Definition

One must make a distinction however: when dragged into prominence by half poets, the result is not poetry, nor till the autocrats among us can be “literalists of the imagination”—above insolence and triviality and can present for inspection, imaginary gardens with real toads in them, shall we have it.

Saturday, September 1, 2018

Camera FLASH!

It is time to strike a pose with our photographic challenge for August.

Shell
Edward Weston (1927)
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This challenge comes with a wide angle and any filter of your choosing. However, the image puts me in mind of Hedgewitch's Fibonacci Challenge of August 24, 2014, so I have provided a link for anyone who might like to check it out and give it a try.


12 comments:

Marian said...

Yay, thank you, Kerry! And I might even be back with a fibonacci because I love them. :)

Toni Spencer said...

Thank you Kerry for this amazing prompt. I remember as a child going to the Duke University Aquatic Lab and seeing the chambered nautiluses(I) propelling themselves across the bottom of the ocean floor in the enclosed case Duke had. I have always been fascinated by these inspirers of jet propulsion.

willow_switches: Pat🍃 said...

Weston always did magical things with a camera, lens, focus, printing. This is no exception. Fascinating image and great choice for a Camera Flash!

Thanks for the prompt Kerry :)

[now, to muster some energy and perhaps find some words? ...]

Margaret said...

I will be back Sunday to write, visit, and comment.

Helen Patrice said...

I looked at the image, and thought I had nothing, and then suddenly, oh yeah, my kids had cochlear implants, and the doctor who pioneered them got his inspiration at the beach, idly threading a stem of grass into a nautilus shell.

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

Oh, I love the fib, yet have not used it very often. Thank you for the opportunity. I have done a syllable-count one, and may well be back with a word-count version. I also love this shell! Thank you for making it so much fun to play.

Kerry O'Connor said...

Hello all! Happy Sunday and a pleasant Labor Day weekend to those who are lucky enough to get a day off.
Marian, I do hope to read a fibonacci from you.. and Rosemary, you are welcome to post more than one. They are a lot of fun. I didn't stick to the rigid syllable count but tried to produce something spiral like.

Thanks to all for participating.

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

Thanks. I have done another – because I didn't know before that one could do a word-count fib, and couldn't resist trying.

Jim said...
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Jim said...

Nice prompting, I like shells. Thank you Kerry. We would collect them along the beach and then before we left for home we'd sprinkle the most of them here and there for other collectors. I miss that sort but haven't been for ages. Not even this summer with the youngest (nine in July) granddaughter.
I might try the Fibonacci again. I wrote one for the Net, for back in 2014. It was a 38 word, 40 syllable, two verse diamond shaped, "Meet You At the Melon patch."
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Marian said...

Came back with a fibonacci that has little to do with the nautilus but what the heck. ;)

Shannon Blood said...

That was a fun challenge. Thank you! :)