Monday, August 25, 2008

Blind Guess

Roll Up, Roll Up, For All The Fun Of The Fair



Sometimes you find a photograph where you least expect it. While we were in Langkawi last month, I was waiting outside a shop when I noticed these rolled-up wooden blinds. I was looking at the pattern of the parallel slats, trying to figure out what type of wood they were made from.

Then I noticed that the blue paint was marginally brighter at the middle of the blinds than it was at the top.

So of course I had to take a couple of shots, because the colours made such a striking contrast against the dark background. And yes, I shot the frames to emphasise the fact that some of the wooden slats had warped while the others had remained unaffected by the weather. The lines were irregular, rather than strictly geometrical - and that just made a great image in my mind.

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

15 comments:

Daryl said...

Are they made of bamboo? We have similar roll ups as bedroom window blinds and our's are bamboo or maybe faux bamboo .. ummm .. I better get a panda to check that out for me

:-Daryl

CrazyCath said...

Interesting shades of colour...

babooshka said...

Chuck, Seattle often says he is drawn to bold colours. It is striking and as you say, photographs often appear by themselves.

dot said...

I really like those colors together.

alicesg said...

Good photo shot of the blinds. These blinds are so very ordinary over here but yet you could bring the life out of the blinds.

Jo said...

Those are great shots. Is the color brighter in the middle because of the way the blinds get rolled up, and the sun bleaches the other part?

Interesting pictures!

Paulie said...

Great choice for odd shots. . .

I bet my odd shot blue is the same color but mine is a living thing. . . even tho part of it is missing. lol

Drop by and see it.

Maddy said...

Oddshots eh! Sounds like fun. I think all of my shots are odd, but not necessarily in an artistic way unfortunately.
Cheers

Karin said...

Interesting shots, even more so after reading your comments on them! Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such a lovely comment!

Gypsy at heart said...

What crazy thoughts go through our minds.....and you actually act on them! Interesting shot!

http://wanderingwonderinggypsy.blogspot.com/

Deb said...

Once again, I enjoyed seeing how you took a picture of the ordinary and made it extraordinary. Many people would have just walked on by. I also enjoy the blurbs and titles you write for each photo - it adds even more depth to the story. Enjoy the day.

Anu said...

Great choice for odd shots.
Nice colors.
Drop by and see My Odd Tree

Rambling Woods said...

You do find the most interesting and unusual things to photograph...

becky voyles said...

Just curious as to what the sign spelled?

Carrie and Troy Keiser said...

As usual, you've taken the ordinary and brought it to our attention giving us a different perspective.