Saturday, 4 May 2013

Picture This #198 ~ FACES

Hi everyone, this is Mitch, your host for this week, fresh back from my wonderful trip to the US with Joanne. I'd just like to thank Baz for keeping an eye on the site while I've been away, and to the hosts of the challenges during that time. The number of entries for last week's theme was a little disappointing. Let's see everyone joining in this week!!

My theme this week is FACES. You have a lot of scope with this theme, there are a lots of interpretations of it: the faces of people, faces of animals, statues, faces on posters or billboards, faces of clocks or watches, even faces of buildings or cliff-faces. Maybe you can think of others!! Be creative, think outside the box, but have fun!!  Here are mine:

1) This is a familiar face I spotted keeping watch over 5th Avenue, New York.
M&M

2) The face of one of the founders of Havasu City, Lake Havasu, Arizona, site of the famous London Bridge.
Statue 2

3) This one is a bit different. I think this twisted old broken tree branch looks like the face of a horse. What do you think? Horse Head

4) Of course, I couldn't post a theme of faces without a photo of my beloved Joanne, taken on our recent trip.
Joanne In A Box

25 comments:

  1. Absolutely love that shot of Joanne ... its oozes happiness!!! Great selection here Mitch, but I am totally captivated by that piece of wood ... definitely animal ... horse or zebra!!

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    1. Thanks Lynne, good to see you back by the way. That's now my fave photo of Joanne. I still think the branch looks like a horse.

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  2. Wonderful photos. Terrific portrayal of the founder. Looks like an elk. Pretty photo of Joanne.

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    1. Thanks Anders. An elk? Hmmm....ok, yes I can see that, they have a similar face shape to a horse.

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  3. Nice examples, I'll try to think of something after the weekend.

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    1. Thanks Lynda. I hope you find some suitable photos.

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  4. Nice Different types of faces. I will have a one week trip to New York in a week, let's see if I can meet that big cute face at the 5th Avenue. :)

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    1. Thanks Sophie. That photo of 5th Avenue was taken three years ago. As it was an electronic billboard, the chances are it will be showing something different now.

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  5. Welcome back, Mitch. Seems like you had a good time, despite Joanne's fall, hope she recovers quickly. A nice choice of theme, must admit I groaned when I first saw "Faces" then read your words and got a bit more hopeful. Surely we can come up with something reasonable interesting, though not as good as your selection. All awesome. I see a camel though??

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    1. Thanks Marianne. Joanne was determined not to let the injury spoil her vacation. We had a great time, thanks. I'm sure you will find some suitable shots, you often post photos of the wonderful artisans who sell their wares at the roadside. Surely some of those?
      You see a camel in that branch? Hmmm.....I think the overall shape is maybe too narrow for a camel. It's interesting how different folks see different things though :-))

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  6. welcome back Mitch great theme

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  7. welcome back. love your variety of photos, they are all full of characterand excellent compositions!...glad you posted the extra of Joanne, cute!

    I did not think outside the box...I am too people oriented I'm afraid LOL

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    1. Thanks Danette :-)) That shot of Joanne is now my fave.

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  8. Welcome home Mitch and I hope that Joanne is recovering from her accident. The States is a trouvaille for faces and you have got three good examples. The first is for me typical American with its brave colours. The statue is a very good shot in the detail, I can see the horse which is interesting. Love the fourth photo in the english telephone box.

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    1. Thanks Pat. We both had a really great vacation. Joanne is still recovering from her accident. She had another examination this week, and was told the bone-break is healing well. However, she is still in quite a bit of pain with it.

      What I couldn't understand is why they removed all the glass panels and the door from the telephone box. Hardly makes for authenticity!!

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  9. Welcome back! What accident? Horrors, I hope it was minor. At any rate, I love the picture of Joanne, she always has a smile in her eyes, I am sure that is for you.

    Number #3 is especially fabulous, to me it looks like a fox, but from another angle it looks like a sheep front on with a bit of the right cropped off. Gorgeous texture on the Havasu statue.

    Great theme - I have my pictures already picked out.

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    1. Thanks Benni :-)). Joanne had an accident a couple of days before the vacation, broke a bone in her shoulder. She is on the road to recovery but still in pain.

      Photo #3 certainly demonstrates how different folks perceive things differently!! I see a horse, but others have seen an elk, a camel, or a fox!!

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  10. Fabulous photos, Mitch! I like real faces of human beings, and that of Joanne is a fantastic shot... She's very photogenic, indeed!

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    1. Thanks Belita. I love that photo of her :-))

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  11. hi Mitch love all the pics but the one of the tree trunk is fab. by the way come and see my new ones as I changed my pics, lol

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    1. Thanks Nico. I've been back and commented on your new photos.

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  12. Hi Mitch, your choices are great. That is a great capture of Joanne in the phone booth. That had to be at Lake Havasu. The image of the tree resembles a horse's head. I'm going to NYC in a couple of weeks and it's a great city to shoot images. I like the image of the huge M&M.

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    1. Thanks Robert. Yes, the shot of Joanne was at Lake Havasu. Enjoy your trip to NY it is indeed a great city for photography!!

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  13. oh, love the M&M guy!

    Nice statue shot! I love statues & sculptures. I HATE to pass one without taking a picture.

    That third one does kind of look like a horse, or a moose maybe! : p

    I love the shot of Joanne best, of course. Such a sweet face! Such a sweet lady!

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