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Discussion in 'Image Quest' started by wt21, Dec 2, 2013.
20131202-20131202-IMG_7146 by wt2100, on Flickr
Nothing screams Doodad like my genuine Mao Tse Tung Lighter, made in China no less. Fortunately, my focusing was better than whoever did the portrait:
Now that's a doodad I never expected to see. Care to share an interesting story behind how you acquired it?
It's not that interesting. My friend went on an orchestra trip to China. As a souvenir, she brought me a set consisting of this lighter and a tiny bent pipe smaller than the lighter. Although I did smoke a pipe at the time, I suspect the other part of this kit was not designed for tobacco. The lighter proudly adorns the shelf in my office and confuses my students. I've hidden the pipe since that might confuse the administration.
Lol! Yes, that's a doodad indeed!
I overslept. Things kept coming up to keep me from getting out under a white sky and exploring this diffused light I've been reading such good things about, not that it looked very inviting from my window. Then it got dark and started raining. So, here's one from yesterday - a shell, I believe a freshwater mussel shell, under the ice. I don't know if Henry was ever part of the industry, but I'm pretty sure these critters were harvested for the making of buttons in the late 19th/ early 20th centuries. As I remember it, that's not shallow DOF so much as distortion from the ice, but I was happy to catch the bit of iridescence on the edge of the shell that caught my eye in the first place.
Shell Under Ice by rubyj29, on Flickr
Close up of my wife's favorite: The Bubble Light. Long exposure makes the bubbles not as obvious.
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The Memory Collection by julie | anne, on Flickr
Oh, wow! Befuddled at first, but I figured it out before I saw the caption!
Whoops, forgot to add some text. I'll do that now. Thanks, Ruby.
At the local holiday shop.
Santa toy by donlaw200, on Flickr
Catching up, happened to grab these at bowling night. We don't use 10-pin in our league, all 5 pin. Apparently it's a Canadian thing.
I really like this image. It resonates with me on many levels....including the apt title you picked. Reminds me a little of Marcel Proust's multiple-volume tome, 'Remembrance of Things Past' ((A la Recherche du Temps Perdu) which is about may things....but ultimately, how we remember the past.
Thanks Miguel. :smile: