Sunday, January 27, 2008

Caption This 55


Please caption this image
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Deerfield Beach, FL, December 2007 [Click to embiggen]

I generally try to avoid shooting people's faces in public. But sometimes a scene presents itself that's just too good to ignore. I wasn't sure what I wanted to call this photo when I snapped it, but I knew it would be one of the most memorable ones I captured while we were away - and I knew you would all love a chance to play with this one in your heads. I know, I'm bad. So be it.

Your turn: Please suggest a caption or two or twelve in a comment. I actively support multiple submissions. I'm still on my let's-grow-this-thing kick, so successful referrals to new players will result in shameless advantage come judging time. As always, winners and a new Caption This photo will be posted next Sunday.

About last week's image of stairs: I loved the lines of this scene when I first saw it from the sidewalk. Apparently many of you agreed, as you came up with countless words to describe it. Winning entry goes to Omykiss for "Stair symphony." Please visit this erudite scientist in New Zealand (click here) and share your good wishes.

Overall, I was amazed at the diversity of submissions this week (new record of submissions, btw...40!) The world of literature, art and music all played major roles in this week's captions. Cool! As always, lots of honorable mentions to share:
  • Awareness: "And he's finding his stairway to....heaven........."
  • Mama DB and David: "Escher."
  • Surcie: "Escheresque."
  • Anne: "Escher's muse."
  • Joan: "Save your breath! Eschew Escher."
  • Sara: "The culmination of all the 12-step programs out there."
  • Steve: "I think I'll take the elevator."
  • Judy: "Steppin' Out."
  • Robin: "Breathless."
  • Beverly: "Am I coming or going?"
  • Carolyn: "A journey of a thousand steps begins on this staircase."
  • The Bluest Butterfly: "Rhett, don't get lost carrying me up these stairs."
  • Jodi Cleghorn: "A surrealist stairway."
  • Heidi: "Up, up, and away! Or is that down?"
  • JC: "Panorama view."
  • Vanessa: "As I stare at the stair..."
  • MissMeliss: "One step forward, two steps back..."
  • Linda: "Up the down staircase."
  • Beth: "Life is full of ups, and ups and ups!"
  • Rainbow dreams: "It's making me dizzy."
  • Tiel Aisha Ansari: "The higher you climb, the farther you have to fall."
Have fun with this week's photo. As usual, new images get posted pretty much every day, and I'll have a Wordless Wednesday (click here for past WW entries) post up this...Wednesday.

57 comments:

craziequeen said...

[thinks] I'm stuck! - right, time to try and look cool....

Here via Michele, sort of :-)

Get well soon to you and the Levy clan.

cq

Anna said...

Speechless.

kenju said...

"Lazy Bones.....sleepin' in the sun...." (sing along with me)

Linda said...

Sleeping Beauty, after hours of sun exposure

Star said...

As always Carmi, I love your photos, but I am no good at captions on the spot. Hopee you are feeling better. Michele sent me this trip.

David said...

the woman is upset that she is out of focus, because her glare could break your lens. "dude, put away that camera, now!"

PI said...

Did nobody ever teach that woman it's not lady like to sit with your knees apart? She's obviously hitting on me - I'm so embarrassed I'm gonna sit here with my eyes shut and maybe she'll get the message. Strumpet!

Hi Carmi- I'm here at bed time to say night night from Michele and me. Have a good week:)

Shephard said...

Well... the obvious caption would be "Beached."
(but I mean that in the nicest way)

~S

Anne said...

Ol' Leo dozes easily in his chair oblivious to the fact that a half of a woman's body lies behind him. Maybe if it was the top half, he'd feel differently.

MSM

Sarch said...

Lovin' Life! Or "Life's been good to me sooooo faaaarrr....."

spwriter said...

Belly glancer.

Barefoot and pregnant?

Power nap.

Wet(suit) dreams.

Sharkolepsy.

Lou's Id, dreaming.

Jonah, suffering from a rare interspecies variation of Stockholm syndrome, found himself drawn daily to the sea, longing for a glimpse, perhaps even a fin-wave from the big fish he met so long ago and has since come to love (and resemble).

The Big Sleep.

spwriter said...

(okay, just a few more)

Santa's lesser-known do-nothing brother, Sandy Claus.

Lifeguard Station(ary).

Great White.

(and finally)

Call me Ishmael...

Robin said...

Beached male

Single. White. Male.

Six shades of wrong

Jadedprimadonna said...

Look Ma - I think Uncle Hubert has our beach ball!

Sol said...

