Thursday, April 18, 2013

Tell Me a Story and Posts of the Week

Tell Me A Story

This somewhat unusual photo has a bit of an interesting story behind it. I'll reveal that story to you soon along with some more photos. In the meantime, I'd like to hear your take on what you believe this image might be about. I suspect you'll probably be correct or at least close because you're smart like that. Or you can make it funny, if you prefer - a caption - a quote - anything you like. It's up to you.

I'll be employing comment moderation just for this purpose but I'll publish all comments before the next post. If you don't feel like coming up with what you believe is the story behind this image, that's also fine, of course. I'll be back before you know it with more photos and an explanation of what's happening here.

And now, without further delay, here are the Posts of the Week. The icon below is yours for the taking if if your blog post is named as a POTW.





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A GOOD READ

A Moment Here
by Pauline
at Writing Down the Words


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JUST PLAIN GOOD

Stop the Spit-Flying Xenophobia. Now.
by Leah
at The Goat's Lunch Pail

Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary
by Rosemary
at Creative Journal


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IT'LL MAKE YOU LAUGH

0 for 8
by Fragrant Liar
at Fragrant Liar


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PHINE PHOTOGRAPHY

 
Subway Series
by Daryl
at Out and About in New York City

Sproing!
by Tabor
at Room Without Walls

Déguisment...
by Pierre
at Pierre Boyer

Being Flexible
by Sandy
at Writing in Faith

Finding Rainbows
by Fiona
Lady Fi

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Please drop by their blogs for a visit and leave a kind comment if you have the time. Also, please feel free to add your own choices (for any blog except this one) for a specific blog post in the comments section below, where others can see them.

Thank you


40 comments:

Frank Baron said...

I'm not going to say because I know at least the "where" and likely the "what."

Interesting shot. :)

Suldog said...

Are they salmon, perhaps displaced during a run back to a breeding ground, and the shadow is of someone going down a ladder to get them? You know me - I'm ignorant on more things than I'm aware of, so I'm probably dead wrong.

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

At first I thought monkey, but then I thought it's someone leaning over feeling sick and getting sick. Explain!

Anvilcloud said...

I dunno. Looks fishy to me. But I shouldn't stoop so low.

Mental P Mama said...

Congrats to all POTW! Yay Daryl! And I think he is the salmon whisperer.

Kat said...

I'm guessing the photo is a person feeding an animal at the zoo. If I'm wrong then I can't imagine.
Love the photo though!

Anita said...

I haven't a clue. "Man-Seal kills two fish" perhaps? lol
I'm operating here on fumes; maybe after I have a meal, my senses will improve.

I read Leah's POTW with much interest and thought. Thanks!

ladyfi said...

Oh, I love this photo! Perhaps it's the inner self breaking free...

And thanks for the POTW!

Out on the prairie said...

He felt like throwing her over the fence after she drppped the fish on the slippery spillway.He looked at her one last time as she sharpened the fillet knife and thought it better to keep his feelings to himself.

Stephen Hayes said...

That's a very interesting photograph, but I can't imagine what might be going on. I need to think about it more.

TexWisGirl said...

i'm guessing helping fish move up river to spawn!

She Who Carries Camera said...

First of all, it's sad to see those fish lying there, but on a funnier note, the shadow looks like a manfish! A worn out one! :-)

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Hmmmm...the photo appears to be the shadow of a male doing some sort of work. Fishing maybe? Very interesting and I love the stonework!

Congrats to the POTW winners! Two of the ladies mentioned are faves of mine. :)

Lisa Gordon said...

Hmmmm, great shot, Hilary, but I'm really not sure here. Looks like the shadow of someone leaning over the area where the fish(?) are.

Tabor said...

I think I remember this photo from a prior post your wrote about these well-known fish. My quote "I told you the fish were radioactive and would make you disappear!"

Phyllis E. said...

Hi Cuzzie,

That photo is the original double-edged sword. Look at it one way, and I see the shadow of a man on hands and knees (maybe cleaning another fish?). Look at it the other way, and I see a black dog, with head hidden from view (perhaps eating a fish that's on the floor?).

I'm looking forward to reading other takes on this picture, and to your revelation of the real story!

photowannabe said...

Love your post choices this week.
My brain is too dull to come up with a quote or caption.
I can't wait to read what others have written.

Daryl said...

so that guy is sneaking over the fence that keeps the Canadians outta the USA ...

thanks for the POTW .. much appreciated ...

Rita said...

I'd like to think there's a lost puppy or a stuck turtle or a stranded duckling down beyond that fence and he's climbing over to rescue whatever it is. Sappy, I know. But that is what came to my mind. :)

Gary's third pottery blog said...

What you have there is the aquarium and prepping some fish dinners for the killer whales, eh wot? WHAT IS my prize? What do I win, hmm?

Michael Manning said...

Hilary: Could this be someone resting after jogging outdoors?

Pierre BOYER said...

Très sympa ce jeu d'ombre...

Pierre

Murr Brewster said...

Someone is climbing over the rail to rescue the last fish in the hatchery. Or, it's the famous Trouts of Lascaux.

Bob Bushell said...

Cat-woman running from two fish..........

Zuzana said...

Dear Hilary, I guess I have to disappoint you and have to state that I am not that smart, as that photo is very confusing to me and sad as well.
Stranded fish, or maybe just discarded? In a canal of some sort? That shadow could be of a person, but then again, it seems almost as reflection of some statue on a fence.
Hmm...
No well, looking forward to a revelation from you.;)
Congratulations to all these lovely places mentioned here.;)
Have a great weekend dear friend.;)))
xoxo

Indrani said...

Looks like a character from horror story. Those dead fish are adding life to scene.

Fragrant Liar said...

Hey, there, girl! Thanks for the POTW mention! National Poetry Month has brought out my inner lyricist, whom I normally keep locked away in the anals (and I mean that) of my psyche.

I think your pic is the shadow overlooking some sort of reservoir that's dried up or been drained. Or it's Neptune having a chat with two dried-up soles. HEH!

missing moments said...

Truly a unique image ... looks like a man leaning over doing something ... at first I thought those were dolphins but now just fish. I'm probably wayyyy off!

SueAnn Lommler said...

He was so frustrated as he found he had forgotten his keys yet again. So no he was relegated to climb over his own locked gate!!



SueAnn

Barb said...

Escape from the fish market.

Geraldine said...

that is one interesting photo Hilary. It's a cat pulling a fish out of water, in shadow? That's my guess.

Grayquill said...

Poacher asking for forgiveness

yaya said...

I'm not really sure...it does look a bit "fishy" to me....

Joanna Jenkins said...

Very interesting photo with lots of layers and textures. Other than a shadow and shark perhaps you did a little photoshop magic on it? I'll be watching to see more.

And, as always, thanks for the great blogs in your POTW. I really appreciate it.

xo jj

Cloudia said...

Some great bloggers!

Steve Gravano said...

I like Out on the Prairie's the best...

Betty Manousos said...

congrats to all potw!
thanks for your work you put into this!

xo

Sandy Carlson said...

That's a wolf who went out for sushi!

Thanks for the POTW mention!

Barbara said...

Oh, I hate getting so far behind in my blog-reading, but I can always count on you to point me to the ones I shouldn't miss! Thank you!

Lisa Gordon said...

In general, people are so kind.
Great story, Hilary, and wonderful images.
Have a fantastic day!