Thursday, March 05, 2009

skin, rain forest, curry




















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Inspired by an onion shedding its peel in a wooden bowl containing onions, and a recent onion photograph by Marja-Leena , I took these this morning using the macro and super-macro facilities on the Olympus.

A promotional booklet in the post has a photograph of a roast chicken being carved. A slogan says: try our rain forest friendly free-range chicken.

In the Pantiles the smell of curry hangs in the air. It is a very English urban smell.

6 comments:

Marja-Leena said...

Wonderful photos! Looks like you have a great camera.
The cameras are getting better and better, while I'm just looking at a macro lens to add to mine, almost the price of a new camera.

The Crow said...

Good photos. I like the abstract art feel of them, most specially the first one.

(Some abstract art is very appealing to me, while most if it causes eye- and brain-strain. Al Capp, an American cartoonist, is quoted with this opinion of abstract art: "A product of the untalented, sold by the unprincipled to the utterly bewildered."

This from the man who made famous Pappy Yokum, Lil Abner, Daisy Mae and Feerless Fosdick.)

The Crow said...

um...that's supposed to be "Fearless Fosdick"...

Lucy said...

Lovely!

Didn't there used to be notepaper called onion skin?

Plutarch said...

Onion skin paper sounds familiar, L. Yes,Crow, and to some extent it helps to explain abstract art, which is far from easy to do, hence its frequent awfulness.

Last year, M-L, I was looking for a digital SLR but, upon learning that for very close up work or for zooming in on distant subjects, I would probably need extra lenses, I looked elsewhere. Hence my non- reflex Olympus which is, I believe, what is called a "bridge" camera. It can take photos up to I cm from a subject and has a powerul optical zoom - all on the one lense. The overall quality is probably not as good as having different lenses, but for the time being it suits this idle, amateur very well.

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