Sunday, March 29, 2009

Caption This 114

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Boynton Beach, FL, December 2008
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I like being on the outside looking in. My journalist's soul prefers it that way because then I'm not part of the story, which is as it should be. I simply observe, quietly, and record, also quietly, what I see. More often than not, these spontaneous people-watching sessions of mine - go ahead, call me a voyeur - don't result in any kind of professionally sanctioned deliverable. But the experience changes me all the same.

On the surface, this is a drab photo (click here for more Thematic Photographic silliness.) Beneath the surface, I'm starting to think drab is anything but. No?

Your turn: There are countless ways to caption this photo, and I'm willing to bet you'll collectively come up with more than your fair share of zingers over the next week. Just click the comment link and give me your best. For more background on how Caption This works, click here.

About last week's photo of a wine glass: This is one of my favorite photos because it's one of those mini-worlds that only exists when you look through the lens and eliminate everything else around it. Maybe that's what I like about photography: the ability to block everything else out. Hmm...

This week's honorable menschens are:
  • Robin: "Shaken, not stirred."
  • PastorMac's Ann: "Wet but very very dry."
  • MissMeliss: "Moment of claret-y"
  • David: "Bait for a former president."
Pearl's "Teeny weenie bikini martini" takes top spot this week. Pearl's a Canadian (Ottawa...woo hoo!) author/poet who never fails to make you think a little harder. Please pop by and share a happy with her.


colleen said...

I can't come up with anything witty or catchy but it's a very "moody view." I like the way the windows seem to look onto other windows.

I love hearing your views when you visit Loose leaf, Carmi. It's always a pleasure to hear from you!

Robin said...

For some reason I've fixated on the caption "Closing Time". Personally I'm not quite sure it fits, but apparently it's decided for itself that it does.

Sara said...

day is done, gone the sun

Anne said...

Almost finished.

Since it's a little tilted, my mind went straight to Titanic (the daughter's been watching it a lot lately) but then I couldn't come up with a catchy sinking reference. I'll keep thinking, I've got all week...

Daryl said...

Wait a sec, okay I got. Thanks!

Its not at all like Night Hawks but it made me think of it ...

theMuddledMarketPlace said...

just doin' me shoes & i'll be with you

momemts in time said...

Something is clearly going on... maybe illegal, maybe not...

...the membership secretary demonstrated the lodges' initiation procedure to the new candidate.

'What do you mean did my mother knit these socks!'

'why do you use an ankle holster?'

'my varicose veins are bigger than yours'

Pamela said...

hiding the fork in his boot

Pamela said...


Pamela said...

voyeur cafe

Pamela said...

Pullin' an all nighter

Robin ~ PENSIEVE said...

Hey Carmi :),

You know I can't stay away too long at a time, I miss your photo challenges too much. Here's a few that come to mind, but I wonder if you'll follow my thinking; some are pretty convoluted, lol.

Have a GREAT week!

Old Men and the See

Age & Panes

Tipping point


At the end of the day

Show me the way to go home...I'm tired & I wanna go to bed...

Over and over

"I know my wallet's here somewhere!"

Pamela said...

isn't there a Diddy song:

Through the Pane

(Robin made me think of that)

PastormacsAnn said...

Nice photo. So interesting!

"Night Panes."

Carli N. Wendell said...

"I never thought I'd get down on one knee to ask this, but, George. . . gosh, I'm so nervous. . . George, will you go to the inter-county tractor show with me?"