Inanimate Cranes

Inanimate Cranes


Awhile back a friend of mine bought me a box of origami paper. On the box it said, "Crane Folding Paper" and on the bottom right of the box it said 1000 sheets. I was thinking "man, this is a lot and its going to take me awhile". I'm pretty persistent, so when I start something, I'll always finish it. The shot you see here is my progress at 700 cranes out of 1000 done. When those are all complete I may post a new photo showing all 1000.

To answer some peoples questions, I folded all the cranes myself, getting help would just make it to easy!

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  • oooh...The cranes look so graceful in this photo! :) I love how the light is shining on them, so soft...and the colors against the wood grain stand out, so vibrant!
    Erin @ 2008-06-25 00:07:41
  • beautifullll shot, love the composition and colors =D
    jfo @ 2008-06-25 00:54:49
  • You can't imagine how soulful this is for me, Brian! I had 365 origami papers and made as many cranes...but they were in multiple pastel colors. I plan to make a mobile of them some day, using fish line. So, I know the thrill!! :)
    Ginnie @ 2008-06-25 02:46:16
  • This is cool - you are persistent - would love to see the final result - providing your fingers aren't cramping too much
    (mental note: never challenge Brian to something ;-)
    Kevin from OrganicPIX.com @ 2008-06-25 04:48:35
  • Hey Brian! Did you know you are listed as #1 for "Hot Photoblogs" over at Photoblogs.org? (http://www.photoblogs.org/hot/) Way to go! This picture rocks. The composition and the colors are awesome!
    Tracey @ 2008-06-25 05:24:24
  • Great picture with brillant focus. How long did it take to fold 700 cranes? ;-)
    Shun @ 2008-06-25 06:40:54
  • Beautiful! I have to ask as well - how many people did it take to do all this! Great composition and I really like the blues.
    AC @ 2008-06-25 07:30:34
  • There is a story about a girl who folded a thousand paper cranes...I believe because a family member was ill and it was supposed to bring good luck. I remember because one of my teachers got leukemia and we read the story and wound up folding 1000 paper cranes for him. So...the number is significant.
    desolate | metropolis @ 2008-06-25 07:36:04
  • Nice shot with interesting colors and sweet depth of field. I'm liking your work
    Sebastian @ 2008-06-25 08:04:00
  • boy you're persistent! By morning I expect to see all 1000 :D great color.
    Radel @ 2008-06-25 09:27:02
  • Wow, very cool!
    Ashish Sidapara @ 2008-06-25 09:28:32
  • That's a lot of folding and I too am impressed. Love the vivid blue.
    sherri @ 2008-06-25 09:31:26
  • Interesting paper-objects. Very nice.
    Frank @ 2008-06-25 10:21:17
  • very impressive thinks and great colors
    yiannis krikis @ 2008-06-25 10:46:25
  • very impressive thinks and great colors
    yiannis krikis @ 2008-06-25 10:47:22
  • Buena captura, bien compuesta un excelente juego de enfoques!
    NJ & SB Photography @ 2008-06-25 12:07:01
  • This is a very pleasant photo. The blue and brown look really nice together. Making 700 is impressive, but I do hope you post a shot of 1000.

