Sunday, March 30, 2008

Caption This 64


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Dayton, Ohio, January 2008 [Click to embiggen]


I find it somewhat amazing how a substance that can be so noxious on one level can be so frighteningly beautiful on another.

Your turn: Please come up with a compelling caption for this image and share it in a comment. Feel free to repeat the process as often as you feel inspired. I'll announce the winner next Sunday.

About last week's photo of the smokey smokestack: Hmm, now that I think of it, I seem to be stuck on an environmental kick. I'm not sure why. Honorable menschens go to:
  • Catheroo: Smoking kills...the earth.
  • Robin: Where there's smoke, there's mire.
  • Judy: We all need to blow off steam now and then!
  • MissMeliss: Steamed.
  • Carolyn: Pipe dreams
  • Awareness: Crime of the century.
  • Terri: Smoking gun.
And the winner is...Alix, for Gone with the wind. Please visit her excellent blog, DC Days, to congratulate her. And don't forget to have fun with this week's image!

33 comments:

R. Sherman said...

"Study In Oil"

(It looks like oil on a water puddle to me.)

Cheers.

Killired said...

it looks like someone took the rainbow out of the sky and smashed it on the ground... so 'smashed rainbow' or something like that.. or maybe 'fallen rainbow'.. i don't know... feel free to move my idea around and make a comment.. i'm not quite getting it out of my head yet!

Robin said...

Roy G Biv, City Slicker

Somewhere over the rainbow...

(Thanks for the mention, Carmi...with only one submission last week (I couldn't come up with ANYTHING I liked better than the one I submitted...) I thought I might've fallen through the cracks, since I'm usually so prolific.... I have a feeling I'll be back this week...just a quick check in for now).

:)

OOooo! And WAHOOO for Alix's win! Loved her submission and glad to see another buddy of mine cashing in ;).

kenju said...

"Fractured rainbow"


Thanks for the mention, Carmi!

Anonymous said...

Hello Carmi!

Pretty slick photography.

Terri
P.S. Thank you for the mention!

Rainbow dreams said...

I have always loved the rainbow colours oil makes on water, even though it is so nasty...I'm not being inspired on a caption front but wanted to drop in and say hi :)
Katie

MissMeliss said...

Urban Rainbow.

Also, I'm passing an "excellent blog" award on to you. :)

Jennifer said...

To me it looks like a wild fire.

So my caption would be " blazin"

Sara said...

Joseph's oil coat of many colours

Sara said...

Oil slick bow

Sara said...

oil's beautiful blue flames

Bubblehead said...

$2.00 wasted

CAROLYN said...

Congrats Alix. And thanks for the menshun, :)


On this one I'll say:

"Mother Earth in Grateful Dead concert attire"

Heidi said...

"Grounded Rainbow" came to mind first...

"Toxic Rainbow" was next...

"No pot o' gold... just asphalt" is my lame last try.

Have a great week!

Alix said...

Thank you! I'm glad you liked it. I love your site and have been lurking for a while now but that was my first comment. I'll be back later with a caption.

Awareness said...

toxic attraction

fatal attraction

Texas Tea. (was thinking of the Beverley Hillbillies :)

Alix said...

So far I have

The beauty in the beast

and

unnatural beauty

but I'm still musing about rainbows so I may be back!

Dana said...

Thanks for visiting and your kind words..

I love your blog - you have some GREAT writing... I love the pic - i'D NAME IT "dARK sIDE OF tHE mOON."

Karen Travels said...

Caprion: "False Hope"

Thanks for stopping by my blogs, I will be coming back here often!

Sara said...

slick rainbow

Tiel Aisha Ansari said...

Slick moves

Big Oil corporate logo

Ersatz rainbow

Diffraction film

Edge effect

Oilbird plumage

JC said...

apocalypse

Anne said...

Purple Haze

Trash to Treasure

Viscosity of Light

Moi said...

Troubled waters!!!

Anonymous said...

This just in... Rainbow Brite found dead - Murky Dismal in custody...

Terri

Omykiss said...

Split light ....

Red said...

Toxic beauty

Shan said...

"So, this is what all the fuss is about?"

Robin said...

Oil painting

Post-disaster Promise

Substance abuse

Tears of a clown

Covenant beauty

Illusion of progress

Mark said...

Burning in the blue fires of progress

Mike Wood said...

man made rainbow

industrial rainbow

gasoline alley

kerosene refraction

they don't mix

spwriter said...

Iridesecration

Linda said...

When rainbows cry