Friday, February 5, 2010

FSO Circles

Kerry from Corvallis, Oregon came up with the topic for this week's Friday Shoot Out.  How she thought of circles I don't know but it's been a great theme.

One of the things I enjoy most about these Friday shoot outs is how, when I open my eyes and look for things, they are there around me all the time, I just didn't notice them before. This week circles were no exception.  They are everywhere, all around, in the most ordinary day to day objects.  I wonder why so many things are circular in shape?

Some circles retain their shape when all around them is falling to pieces:

Other things that once were circles are circles no longer.
 


Some round things that have the same function look remarkably different.  Tires, for instance, come in a purely practical form:
and then there is the fun filled variety.

Circles appear in the garden of a friend as an art form:

They have lots of practical uses:

Some perform very specific (and important) functions:

Some circles are purely ornamental:
Some tell a story.  (I really liked the story this one told - it was extremely good!)

This one is a great favourite of many of us:
And finally, a special summery circle:

To see a great variety of circles just click here.

20 comments:

  1. Well you had a hugely successful shoot-out this week: so many great shots here. I think the circle is unique because it is so common both in nature and in man-made objects. As you have pointed out it is beautiful, functional, and even sacred.

    And I must say I love that circle-y hat!

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  2. Cool! I like the things you have presented some of us did not! The wine is of course my favorites too!

    Love this subject, and they just get better and better! what fun we all must have...

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  3. What's the first photo? It can't be an old tomb.

    I like your camera, I like it that I can zoom in and out and also take bird photos.

    You have a great collection of circles.

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  4. Love that teapot, and the color of the cups. And of course the very summery hat. Great circle signs, we've got the Lions and Rotary clubs out here too.

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  5. All gorgeous ....especially liked the first one, very interesting.

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  6. Pauline you certainly did this friday justice, all the best.

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  7. Love the big wheel on the bike rack! So many circles, after looking at five blogs my head is spinning. Wonderful to have two cameras so they can shoot each other! And do you really have a pink dashboard in your car?

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  8. Good eye, you found circles creatively! Love that rusty stuff.

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  9. Circles surround us for sure. I loved your commentary almost as much as I enjoyed your photos.


    Linda and Barry

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  10. Oh I loved the hat, the colors make me feel hopeful spring is coming. You are right about a lot of circles losing their shape. My hay bales are perfectly round, but laying on the ground they start of get one sided. Good job.
    QMM

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  11. Pauline I really love the first photo but my favorite is the wine bottle. I like the whimsical hat at the end too. It reminds me of all the big hats donned for the Kentucky Derby, only mexican style.

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  12. I like that colorful hat, it has circle within circle!

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  13. love the colorful hat at the end. you have many great choices. very creative!!

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  14. Pauline, I loved the flow of this post. I think the first is my favorite...thank you for welcoming me so warmly to the shoot out!

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  15. Some weeks I skip around looking at the FSO posts - this week we can't miss a one because I have never seen so many good shot - including circles. I love you tea pot in the cozy - and all the rest. have a great week.

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  16. Great shoot-out. I loved the variety of circles you found.

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  17. Love the rusty circles!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog!
    --Harold
    myworldthruthelens.blogspot.com

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  18. Love that irst shot, it looks like the remnants of an ancient drainage system or chimney?

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  19. Fabulous shots, Pauline. I'm partial to the first two. Have a great week.

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  20. Oh, these are just fantastic! I loved them all!

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