Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Wordless Wednesday - Vision quest


Don't make a spectacle of yourself
Delray Beach, Florida, January 2008 [Click to embiggen]


Your turn: You view the world through a...?

(Yes, they're mine. I wear 'em for reading.)

121 comments:

Anna said...

Uh....duh...

A camera! :)

I love the tones in this image Carmi! Nice shot.

Robert said...

Nice perspective on this shot. My first thought to your prompt is a "looking glass." Keep up the good work. Check out my WW post.

Gabriel said...

Cool picture.

My post is here. Happy WW!

**"Liza"** said...

ohh this is a great shot! love the tone too..;)happy WW!

Country Dawn said...

Rose colored glasses? :)

kenju said...

I view the world through frames very similar to those!

Shelia said...

Ok, I won't make a spectacle of myself. Nice shot though. Happy WW!

Kateastrophe said...

Sadly, a pair of really thick glasses! Happy WW!

tiff said...

Great photo!

I love the shadow effect.

denz said...

wow! you have a very nice picture and I love the way you put consistency of the picture,

indeed you have a great post! keep it up!!!

here's mine:


href="http://denz-techtronics.blogspot.com/2008/01/wordless-wednesday_08.html">Wordless-1...


Wordless-2...
Happy WW!

Gattina said...

Beautiful picture ! Looks like my glasses only the frame is more red, lol !

baby~amore' said...

contact lens ... cyclops sans one eye ( almost blind in my right eye)

Awesome , love the shadow effect.

carrie said...

I love how stark the shadow is under the glasses. Very graphic.

alice said...

Nice contrast!

Bunny Trails said...

...a pair of someone else's glasses. Sorry, it's fairly lame.

Your photo is great, though. I love the clarity and contrast. Very nice. :D

Mark said...

Very nice, indeed. I've always loved pictures of glasses.

In fact, one day when I set mine in the passenger seat of my car to take them in for repair, I just couldn't resist taking a picture of them. Strange, but true.

Natalie said...

Nice shot!

Cecily R said...

Through sleep deprived eyes lately! Great shot!

Yen said...

Interesting perspective! Nice shot too:)My Wordless Wednesday pics are up as well;-) Happy WW!

napaboaniya said...

Trying hard not to make a spectacle of myself.. but soo often I goof :P
It's not a Weekend;It's a Lifestyle

Mariposa said...

Hahaha, love the photo...the caption and that line...

Happy WW!

♥Shabem-®♥ said...

Interesting photo.
Happy WW!

Robin said...

...filter of hope mixed with equal measure of optimism and realism...:).

I continue to appreciate your camera's eye, Carmi... Simple and understated, this shot is fabulous.

deannascraps said...

Cool picture! Made me wonder how things would look if you could see them through someone else's specs.Have a wonderful day!

Kerith Collins said...

Today, I view the world through temper tantrum glasses
kerith
http://kerithskontest.wordpress.com

Bevson said...

a pair of Alain Mikli glasses that cost me a fortune, but I love fabulous eyewear. Hey, if I have to wear them everyday.... Love the shot.

AGK said...

Through rose-colored glasses :D

And then my camera!

cablegirl said...

Nice shot.

I just put my WW post up and it is an homage to tomorrow's Day to Read campaign. As you are an obvious bibliophile I suggest you check out the link. ;)

Jae said...

a LENS?! Hee hee! Neat angle and shot!

Happy WW to ya!

Ann said...

Very nice. I really like this photo. Are they your glasses? Happy WW. Come and visit and check out my WW photo.

Junebug said...

After thirty years of wearing contacts, I am spectacle free!

geek-betty said...

through a pair of glasses much like yours :)

Camera Totin' Idiot said...

Very nice. Happy WW.

Sherry said...

It's always amazing to me how one photograph can capture so much...say so much without a word. Lovely image Carmi and the caption is outstanding!!

Be Inspired Always said...

I view the world at least for this morning through frosted window panes.

Have a great WW.


Jillian

~Tyra~ said...

You are very talented.

GBex said...

WOWWW... THAT IS VERY ARTISTIC SHOT!.. i am wordless bout that... happy Wednesday!

t.bird said...

...a kaleidoscope.

I get dizzy quite a bit. :)

Jennifer said...

Neat shot!
Thanks for dropping by my WW earlier.
I hope you have an excellent WW!

stephanie said...

...a tunnel, often. But there's light at the end! :)

Love the pic. Happy day!

Andrea said...

It's amazing how a simple pair of glasses can make such a beautiful picture!

