365-Day Project, Art, Creativity, Mystery, Photography

Day 338/365 – Twenty Seven Steps

Mistakes are merely steps up the ladder. – Paul J. Meyer

Today’s mystery “what is it?!?” picture is ready for your guessing pleasure. Do you know? Can you tell?

What Is It?!?


What Was That?!? Yesterday’s Picture (Day 337/336)

We had a little experiment the past two days with the same subject, one black and white image, which wasn’t guessed, followed by the color version. I figured that your perspective would change once you saw the color image. Indeed it did …

Katie said, “Wow, putting the color in definitely gives it a new perspective! I’m wondering if it is a tassel – like one you use to tie up your drapery?” Not a tassel, but you’re on the right path. Jude commented, “definitely looks very different – some kind of textile?” Ding ding ding! 😀 Katie then guessed, “looks like painted yarn” … but not painted and/or yarn. Close though! “Ooh…tablecloth fringe?” Not tablecloth fringe either. Natalie mused, “Looks like shoe laces.” Not shoe laces. “Rope?” Not rope either. Michelle commented, “Looks like a very ruffly gold sweater for Christmas!” It is ruffly material, just not in sweater form. Kim asked, “is it metallic yarn?” Not metallic yarn. Cee said, “I’m clueless this time. I though of shoestrings and that has been guessed already.” Hmmm, quite interesting to know it looks like yarn to two folks, and shoestrings to two others. Y. Prior’s perspective, “looks like carpet piling …” Not carpet piling. So what exactly was it?

What you saw was the fabric on a ribbon-type headband.


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Day 72 – Open Your Eyes, Look Within

Open your eyes, look within. Are you satisfied with the life you’re living? – Bob Marley

Today we’re doing an experiment. Instead of me trying to totally disguise the identity of my subject, I’m only going to ask what your perspective is. When I was reviewing today’s photographs, an image within the following picture “jumped out” at me and caught my attention. I’m wondering what you see (if anything). So I won’t influence your perception, I’m not going to say what I see, but come back tomorrow and I’ll tell you then. Today really is a project in perspective!

And, bonus points if you can tell me precisely what today’s not-such-a-mystery “what is it?!?” subject is! What do you see?

What Is It?!?


What Was That?!? Yesterday’s Picture (Day 71)

Well, only one guess of alfalfa sprouts before yesterday’s subject was guessed, not only here, but later on Facebook, too. Apparently Saffron threads are easily recognizable! I didn’t zoom in as closely as I normally do, I liked how the jar created a natural vignette around the picture. These are prized treasures in the spice world!