Sunday, May 28, 2006

Photographic mystery revisited


On occasion, I like to post pictures of things that aren't immediately identifiable. I like to see what others think.

It reinforces why photography remains such a fascinating pursuit: it isn't always about what you see and what you know you see. One's imagination and perception of reality play just as critical a role.

Your turn: What could this be?

22 comments:

Better Safe Than Sorry said...

looks like metalic wrapping paper to me.

ChaCha said...

I feel like I am standing in an art gallery trying to decipher the abstract on the wall....hmmm...thinking....

ribbiticus said...

how about a "groovy" escalator? :)

Tongue in Cheek Antiques said...

A cooper patchwork quilt wrapped tight around the wing of a thing.

A BCer in Toronto said...

I know, I know! But I guess I'm disqualified, right? :)

Carmi said...

Hahaha...you're too funny!

Um, if you want to provide the answer, pop by tonight and go nuts. I figure most visitors by then will have had the full day to ponder.

I like the colours in this image. I'll post the rest up to the Flickr site once I've gotten my laptop back.

Sandy said...

I have no idea, but my gosh, it is beautiful.

AverageMom said...

I vote for wrapping paper. The coolest wrapping paper I've seen!

Many Manifestos said...

It looks like part of a Frank Gehry building.

ChaCha said...

The skin of the EMP, thanks for the hint manifesto

Leanne said...

I initially thought metallic wrapping paper too, but I am going to say a building or sculpture

sxKitten said...

I know, I know! I was there last month.

Chatty said...

It looks like the underside to an airplane wing or along those lines. It made a great picture.

Michele sent me.

Karen said...

Oh, that's very lovely. It looks like copper, but I'm not really sure what it is. Hmmm...

Hope you're well Carmi. Michele sent me today!

Grins said...

Is it the Guggenheim in Bilbao Spain?

Chrissie said...

hmmmm. First of all - here from Michele's! Hi Carmi!
This immediately reminded me of a spiral type ramp that you would see going up in a museam (sp) or aquarium.
Why I thought of that, I don't know.
LOL
Smiles,
Chrissie

CanEragon said...

Unless you've traveled to the Guggenheim in Barcelona, this must be part of a fascade of some type from one of your travels...

cheers
Jeremy

Wordnerd said...

Some beautifully high-tech aluminum foil?

Carmi said...

Manifesto, Chacha, sxKitten, Grins, Jeremy: You're way more perceptive than I am! It is indeed the Experience Music Project in Seattle. It was designed by none other than Frank Gehry. This represented my first in-the-flesh visit to one of his creations, and it was an experience just to stand next to it.

Now I feel as if I should start planning trips to his other buildings. Yup, that's me: a Gehry groupie.

Ontario Emperor said...

Well, I was wrong. My guess was a women's fancy skirt.

sxKitten said...

Not more perceptive, Carmi, I just happen to have matching photos of my own. Dean and I are such geeks, though, that, because we only had a couple of hours, we went to the science fiction museum in the basement instead of the EMP. We caught the facade at sunset, though, which was amazing!

Killired said...

as always, beautiful pix! love the colors of this one!