Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Ruby Tuesday #37: "Grounded"


"Grounded"
Raleigh, NC - October 2008 (Click to embiggen)

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This shot is actually an outtake from another theme. Sometime last year the Thematic Photographic prompt for the week was "Grounded". Never being one to take one shot when two will do the job, I came up with several shots I liked -- including this one.Violence UnSilenced
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23 comments:

Daryl said...

A clamp and a pipe .. I am guessing some sort of pipe clamp cutting happened here

maryt/theteach said...

I'm a bit bamboozled by the excellently taken photo, Mojo! "Grounded?" So you liked my new badge? Do I have to explain it ya think? :)

ramblingwoods.com said...

Hello Mojo...You are the most prolific meme participant..I don't know what the word would be for that..Memoriphic? Memorized? ...Michelle

Felisol said...

Hi, Mojo,
This is not fair.
You show a perfect mix of light, shadow, colors and curves.
I have worked on this for a week, and feel so blur..

Then, I hope you can comfort me, telling you've making pix like this for years!

From Felisol

napaboaniya said...

Some kind off piping feature?

Grounded..I'm beginning to like that word. At least I'm the one saying to the kids now and not my folks saying that to me! LOL

That is the chicken said...

Very neat.

Jeri said...

Not sure what it is - but it is a very interesting shot! Love that pop of red!!

James said...

Very interesting shot. Maybe i'll try something like that when I get a better camera and more experience.

CJ said...

This reminds me of the things my husband has me helping him with in the garage. Great shot & great color.

aguthrieimages said...

I get it, grounded did you use a battery? looks like the red in the back is the positive connection for a charger? just a guess.
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Annie said...

This is interesting. I figured the clamped was the end of a battery cable since you are talking about grounded. So what is a battery cable (if that is what it is) doing holding on to a pipe? And, what is the pipe attached to?

Dimple's Mom said...

Interesting! I can't really figure out what is it. :)

Does red dates exist? I think i have one but i know it's not dates.

Mine is here - http://sunshine-photoblog.blogspot.com/2009/05/ruby-tuesday-31.html

See ya!

Marie Reed said...

This is so vibrant! You had me really gawking and squinting at this one!

luna miranda said...

excellent shot--love the lighting. i tried taking photos of hardware but they all look boring (lol). how do you do it?

Shadow said...

oooooooh, took a while, heee heee heeee. some kind of battery thingy???

Felisol said...

Hi again, Mojo,
I am always intrigued by what I do not understand. Had to call inmy husband for help in "your case".
He took a quick glance, smiled, praised your photo skills and taught me a bunch of new English terms.

The red, he said, is a vice holding a pipe. An earth clamp or ground clamp is attached to the pipe.(Or vice versa). Then this tiny cable is hooked on the clamp on the right upper side of the picture., preventing the handyman from getting electrocuted while working.
He even offered me a tour in his garage to demonstrate the principles.

I did not accept that kind invitation. There was an uncertain amount of risk involved that I did not want to examine.

Thank you for kind and uplifting words.
Also I have had fun with your enigmatic photo.

Stay grounded, please.
From Felisol

Regina said...

Interesting. Nice one.

Felisol said...

It's me again, Felisol,
i just remember; I never asked why this elaborate grounding of a copper pipe was necessary.
I'll have to ask Gunnar, if he comes in from the garage...
From Felisol

Robin said...

No idea what it is but it makes a cracker of a shot!

srp said...

I was thinking of a battery ground as well, but the pipe had me. Whatever it is... it IS a great shot!

My first ruby tuesday is here.

Ralph said...

A pipe thread device? I am left to wonder, but I enjoy the functional beauty dictated by that function. An abstract mechanical view, for sure...

moosh said...

Interesting photo and comments.You really get people thimking. I am just beginning to develope photography skills.HRT

Dianne said...

I love the blurred red and the golden light - you're always creating art