Nice shot!!

Lisa Milton said...

Nice shot, even better lines.

Love it.

Have a great day...

Autumn said...

Cool shot! Happy WW!

~ Angi :) said...

exquisite!!!

Melissa said...

Nice shot! Happy WW!

Photomom said...

Love this photo - great shot and the colors are fab!

Nissa said...

Gorgeous shot! Now I have to go look at your Flickr site!

Happy Wordless Wednesday! Thanks for taking the time to stop by my little blog!

Quiet-Mom.com said...

Thank you for commenting on my WW!

FXSmom said...

Sweet!

Vanessa said...

very cool shot.
love the texture of the surface.
i don't use specs yet but all in good time...
Vx

p.s. thanks for the visit!

Qtpies7 said...

I don't view anything without my glasses. Can't see a thing without them.

Great shot!

Lynne said...

This is a terrific shot. Great perspective. Thanks for visiting my blog. You have some really interesting content. I'll be adding you to my read list.

Hotomom said...

Wonderful picture. - sorry if I commented more than once. I am having technical issues :-). I love this picture, wish I could take more like it. Thanks for visiting my site.

jenny jones said...

Very nice shot...

BeccaGirl said...

That really is a fantastic photo. I love the play on lighting and how it picks up the texture of the paper or whatever it is under the glasses. Great shot!

Cyn said...

Thanks for stopping by. I like the pic that you posted.

I view the world through a computer screen (HA!)

the teach said...

Nicely designed shot! I'd frame it, Carmi! :)

wildcatsthree said...

I have a pair for reading too - a nessesity in my old age. thanks for dropping by my site too. Happy WW
Chris

Not the Queen said...

Great picture!

Holly Schwendiman said...

Another fantastic share from Carmi. :) The simplicity of the shot and thoughts is harmonious and perfect. I think we all would do well to step back once and while and see what we're viewing the world through.

Hugs,
Holly

ps - Happy WW :)

Jenn said...

Well done indeed.

Kasey said...

Great shot!

YellowRose said...

Great shot!! Love the shadows, very well done!

My WW is up! Have a wonderful day!

Tara said...

That is a great photograph. So full of meaning and emotion - all in just one pair of spectacles!

Thanks for dropping by my WW :)

kim said...

I absolutely love the shadow. Great shot!

Sherrie said...

Very nice shot! And glad that you liked the Being 5 comic. :-) My WW is up over at Sticky Apple Kisses. http://stickyapplekisses.com/?p=36

Michelle said...

Lovely shot...and blog as well.

Diana said...

Great shot...you are talented!

Joan said...

Photos of glasses by themselves always give me a forlorn feeling, like they're missing out because whoever should be wearing them left them behind. Weird, maybe, but true.

I try to view the world through contact lenses, both literally and metaphorically. Most of the time I have clear, carefree vision, but every now and then something gets stuck in them that just annoys the heck outta me!

secret agent mama said...

I do love this shot, Carmi. :)

Jendi said...

It's a great shot. I like the feet shot in the previous post also.

I view the world through the thought of "How can I blog this?" :)

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Bobbie said...

Nice shot, Carmi. Very artful.

Mandaroo said...

Rose colored glasses!

Very nice.... Thanks for stopping and commenting on mine! Happy WW to you as well!

I'm always losing mine (reading glasses). I've gotten so that I have an extra pair in almost every room! : )

Anonymous said...

Great Shot!!
Robin @ Heart at Home

Site: http://www.heartofwisdom.com/heartathome/

webduck said...

Little squinty eyes. I inherited them from my dad. :)Happy WW!

Shoshana said...

I like this one...very nice.

I see glasses, and I think books!

Amy said...

That is a great shot, I love the shadow.

I view the world through the eyes God blessed my with and my husband curses because they see so much farther then his.

Killlashandra said...

Lovely image. Very sharp and clear with a great shadow.

I'd have to say I view the world through a pair of hazel very tired eyes most days.

Bianca D'Arc said...

Love the image! It's timeless. :) Thanks for dropping by my blog today.

Bianca
http://biancadarc.com/blog/

Jenty said...

Oh wow, I love that shot!

Lisa said...

...through some strong contact lenses.

Happy WW!

Ari_1965 said...

through a...gauze-filtered lens.

Robin said...

I'm happiest when I view the world through my childs eyes.

Great post.

vixensden said...

I view the world through a dense fuzz...unless I have my glasses on! Nice shot.

Happy WW

MandyMom.com said...

