Pics, Trips, and Tips

What's This? - Week3

Welcome to week 3 of the “What’s This?” series! Last week I had a close-up shot with some great guesses including carpet, a towel, and a toothbrush – but the answer, as it turns out, is a candle wick!

What's This? - Week 2

I had cropped out a portion of it, to give kind of a different twist! Thanks to all for participating! So, as we move into week3, here is another everyday object that I’ve zoomed in on, and taken a cropped portion to share. Can you guess what this is?

In other news, it seems I will be somewhat busy over the next few weeks with several trips on the horizon. Late June, a friend is getting married, and that will require a trip to NC. Then, shortly after that, I will be traveling (driving) to New York for the 4th of July festivities. Very shortly after I get back, I will likely be accompanying my wife out to Colorado as we transition to that area from SC. She’ll move on ahead to start her job, while I stay behind to close up shop and sell the house. Oh yeah, did I mention? We’re moving to Colorado!!!

So, for the last tidbit of news, I did actually knock out the tip for the week as previously mentioned: displacement maps! I read about this technique in my most recent issue of NAPP and had a few images that I thought it may work for, so thought to give it a whirl! Pretty neat effect, so feel free to try it out yourself!

CB Episode #44: Displacement Maps

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10 comments for “Pics, Trips, and Tips

  1. June 19, 2008 at 3:48 pm

    Dude, Jason…you’re going to love Colorado. I moved to Colorado less than six months ago from Austin, Texas. Love it love it love it.

    Where are you moving to in CO might I ask? Feel free to email if you don’t want to reveal that much detail on the blog. I’m in Fort Collins. If you’re close enough…uh…photowalking anyone?

  2. June 19, 2008 at 5:15 pm

    Will be near Boulder, so heck yeah, always up for some photo-walking!

    I grew up in CO, so it will be an exciting return to the roots…

    Any guesses on the “What’s This?” ๐Ÿ˜€

  3. June 19, 2008 at 6:26 pm

    Sweet! Boulder isn’t too far from Fort Collins.

    Okay, I’ll give it a guess (somewhat). The second photo looks like an unburned candle wick with the top of the candlestick near the bottom of the photo.

    The first one…I have no clue.

  4. Born a libran
    June 20, 2008 at 6:43 pm

    Pen holder…???

  5. June 20, 2008 at 10:27 pm

    Tim: You’re right on the 2nd one – that was the follow-up from last week’s “What’s This?”

    Born a libran: Nope, not a pen holder. Good guess though…

    Here’s a hint: When it works, it’s wet

  6. Born a libran
    June 21, 2008 at 1:14 am

    How about a pipe letting water out from a balcony??

  7. June 21, 2008 at 8:51 am

    Good idea, but much larger than this – remember, it’s a close up. Another hint: it’s inside the house!

  8. Gary
    June 23, 2008 at 7:40 pm

    Your latest photo is a very close-up of a shower head.

  9. June 23, 2008 at 8:38 pm

    Excellent! Congratulations Gary! And from out of the blue we have a winner!! It is, in fact a shower head!

  10. Gary
    June 24, 2008 at 4:01 pm

    You gave it away with your clue, “When it works, itโ€™s wet.” It really is a strange photo. But it show that with imagination you can find a subject anywhere.

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