What Is It Wednesday - Week 13

Discussion in 'Photo Challenges' started by marlof, Sep 16, 2015.

  1. marlof

    marlof Trying to focus

    Dec 25, 2010
    The Netherlands
    Marlof
    A strange object. What is it?

    How this is played?

    Each member gets one guess. The answer will be revealed on the following Tuesday. The first correct guess has the honor of submitting the image for the next challenge. Sometimes there will be more than one thing in the photo or more than one way to accurately describe what the photo represents. The original poster will be the final judge of who is "most correct".

    Enjoy!


    What is it Wednesday - Week 13
    by Marlof Bregonje, on Flickr
     
  2. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
    Bill Shinnick
    Detail of a carving/statue found in a garden.
     
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  3. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    the shadows are just obscuring enough to really make this difficult. I think it carved wood. And I think it is part of a piece of furniture. I'll try narrowing it further to be the back corner of an ornate old sofa.
     
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  4. Susan Sande

    Susan Sande SC Veteran

    296
    Aug 3, 2011
    Upper left USA
    Not knowing the scale (a usual, which is what makes WIIW fun!) I'm going to say the head end of a walking stick/cane/staff.
     
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  5. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey SC Hall of Famer

    Jun 20, 2012
    Cambridge, MA
    Kyle
    What a great shot. Nice submission!
     
  6. Matero

    Matero SC Veteran

    277
    Dec 25, 2014
    Helsinki, Finland
    Whoa, this is difficult. But it reminds me somehow old cooking kettles I saw at museum in Shanghai, so my guess is copper cooking kettle :)
     
  7. ReD

    ReD SC Hall of Famer

    Mar 27, 2013
    pull handle on an old water pump?
     
  8. marlof

    marlof Trying to focus

    Dec 25, 2010
    The Netherlands
    Marlof
    Only a few hours left before I will lift the veil on this one. Someone is close, but there's no direct winner yet. You still have a chance to win eternal fame!
     
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  9. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator

    Aug 13, 2011
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
    It's not a bootscraper, is it?
     
  10. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey SC Hall of Famer

    Jun 20, 2012
    Cambridge, MA
    Kyle
    I am pleasantly stumped.
     
  11. marlof

    marlof Trying to focus

    Dec 25, 2010
    The Netherlands
    Marlof
    I edited the original picture with a great high contrast B&W preset Wouter Brandsma (no longer active here) once made available for Lightroom.

    The non edited version of the same picture, showing the bronze material:
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    by Marlof Bregonje, on Flickr

    The object in its full glory:
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    by Marlof Bregonje, on Flickr

    It is a Chinese (gong / guang) (see Wikipedia), an antique wine vessel, as found in Xi'an at the Terra cotta site. Matero obviously was the closest, even when it is not a cooking kettle. So you're up again, Matero. Keep a close watch on the timetable. ;-)
     
  12. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    I'd like to decant some win from that vessel. I feel like I would have some pretty good hallucinations
     
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  13. Matero

    Matero SC Veteran

    277
    Dec 25, 2014
    Helsinki, Finland
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