Here’s looking at me … Cee’s Odd Ball Photo Challenge: June 18, 2017

This is our entry in Cee’s Odd Ball Photo Challenge: June 18, 2017.

This photo was taken from the top row of the Great Theater of Epidaurus in Greece. This theatre, with seating for 14,000, dates to 340 BC.  It is unclear just what these tourists are including in their selfies.  Stone steps? The stage far below? Or are they just posing for the photographer, with a backdrop of the upper seats of the theater and the beautiful blue sky?  Or is he just taking a picture of the woman posed to the right?  Or is he taking a picture of us? Sometimes it is important to take a break from ancient sites and just indulge in people-watching.

 

(With apologies to fans of Casablanca …)

This photo was taken on September 25, 2016. Specs are:

Canon 100D, ISO 100, f/6.3, 1/400 sec, 18 mm

 

Hangin’ on the beach – Cee’s Odd Ball Photo Challenge: June 4, 2017

This is our entry in Cee’s Odd Ball Photo Challenge: June 4, 2017.

You never know what you will find on a beach walk. A week ago, this tree, that washed ashore long ago, was just bare branches. Two days ago, a yellow shovel appeared lodged in the tree. By this morning, two pairs of glasses, a lanyard, a whistle, a hairband, and many shells joined the shovel. One pair of glasses, the shovel, and an olive shell formed a face. We appropriated one of the large flat shells and the hairband to add a beanie and tie to the evolving figure. Who knows what he will look like tomorrow?

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Hangin’ on the beach

This photo was taken on June 1, 2017.  Specs are:

Olympus TG-4, ISO 100, f/4, 1/640 sec

Shop No. 783 – Cee’s Odd Ball Photo Challenge: May 21, 2017

This is our entry in Cee’s Odd Ball Photo Challenge: May 21, 2017.

When we visited India in 2014, we went into Old Delhi one day to visit the 17th Century mosque Jama Masjid.  As we described in our post Lost on Firecracker Street – Cee’s Which Way Photo Challenge – May 12, 2017,  shopping in Old Delhi is organized by street.  In addition to walking around a few streets to see shops, we had ample opportunity to see many other shops while being driven slowly through the traffic-clogged Old Delhi.  The street in the picture below has any car or motorcycle part that you would ever need. The shop on the right gives its address as “Shop No. 783, MOTOR MARKET Near JAMA MASJID, DELHI.” The shop is in Chandni Chowk (Moonlight Square) and appears to have a guesthouse above it. We did not check it out on Trip Advisor.

Shop No. 783, MOTOR MARKET Near JAMA MASJID, DELHI
Shop No. 783, MOTOR MARKET Near JAMA MASJID, DELHI

This photo was taken on October 23, 2014. Specs are:

Olympus TG-3, ISO 100, f/3.1, 1/160 sec, 8.41 mm

 

Animal-man Family – Cee’s Odd Ball Photo Challenge: May 14, 2017

This is our entry in Cee’s Odd Ball Photo Challenge: May 14, 2017.

In March this year, we visited the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in Bangkok, Thailand.  One of the unusual exhibits that we liked was a group of bronze sculptures created in 2010 by the artist Anupong Chantorn, called Animal-man Family. This is one of the items in the collection.

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Detail of Animal-man Family by Anupong Chantorn

This photo was taken on March 4, 2017. Specs are

Olympus TG-4, ISO 800, f/3.5, 1/50 sec, 10.3 mm

We highly recommend this museum. Our other post about this museum is Body-Mind-Peace Puppets – Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Letters O or P.

Mission Accomplished – Cee’s Odd Ball Photo Challenge: April 30, 2017

This is our entry in Cee’s Odd Ball Photo Challenge: April 30, 2017.

This sign was spotted in the men’s room in the Art in Paradise Museum, a fantastic 3-D art museum in Chiang Mai, Thailand. (There was no one else in the room at the time.) Was it art, or just lost in translation?

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Mission Accomplished

This photo was taken on February 4, 2017. Specs are:

Olympus TG-4, ISO 200, f/2.0, 1/40 sec, 4.5 mm

Accidental Panorama – Cee’s Odd Ball Photo Challenge: April 23, 2017

This is our entry in Cee’s Odd Ball Photo Challenge: April 23, 2017.

This photo was taken in the Thar Desert in Rajasthan, India. Our camera had an in-camera panorama capability. This photo appears to have been taken accidentally with the camera in the panorama mode.

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Panorama in the Thar Desert

This photo was taken on November 10, 2014 in the afternoon.  Specs are:

Olympus Tough TG-3, ISO 100, f/2.8, 1/640 sec, 4.5 mm

Sorry! We’re Open – Cee’s Odd Ball Photo Challenge: April 16, 2017

This is our entry in Cee’s Odd Ball Photo Challenge: April 16, 2017.

This photo was taken in front of a closed establishment in the tourist area of Chiang Mai, Thailand. The closed door, of the corrugated steel garage door variety, appeared to hide a restaurant, since a sticker on the wall said “Preferred Restaurant.” The sign was held by a wooden statue of a Native American; this statue was paired with a wooden statue of an American Wild West cowboy on the other side of the door.

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Sorry! We’re Open

We did not see this sign again after dark, but we assume that the appropriate words on the sign (“We’re Open” when they were open or “Sorry!” when they were closed) would be lit up then. The other side of the narrow street is mirrored in the sign.

This photo was taken just before noon on February 14, 2017. Specs are:

Olympus Tough TG-4, ISO 100, f/2.8, 1/80 sec, 4.5 mm