Sunday, July 16, 2006

Seeing red


I'm more or less seeing this color these days, so I thought I should at least reflect my mood with a photograph.

(BTW, I'm touched by your comments following my last blog entry. It's heartening to know that I'm surrounded by such a supporting community of caring people. Please know that your words have inspired me. Maybe this writing thing can repair our world after all.)

Your turn:
Your thoughts?

26 comments:

h&b said...

Hello, Michele sent me ;)

Love the red, looks fabulous!

RomanWhite said...

Hmm, red nut. Been there before. ;)

michele sent me!

h&b said...

Actually, now i've come back for a 2nd look .. i'm thinking "nipples".

Is that a bad thing ? ;)

Shan said...

I like the plain red, much better than a long-nose with flames!

Star said...

I believe that the pen,or the keyboard, is indeed mightier than the sword. Each person who reads the written word has a personal experience with the author. Of course not all writings call for peace and understanding. Some are quite inciteful.

cyndy said...

That is an awesome and very intriguing photo. I love your writing and photography! Here from Michele, but I come to visit on my own all the time anyway!

Ravvy said...

your feeling sexy?

in that picture (perhaps from the circular shapes of the nut and bolt) i dont see it as angry... perhaps if there was a sharp object, then i would see it as angry, but the curves of the bolt end (almost nipple like isnt it?!) and the fire engine red, the feeling i get from that is that your feeling SEXY....

...and, i think, why not?
everyone's entitled to a sexy day once in a while... let your hair down... do your thing... :D

Have a better, (& cheeky) day!

Florence said...

Hi Carmi, I like this photo. At first the colour itself overwhelmed my perceptions, it was a moment or two before the object resolved and was identified. very interesting, red is such a primal colour - I guess you could say I was seeing red.

Michele sent me.
xx

keda said...

hey babe. i'm so sorry about the sad sad news below.
i've spoken to 2 friends over the last 2 days with family in beirut, who i was very concerned about. all are well at present.
i don't quite know what to say. these are such dark days. and i so wish that our peaceful words had more effect.
all we can do is keep on i guess, with hope.
wonderful picture again. i agree with h&b... 'nipples' which is good as it raised a smile at least.
take care of you and yours darling.

queen of light and joy said...

I love this photo.
I read the previous post and it makes me sad. It's always sad when a parent loses a child. I don't know what to say... the war seems so pointless, but his actions admirable.

queen of light and joy said...

Oh yah Michele sent me.

barefoot_mistress said...

Hi! Thanks for stopping by my blog, and have a lovely weekend!

MissMeliss said...

This photo doesn't say "Anger" to me as much as "Passion," which, as you know, can be either good or bad.

(Taken out of context, and just as a photo, it's very cool. I love the nozzle.)

May you always be passionate in your writing and photography - both are inspiring.

Jenny said...

Via Michele this morning - but always a fan, Carmi!

colleen said...

Red is my last name. Really!

Deana said...

I had to drop below and read about your family's friend dying so young....

How wonderful life could be if we could all learn to agree to live together despite our differences. To drop our pride, traditions, etc and make peace as one. It will never happen but what a thought.

Anyway, love the photo in red. And happy day from Michele's....

srp said...

Of course if I see a nut, bolt and expanse of red, I think fire hydrant. But those are supposedly yellow in Canada so my brain has no clue.

There are times when I "see red", but I have to tell myself that this only has an effect on me. Those who really make me see red will not change. It is my blood pressure that goes up, heart that pounds and my body that the wear and tear of anger really hurts. So, you say what you believe to be the truth, in a straightforward manner with no meanness included and then you just have to let it go. Maybe you change someones mind, maybe you don't. If the response is less than courteous, and that is to be expected from some, remember that their anger towards your words hurts them.

Mike said...

Another great picture Carmi!

Paul Sveda said...

My thoughts are lower you JPG compresion and live with a larger file size when dealing with red. Its the first and worst color for creating artifacts as you push the compression algorithm.

cheers,

P.

Sarah said...

Thanks for the comment on my blog.
That's a very intriguing photo. I'm sorry to hear about the sad news, I'd have no idea how to comfort anyone in that situation. I hope it gets better soon.

Canadian Mark said...

I just read your last several posts. Sorry to hear about your loss, as it was.

I often express my inward emotions through artistic mean, whether it be photography, pen & ink sketches, or a long solemn aire on the pipes.

I think it's definately the way to go. It does no good to keep it pent up inside, and even worse to have it come out in negative fashion. Be as creative as you will, I say. Red pictures? Go for it.

Pickalish said...

My all time favorite. I have a red kitchen....complete with red toaster, microwave, coffee maker, and garbage can. =)

Killired said...

hi carmi... haven't read you in a few days so i'm not sure what this is all about... going to catch up after this but wanted to comment on the red cause i had such a hard time capturing a good close up of red... is there a trick to it?

srp said...

OK so there are two meanings to seeing red! :) I have trouble getting the color red right too. Paul S. is so good, may have to try his suggestion.

Here from Michele this time.

Tracie said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. We have close friends with family over in Israel right now and it really does bring the situation into a totally different perspective.

Love the picture--Michele says hi.

Shelli said...

I can't pretend to know anything but the most basic information about what is going on in Israel right now. I am not even very good at that. I am sorry for the loss of people like the man you mentioned in your column and for the loss of lives of the people whe are caught in the conlflict. It is a difficult thing.

I know why you are seeing red. Anger. Blood. Fire. Danger.

Bless you, Carmi. I am sorry for the loss of a family friend.