Sunday, July 29, 2007

Caption This 29


Please name/caption this photo [See below for details]
Grand Bend, ON, July 2007 [Click to enlarge]


The parking lot that fronts onto the beach of this lakeside resort town is surrounded by a simple, low fence of thick chain strung from post to post. It's the kind of installation that seems to fade into the background. Well, for most people.

I liked the texture of it in the bright late afternoon sun. I liked the message of strength in the scene. But enough of what I like. What matters is the caption that you're going to give it (you are going to play Caption This, aren't you?)

The rules, such as they are, can be found here.

Your turn: Name this picture. Win pseudo-valuable prizes! Become a Caption This legend. Enter as many times as you want. Bonus points if you refer your relatives.

Oops, almost forgot: Last week's photo of pylons on a running track was a popular one. I received so many good ones that it prompted hours of agonizing and fretting. There may have been a little pacing involved as well. Ultimately, though, there can be only one Caption This winner. Really! I used the Miss Universe competition as my guide, and to the best of my knowledge they've never named two winners in any one year. Well, except when those porn charges came up. But that was an unfortunate anomaly. Oops, I'm rambling. Yes, the winner:

Sara for this lovely play on words: Where did you say the starting blogs should go? Please take a moment to visit her excellent blog, Garnet's Adventures, to congratulate her.

Other notable submissions include:
  • As they make the final turn, it's the coneheads in the lead!!! (from BurntOfferings)
  • I heard it's lonely at the top... but I don't think we will ever know... (from JC)
  • Embarrassed that he missed the starting gun, Mr. Conehead stood still and hoped no one would notice him. (from Danny)
  • The garden gnomes were able to move about unnoticed once they removed their caps and stacked them neatly on the track. (from Dara)
You all made me smile and think this week. Thank you so much. I'm sure you'll all somehow manage to raise the bar with this new entry.

24 comments:

carli said...

They had a bond that could not be broken. . .

I am not good at captions, but I am good at visiting from Michele.

Paul said...

"A chain is only as strong as it's weakest link."--James Brendan, band director, 1955

kenju said...

"Blessed be the ties that bind."

yellojkt said...

When I said I wanted more links, this is not what I meant.

From michele.

Bob-kat said...

Hi Carmi. Michele sent you to see me so I thought I would pop over to say hi while you visit me!

I eally like this picture. How about "Holding On" more of a tilte than a caption really!

D.O.M. Dan said...

Links of Iron

Moi said...

Chained melody!!! ;)))

Thumper said...

"You ARE the weakest link...goodbye!"

BreadBox said...

Caption: "can I get a link on your blogroll please?"

Michele sent me to suggest this....
N.

Jeremiah Andrews said...

"Everyone is a link in the chain!"

How's that for profound?

Jeremy

RC said...

As I got a loser look I finally realized they was linked. Serious!

Anne said...

Hi Carmi, Michele sent me.

I'm not good with captions, either, sorry

RC said...

Typo!

As I got a closer look I finally realized they was linked. Serious!

Dear AL said...

I wonder if I can zoom-in closer!

PI said...

1 The chains that bind.

2 Wow! This will make a great subject for my caption comp!

It's late and my brain is tired. Thanks for dropping by and Michele says hi! Have a great week!

Sara said...

Hi Carmi,

Good to see you again...I'm here from Michele's...

Oh, dear...you know me - a writer that can's caption or write headlines...

MissMeliss said...

"To communicate through silence is a link between the thoughts of man." -- Marcel Marceau.

No, I'm not playing (not my words, and all), but that's what came to mind.

Ravvy said...

"Man and Woman"

Mainly because when I first saw this I thought the right link was a woman leaning over (yes terrible that she had no clothes on either).

And it kinda is like a representation of my kinda marriage. :)

Last Girl On Earth said...

"My baby's got me locked up in chains..."

Hey Carmi, sorry I've been such a stranger. Life has been CRAZY busy these days. (That's a good thing!) Hope you've been well. Missed you. Looking forward to catching up with you.

Aunt Jo said...

Strength in stereo

David said...

lefty, says to righty, "I hope your not the weakest link"

John said...

"Together we are one."

Nobody sent me. I'm here of my own free will :)

Vid Digger said...

We were made for each other, and nothing will tear us apart except bolt cutters.

Heidi said...

This is a different type of photo for your photo caption contest. I do not have a good caption (I like yellojkt's)... but I had to make mention that this is a wonderful photo.