Wednesday, June 08, 2005

Round Robin Photo Challenge: Crystal

I rushed home last night from work because I had commited to do this Round Robin Photo Challenge. For some strange reason, I thought the photos were supposed to be posted by Tuesday. Yikes! I hadn't even taken my picture yet. I've carried my camera with me all week. I've looked high and low for something that would fit. Nothing was working for me. So I settled on taking a picture of something that I had right in the house. I snapped shots of a couple of different things. Looked them over and finally settled on the picture below. Before deciding to post it, I thought I'd go look and see what others had posted. To my bewilderment, no one had posted a picture yet. Then I hit upon Steven's journal and found out that the blasted picture wasn't due until today.

"Great!" I thought. I can finish telling the story of the memorable weekend. No sooner did I think that then my internet service shut down. I tried shutting off the modem and rebooting several times. Nothing worked. This morning I thought I'd try to get online. No doing! I came home tonight and called the internet service. As I was waiting on hold, the message said to try unplugging the electrical source of the unit for thirty seconds. Hmmm...I had shut it off but I didn't disconnect it. What the heck! I gave it a try. So...no story of the weekend but I did make it in time to post my photo.

I give you my interpretation of crystal:

It's a crystal wine glass with White Zinfandel, for not only the effect of the color but my nerves as well. The glass has a cut or pattern or some such thing going on. The view is looking straight down on it.

Cheers!

For more photographic interpretations of the word, "crystal," check out the links below.

Musings from Mavarin

Ellipsis

Sotto Voce

(sometimes)photoblog

My Day, My Interests

Dawns Drivel

From Every Angle

Mamarazzi

A Stop at Willoughby

Aunt Nub's Empty Head

F-Stop

Dancing in the Rain

Where Life Takes You

My Days and My Thoughts

Derek's Picture of The Day

First Digital Photos - added 6/9/05

substance, or lack of - added 6/9/05

Update: I forgot I wanted to add this cool link to Masaru Emoto's website. He takes pictures of water crystals exposed to different words. The link takes you to water exposed to the word "peace." Pretty cool stuff!

23 comments:

photographybymon said...

I was stressing myself, thinking I was late submitting my entry.  Here we did it!  Love the color in the crystal

Monica


babyshark28 said...

I haven't even thought of what to do yet!  geeesh. I do not have anything made of crystal. hmmm.
I am just going to have to use glass.
:)
great shot by the way.
love that red color!
and I also wish I was having a drink with ya!!
mmmm.

deabvt said...

Great Shot!!
V

ksgal3133 said...

ooo very cool!!

Gretchen

springangel235 said...

Very creative...love it!
Joyce

demandnlilchit said...

Looks very much like the inside of a red, red rose too! Great interpretation!

csandhollow said...

I love the red.
Celeste

ctx424 said...

Very Very nice!
Kate

sunflowerkat321 said...

Beautiful....It makes me think of a deep red dahlia....

yakima127 said...

Great shot!  JaE

lisaram1955 said...

As I read this post, I started thinking about what I would take a picture of for "crystal."  Was just thinking that it would probably be some wine glasses or waterford on display at the mall, and voila, there was your wine glass.  Nice picture.  But I hate white z...  :)  Lisa  :-]  

pattboy92 said...


I like this!  Even though you and I had the same idea, we had very different ways of capturing it.  I love the unusual angle:  I always enjoy seeing something familiar from a strange vantage point that changes the perception of the object itself!

Patrick

gabreaelinfo said...

Wow, love that intense red.

Gabreael
http://journals.aol.com/gabreaelinfo/GabreaelsBodyMindSpiritJournal/

tc01hm said...

Nice choice!

ryanagi said...

Cool Robbie! I thought it was cranberry glass when I first saw the photo.

sepintx said...

Cheers! Good take with crystal.
I've had outages with my cable lately. At least with dial up I could always get online. Planned maintenance is what the cable co calls it.

coy1234787 said...

Love the color!
*** Coy ***


botdotdotdot said...

Several thought of a wine glass, but everyone had a different take on it.  Your's is stunning.  I would be interested in knowing how many different lightings you tried before finding one with such a full rich color.

Alan
F-Stop

montaukny said...

Very, very cool!  I love white zin myself...so I'm patiently waiting for a glass to be passed on over to me here in NY!  LOL

~~Aunt Nub~~

PS  As for the cards for our troops that I talked about in my journal & that you were interested in helping out with...no, they don't necessarily have to be patriotic, since they'll be used for a variety of events (birthdays, anniversaries, sympathy, I miss you, etc) by the men & women serving our country overseas.  I haven't set a due date :::yet:::, but that doesn't mean I won't!  LOL  Thanks for your interest!  Can't wait to see your cards!

geminiwilder said...

that is so very beautiful, you did an excellent job!  

auburndawn said...

LOVE you crytsal hoto...  the color is great!
Dawn

ondinemonet said...

Robbie :)

I apologize for taking so long to come back and leave you a comment. This is fabulous! I love the shade of the wine and the facets surrounding it. It reminds me of a Christmas ornament! Gorgeous!

Always, Carly :)

deabvt said...

Whoa!!!!!!!!!  Really Neat!
V