What the ….

Be obscure clearly. ~ E. B. White

In my last post my little crystal ball sitting in the window sill stumped so many. It’s inspired me to share a few other obscure shots. Some are just strange focus experiments, others perhaps a bit  more tricky to figure out…

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Fill in your thoughts or captions

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3. Electric Berries

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The first person to guess what most of these are, and/or fill in cool captions will get an 8×10 print of your choice from my archives. Have fun!

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  1. #1 by Aaron DB Savage on January 25, 2012 - 10:21 pm

    Yes! What the ….. is right! Good images~!

  2. #2 by Dawn Gilligan on January 25, 2012 - 10:53 pm

    1-rainwater flowing down a sandy street
    2-last dogberries before they fall off the plant in September
    3-a mini penny atop a “rainy” mirror
    4-a somewhat deflated basketball on a snow- frosty grass
    5-poppy
    6-an odd-shaped LEGO you created 🙂 jk
    7-different shapes/stages of lava???

  3. #3 by pattisj on January 25, 2012 - 10:59 pm

    1.Tidal pool 2. I like the one written–Electric berries 3. oil and water 4.Frozen tapestry 5.Slept on 6.New Year’s Eve 7. I give up–What is that?

    Fun, Christine!

  4. #4 by Barb on January 25, 2012 - 11:46 pm

    1. A closeup picture of a cool rock.
    2. Berries on a tree in winter
    3. Oil droplets on water
    4. Deflated dog toy ball with frost
    5. Flower petal
    6. White LED lights
    7. icicle?

  5. #5 by Barb on January 25, 2012 - 11:48 pm

    Oh – I need to change my #5 answer to a mushroom….

  6. #6 by Lisa A on January 26, 2012 - 12:46 am

    1. Too close for comfort
    2. The Universe drops a bouquet of roses … who’s going to catch them?
    3. Acid trip: You give me goosebumps
    4. What’s left of the Turkish Empire … a deflated ottoman
    5. Intense scutiny
    6. YOU can’t see the snowflakes in the storm
    7. Oh, Grandma, what sharp teeth you have

  7. #7 by HeatherS on January 26, 2012 - 2:12 am

    What a great exercise in mind-bending, I love it. Also, I vote for Lisa A’s answers – #3 and 4 won me over completely! 😉

  8. #8 by SMO on January 26, 2012 - 4:12 am

    1. pond mud
    2. berries
    3. water drops on wood
    4. partially deflated ball
    5. mushroom
    6. silhouette of a person
    7. sap

  9. #9 by SMO on January 26, 2012 - 5:07 am

    Captions:

    1. Ebb and Flow
    2. Eve’s Temptation
    3. We’re Just a Speck in This Vast Universe
    4. Ever Have Days Like This?
    5. Wide Awake
    6. Dance the Night Away
    7. Liquid Amber

  10. #10 by ladyfi on January 26, 2012 - 5:27 am

    Wonderful shots!

    Here goes:

    1. Let the tide rip!
    2. Berry nice bokeh
    3. Cool and refreshing
    4. The frosted ball
    5. Fungus fiesta
    6. Shimmer
    7. N-ice

  11. #11 by jeanie on January 26, 2012 - 12:22 pm

    OK — I don’t have the time to really play right now and after seeing all these comments, I’d never win! But I do love these tight abstracts. They really work for me. Nice work, Christine!

  12. #12 by JillsyGirl on January 26, 2012 - 12:32 pm

    1. The muddy edge of a lake
    2. Reflections on the lake
    3. Oil spill
    4. Frozen carpet
    5. Dogwood blossom
    6. Sunlight bokeh
    7. Some frozen grossness!

  13. #13 by Kelly on January 26, 2012 - 1:47 pm

    Great pictures, as always….
    The perspective from my eyes…

    1. Foam along the waters edge
    2. Berries clinging to the branch (Let the sun shine on)
    3. Furniture polish
    4. Frost on a deflated ball
    5. The underside of a mushroom
    6. Refracted light through the window
    7. Ice formed and taking on the color of the log from which it flows

  14. #14 by Jo Bartha on January 26, 2012 - 3:56 pm

    1. Piece of log in rain
    2. berries, frozen
    3. Water on car hood
    4. collapsed, frozen basketball, v-ball, some kind of ball
    5. flower in dark.
    6. camera flash reflection in window
    7. frozen hosta leaf

    Good grief Charlie Brown……what a challenge

  15. #15 by Hilary on January 27, 2012 - 12:24 am

    I’m not even going to try.. mostly because it’s late and I’d be here all night. But I sure do love your images and I’m enjoying reading with the others have to say. Particularly Lisa A. 🙂

  16. #16 by Marcie on January 29, 2012 - 3:49 pm

    1. water’s edge (partially frozen)
    2. wild berries
    3. water drops in a tidal pool
    4. frozen blanket
    5. flower
    6, sunlight on water bokeh
    7. icicle
    WOW…what an interesting challenge!

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