    Reminds me of this video >> http://allfunmusik.wordpress.com/2007/11/30/darren-hayes-when-we-were-amazing/
    Mike @ 2008-06-25 12:07:10
  • OK... sorry about that link, but it was a video starring an origami crane. I'll stick to photo comments!
    Mike @ 2008-06-25 12:15:03
  • That good ideas and that great vision that you have for your photos ! This photo is very graceful!
    cashondeo @ 2008-06-25 12:44:54
  • A sea of cranes. How beautiful!!
    Marcie @ 2008-06-25 12:53:05
  • The concept behind the image makes it so much stronger. Lovely shot.
    Thomas @ 2008-06-25 13:47:34
  • Oh man you must have a lot of free time on your hands haha. Really love the contrast between the cranes and the table here
    eric kim @ 2008-06-25 15:50:54
  • I love the color blue.. nice shot! :)
    1000 sheets of paper for 1000 cranes?! That's sick! lol..
    Rian @ 2008-06-25 16:43:06
  • Wow! Love these cranes! Can't wait to see the final photo! Great colors and dof here. 700 times beautiful! :)
    Alejandra @ 2008-06-25 16:46:45
  • love this photo! and look forward to seeing your 1000. can i have a box of paper too. i had an origami book and paper when i was kid and used to wake my poor mother after her nightshift to ask her to decipher the instructions for me.
    michele @ 2008-06-25 18:46:08
  • Amazing DOF and colors.. cool composition, and great light.. wow, that's a cool shot, well done!!
    ReallyJapan @ 2008-06-25 19:28:33
  • Excellent work Brian. You provide me with new ideas for my work. Thank you
    M. de Jong @ 2008-06-25 19:46:25
  • Excellent work Brian. You provide me with new ideas for my work. Thank you
    http://www.artphoto-dejong.eu @ 2008-06-25 19:47:51
  • Really like the subtle lighting, shapes, and bold colors.
    Sean @ 2008-06-25 20:31:00
  • I like the sharpness of the cranes balanced with the soft focuse. Great colors.
    Lunamania @ 2008-06-25 23:34:07
  • The beauty of paper is remarkable.
    Nice work!
    Thanks. :-)
    Takashi Iwamoto @ Japan @ 2008-06-26 09:03:34
  • Beautiful photo. I like the dof and the colors.
    cako @ 2008-06-27 04:12:47
  • I look forward to seeing the sea of cranes. If this pic is anything to go by, it should be most interesting, brian-san! :O)
    lolly @ 2008-06-29 09:41:29
  • Splendid image. Like the complementary colors and DOF. The story to which desolate | metropolis refers is "Sadako and the Thousand Cranes." It's heartbreaking and well worth the read. Sadako was two years old when the atom bomb was dropped on Hiroshima. An avid runner, at age 11, Sadako was diagnosed with leukemia, a result of the bombing.
    Sadako's best friend told her of an old Japanese legend which said that anyone who folds a thousand paper cranes would be granted a wish. Sadako hoped that the gods would grant her a wish to get well so that she could run again. She started to work on the paper cranes and completed over 1000 before dying.
    Mindy @ 2008-06-30 00:25:27
  • really cool
    Oswegan @ 2008-06-30 08:40:36
  • man you got a lot of free time...cool shot tho!
    Frank @ 2008-06-30 10:19:26
  • Sincerely hope you did finger warm exercises before folding! Congratulations on your persitence paying off - Love the shot!
    Funmi @ 2008-07-01 00:35:52
  • beautiful, especially the bokeh. Good luck with the remaining 300 :).
    Ieyasu Sugimoto @ 2008-07-01 01:54:57
  • Great! lovely colors!
    Dirk Essl @ 2008-07-03 13:04:31
  • Really cool and really nice use of DOF at he top of the frame.
    Viewhunter @ 2008-09-25 02:43:36
  • Nice image.
    Finding scholarships @ 2012-02-24 23:37:02
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Inanimate Cranes

Inanimate Cranes


Awhile back a friend of mine bought me a box of origami paper. On the box it said, "Crane Folding Paper" and on the bottom right of the box it said 1000 sheets. I was thinking "man, this is a lot and its going to take me awhile". I'm pretty persistent, so when I start something, I'll always finish it. The shot you see here is my progress at 700 cranes out of 1000 done. When those are all complete I may post a new photo showing all 1000.

To answer some peoples questions, I folded all the cranes myself, getting help would just make it to easy!

EXIF

Focal Length:
Exposure:
Aperture:
ISO:

Latest Comment

  • oooh...The cranes look so graceful in this photo! :) I love how the light is shining on them, so soft...and the colors against the wood grain stand out, so vibrant!
    Erin @ 2008-06-25 00:07:41
  • beautifullll shot, love the composition and colors =D
    jfo @ 2008-06-25 00:54:49
  • You can't imagine how soulful this is for me, Brian! I had 365 origami papers and made as many cranes...but they were in multiple pastel colors. I plan to make a mobile of them some day, using fish line. So, I know the thrill!! :)
    Ginnie @ 2008-06-25 02:46:16
  • This is cool - you are persistent - would love to see the final result - providing your fingers aren't cramping too much
    (mental note: never challenge Brian to something ;-)
    Kevin from OrganicPIX.com @ 2008-06-25 04:48:35
  • Hey Brian! Did you know you are listed as #1 for "Hot Photoblogs" over at Photoblogs.org? (http://www.photoblogs.org/hot/) Way to go! This picture rocks. The composition and the colors are awesome!
    Tracey @ 2008-06-25 05:24:24
  • Great picture with brillant focus. How long did it take to fold 700 cranes? ;-)
    Shun @ 2008-06-25 06:40:54
  • Beautiful! I have to ask as well - how many people did it take to do all this! Great composition and I really like the blues.
    AC @ 2008-06-25 07:30:34
  • There is a story about a girl who folded a thousand paper cranes...I believe because a family member was ill and it was supposed to bring good luck. I remember because one of my teachers got leukemia and we read the story and wound up folding 1000 paper cranes for him. So...the number is significant.
    desolate | metropolis @ 2008-06-25 07:36:04
  • Nice shot with interesting colors and sweet depth of field. I'm liking your work
    Sebastian @ 2008-06-25 08:04:00
  • boy you're persistent! By morning I expect to see all 1000 :D great color.
    Radel @ 2008-06-25 09:27:02
  • Wow, very cool!
    Ashish Sidapara @ 2008-06-25 09:28:32
  • That's a lot of folding and I too am impressed. Love the vivid blue.
    sherri @ 2008-06-25 09:31:26
  • Interesting paper-objects. Very nice.
    Frank @ 2008-06-25 10:21:17
  • very impressive thinks and great colors
    yiannis krikis @ 2008-06-25 10:46:25
  • very impressive thinks and great colors
    yiannis krikis @ 2008-06-25 10:47:22
  • Buena captura, bien compuesta un excelente juego de enfoques!
    NJ & SB Photography @ 2008-06-25 12:07:01
  • This is a very pleasant photo. The blue and brown look really nice together. Making 700 is impressive, but I do hope you post a shot of 1000.

