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Tap Dance

Do you ever wonder quite why you took something? It seemed a good idea at the time and then afterwards you this any good or just pretentious rubbish?  This is a picture of a tap...I took one of a watering can too. And a sink! 

Tap Dance

Do you ever wonder quite why you took something? It seemed a good idea at the time and then afterwards you this any good or just pretentious rubbish?  This is a picture of a tap...I took one of a watering can too. And a sink! 

comments (11)

  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 15 Jun 2008, 03:15
The good thing with digital is you can take photo of anything at no cost.This is not just a tap colour shape and texture are all present
Bill Phillips: I know I love being profligate! Thanks for your comments vintage
I do this as well Bill ... I hope you have another dozen shots of this from a dozen different angles ... After all if Chad can do white lines .... er say no more ;-)

and Bill ... ''pretentious rubbish'' is only in the eye of the beholder.

Bill Phillips: Only a couple, I'm no Chad! I think you are quite right re the eye of the beholder.
  • 15 Jun 2008, 07:34
I agree with Vintage and Richard. 'In the eye of the beholder', is such a true saying.

I think photoraphy is often very personal, and what one person sees through the lens, can be completely overlooked by someone else.

I happen to like this photograph very much, Bill. The aged discolouration suggests a story to tell, and the contrasting colours and fine detail interest me.

Must admit that personally, I snap away and end up deleting many photographs which didn't work as well as my eye's suggested, but the joy of Digital and all that....
Bill Phillips: Thanks Paul, I think you and Richard have summed it up very well.
You've actually made this thing look partially interesting Bill. Maybe your watering can and sink are equally worth looking at. Have a good day in your hut. I am leading a natural history walk on the Somerset Levels today. I've got to go - but I bet no one else turns up because of the fuel shortages. Sigh...
Bill Phillips: Partially interesting eh? Dammed with faint praisetongue! Hope someone turned up. Actually the baconbuttie hills were quieter than I had hoped, which may also have been because of the fuel business.
  • Brian
  • Australia
  • 15 Jun 2008, 09:22
Bill, I love it.
Bill Phillips: Brian, Thank you!
Now that you say it I realise that it happened to me more often than I thought. When this happens I leave the picture aside for a while, have another look at it and sometimes it talks to me, so I decide to post it!
I can tell you that your tap talks to me!
Bill Phillips: Thanks Richard. I do the same sometimes, there are pictures in my unassigned bin that I suspect will never get posted...they seemed a god idea at first!
  • anniedog
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 15 Jun 2008, 10:31
There's nowt wrong with this! In fact, I think it's the little, overlooked things in life that sometimes make a more interesting picture, as I'm sure you realise from my blog. Anyone can take a picture of a nice view!
Bill Phillips: I have a feeling I might have even been subconciously have been influenced by your pictures! Don't agree though that anybody can take a picture of a nice view. A bad picture of a nice view maybe but not a good one. I should know I've got loads of bad pics of nice views!
  • Sheila
  • Spain mostly, England a little.
  • 15 Jun 2008, 19:16
I have to agree with the majority, Bill. This is a great picture, with loads of character. It is an old tap, by the look of it and by the design. The flowers just add to it - two of them look as if they are supporting it.
Bill Phillips: Thanks Sheila. It's been very interesting to read the comments on this.
We all take stuff Bill and then wonder afterwards why we did. I don't usually delete it because you never know when it might be useful, especially in my camera club. As to this, it's a good shot amd part of the world we live in, so why not photograph it.
Bill Phillips: I never delete anything (unless I pressed the shutter by mistake and had an out of focus shot of my foot) Glad you like this I might well do some more!
  • Alan
  • Southampton.. sunny south coast of England
  • 15 Jun 2008, 22:13
Ah yes, but look at the fine colouring and al lthe detail, set off on an interestung backdrop.. keep 'em coming!
Bill Phillips: I'll do my best Alansmile
  • Phil
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 16 Jun 2008, 22:47
I think this is a cracking picture made more interesting by your comments, now if you had sawn it in half & put it in formaldehyde then perhaps.
Bill Phillips: LOL...then Iwould have made a fortune!

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