Thursday, August 27, 2009

Friday "My Town" Shoot Out...

“Music creates order out of chaos: for rhythm imposes unanimity upon the divergent, melody imposes continuity upon the disjointed, and harmony imposes compatibility upon the incongruous” ~ Yehudi Menuhin

Mary picked this week's theme, INCONGRUOUS, meaning odd, out of place, not in accord or consistent with something; all those things that we don't have in our small community. Everyone and everything is in its place in Crisfield. How divine. So our little corner of the world is reliable, steady, dependable, constant, unswerving, unfailing, regular, and stable. At least, I think so.

Though I still participate in the town shoot outs, I did request that my name be removed from the list so no one would have to find a dead link when trying to wade through some 70 odd shooters. But, so far, I have managed to pull something off without missing an assignment. Thank you for your applause. Please be seated. And don't get excited. You might not see me for weeks.

For this assignment, I actually had some spare time and went in search of something incongruous. Nothing. Nada. Zip. So I used filters on the first photo - That is a pretty incongruous sky (click to enlarge) Darn, I wish I had time to do HDR like Dan.

The second photo; old chair sitting on the porch of an abandoned house, weeping ghost vines, long dead leaves dancing in the wind. Certainly does not look like summer to me, and I took it only yesterday. So I would say that it was an incongruous scene. And there you have it.





“...Upon the clothes behind the tenement,
That hang like ghosts suspended from the lines,
Linking each flat, but to each indifferent,
Incongruous and strange the moonlight shines...”
~ Claude McKay

16 comments:

Mildred said...

Fabulous pics for this week's theme. Love them both.

J9 said...

I think it's nice that there are inconguities in your town! And I like the purple sky.

Chef E said...

I love your photos! Wait I love all the photos you do...I wish I had half the talent of spotting good ones...

Cynthia L. H. said...

Nice photos!
Good job.
;^)

~JarieLyn~ said...

I really love the last photo and the quote at the bottom. It seems you happened upon a ghostly scene for sure.

Ann said...

Good interpretation. I found it hard to find the right photos.

Have a good weekend.

Simply Heather said...

I really like the chair photo, Patty! Nice to see you out and about visiting, thanks for stopping over :)

Happiest Friday to you!

Butler and Bagman said...

Bewitching post. Purple green night...ooooh.

Barry said...

Love the creepy feel to these photos Patty!

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

That second photo is my favorite and I bet that porch could tell some stories.

Linda said...

You certainly have a talent with that camera Ms. Shutterbug! Your post is incongruously sensitive and expressive, what ever that means. The bonus is, you can recycle it next week for doors and windows.... what creepy stuff lies within the windows of the house with the purple skies? Eggplants? =D Have a beautiful weekend!

gigi said...

I LOVE that chair. I would love to learn more about filters these are great pictures.

Kim said...

Always good to have your input and creative spin on the assignment!

Gordon said...

You really should be linked, you know. Nice job with this theme. It was a chore to find incongruous things. That's why I had to create imaginary scenes. I'm glad every week is not that difficult.
Thanks for being you.

Zaroga said...

Great photos.. and the second one could go for next week's subject matter of doors and windows :-)

Doreen said...

great shots Patty! like the old chair. wondering what stories have been told there.