Wednesday, October 01, 2008

THEME DAY LINES AND ABC - KEEKAL AND KIBBINAGH

The October theme days is lines. and many cdp bloggers will be joining in. No doubt we will all interpret the genre in different ways, some lateral some abstract. It is also ABC Wednesday so again I have combined the two themes.

This is part of The Laxey Wheel, in Laxey of course, not Ramsey, which I have covered in previous posts, is the largest working water wheel in the world, built in 1854. This part of the wheel features many shapes, textures and interjecting rods of metal and wood creating for me several varied layered lines.

Two Manx words for you.

Keekal - means peeping
Kibbinagh - means spiked

The lines I thought were both spiked and peeping out from behind each layer. Many words begin with K in the Manx Language, but these suited the lines theme best.

To view thumbnails of other participants to the theme, view the CDPB portal

Try and visit someone you've never visited before. It's the ideal day to do it.

Want to join ABC got the lovely hostess with the mostest, MRS NESBITT'S PLACE

70 comments:

Virginia said...

Great interpretation B.
The red and black are striking and the composition great as always.

photowannabe said...

Love the way you have brought 2 themes together. A++ and 3 gold stars.

Carver said...

That's a great interpretation for the theme, lines. Although I'm not participating, I'll be interested in seeing some of these. I like the theme.

Rinkly Rimes said...

Here, in Australia, I have a great friend (unfortunately now not able to communicate) whose grandfather helped to build the Laxey Wheel! When we were over in th IOW we visited it. Unfortunately it was shut at the time but I was able to give my friend a photo of it.

mannanan said...

Wow......Two in one again, you're getting good at this. Great photo of a brilliant piece of engineering and two new Manx words which I didn't know. can't be bad can it....Thanks for posting.

Tanya said...

A water wheel?! I would never have guessed! Love the red/black, kind of reminds me of the cover of the movie 300 for some reason ;)
Happy Theme Day!

Dan said...

Nice work on combinig these themes. I also love the color and composition in this pic. You have brought everything together very nicely!

Jules said...

Great colour and line - very 3 dimensional!!

brad, boston said...

LB,

I started coming here for the bike photography. Now I just arrive each day to be educated and learn how to take perfect photos. Your mind works on a higher wheel.

slim said...

Layers of lines . . . you've got this theme covered and I think this is my first visit to your blog ;)

Knoxville Girl said...

two themes are better than one. and that red/black combo is a bonus. well done you!

Harry Makertia said...

B, I know whenever I come to your blog, I'll get something great. And now, even greater. Love your work!

Tash said...

Striking! Superb! One of your best & your photos are always great.

Aileni said...

What can I say,B...
The first shot I look at at this unearthly hour after too little sleep - and it is magnificent.

Château-Gontierdailyphoto said...

Nice work ont the theme day. I like the composition in black and red.

HZDP said...

Hmm, I really like this photo, and your comments of this photo.

MumbaiiteAnu said...

Great shot. I love how you combine your themes of the day into one photo.
Thankyou for visiting MDS.

My Life In Montreal said...

I wasn't aware there is a theme this month.

melanie said...

Blanc, rouge et noir : une interprétation très chaleureuse !

MEDITERRANEAN KIWI said...

i love this shot - the red is perfect against the black and grey

Laurie said...

ANother gorgeous black and red with all that varying gray. I love the graphic quality, the linear and the curved. And that red!!! Babooshka, you always make give us such eye candy. Love this.

Jilly said...

Love the image. The sweep of lines - and that wonderful red. Super choice for today's Theme. A photo that really holds your interest and makes you LOOK.

raf said...

Love the contrasts and your talent for using both themes together, Babooshka! Keekal and kibbinagh....hope I remember those for some fun usage sometime. :)

Hyde DP said...

I was wondering how you would combine these two themes - knew you'd find a way.

Blognote said...

Perfectly in these with "Lines".
A great combination!!

Rose said...

I really like the darkness of this phot. It is so gothic... and you chose the perfect angle as well.
But then, no surprise there, as you never disappoint your visitors :)

Webradio said...

Bonjour Babooshka !
jolie interprétation, avec un beau mélange de couleur...

magiceye said...

wonderfully interpreted!

Bergson said...

I like this red and black opposition

Reader Wil said...

I like your photo, though I have absolutely no idea what it represents, but it looks a modern piece of art. The colours are very good and strong and the composition is perfect and the fact that you combined lines with the K words is terrific.Thanks for your visit!

Dragonstar said...

