Debbie’s theme for One Word Sunday this week is Repetitive. I found myself looking at jobs which are repetitive, but then realised that most jobs actually are… we do the same thing over and over again, maybe with slight differences, but the main thing itself is generally repetitive. So, I decided to narrow the search down to one particular job. That of cheese grating.

Don’t get me wrong. Cheese grating isn’t a difficult task, but it requires the same repetitive motion to get the job done. That was when my attention turned to my cheese grater, and the repetitive pattern on its sides.

I took several photos of it, some of which were (I’d like to say deliberately) out of focus, but I think I like these more than the shot that was mostly in focus. I’ve included three photos below which show the transition from very out of focus to not so out of focus.

Visit Debbie’s site for more takes on this week’s theme.

 

Posted by Tom Merriman

A future writer living in the present day

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  1. I liked the out of focus one too! 👍

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    1. Thanks, Jodi… yes, it added a different layer to things, I feel.

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  2. A great idea Tom – repetitive task, repetitive patterns. I don’t know if I’d have worked out what it was if you hadn’t said, certainly not the first two! Great play with light. Thanks for bringing your art to the OWS Challenge.

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    1. My pleasure as always, Debbie! You know I like playing with the themes a little.

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  3. The first 2 bring light into focus. I like the 2nd one. The patterns are interesting to look at.
    Of course, the 3rd one in focus let’s the viewer know what it is. I like your out-of-the-box thinking on this challenge, Tom.
    Well done …
    Isadora 😎

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    1. Thanks, Isadora.
      It was the light patterns on the out of focus ones that I really liked myself! 😀

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  4. Oh…The first two almost hurt my eyes. You have a lot of imagination which is a good thing.

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    1. Ah – I am sorry about that, Beverly. That most certainly was not my intention!
      But yes – when my imagination is firing I tend to get swept up in it!

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      1. Good quote I just read. “Our vision is often more abstracted by what we think we know than by our lack of knowledge”Krister Stendahl

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        1. That makes perfect sense to me, Beverly!

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  5. Amazing… I thought my eyes had gone out of focus lol.. 🙂 xx

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    1. Thanks, Sue.
      But no, it wasn’t your eyes, it was my photography! 😉

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      1. Yes, scrolling down I saw lol.. 🙂

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  6. Looks like you had a grate time! 🙂

    Sweet dreams are made of cheese and who am I to dis a Brie? 😛

    God Bless!

    Prenin.

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    1. 😀
      It was…. grrrrrrrrrrrrate!

      😀

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  7. With the right crop that first shot is geometrically perfect abstract.

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    1. I’ve just posted the photos as they were, Robert, but you’re right! I may see if I can tweak it a little.
      Thanks for commenting. 🙂

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      1. It wasn’t a criticism. I see pictures in the middle of things.

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        1. No worries – I didn’t read it as criticism.:)
          I see pictures in everything as well!

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          1. I thought as much! I’m glad.

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  9. You know what the most amazing thing is? The not so focused look like lights…I thought that was what it was at first…and the focused one…it reminds me of the Universe! With the stars out! And that…from a cheese grater! Now, to only translate that into our life..to see the beauty in even the so called mundane repetitive things we do or happen 🙂

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    1. I agree, Shree! I can see the lights and the stars (between the holes).
      There’s more to cheese graters than we first gave credit! 😀

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