Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Headbangers Odd Shots

I am the one who scheduled the theme of Odd Shots for this week's challenge. I was remembering back when I did a weekly meme on the theme. I guess I got out into the world with my camera more often then.
I was watching for some odd shots as we were out and about this weekend. Sometimes you see them when the opportunity to take a shot is not there.
There was the altar server on Sunday when we were visiting the parish near the lake. His robe was short enough that if he had been one of my trainees I would have told him it was time to move up a size. Below the hem were his lime green socks. I tried to get a picture with my phone, but I am not good with the phone camera, nor with sneakily taking pictures in church. I missed the socks as he processed out with the priest and lector. Perhaps he was recognizing that it is Ordinary Time and the liturgical color is green. But more likely he is an avid Seahawks fan.
Other possible shots I missed because I was headed down the freeway at 70 mph. That is not conducive to photography and by the time you notice you are way beyond the image. We passed some of the fattest wild turkeys on our way home from the lake. I had never seen such fat wild turkeys. They might not have been the oddest shot, but I would have liked to have saved it. This morning I saw a blue heron on a snag on the river. Awesome shot that would have been, but maybe not odd.
I did see another odd shot the other day while driving. The wind was fierce (fanning the many wildfires raging in our state.) A man was walking along the side of the freeway carrying a large panel of plywood. Why, I wondered, is he walking along the freeway struggling with that piece of wood in the wind? Then I saw his pickup up ahead that it had blown out of. SECURE YOUR LOAD!
So, having failed miserably in getting any recent odd shots, I ran through some of my files looking for some good ones from the past.
fun shadow image--I would hate to meet in a dark alley.

My friend Mary got this fortune cookie when we went to lunch one day a few years ago. She was 85 at the time. Mary passed away a couple of weeks ago at the age of 90. She will be missed.

These bikes always look odd. Have you encountered any of them on your own wanderings?

The wind turbines can create some imaginative images when cropped just right.

A restaurant we always lunch in in Leavenworth collects the dollar bills left as tips. In their former location the bills covered the walls and the ceiling. When they moved, the bills were gathered and there was approximately $12,000 which they then contributed to the medical care of the mother of a former exchange student from Ukraine. Awesome odd.
But this one is probably my favorite of old odd shots. The yield sign, for which someone obviously did not yield.

You can see more of my odd shots if you click the odd shot label at the bottom of the post. I wonder if the other headbangers found anything as odd. You can follow them from my sidebar links.


Lew said...

Delightfully odd, as always! Love the wind turbines. These are certainly different from some of the original ones. The first one I remember seeing was near the Blue Ridge parkway in NC. It looked like a box car on stilts on a mountain.

imac said...

Neat Odd shots Kathy, Like the Header - Road sign, looks like that driver wants new specs,lol

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

That is certainly an odd place for a yield sign Kathy.

Christine Soto said...

Love them all! Such a great collection, especially your header. The recumbent bikes you shot are hilarious--skull and crossbones on a recumbent bike?? Too funny.

Linda said...

They are all great!