Friday, March 21, 2008

Photo Hunt: Metal

"Metal" is the name of the game at PhotoHunt this week, and a great topic it is. Smooth and sleek to rough and rusted; precious gold to common tin.

This is one of those pin toys that takes on the shape of whatever it's pressed into.


Step back a bit, and see if you can make out what this one is.

*PS: While we're on the subject of metal, check out the weirdly beautiful properties of ferrofluid -- You've just got to see this stuff in action -- and the amazingly beautiful and complex sculptures of artist Bathsheba Grossman. Techies, be sure to click on the Technique button. You ain't gonna believe how these are made. Enjoy!

*Update March 24: *Answer to What is it: It's my left hand, fingers folded down, palm up. The upper shot is just a macro of a detail there. So ... I had one hand under the pin thingy and I held the camera with the other. Try holding all THAT still sometime.

17 comments:

JMEC said...

suerte........

Barbara H. said...

Those things are so cool! The lower one is fingers folded over, not sure about the upper one.

Napaboaniya said...

They look like fun! I wanna get them too for my kids :)
Happy Easter to you!

YTSL said...

No idea what the shapes are but they -- and your photography -- sure are beautiful! :)

Jen said...

This is so creative! My daughter loves these toys!! The bottom picture is a hand with the fingers folded over. No idea what the top one is! Have a great weekend!

Joyismygoal said...

oh cool i am so glad someone posted that i forgot about those

Lynn said...

I love those pin toys. It's a mold of a hand right?

Dragonstar said...

Beautiful shots! I have one of these, but it never occurred to me to use it. I'd probably never get the focus right anyway.

Thanks for all the links to ferrofluid. I think I'll be going back a few times.

KISSEDALOTATOADS said...

Those things are so neat, aren't they? Great idea for this week's theme. Happy Easter.

Melli said...

Oh, I LOVE those things! They are just FUN to play with! Good job!

MyMaracas said...

*Answer to What is it: It's my left hand, fingers folded down, palm up. The upper shot is just a macro of a detail there.

So, I had one hand under the pin thingy and held the camera with the other. Try holding all THAT still somemtime. LOL

Thanks for all the nice comments, everyone! I'll be around to all of yours soon. (Working today, Easter tomorrow, but soon.)

**"Liza"** said...

Those are really neat! I cant make up what the shape though but you did a wonderful job on this one..;) Wonderful Easter!Take a peak on mine here and here if you have time..;) Happy weekend!

Sarge Charlie said...

very cool, I saw one of these at EBCOT, Disney, Orlando. my original photo post had some old farming iron and other farmhouse items, I added a second entry because of something I saw while visiting other photo hunts, please stop by both, happy easter

JC said...

Neat shots! The links you provided are way cool, also!

Flo said...

OOhhh, I love those pin toys they are so much fun. That 2nd photo is a fist! Mine's up over at Flo's Place

sallyacious said...

These are awesome! I don't know what it is about macrophotography that I just love, but I do love it.

JesieBlogJourney said...

I thought they were beads.