2008-03-25

WWC

This is my fourth entry to the Weekly word challenge. Tink over at Pickled Beef can give you the details on joining in the fun. This weeks words are Treasure and Junk.

I had so many ideas for both, unfortunately I couldn't manage to get shots all everything. Not to mention the post would be fourteen miles long if I included all the shots I did get. (I still haven't figured out the slide show) So here are some of the shots I got (and some old ones).


TREASURE:

Granaries in spring.
(Taken from a vehicle at hwy speeds.)



Oil tanks - also from moving vehicle




Two old photos from my point & shoot film camera
of Alberta's Rocky Mountains




Old costume jewellery of Mom's.


I don't know much about this tiny doll except it belonged to Mom.
She kept it wrapped up and hidden in a drawer.



Some of my photo albums



Found this in a store on our day trip over the weekend.



JUNK


This is in the workshop at the apartment complex. The barrel
is filled with broken parts and no-one knows when it was last emptied!
(It probably weighs a ton by now)


Broken parts in a box


This used to be a sauna, is now a place to store junk.



This was probably a change room outside the sauna - junk now.
I have no idea how I got the colour, but really bad lighting there
and no flash on the phone camera.



I am hoping that if I can ever afford to get a stand alone digital camera, the quality will improve. I did discover that I can get pretty darn good quality with the phone - if I want really small pictures.


Have a good day all.

32 comments:

kcinnova said...

OOoooohh, is that Lake Louise?!
Alberta is an interesting province, with prairies and mountains.
I dunno, I think you should have left the purple junk without the explanation...we might of thought you were playing with photoshop? hehe
I've got a sink you can add to that sauna, 'cuz every sauna needs a marble composite sink, right? :)

the Bag Lady said...

Reb - good photos, again! And amazing that you managed to catch such clear shots from a moving vehicle. Was that with the camera phone? 'Cause the Bag Lady can't get clear shots on her camera phone while she standing perfectly still!!!!

Knight said...

I love that second Rocky Mountains photo. The use of light is really interesting.

Reb said...

Kcinnova, yes that is Lake Louise. Alberta even has bad-lands with hoodoos and lots of forest. It is a shame about the saunas, there is one in each bldg and I have no idea why but they are all closed and turned into storage.

Sis, yes, they are all from my camera phone. It took me awhile to get a decent shot and I still have to try more than once a lot of the time. (you wouldn't believe the # of shots I actually took)

Reb said...

Knight, thanks, it was such a beautiful day I had to take a chance on taking the shot facing into the sun.

Tink said...

I too really love the lighting on the second Rocky Mountains picture. Your camera phone pictures are so good, I can't wait to see what you post when you have an actual digital camera. :)

Fortune Cookies said...

I love your Mtn. photos! Makes me want to pull up an eazel and paint to my hearts content! I'm with Tink- can't wait to see what happens when you get an actual digi cam! You have a good eye for photos. Check out tigerdirect.com or geeks.com you can prob. find a good one really cheap there when you're ready.

Reb said...

Thanks Ladies! It is really hard to take bad pictures of the Rockies.

I had forgotten how much I like to take pictures, so thank you Tink for hosting the WWC.

Fortune Cookies, thanks for the suggestions, I will look into those sites.

Leah J.Utas said...

Love your interpretation of treasure and junk.
And I'm awfully fond of the purple cast to the sauna.

Jay said...

I was going to tell you how much I like that second Rocky Mountains pic, but it would be kind of unoriginal now. LOL ;-)

Great job on the words this week.

Reb said...

Leah, thanks, I kind of like the purple hue too.


Jay, go ahead, nothing wrong with not being original. Thank you.

Hilary said...

Late to the party.. and to the Rockies, but yes, ditto on that second shot. It's great to see what you come up with. Very creative, Reb.

I also find that doll intriguing .. does Baggie know anything more about it.. well Baggie.. do ya? :)

R.E.H. said...

Great pics! Love the ones of the rockies, of course.

But, you need to clean out that sauna and start using it! Nothing like a hot steamy sauna to relax in...

Reb said...

Why thank you Hilary. Yes, I was hoping Sis would chime in about the doll.


R.E.H. thanks! I love going to the mountains, any mountains, but the Rockies are my favorites. I'm part Swedish, so you can imagine my disappointment when I discovered there were saunas unused in the buildings! ;) I think they are broken and the owners are too cheap to fix them. :(

gr said...

those mountain pics are something else, esp. after the shots of the flat farmland!

Reb said...

Gr, thank you, hard to believe they are mere miles apart isn't it?

Dawn said...

These photo essays are quite revealing in a strange sort of way. I like them. More power to you and your camera phone.

Reb said...

Thank you Dawn. Yes, they are in a way.

Chatty said...

Beautiful scenery! And "Treasure Post" - custom-made for this week, and you found it!

Jo said...

I'll add my vote to the 2nd mountain photo--reminds me of summers by the lake when I was little. And I love the candy bins, those really are treasures :)

If I lived in your kind of cold, that junk would get the boot so I could use the sauna & pretend I was in Tahiti.

Your photos keep getting better! I can't believe the first one was taken from a moving car, it's perfect.

the Bag Lady said...

The Bag Lady is sorry, she doesn't know anything more than Reb about the doll. In truth, she had forgotten all about it until she saw it posted here. Perhaps we'll have to ask oldest brother....

g-man said...

Nicely done. It is amazing where some people (myself included) will store junk. Hell I should have taken a picture of may garage! :) I also shoot from moving vehicles.

It is not the camera that takes good pictures (ok well it plays a part). Even an inexpensive camera can take good pictures.

Reb said...

Chatty, yes, I was so excited when I saw that! (I did remember my manners and asked the store owner though)

Sis, I will have to send the pic of the him and see what he can recall.

Reb said...

Jo, thanks! I actually think the treasures are tumbled stones, not candy, the candy is in the jars to the side! I am going to start working on the manager to see about getting the saunas working again.

G-man, thank you so much. Yes, sometimes you just can't stop for the picture - or in my case, the driver won't!

Frank Baron said...

Nicely done Reb.

And then there's those of us who have a teensy perception problem - finding it difficult, okay, often impossible - to differentiate between treasures and, um...junk. :)

Reb said...

Thanks Frank - I um, have that problem too, which is why I had to go outside my home to find the junk shots ;)

Real Live Lesbian said...

The mtn photos are amazing! Good job on all of them. I personally think the quality of the photo adds to the junk ones!

Terrie Farley Moran said...

Fabulous. I am so enjoying your photos in this series.

Terrie

Reb said...

RLL, thanks for stopping by and the kind words.

Terrie, thank you. I am enjoying doing this.

Ginni Dee said...

I love your photos! You have been a lot of places!! I love the junk ones with the old sauna!

And I especially want to thank you for all the great info you shared with me on doing pysanky (in a blog comment)! I can't wait to get all my supplies together so I can start!

Reb said...

Ginni Dee, thanks for dropping by. All those photos were taken in Alberta actually. I haven't done eggs in forever,but after your post, I may have to see about digging out my supplies.

Reb said...

Duh - you meant the photo albums didn't you Ginnie Dee! Some of those are Arizona, California (South) and Nevada, Utah and Montana. Driving trip to get somewhere warm.