Thanks for stopping in my blog!

I wear glasses too.. in fact, I just popped out my contacts and put my glasses on (I really do see clearer with them, although I don't really care for how I lok!).

MissMeliss said...

...seriously cool pair of shades (for me).

I like this image - and the monochrome works.

SeaBird said...

....through recently Lasik-ed corneas!

Stacie said...

What a great shot. So simple but so strongly composed!

Kristin said...

Nice "framing" and shadow. It's interesting how everyday things can be works of art behind a camera (or paintbrush.)

Kathryn said...

Great shot! All your pics are fab! You have convinced me that I need a better camera. And perhaps need to take a photography class too!
Thanks for commenting at my blog! :)

SugarPlum07 said...

I second Country Dawn's comment - Rose colored glasses! ;-) Happy WW!

Tammy and Parker said...

So, are you inviting us to view the world through your lenses?

Mrs Coetser said...

Great photo and caption.
Happy WW.

carrie said...

very cool photo! i like the perspective.
i see the world through the eyes of my girls, and my viewfinder...always with the camera! :-)

Christine@AreWeThereYetMom said...

Love the shadow and texture.

Great WW photo. Beautiful shot.

Bernie said...

WOW, Carmi, another GREAT pic...

Hope that you have had a wonderful festive season...

burntofferings and more at bernies fotoblog

Pam said...

Love this photo!! The clarity of it is amazing.....one of these days I will have a really nice camera to do photography....For now I just have to deal with my little Kodak one.

Oh the pictures I could take of our lives, and the story they would tell!!

Happy WW!

Anonymous said...

those look just like my reading glasses. Thanks for visiting my blog today.

joyful homemaker

Kyla said...

Thanks for visiting today. Hope you will come back often.

Your WW makes me think how people view my life and if I could view the world through someone elses eyes what I would really see.
Great shot. Makes you think
Happy WW!
Kyla

honestyrain said...

i view the world through words first, the camera second. i am a word person above all else. i canot see a thing without wording it up in my mind.

excellent photograph, carmi.

ZJ said...

Through a camera and, just like you, a pair of eyeglasses :)

Love the tone and the perspective of this shot!

Leeann said...

Beautiful photo of something so simple.

diana said...

thanks for stopping by and leaving such a nice comment. your photos are great, too.

i have so many of those reading glasses around the house. so part of my answer would be; those glasses.

the other answer is my camera. there are so many times i'll look at something and know i have to take a picture of it. or i'll be taking pictures and see something through the lens that i might not have seen otherwise.

Hey it's Amy Shipp said...

What a unique photo! Happy WW to you ~

Cari said...

Love the perspective in this shot.

Cari said...

Love the perspective in this shot.

storyteller said...

They look a lot like mine actually. Where did you find them? I've been looking everywhere! LOL
Hugs and blessings,

Chris in Oxford said...

Wonderful shot I love the strong shadows. Thanks for your visit to my site. All the best.

sarala said...

I always feel a bit lame commenting on a site that already has 108 comments. But I do like the shot and enjoyed browsing your site. I definitely will need to come back.
Great work.

joe said...

Nice photo.

I would say that I view the world through an ironic lens...But I could be wrong about that.

MommyKnows said...

Great picture!

Roth Family Adventures said...

Excellent.

I need a new camera. And some of your skills and vision.

Mama DB said...

Love this one. I like the grain of the table cloth. Also the "click to embiggen" made me laugh.

Candi said...

You take some awesome shots!!

Mar said...

Great shot, Carmi.As always!

Melanie said...

What a cool picture- I love it and I love the caption for it too.

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Stop by again and check out the new "club" I'm starting. Livin' With Me

Irishcoda said...

Hi Carmi, thanks so much for visiting my WW...you know, these frames look just like mine! :) I really like the perspective in this shot!

Michelle Miles said...

LOL - love the saying with the picture. Happy WW! Thanks for stopping by my blog :)

Stephanie said...

I guess I am lucky enough to view the world through the eyes of my child.

Childlife said...

Ok, scrolling down through your photos, I am thoroughly humbled that you paused to comment on my little blog with my MIA photo skills... : P
Seriously.

This is one amazing shot! Spectacle-ular! (...sorry had to get you back for the toast comment - which cracked me up by the way. I'm a sucker for bad puns!)

Mojo said...

Gee I'm only a year and change too late for this, but most often these days I'm seeing the world through a 17-55mm f/2.8 wide angle zoom (with image stabilization!).

Either that or my reading glasses... kinda depends.