Droid Madness in North Palm Springs
I am a professional photographer so I use professional cameras to achieve the best results, but what do you do when you pull off the I-10 Freeway in North Palm Springs looking for something to eat and are confronted with a fake saguaro cactus with a giant fake spider on it in a lot next-door to a Jack in the Box? You use a fake camera, that’s what. A camera disguised as a phone like my trusty Droid which I used to capture the above image. It makes perfect sense if you think about it. What could be more surreal? Since I didn’t have my pro gear with me, the burning question remains whether or not I would have made the correlation between fake cactus and fake camera. Probably not. My choice most likely would have been to not take a shot of a fake cactus next-door to a Jack in the Box at all. I suppose this admission rules out any possibility of my being a photographic genius, but I can live with that. The image may not be the apex of my career, but it does makes me smile.
surreal factor: PhotoKit Color 2 plugin for Photoshop was used for a split toning effect. First a layer with a yellow/blue split with custom opacity levels was added. On top of that, another layer with a red/sepia split with custom opacity levels was added.