Tag: Interpretation

Dwarf

Debbie’s theme this week for One Word Sunday is ‘Dwarf’.

My photo response? Why, it’s a fivepence being dwarfed by a millennium five pound coin.

But the fivepence soon fought back, and with several other fivepences they soon started to almost dwarf the five pound coin.

You need to be a little abstract every now and then.

Visit Debbie’s site for her take on ‘Dwarf’ and interpretations of last week’s theme, ‘Giant’; the link is above.

Giant

I’m re-joining One Word Sunday this week, and the theme is ‘Giant’.

I’ve posted a similar photo to this earlier on the blog, it’s of a very rare bluebell, the Great Giant Bluebell.

Although, of course I jest! Hohoho!

No, it’s just a normal sized bluebell, photographed from underneath. I suppose from that angle, everything looks like a giant!

Visit Debbie’s site here.

Circle

Back to One Word Sunday again. Yay!

This week, Debbie’s theme is ‘Circle’ and I have just the image to fit this theme. It dates back to 1903 (the subject, not the photo) – it being a King Edward VII penny. Pennies have always been circular – well, that’s how they started out from mint, but over time they can sometimes warp a little.

This one isn’t too bad, warp-wise, but if you look around 1-2 of the clock, you will see that that particular section of the coin has been more used than the rest of it. Time does some strange things at, erm, times, doesn’t it?

On the tails-side, we see the familiar image of Britannia. On later coins a lighthouse was added in the background, but it isn’t there on this coin.

You can see here that the most used side of this coin is now on the left, although this side doesn’t appear to have been as well used as the heads side.

Edward VII was the first king of the ‘House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha’, which changed name to the current House of Windsor in 1917 (although King George V reigned under this house name for seven years after Edward VII passed away in 1910). Edward VII replaced Queen Victoria in 1901, so this coin appeared during the second year of his reign.

So. There we have it. A brief trip through time, back 115 years in the blink of an eye and the click of a shutter (although I’m not entirely sure my mobile phone has a shutter, but that’s just a technicality).

Visit Debbie’s site for more takes on the theme.

Wretched

It’s One Word Sunday once again (these weeks fly by, don’t they?) and this week’s theme is ‘Wretched’. Now, I don’t really have any photographs that specifically conjure up feelings of wretchedness, so I have to go out on a limb a little with this post.

Above is a wretched cobweb or two. Although they are in a sorry state, I actually think they don’t look too bad. And with everything going this way and that in the photo, with things popping in and out of focus, and a contrasting splash of colour here and there, I feel its busy and interesting in a wretched kind of way.

I’m posting two photographs this week.

The second is a terrible one, for those, like me, who are on the Wretched Diet.

And someone has taken a bite out of it as well. See… as I said. Terrible.

Visit Debbie’s site (I will add a link here later) to have a look at links for responses to last week’s theme, Literal.