey?

MR HUFF - thanks mate. yes i shall post more here, and bore you all....

STE - he hasn't stopped smiling since...apart from when he was nearly abducted by a very great dane.

RAINDOG - his poos are plastic, so they are very easy to clean up if he has a little mishap (like when the great dane nearly took him)

INC - oh no, what have i done?? i'd love to take a portrait of you!

ALBI - grazi (is that right?)

REYA - it is actually a great big rocket in the playground. i use it to visit reypod at night when all the kids are tucked up in bed, but don't tell anyone. thank goodness for us!

AI - ha ha. very clever. have you a long neck and lashes like my family too then?

BV - he is free, fear not!

KIMBLE - thanks love! good to see you!

EM - of course i don't mind. thank you! i am having trouble linking folk. i tried today and it went horribly wrong?!

7:27 PM  
Blogger Sherry Snowdrop said...

Those bars seem to be like glowing coloured neon lights. How d'you do dat?

9:10 PM  
Blogger Momentary Academic said...

I LOVE this. Your giftie should be on its way to your doorstep!

9:49 PM  
Blogger Joel Reynolds said...

I like the lines of colour in the second one, very cool.
That's cool taht you're taking a course - way to go. You must be kicking butt in it, no?

9:15 PM  
Blogger Nathalie said...

Great vertical lines and colour.
And such a sad Todd! Surely Poddy Superman will punch the bars and free his friend!?

12:49 AM  
Blogger Pod said...

SHEZ - the right light, and slightly underexposed

MA - how exciting! i cannae wait! ;0)

JOEL - no, it's quite a critical course, which is great. i am learning a lot! thanks for the encouragement dude ;0)

NAT - saved by the hands of steel!

9:15 AM  
Blogger Sebastien said...

Is that giraffe in jail with Paris? How sad...

9:24 AM  
Blogger Meet Me at Mikes said...

Oh Todd! Come over here honey.. I'll break you out! All we need is my Girl Scout Belt and PRESTO!

10:19 PM  
Blogger Ratzfatz said...

Freedom for all Giraffes in the world!!!

4:51 PM  

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