Monday, April 4, 2011

Abstract views - and a Ruby for Tuesday

Well, as I mentioned last week, I've had to cut back (significantly) on blogging recently. If everything goes as planned, it shouldn't have to be for too long - hopefully not more than a month. I'm still going to try and post here once a week, though. Here's hoping that it's better than nothing!

And on that note, I finally found a ruby! I've mentioned before that I never seem to find a lot of red items in my day to day life, so I was quite pleased to find this sign a couple of days ago. And I thought it was pretty ironic that it says "yellow" after all of my red excitement :)

So I'm definitely posting this to Ruby Tuesday, Mary's always cool meme. She hosts it with dedication, week after week, at her blog, Work of the Poet. Go check it out, if you'd like to see more reddish photography from all over the world!

But that's not all! While I have you here, I wanted to share one more thing. I've also been participating in a weekly Facebook meme called "Fifty-Two Frames." Each week has a different theme, and we, the participants, each post to that week's album. This week's theme was "abstract," and I had absolutely no idea what to do! So I walked around outside my office on my lunch break yesterday, taking photos of anything that looked at all like it could be interpreted as abstract art. For the Fifty-Two Frames album, I had to pick just one, but this is my blog, so I've decided to show you the other options that I was deliberating with! I'd love to hear what you think! Did I choose the right one?

Here are the photos:

Here's the one that I almost posted:

And here's the one I chose in the end:

(Feel free to click on any of the photos, if you'd like a closer view. Personally, I think they're all a lot cooler looking close up!)
Anyway, that's all, folks! Comments are welcome! Have a great week, everyone!


Isreview said...

wow I understand your dilemma ...hard to choose... but I think you sent the right one:)
I also really like the one you almost sent and the 1st one that I think is sand?

toby said...

Thanks! The first one is the textured wall of the building. It may have some sand in there :)

EG CameraGirl said...

I find it interesting that you don't see much red in your daily life. I wonder why THAT is! I DO like that it's red but says yellow. :))

Anonymous said...

How great pictures these are. LOVE the wood and its traces, feels like life itself.

Of great joy it would be to participate at this challenge as well. Thank you for introducing. Please have a good Tuesday.

daily athens

Cafe au lait said...

Great shots!

I played too. Mine are here and here.

Robin said...

How funny, I never really thought about the Yellow signs being red LOL.

I hope life calms down for you soon, you'll be missed around the blogosphere.

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Chubskulit Rose said...

Nice shots!

More Ruby Tuesday, come and see.

Mel_Cole said...

Nice captures though. Red is yellow, very ironic indeed. :) My late RT visit here, My Ruby Tuesday.

Stef said...

Great shots! I'm a new follower. Hope you can visit my entry too. Thanks!