Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Whole lotta sole

Quick note: I'm still in Seattle. I'm learning not to travel when ill. Here's a vignette of a healthier day that I hope makes you ponder the usually-ignored images of day-to-day life.

I recently discovered this Post-It note stuck to the bottom of my ratty old commute-to-work shoes. Yes, Mom, I properly disposed of the errant stickie. But not before stopping my bike in the parking lot, taking the shoe off and artfully shooting it with the camera I just happened to have in my bike bag.

I know all those drivers who passed me thought I was insane. Perhaps they're right. But I thought this would be the kind of picture not often - if ever - captured. And I liked the lines of it.

Your turn: The weirdest picture you ever took was...? The most odd scenario within which you took a picture was...?


craziequeen said...

Years ago I took a picture of my mum's cat through a window. When the film developed it showed the reflection of the garden in the glass and Peta looked like a ghost cat.

Accidental, I know - but I have always been proud of that photo.


MsT said...

When I lived in Washington, DC, I had a bridge phobia. Crossing the Bay Bridge one day to Annapolis, I came armed with my camera and used it to take about a dozen shots from any angle my arm could reach. By the time I got to the other side, I felt I had captured my fear with the photos and the drive back was fine.

I wish I had my camera yesterday at the post office. A line of 6 red cars, trucks, and SUV's beginning with my little Escort wagon, all in a row. Today I stashed the camera under the seat in the hopes that more cool shots will reveal themselves.

Jennifer said...

Weirdest picture I took was of my toe nail.

Prego said...

It has to be the 'lady in white,' while I must say, quite ashamedly, that this was for exploitative purposes. She's one of those city 'neighborhood' people that nobody actually knows, but "everybody" knows.

She wears white fabric from head to toe... even a white head covering, white purse... and a pair of sunglasses - year 'round. Nobody knows why, though some speculate that she's a germophobe who snapped when a reltative died of AIDS. That story's never been corroborated.

Anyway, as I sat outdoors at a coffee shop with a then 1-1/2 year old O-Dog, I snapped away covertly as she approached up the street, getting a nice couple of "Sasquatch-esqe" snapshots.

I have no idea why I did it... Probably just a little photographic challenge that I'm going to hell for.


PS - Stop by, stranger.

barbie2be said...

the picture i posted on my blog last sunday of the bump on my head after i knocked myself unconscious with the car door in a parking garage.

OldLady Of The Hills said...

I love this photograph Carmi. So sorry you weere and are sickjly---AND from reading this post I see you were in Seattle....Not L.A.!

I cannot remember ONE photo standing out..there certainly have been many...LOL!