Thursday, June 01, 2006

Reddish


Sometimes, you take a picture because you happened to be walking by and the color and shading jumped out at you. You capture the image quickly, without giving it a whole lot of thought. Then you hope that the depth of color that attracted you in the first place manages to make it to the final result.

Your turn: What is this? What thoughts come to mind the first time you see it?

24 comments:

kenju said...

I see a luscious, delicious, juicy, red ripe tomato. Mmmmmmm.....wish I had one right now!

Michele sent me this morning.

lisa said...

It reminds me of a big oriental poppy flower. But it also looks kind of like the bottom of a red bell pepper.

So when do you tell us what it really is???

Very summer-ish whatever it is, Carmi!

Michele sent me.

surcie said...

Beautiful color and texture. I see a tomato, too. Have a great weekend, Carmi!

Mike said...

I think it is a close up looking into a flower.

Michele sent me

Ms Mac said...

I thought it was the bottom of a red bell pepper too (I call it a red capsicum) It's lovely and glossy and bright red, you just want to eat it and savour the antioxidants.

But then it's so glossy that it looks a bit glassy.

Go on, what is it?

Pickalish said...

I also thought "poppy". I love red. Red anything. Candy, flowers, paint. Great shot!

Jennifer said...

My first thought was a tomato, but upon closer inspection, I think it's some sort of flower. I love the color!

Ontario Emperor said...

It looks like a very sexy flower, but it's probably just some unmixed paint in a paint can.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

I always love you pictures Carmi, and your "take" on them, too. (I've taken about 300 pictures in the last couple of days...mostly flowers in my garden...it truly gives me such a 'HIGH'..you know?)

This picture is fantastic...When you get this close to the inside of the inside it always looks like the human body, waaaay deep inside, to me...That probably sound strange...but that's what I think of...!

AverageMom said...

I think it's a red pepper. Truly, my first thought was that it was an incredibly erotic picture!

utenzi said...

Michele sent me, Carmi.

I'm going to go away from the trend here, Carmi. Everyone seems to be guessing natural living things. I think it looks more like glazed glassware after it's been through the kiln.

In any case, the color is beautiful. Good pic.

Wordnerd said...

Whatever it is, the color and texture are magnificent...Carmi, you have an incredible eye.

The closest I can come is a bright red bell pepper, but it's almost too glossy ...

Please tell!

Wordnerd said...

Oops -- sorry! I forgot that Michele sent me this time...

KaraMia said...

Luscious
Here via michele today

ChaCha said...

I am with average mom on this one... an erotic picture

Tracie said...

I see a tomato.....but then I see a flower.

Now I can't decide--either way I think the color is beautiful!

Mrs. Darling said...

You'll never beleive this but I thought it was a small puppy in a red blanket. I kid you not. On close inspection I do believe it's the inside of a flower.

The Gnat's Trumpet said...

My first thought was an exploding star in a gaseous interstellar cloud.

By the way, you are not any relation to Geddy are you?

Carmi said...

Time to end the mystery...though I AM enjoying seeing everyone's guesses.

The deal is kinda neat: the Westin Hotel in Seattle (the twin round towers) was hosting an art exhibit in its main lobby. As you can imagine, it's a pretty huge space that spans a city block, so there's lots of room for art.

The art in question was glass from local artisans. It was very hard to shoot because each piece was behind glass and lit by pretty intense, closely-set halogen lights. As a result, I was able to capture only a couple of them.

This one is a glass sculpture of a red flower. The color grabbed my eye from afar, and I knew this was worth keeping. I'm so glad you all enjoyed this...I had a ball trying to capture it faithfully.

Courtney said...

A pepper?
Well, Georgia O'Keefe paintings also remind me of what this image reminds me of...

utenzi said...

Yes! I thought from the texture and reflectivity that it had to be glass. Bell peppers just don't behave that way--even with a flash hitting them.

Prego said...

Great 'riddle'. My friend's wife does glass, so that was a first thought... but I kept thinking of some refreshingly fruity blended drink.

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Raehan said...

Glass art of some kind

Titanium said...

I could swear it's the same deep, dark, faceted, contoured glass bowl that I photographed in Seattle Glassblowing Studio. The reds are simply captivating. Who knows? Maybe they've kept the same bowl on display all these years... or it's been enjoyed so much that they've replicated it again and again. Thanks for sharing this, for linking 2006 and 2011 so perfectly.