Thursday, January 21, 2010

FSO- Sounds In Your Town

"There are two versions of this theme. First, the simple one. We’ve been treated many different aspects of what your town looks like. Treat another sense: what makes your town sound like your town? Traffic? Kids playing? Birds? That annoying dog next door? Fill our senses with a different perspective.

The complicated version (and I apologize for not giving you more lead-time on this) I have heard called a ‘blind hike’. Find a trusty partner. Wear a blindfold (no peeking!). Get your camera, and with the help of your partner, wander around noticing what you hear. Take pictures (no peeking!) while you’re at it. It’s quite fun to do, and the photos will surprise you. Enjoy!" - NanU

Just returning from my two week trip to see my son, I have had little time to run around town and take the photos that would make this a good shoot out. However I decided to get a few of my open mic friends to help me in my dilemma, so here goes...
















Can you hear these glasses clinking together?
















Can you hear Tim playing the spoons?


 Can you hear Rich's harmonica?

This one is funny, but sad all in one shot. I was looking out a friends window and this is what I heard...




Here is a closer listen to the gnawing of teeth on the corner of a picnic table...I like wood as any chef who loves to smoke a good piece of meat, but this is taking it a bit too far...





I hear the sizzling of my dinner food in the skillet, so gotta go!

Thanks for stopping buy and listening to my town of New Jersey, and you can go to Mr. MckLinky, and check out the other members sites!

18 comments:

Pauline said...

What great sounds! That first shot is terrific. Reminds me it's Friday night, why not have a glass of wine? I can't remember when I last saw someone playing the spoons, can hear it clearly all the same. My uncles used to play the harmonica and how they would make the dogs howl!!

Scriptor Senex said...

I bet no one comes up with a more original one than a dog chewing wood!!!

NanU said...

That's really cool with the dog gnawing on the table. And the clink of glasses between friends is a favorite!

Bagman and Butler said...

Open Mic night! Great! And I'm willing to wager that you are the only photographer in the world who took a picture of a dog chewing wood! LOL! Great work.

Barry said...

I listened to your post with great enjoyment. Although, the wood gnawing dog took a little getting used to.

Great fun ChefE. What an amazing life you lead!

Queenmothermamaw said...

I agree the 'dog chewing wood' is a winner. Very creative and so true. I love the idea of themes for this. Wakes you up to such a more entertaining way of live. Thanks gal.
QMM

blueviolet said...

I want to try that picture taking thing!!!

Rebecca said...

Clink...Cheers! Love that shot. And the dog is just too funny...my daughter did the same thing in a restaurant while she was teething. We couldn't stop her from gnawing on the table!

Kerry said...

The clink of glasses: I could go for that right this minute. I'm glad our dogs are past the chewing stage; it gets expensive replacing tables!

clairedulalune said...

Graet pictures! Dogs, eh? so funny! The picture of the glasses speak many words!

Simply Heather said...

Oh, that naughty dog...

Fun night shared with good company, huh?! :)

A Scattering said...

Spoon playing is a real talent and fun to watch. Have a great weekend.

J9 said...

Haven't heard a good spoon player in a long while - but I can indeed hear them now!

SOL said...

The sound of glasses clinking is so reminiscent of celebration, friends, and family! The dog chewing on the table was really funny.

Sarah said...

Oh how fun was that E!! Loved it hon! I love that the dog doesn't seem to care that you have spotted him being naughty..I had a dog that gnawed wood too...drove me nuts..she liked the edges of my antique furniture..turns out it was the lemon oil I used..LOL!
Love the header and the poem!! Have a great weekend hon, Sarah

Jen said...

LOL - what a fun post! I was smiling the whole way through, and could hear it all. Well done!

shabby girl said...

That must be one bored dog! I did hear the spoons, the harmonica, and the clinking glasses!

Doreen said...

I can hear the sounds also! love the person playing spoons shot. classic!!