Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Chrome mystery


Brightwork
Vail, Colorado, November 2006 [Click to embiggen]

I like chromed, bright surfaces because they seem to show up especially well through a camera lens. So while walking through the ski village - no, I didn't bump into any celebs, as it was a week before the ski hills opened for business - I came across this small detail that caught my eye.

Any guesses?

23 comments:

Karen said...

Well, this is interesting. I just finished watching the movie "The World's Fastest Indian" and this photo reminds me of a chrome hubcap.

Stopping by to say hello, Carmi. Wow, you're in a very swanky place! Have fun!

kenju said...

Could it be a stack of chrome trays and chafers - perhaps in an antique/junque shop?

A Woman Changed said...

I haven't a clue and it's driving me crazy! Keep 'em coming, the answer is always a complete surprise.

Kat said...

thanks for stopping by, your pictures are very intriguing, reminds me of something from an old juke box or antique hubcap

SzélsőFa said...

Plates in a restaurant?

Merlyn Gabriel said...

Your photographs are beautiful.

-merly

Anna said...

How about some sort of heater???

Great shot Carmi.

Carina said...

Nice photos.
The asymmetry makes it a tough guess.
Another camera?

Jill said...

Thanks for the visit! Nice pictures, the kind you sit and find several different things in one. I like your prospective.You never know what will make a good picture.

Veda said...

Definitely some sort of gas-powered, heat source, but I don't suspect a cooktop.

Back to the photo fun, Carmi? It is great fun, too. Good to see ya!

Linda said...

I'm thinking it might be a chromed tail light? You always keep me on my toes!

David said...

"i don't know ( hisses:) but I like it!"

I was attacked by Mozilla robots yesterday... anyone else? whew 250 attempted comments!
Wwhen the war between men and machines begins, I am betting on the machines.

Marion said...

Hmmm...I sit here staring at the chrome photo, when I should be working, lol! I think it's either a hubcap on the back of an antique car, or something on a jukebox.

There. Now I can get on with my day! lol!

By the way, I look forward to enjoying the rest of your blog...and thank you for your visit to mine!

SJ said...

part of the inside of an overhead light?

thethinker said...

I have no idea what it is, but I'm guessing that it was found in a restaurant... maybe I'll get that much right.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Well, it looks like a close up of the chrome tire thingy...I cannot think of what you call that...LOL! Oh Yeah...HUBCAP!...But that seems too easy, Carmi....Hmmmmmm.

Anna said...

How about a burner on a stove? I can't belive I am still thinking about this...

Better Safe Than Sorry said...

not a clue, but it's a great shot, so clean and clear.

Sarch said...

Perhaps a water faucet handle?

I'm not sure but I DO like the way that chrome jumps out of the photo at you.

srp said...

OK, my guess is a chrome accent around the lights of a sports car.

Cath said...

Part of a car??

netchick said...

I'm thinking rim from a tire?

Glad to see things are going well, Carmi! :) Great shot, as usual.

Carmi said...

Kudos to Linda, Roxanne, Tanya and Naomi for narrowing it down to something automotive.

Here's the lowdown: As I strolled through the village, I came across a car manufacturer's display. Volvo had placed a lovely burgundy XC90 on a pedestal for everyone to see - and presumably ogle.

This image is a closeup of the driver-side front headlight assembly. I've got a thing for automotive lights, and these seemed so clean and sharp.

Thanks, everyone, for playing along. I've got lots more photo mysteries to share. Stay tuned!