    Reminds me of this video >> http://allfunmusik.wordpress.com/2007/11/30/darren-hayes-when-we-were-amazing/
    Mike @ 2008-06-25 12:07:10
  • OK... sorry about that link, but it was a video starring an origami crane. I'll stick to photo comments!
    Mike @ 2008-06-25 12:15:03
  • That good ideas and that great vision that you have for your photos ! This photo is very graceful!
    cashondeo @ 2008-06-25 12:44:54
  • A sea of cranes. How beautiful!!
    Marcie @ 2008-06-25 12:53:05
  • The concept behind the image makes it so much stronger. Lovely shot.
    Thomas @ 2008-06-25 13:47:34
  • Oh man you must have a lot of free time on your hands haha. Really love the contrast between the cranes and the table here
    eric kim @ 2008-06-25 15:50:54
  • I love the color blue.. nice shot! :)
    1000 sheets of paper for 1000 cranes?! That's sick! lol..
    Rian @ 2008-06-25 16:43:06
  • Wow! Love these cranes! Can't wait to see the final photo! Great colors and dof here. 700 times beautiful! :)
    Alejandra @ 2008-06-25 16:46:45
  • love this photo! and look forward to seeing your 1000. can i have a box of paper too. i had an origami book and paper when i was kid and used to wake my poor mother after her nightshift to ask her to decipher the instructions for me.
    michele @ 2008-06-25 18:46:08
  • Amazing DOF and colors.. cool composition, and great light.. wow, that's a cool shot, well done!!
    ReallyJapan @ 2008-06-25 19:28:33
  • Excellent work Brian. You provide me with new ideas for my work. Thank you
    M. de Jong @ 2008-06-25 19:46:25
  • Excellent work Brian. You provide me with new ideas for my work. Thank you
    http://www.artphoto-dejong.eu @ 2008-06-25 19:47:51
  • Really like the subtle lighting, shapes, and bold colors.
    Sean @ 2008-06-25 20:31:00
  • I like the sharpness of the cranes balanced with the soft focuse. Great colors.
    Lunamania @ 2008-06-25 23:34:07
  • The beauty of paper is remarkable.
    Nice work!
    Thanks. :-)
    Takashi Iwamoto @ Japan @ 2008-06-26 09:03:34
  • Beautiful photo. I like the dof and the colors.
    cako @ 2008-06-27 04:12:47
  • I look forward to seeing the sea of cranes. If this pic is anything to go by, it should be most interesting, brian-san! :O)
    lolly @ 2008-06-29 09:41:29
  • Splendid image. Like the complementary colors and DOF. The story to which desolate | metropolis refers is "Sadako and the Thousand Cranes." It's heartbreaking and well worth the read. Sadako was two years old when the atom bomb was dropped on Hiroshima. An avid runner, at age 11, Sadako was diagnosed with leukemia, a result of the bombing.
    Sadako's best friend told her of an old Japanese legend which said that anyone who folds a thousand paper cranes would be granted a wish. Sadako hoped that the gods would grant her a wish to get well so that she could run again. She started to work on the paper cranes and completed over 1000 before dying.
    Mindy @ 2008-06-30 00:25:27
  • really cool
    Oswegan @ 2008-06-30 08:40:36
  • man you got a lot of free time...cool shot tho!
    Frank @ 2008-06-30 10:19:26
  • Sincerely hope you did finger warm exercises before folding! Congratulations on your persitence paying off - Love the shot!
    Funmi @ 2008-07-01 00:35:52
  • beautiful, especially the bokeh. Good luck with the remaining 300 :).
    Ieyasu Sugimoto @ 2008-07-01 01:54:57
  • Great! lovely colors!
    Dirk Essl @ 2008-07-03 13:04:31
  • Really cool and really nice use of DOF at he top of the frame.
    Viewhunter @ 2008-09-25 02:43:36
  • Nice image.
    Finding scholarships @ 2012-02-24 23:37:02
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