Weekly Photo Challenge – Layered


Layered.

Bens photo challenge:
This week, share with us a layered image of your own. The topic is wide open, as long as you focus on the interplay of depth, density, and texture (or just choose one of these elements if you’d like). Strata of clouds, a shirt collar peeking through a sweater, a cross-section of an onion: you can keep your interpretation as literal or as figurative as you wish.


MB stopped off at a lake in his homeland last May, camera in hand (as ever!). On getting to the water’s edge, he noticed some small fish swimming in the shallow near-shore waters. MB does not know the real name for these fish, as he is not into things fishy, but he always referred to them in his growing up days as brickeens. Brickeens were plentiful in the river that flowed through the family farm that MB grew up on, as indeed they are in most rivers and lakes in Ireland. MB suspects that the brickeen word is just an Irish colloquial name for the small fish, een meaning small in the Irish Gaelic language when it’s tacked on to the end of any word. Correct name anyone???

Depth, density, and texture are all aspects of MB’s below photos, in the humble opinion of MB (humble = joke!!!).

Down in the meadow in a 
little bitty pool
Swam three little fishies
And a mama fishie too
“Swim,” said the mama fishie,
“Swim if you can.”
And they swam and they swam all
over the dam.

“Stop!” cried the mama fish,
“Or you will get lost.”
But the three little fishies
didn’t want to be bossed
The three little fishies
went off on a spree, 
And they swam and 
they swam right out
to the sea

“Help!” cried the fishies,
“Look at the whale.”
And quick as they could,
They turned on their tails 
And back to the itty bitty 
pool they swam
And they swam and
they swam
Back over the dam

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3 Comments on “Weekly Photo Challenge – Layered

  1. Pingback: Layered: Hang in there 1 | What's (in) the picture?

    • Thanks J. Ultimately I was just fishing for likes & reposts. The hit number however have left me somewhat gutted and sick to the gills. Still, I’ve hooked one or two of my more adoring fans such as yourself. Thank God for small mercies. And for small fish!

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