Give him a break! It's tiring fighting those rip tides. Hope he got Enough SPF ... thought I'd pop around this evening to places I haven't been in forever.. your pictures are still wonderful.. thank you.

THE BLUEST BUTTERFLY said...

I got an honorable mention. :-)

Mary said...

"All Tuckered Out"

"Under Surveillance" (by the immodest woman in the background.)

scrappintwinmom said...

"Looking for that someone special to enjoy long...naps on the beach"

b13 said...

"It would be 72 hours until they realized Mr. Sanderson wasn't just napping by the sea."

b13 said...

What is it with people in FL. This was one from my post last February. (About halfway down you'll find another.)

TOLANIC@POYOZER said...

What is he dreaming?

Heidi said...

I like robin's "beached male" and jadedprimadonna's "Look Ma - I think Uncle Hubert has our beach ball!"

But here is mine...

Zzzzz...snort, snort, grunt...Zzzzzz...

More of a soundtrack, perhaps, than a caption. Oh well... (And BTW, thanks for the honorable mention on the last Caption This. Have a great week, Carmi!)

Anonymous said...

"Best rest I ever got WITHOUT a cold medicine"

Muddly said...

"Best sleep I ever got WITHOUT a cold medicine"

Muddly said...

Hey Carmi, This is my first time to comment. I submitted the caption " best cold I ever got WITHOUT a cold medicine" i came to your site via Dooce,I have really enjoyed your website, and am actually reading past ones to catch up. you are truely inspiring and I am enjoying your site very much. Muddly

carli said...

I can't believe I ate the whole thing.

Sara said...

I like robin's "beached male", but also offer up the following:

lotioned up & ready for a snooze

Sara said...

not pasty-white for much longer

BeccaDink said...

One of the lesser known side effects of NOT turning over while tanning - inflating!!

Sara said...

[thinks] building sand castles is harder than I remember, let me just take a 5 min power nap

Sara said...

retirement has it's benefits

Sara said...

taking a few seconds to reflect

Sara said...

last one for tonight is:

sun bathing beauty is all in the eye of the beholder

sage said...

I was just writing a comment in my blog about your wonderful photography and now I look at this! LOL

spwriter said...

[Yes, still more captions. Sorry...it's an addiction. Can't...stop...writing...]

Not to be used as a flotation device.

Man. Eater.

Contentment personified.

Here's one for music nerds who could ace a Jeopardy category on all-female rock groups:

Just out of the frame, Tanya Donelly is turning celebratory cartwheels. She just thought of a name for her new band.

Marko said...

"Wake-up Captain Highliner - they shaved yar beard and stole all yar fillets"
(This caption is to be read of course, with yar best pirate accent)

PCS said...

Ummmm, when did you take my picture? I really didn't notice you.

Awareness said...

BE UUUU TEEEE FULL!

To sort of quote Red Green....

"If they don't find you handsome, they could at least find you handy."

Prince of Tides.

It's the inner beauty that counts. This guy's got that in spades.

Some day my prince will come.

Supersized.

Awareness said...

Hope you guys are feeling better. xo

... Paige said...

We grow 'em big in the U.S.

Joyismygoal said...

burnin' the fat at both ends:>

BRAINCHEESE said...

CARMI:

Sara sent me (she said to say that...it's NOT my caption). Since I'm a caption submitting virgin here, I will simply go with an old favorite and say: "Does this chair make my a$$ look big?"

Linda D. in seattle

Omykiss said...

Hello carmi ... thanks for choosing my caption .... now it's a bit of a challenge ... the next one can never be so good .... I'll keep trying though. thanks too for your nice comments.

All beached out .....

Omykiss said...

The walrus or the carpenter?

Jennifer said...

"sigh" This IS the Life!

Ben & Bennie said...

Tom Lasorda dreaming of better days when he used to beat the hell out of the Phillie Phanatic.

Vanessa said...

"basking robbins"

Vx

Sara said...

lazy SUNdays are the best

Sara said...

i'm not sleeping, just reading my lids

Sara said...

i'm not sleeping, just reading my lids

tommie said...

"I wonder if I pose just like her if she'll notice me?"

susiej.com said...

Plum Tired.

Whit said...

Ma'am, please put a top on.

BreadBox said...

Walrus, meet lobster


(but Robin's "beached male" is the best!)

Sara said...

Baskin RedBuns

from my co-worker

Marisa said...

David Hasselhoffs body double.

Sara said...

[thinks] what does it take to get some peace & quiet around here?

from my co-worker