I love this! The lines and the colours are perfect! As Reader Wil says, it looks like modern art. And congratulations for being so Klever (!) with the letter K.

me ann my camera said...

This is magnificent in its strength, and unity; a powerful image of radiating energy. Very nice!

Mo said...

I love this photo. The textures, shapes, colour, composition. An art piece worthy of hanging on the wall. Fantastic!

alice said...

Red and black, wheels and pikes, darkness...your shot makes me think of Middle-Age and its tortures! I might take some holidays, don't you think so? ;-)
Have a nice day in your beautiful island!

Deslilas said...

So you've your own Manx language !
Keep it as long as you are allowed !
Nice pic.

Louis la Vache said...

Klever Kombination, BabooshKa!

Marie Reed said...

Your are such a klever kombiner of themes!

Livio said...

Great interpretation for this daily theme. Well done as usual.

Greyscale Territory said...

Your pic is fascinating! Love the detail and perspective!

And enjoyed seeing some Manx words!

Sally said...

Thanks for your comment at Sydney Daily Photo I’m not near my computer at the moment (have a visit to see where I am!), so sorry for not commenting earlier.

ty said...

Manx worlds are very odd.

Jim said...

I bet that would hurt if you got pushed into one of the spikes. OUCH.

Small City Scenes said...

A wonderful, interesting and informative post. . Nice pic too. Wow! You have it all. MB

'JoAnn's-D-Eyes'NL said...

heeh Babooska, I learned again some words I like the kEEKAH word the most, nice shot also....

watch my ABC's K for "Kinderdijk" 19 dutch mills/legend here: http://www.joannwalraven.blogspot.com/

Greetings JoAnn

Miss_Yves said...

Great composition in black and red !
miss Yves

JM said...

GORGEOUS!!! Amazing composition!

Dina said...

Wow, big is right! Very dramatic.
I like trying to say Keekal and
Kibbinagh.

Steven (Cavite DP) said...

Very dramatic! Very dramatic indeed! Four thumbs-up!(Even my toes involuntarily raises themselves! Loved it. And the choice of colors to include in the frame, very exquisite! Great Job as usual Babooshka^^

Our Semestral Breaks in a week! But the requirements, never lesser! Please pray for me for the coming hectic days! mabuhay and God Bless!

Steven^^

mrsnesbitt said...

Great informative post! Thanks so much for being part of a great group of pople.

Kim from Hiraeth said...

An engaging photo! I am going to show my ignorance--I've never heard of the Manx language. I'm off to google. . .

Mary Helen said...

The color red...and the pattern of the steel, love it.

Bear Naked said...

Aren't you Klever Kombining the two themes in one posting.

Bear((( )))

Helenh said...

Awesome shot. Nice choice for theme day.

marina said...

That is what I call a photo of modern art..!

Liz said...

What lovely words!

Kate said...

Holy Toledo, 55...now 56 comments for your post! I like that I learned two new words. Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Kuanyin Moi said...

Very dramatic and lovely!

marley said...

Cool shot for theme day! I like the striking and the pointy ends :)

Buck said...

Very autumnal composition for this theme day, kudos!

Jackie said...

I like this one a lot :)

Thanks for the comment - you're the only one who spotted the curve. Come back tomorrow to see if you were right!

BundaWAH said...

Wow you got more then 60 comments. No wonder since the pic with nice composition, eye catching color and good words. Perfect B !

bitingmidge said...

Love it!

Sunshine Coast Daily - Australia

Ruby said...

Great post - not only 2 themes together but a totally location centred post too. Interesting words in Manx! I shall keep coming back - I want to see if you find some fairy poo ;-)

Dusty Lens said...

Interesting lines, pretty interesting water wheel. I also notice there are minimal colors here which creates a dynamic image.

Chuck Pefley said...

The many layers of this image are wonderful ... very deep. I particularly like that you show the motion of the red wheel without feeling compelled to show the wheel in its entirety. Nicely done!

dulce said...

I liked the contrast with the red and the B&W.
Great photo as usual.

mirage2g said...

I was late for the theme day and only used my phone camera lol. Anyway, this interpretation is a little tough nd scary for me! Though a waterwheel it looks like a prison to me or more like a place where the types of movies like Hellboy, Constantine will be filmed!

Snapshutter said...

Nice composition. Like how the photo is essentially monochrome yet has the red colors in it.

XposurePro said...

Very interesting use of lines

Olhar Lunar said...

Very nice. I´m curious about your island.I knew the island but there isn´t many information about it. Congratulations, you live in a wonderful place. Greetings.

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