Friday, October 07, 2005

The weakest link


I discovered this suspended cobbling of hardware on a local bar's outdoor patio. The place has the coolest name, too: The Alex P. Keaton.

Your turn: I feel the need to photograph other everyday examples of hardware. Any suggestions?

23 comments:

ms ralph said...

Interesting.. but hi from michele's weekend meet n greet!

Kimberly said...

I'm quite fond of door hardware - knobs and hinges and such, but that may be fancier than the sort of hardware that you have in mind. I also like the large bolts and metal connecting plates on industrial equipment.

I'm here from Michele's this time.

Tammy said...

I don't know about good things to photograph...but I wanna go to the Family Ties bar! Think you can move it south? :)

Michele sent me....this time!

Chatty said...

I love the hardware on cabinetry.

I sent myself! :)

scrappintwinmom said...

Here via Michele today. Hardware, huh? I'm another fan of doorknobs as well.

Chatty said...

btw, post for you at my site

retrospect said...

Hi, Carmi...Here from Michele's tonight. Haven't visited in a while, so it's bun fun to read and catch up...nice pictures here over the last week or so!

I like rusty old hinges on sheds or barns...

www.mylifeinretrospect.blog.com is my main blog (my blogger identity takes you to a different one...)

FuzzBuck Fuzz said...

Something industrial. Possibly out of context or place as well.

sent by Michele & another one doing some catching up.

:D

princssis said...

How about the bolts on a fire hydrant? I noticed in the last couple days ours in town have been freshly painted.

Glad to be back via Michele!

Blond Girl said...

Michele sent me! Everyday hardware,huh? I would like to see you photograph one of your hammers in the hands of one of your little children. I think the juxtaposition of big and little would make for a great photo.

Danb said...

Carmi,

Long time! and NO michele did NOT send me ... hehe =P

looking for hardware huh, lemme count the ways,

Find a bridge (always a HUGE bolt or something to photo). Radio towers are cool too if you can get up close to them. Motor homes have interesting hardware on them, just gotta look a bit to find it. Go into your basement, find your heater/air-conditioner and water softner etc... there is usually some sweet hardware there to photo (duct work and leavers and pipes and all). Old sinks are cool as well, just gotta look underneath, though it could potentially be disgusting. =P If you or a friend have a large entertainment center whith the whole settup(tv, vcr, dvd, hdtv, satalite, dvr, tevo, reciever, speakers and such) get behind it and get close up on some of the hardware you'll see interesting colors and stuff. your local park will also have fancy hardware on all the kids play things. I could go on... Hope some of this helps

Take care Carmi!

Thumper said...

Crankshaft on your bike...those often look cool in pictures...

Carmen said...

Oh, someone took my idea. I was going to say cabinet pulls and such, although faucets are cool too.

I sent myself today, but I'm certain to be back via michele!

Plain Jane said...

Not sure all of these would qualify as "hardware".

A dongle! :)
The bolts on a streetsign.
Streetlight fixtures.
An interesting guard rail.
A merry-go-round axle.
Oven burners.
Electric box piping.

Mike said...

Any buildings being built near you? Pictures of the steel girders or the framing of a new house might be cool. Michele sent me.

Karen said...

Michele sent me. How 'bout a sewer cover?

yellojkt said...

Here from michele.

There are worse compulsions to have. The photo is well composed. As good a shot of a cable and eye hook as I have ever seen.

Courtney said...

Do you have to wear penny loafters and sweater vests in that bar? Fantastic.

Old door hinges are always interesting, as well as the twists in chain link fences.

Michele sent me (again).

dena said...

I just LOVE the name of that bar. How fun!

As for hardware, how about going to a jobsite, and taking some pictures of the concrete formwork. Really interesting engineering and hardware during those stages of a project.

visiting from michele's

Jon the Intergalactic Gladiator said...

Her from Michele's.

You have a great eye in your photos, you make ordinary things look very interesting.

Why is the bar called the Alex P. Keaton? That's funny.

Bernadette said...

Michele sent me...I had to google Alex P. Keaton as I'm hopeless regarding pop culture, so I learned something today. I understand your affinity for hardware. How about door knockers as subject matter?

Carmi said...

Hi everyone. I'm posting this on behalf of Maria, who was kind enough to e-mail me her comment. If you haven't visited her site yet (http://silverfox-whispers.com/), you're missing out:

Names depend on the personality of both the owner and the dog. My Aunt Mary said, "Name it something that sounds okay when you call it loudly". (Actually her advice was for naming children, but it works equally well on pets.)
Not heeding this good advice, I once named a cat Pussy Paws...big mistake! Can you imagine calling that cat in from outdoors. So all in all, I think my next pet will be named Jake. It has a reliable, no nonsense sound to it and can be shouted with dignity and pride.

Mar said...

You always take such great pictures. I like Bonnie's suggestion, maybe because about 10 years ago I went around taking pictures of doors... I was living in northern Germany and some home doors were just wonderful.