Thursday, February 4, 2010

Friday My Town Shoot-Out: Circles

I have really been enjoying following My Town Shoot-out every Friday on my aunt Kerry's blog, and thought I would join in as another way to challenge me to figure out my camera. This week's theme was chosen by Kerry. All photos were taken in Athens, Ohio.

Drainage pipes, with ice, next to the Hocking River
Cherry tree porthole
Can you find the gnome?
A more spherical take on The Circle - sweetgum pod
Circles upon Circle




18 comments:

Kerry said...

Hey you found lots of circles! And you have sweet gum balls just like we do here. Look at Ani wearing that little gnome, and up behind her is a circle in the sky. Beautiful! What kind of paints are you using in that muffin tin?

Kerry said...

AND i love your header. Plus the polka dotted dress.

Sarah-Paige said...

A beautiful collection of circles. I love the colors and contrast in your picture of the sweetgum pod. And your last picture takes me back a few years!!!!

slim pickins said...

Kerry - thanks! Yes, I liked the little echo of the circle up in the sky behind her - don't remember what those are called? - the muffin tin has the melted beeswax that we used to decorate our beeswax candles (like the one in the header - ha HA! another circle!).

Sarah-Paige - I enjoyed the circles you found around you as well! Those sweet gums were just begging to be photographed with that blue blue sky...

Chef E said...

Oh you so know I am going to like the last one, that was me growing up...already had my restaurant 'mise' and planning at that age, it was destiny for round pots and pans to circle my 'round' world...love it!

Is that polymer clay in the round holder, or paint? I have that, and forgot about it, darn!

Sarah Lulu said...

A magical selection!!! Loved the drains.

NanU said...

Sweetgum pods = ammunition!!!
Great shootout, Slim!

Barry said...

It's great to have you join us and I love the rich variety of circles you've found. When you start to look, suddenly circles are everywhere, from the rough texture of a drainage pipe to the smooth surface of a gnome badge.

Stephanie said...

mucho fabulousness!

Pauline said...

Welcome! You've made a great contribution to our shoot out. I love the circles of colour and the noisy circles in the last shot. Seems to me you know how to use that camera pretty well already!!

~JarieLyn~ said...

A big warm welcome from me to you.

I really like the photo of the drainage pipes. Also, the colorful muffin tin is great too. You did a wonderful job.

Doreen said...

these are fantastic! I like the polka dot dress and the drain pipes. great shoot out!!

slim pickins said...

Wow! Thank you all you FMTSOs for coming by to welcome me! I had a great time with this...am loving having a peek around your blogs as well...

GingerV said...

are you trying to tell us you don't know how to use your camera - look out world if you ever figure it out - these are super shots taken with a sharp eye. not only is your daughter (?) wearing her gnome button, and the ball on the wire but her face is almost a perfect circle and her hat also.... circles in circles. love this post.
and welcome!

SOL said...

I really liked your sweet gum pod shot and also the paint in the muffin tin.

J9 said...

Welcome to MTSO! And I loved the muffin tin with all of those colors, and the last shot also reminds me of my kids playing pot and pan band in my kitchen!

A Scattering said...

Welcome! this is a great post. Love the way you've shot the kiddies with the pots and pans, very clever.

Jen said...

well done - what fantastic photos! colorful, sharp...I felt like I was there!