What Is It Wednesday - Week 38

Discussion in 'Photo Challenges' started by dalethorn, Mar 23, 2016.

  1. dalethorn

    dalethorn Guest

    I don't know if this is anywhere near what a challenge is supposed to be, but there it is!

    image.
     
  2. Susan Sande

    Susan Sande SC Veteran

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    Aug 3, 2011
    Upper left USA
    Fountain pen. (and messaging a second guess that I wrote down and erased first)
     
  3. dalethorn

    dalethorn Guest

    That's interesting - you've got the general idea I think, but no - not a pen.
     
  4. marlof

    marlof Trying to focus

    Dec 25, 2010
    The Netherlands
    Marlof
    a wire
     
  5. dalethorn

    dalethorn Guest

    Not a wire....
     
  6. Richard

    Richard SC Top Veteran

    564
    Feb 1, 2013
    Marlow, UK
    A roll of cling-foil ? (plastic food wrap)

    -R
     
  7. dalethorn

    dalethorn Guest

    No, that's not it. But it is a common item, in case I didn't mention it.
     
  8. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator

    Aug 13, 2011
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
    A marble rolling pin?
     
  9. dalethorn

    dalethorn Guest

    No, not marble or rolling pin.
     
  10. dalethorn

    dalethorn Guest

    This isn't going anywhere it seems, so a little help. It's a very small transparent plastic tube stuffed with .... hence the fuzzy appearance since I don't have good macro magnification (very heavy crop).
     
  11. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey SC Hall of Famer

    Jun 20, 2012
    Cambridge, MA
    Kyle
    It alllmost looks like my braided steel-lined brake cables, but not quite. Or a candle wick.
     
  12. dalethorn

    dalethorn Guest

    I think a candle wick is the general direction for a few reasons, but as far as I know candle wicks don't have a plastic sleeve over them.
     
  13. dalethorn

    dalethorn Guest

    This is proving much harder than I thought it would be, so, it's something worn on the body.
     
  14. Richard

    Richard SC Top Veteran

    564
    Feb 1, 2013
    Marlow, UK
    Can we have a second go? I have another idea.

    -R
     
  15. dalethorn

    dalethorn Guest

    Second go?
     
  16. dalethorn

    dalethorn Guest

    OK - this is too easy, but it looks like nobody is looking down....
     
  17. Richard

    Richard SC Top Veteran

    564
    Feb 1, 2013
    Marlow, UK
    OK, I'm going for it anyway ...

    Is it the ferrule from the end of a shoelace / boot lace ?

    -R
     
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  18. dalethorn

    dalethorn Guest

    I looked up 'ferrule' and I'm not sure that's the ideal term, but yes, it is the plastic wrap at the end of a woven shoelace, which keeps the fibres from separating and fraying.

    When I started this, I figured that people would see that it's a low-quality macro, and look for that sort of tiny object. I wanted to emphasize that it's extremely common, so there wouldn't be endless guesses about the thousand or so earring configurations, and stuff like that.
     
  19. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator

    Aug 13, 2011
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
    "Aglet" ;)
     
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