Monday, June 02, 2008

Stick With Me

Are These The X-Files?

Photograph copyright: DAVID McMAHON


It's not often you see a sight like this. The proximity and the profusion of colours is great, especially with this depth of field. But as you can see, they're just little fragments of Post-It Notes stuck on files and manila folders. It's not the sort of sight you often see - so of course I had to line it up and hit the trigger!

I showed this shot to a number of my work colleagues and not one of them was able to identify what I'd photographed. Did you know what they were - or did you have to read the post to find out? I'd love to know ...

(The Odd Shots concept came from Katney. Say "G'day" to her.)

30 comments:

Akelamalu said...

I guessed they were post-its - I use them all the time! They make a great photo.

dot said...

I didn't know what they were but I love this colorful photo.

quilly said...

I knew what it was at a glance. What I don't quite understand is how you got into my file cabinet.

Maggie May said...

Nope! They just looked pretty!

polona said...

i use these at work so it wasn't too hard a guess.
but the colours in the photo are wonderful

Hilary said...

I could tell... and the "stick with me" title confirmed it. But they sure do look great!

Katney said...

Perhaps it has to do with the fact that the pad of post-its now on my desk front of me has hot pink then bright blue and are that exact size, and I use them in just that way on files and to mark books, but yes, I knew.

Daryl said...

I thought immediately you'd photographed some documents that you or someone else had tagged .. w/post its .. hey I work in an office ..

:-Daryl

lime said...

oh, i knew what they were immediately! the marching rank and "file."

Momma said...

Gorgeous colors in this shot, David. I am always amazed at your astute eye.

Peace - D

Lana Gramlich said...

I thought they were post-its. Great shot, regardless!

Seamus said...

I did recognize it since I'm a post-it note freak!!! Nice shot though! :)

i beati said...

how DID you find my desk????sk

Ruth D~ said...

Post-its, yes, but why so many and where they are, I'm not so sure. Books that I read to review end up looking like this sometime.

Betsy said...

Yes! I recognized them right away...but only because I have some of the exact same colors! :)

CrazyCath said...

I thought they were some sort of cataloguing system like in a library. I've had too much influence from reading Katney!

Great shot. Very colourful. Very.... odd!

Sandi McBride said...

I thought it was a drawer full of files...never would have thought of post it notes...
Sandi

Celebration of Life said...

I could have sworn that you took a picture of my files or a number of my books. I use post-its all the time!

ArneA said...

Great. I am now interested in what lays behind these stickers. (in the file):

Bruno LoGreco said...

I knew they were sticky notes, but I have no clue how you aligned them all. Excellent Photo!

Kathryn said...

I knew what they were right away. But I am an organizational freak, so maybe I'm odd. ;)

marcia said...

I did know right away and wondered how you were at my house taking pictures of my files:)

missburrows said...

That looks like a A.R. person's dream.

willow said...

Yes, I could tell. Pretty colors...nice pic...like confetti.

archiearchive said...

Yep, I guessed but it is an intriguing image. What were they all for, were they sorted by date or importance? How many were discarded without action? How many were past-it post-its?

Mima said...

I knew what they were as I am another post-it fan, and have little sticky tabs all over my books and things! What I really wanted to know though was what was the difference with the different colours?

Dragonstar said...

I did think of post-its, but I thought I must be wrong as I've never seen that many. Brilliant colours, and they go on for ever.

Kim said...

Ooh, I knew what they were, that rarely happens. I use post its all the time in my file cabinet. I label each scientific paper I read so I can quickly find it in the drawer. I love how you were able to capture the bright colors. Have a good week!

San said...

I recognized them, David, but your post title did drop a hint. Another inspiring composition that makes me want to pull out my brushes and put these colors on canvas.

Les Becker said...

I DID know what they were - probably because I use them for EVERYTHING. I love the neon ones - I don't colour-code with them, just like the pretty colours....