Friday, April 11, 2008

Photo Hunt--Theme: Twisted

For more about Photo Hunt and to find more Twisted posts, visit TnChick.

My hubby said that for a twisted photo I should look for one of the twisted trunks of the Bristlecone Pines we saw when we hiked at Great Basin National Park.

But I thought I would look for some twisted ropes on board the ship when we cruised to Alaska last summer. (A couple of comments have mentioned ferries. This was not a ferry but a cruise ship, as were the ones visible in the distance in a couple of the shots. We were aboard the Norwegian Star, and would recommend it to anyone.)

41 comments:

mrsnesbitt said...

Ahaaaaaaaa! Whenever i see a ferry I think of holidays, adventures and fun......
and we have one coming up, 2 adventures both in June.

Yippeeee!

Dragonstar said...

The Bristlecone is quite something, but you were right to go for the ropes. Particularly that last shot.

jams o donnell said...

What a nice selection of twisted items. Have a great weekend!

imac said...

Love the twisted tree also all others.
There are certainly some great trees in our world.

JC said...

Wonderful selections! I love the tree!

Aileni said...

Beautiful Bristlecone - wonder how old that one is.
We had ropes galore when we had the boat - but I never thought of using that image for the theme. Silly me.

Sabine said...

Great shots Katney - and that tree is truly awesome!

I'm sorry you seem to be barred from commenting on my photoblog :( Maybe it would help to clear your cache and start visiting my blog "afresh"? I'm really at a loss about that one...

Wish you a happy weekend! :)

Cathi said...

I like both your husband's and your take on the twisted theme. I have always liked twisted trees. They remind me of October and Halloween. Happy Photo Hunt! Mine's up too.

Janine said...

nice choice of pic for this week's theme..

my twisted is up too

http://pinay-wife.com/2008/04/twisted.html

Karen said...

VERY nice! That twisted trunk looks interesting! And the twisted rope ... let's hope it's SUPPOSED to look like that. *grin*

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Dorid said...

That bristlecone is amazing. I love the gnarled and twisted trees!

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Melli said...

Oh my goodness! That IS a twisted old tree! NEAT!

Carver said...

Those are both great shots for the theme. Also, wonderful that you got to hike in the Great Basin National Park and go on a cruise to Alaska. I want to go to Alaska one day.

Gypsy at heart said...

I, too, love those Bristlecone Pines! The ship's ropes have some very interesting knots....
Thanks for sharing, you always have an interesting perspective.

Paulie said...

Neat photos! How do you find everything? You keep them on CD's labeled and just have a great memory?

Trying to catch up on my blog hopping. . . .

Anita said...

Love all these! I've never been on a ferry before...

Love the Bristlecone...

Liza said...

you have some really cool twists!!

andrée said...

You guys get around! I love the bristlecone so much. It is so ancient and reverent. And a wonderful photo to boot.

jmb said...

You certainly succeeded with this theme, very well indeed. Have a great weekend Katney

John said...

Great shots Katney and good choice for the theme.
Happy weekend.

Lori V. said...

I like your choices for this week's theme. I'd love to take an Alaskan cruise!

Thanks for coming by & leaving some love at my blog. Come back & read around awhile one day.

Have a great rest of the weekend! :-)

Pato & Pearl said...

I sure like the twisted ropes on the cruise ship. Its really amazing that things that we don't really pay attention look quite artistic when we do look at them ;) Great pics...
Wow, u've been to alaska?? We wanted to go on may but not a good time since we would not be able to see any northern lights...

Pearl - have a good weekend!

starnitesky said...

Both are good choices for the theme,I really like the tree.

Mickey said...

I really like the TWISTED rope theme!!! Those pice are great!!

Larry said...

Harrumph, I say to the "ferry" comments -- just take a look at the twisted rope in your photo. I've travelled our BC ferries many, many times and don't ever recollect seeing a rope that size LOL. Glad you enjoyed your Alaska cruise. Did you depart via Seattle or Vancouver, BC?
BTW, thanks for stopping by my blog this week.

Katney said...

Seattle to Skagway, Larry. Our B.C, port of call was Prince Rupert. I've not been on the big ferries, just the Seattle area ones--which are big enough, but not like those that go on up the coast.

MommyTime said...

I like the trees in particular. Thanks for stopping by mine today.

Julie said...

Love your pictures. Someday I want to go on a cruise.
Have a great weekend.

Eaglehawk said...

very nice shots.

Alice Audrey said...

Very nice selection of twists.

Inland Empire Girl said...

I love trees that have those twisted trunks. Great take on the the theme.

diXymiss said...

These are great twisted shots, Katney. I enjoyed your response to my library post yesterday. Some of the titles you mentioned are new to me. I appreciate your recommendations. I've put them on my wishlist for neXt week ~ thanX!

diXymiss said...

Hey Katney, in response to your comment on my twisted piX: These are close-up shots of playground equipment. Think fireman's pole, but corkscrew design for a twirly descent. Does that help? I noticed that e-Mom took a very similar shot, but hers is blue and shows a better view of the whole apparatus.

tigerfish said...

That pine tree has a monster face!

pixelminded said...

you really got a perfect shot on your Twisted subject! :)

Outhouse Capital of Canada said...

We travelled to Alaska on the ferries one time, BC ferry to Prince Rupert and Alaska ferry to Skagway, Not as comfortable as the cruise ship but very interesting.

June said...

Great twists!

Random Ramblings said...

just only proves we have a lot of twisted things (hopefully not people) around if only we try to look around. i can see you love travelling...that is good! go for it!!

A. said...

I love the tree - that is fantastic! I'm glad you liked my swan - I seem to be able to fit them into an awful lot of themes :)

CrazyCath said...

Excellent shots. I love the tree the best - it is very twisted and a great shot.

Mec said...

i was looking for ropes myself :) anyway, great shot of that tree...