Saturday, April 12, 2008

Saturday Photo Hunt ---- Twist(ed)




TWISTED


I had all kinds of ideas in my mind about this theme but the photos just did not present themselves. I think these might be stretching it a bit.

Here is a twisted tree trunk on the beach at Spanish Banks in Vancouver, washed up at some long-ago time I guess and carefully manoeuvred into position.

This is a sculpture on the embarcadero in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico where I visited recently. It is certainly bent back on itself and it is very beautiful but is it twisted?

Aquamarine Dream, on the embarcadero at San Diego, is definitely twisted, although it has appeared here recently, but not for Photo Hunt. I hope you have an easier time than I did with this theme.

HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND EVERYONE



55 comments:

ellen b said...

Beautiful. Great examples of twisted! Have a great weekend.

Napaboaniya said...

My mind is getting twisted!!
Great shots of them, the tree is beautiful. I've got a weird liking of seeing twisted trees :P

Carver said...

I think you did a good job with the theme JMB. I like all of your twisted shots. Hope you have a happy weekend.

Corey~living and loving said...

these are great. I love the sculptures. beautiful.

thanks for the compliments on my photos. :) I'd like to think I am getting pretty good at taking pics. :)
happy weekend.

ancient one said...

Lots of great shots on this blog today!!

leslie said...

Those sculptures are really something! And of course I should have thought of all my photos of driftwood - all twisted up together! :D

maiylah said...

wow ... great finds! i had a hard time finding a shot for this week's theme, too; your shots are way much better than mine! lol.

mharia said...

these "twisted" works of art are beautiful!
happy photo hunting!

Sarge Charlie said...

I love the stump, what a good choice for the theme

Natalie said...

I like those choices!

Panaderos said...

I love your choices. You were quite creative with your picks! :)

Barbara H. said...

Those twisted sculptures are very interesting! And I love gnarled, twisted tree trunks. There is something almost fairy tale-ish about them.

juliana rw said...

great choice for twist theme...

Will you visit my Twist Thanks.

Picturing of Life said...

it is art twist ;) great shot

My Twist in here Thanks

julie said...

Oh, these are all beautiful, JMB.

Have a great weekend :)

eastcoastlife said...

The theme is challenging isn't it? My gigolo experience was a real one. haha...

from a mind-twisted gal ;P

pat said...

Oh, I love the sculptures!

Happy Weekend.

Mar said...

Those are beautiful choices for the theme, jmb, both the natural and the man-made twisted sculptures...
Happy PH and happy Weekend!
Mar

BlurMommy said...

Great photos! Love the tree & sculpture.

jams o donnell said...

That's a really nice selection jmb! Great take on this week's theme

monaco said...

Stunning pictures of contrast, from the dry and rough driftwood to the polished elegance of a sculpture. Great shots!

Dragonstar said...

All your "twisted" photos work well. As a personal choice I'd go for the second - lovely.

CherryPie said...

Lovely contrasting ideas for the theme twisted :-) I particularly like the second one, it is a really interesting sculpture.

Pato & Pearl said...

Beautiful twisted pieces...nice one.

Pearl - have a good weekend. happy hunting

Liz said...

I like the driftwood best! It was a hard theme, I think.

Enjoy your weekend. x

Colin Campbell said...

Great choices JMB. You are so modest. I like the drift wood.

YTSL said...

Hi jmb --

Reckon you came up with stronger and more interesting examples of "twist(ed)" than me! So, good job! :)

Criz Lai said...

You caught me there by surprise jmb. I was wondering how could the sculpture in the second photo got washed up the shore and yet still in such a clean state. You see, both photos are by the seashore... haha :P

Anyway, you have some great shots this week :)

http://crizcats.blogspot.com/

Heather said...

The second one is DEFINITELY twisted--the bottom shell bit is a twist. All great photos and great choices for twisted. :)

the teach said...

They're all twisted jmb, in their own way! Come visit my blog...I have an award for you! :D

Janice Thomson said...

I think all these qualify JMB as being bent out of shape or twisted.
I too love the vast contrast between the first and second photo. You always post such lovely photos :)

Sue said...

I really like the stump one too! All great shots :)

Ellen said...

They are all wonderful...the bottom one is perfect! I love trees!

mine us up also

Dr.John said...

I think they are all pictures of twisted things. Good job.

JC said...

No way stretching it... those are awesome shots! I especially like the driftwood... just beautiful!

andrée said...

The driftwood is my favorite: it is natural and it is from where you live. It's very intricate. I wonder how long it will stay there . . .

Randi said...

Wonderful! Those are beautiful photographs and perfect for the twisted theme.

Patricia said...

I think those are lovely photos. I did have an easier time finding photos for theme. My problem was narrowing them down to just a few. Hope you are having a wonderful weekend.

Cats~Goats~Quotes said...

Nice photos! I like the tree :)

Flo said...

Beautiful photos. All great for the theme. I love the tree!! I was going to use a particular tree that grows here in Hawaii but I couldn't find in and then I got sidetracked and ended up with a much different take on the subject.

You can see where my twisted mind went over at: Flo's Place

Joy said...

Gorgeous twisted photos!
Mine's up as well!
http://tanjuakiohome.blogspot.com/2008/04/photohunt-twister.html

Katney said...

This was a challenging theme, wasn't it? But you have captured it perfectlly in all three of your selections.

Rebecca said...

That's not a stretch at all... good choices!

starnitesky said...

I love the sculptures, the twisted tree on the beach is superb, what a find.

John said...

Great shots and very good choice!

Heart of Rachel said...

Hi JMB. Those are great sculptures. I like the last one. They are perfect for the theme. Thanks for sharing and enjoy the rest of the weekend.

Vic, the Cariboo Ponderer said...

Excellent examples of twisted. Thanks for coming by

Gattina said...

I love the tree trunk on the beach !!

ipanema said...

beautiful subjects, jmb! i love the driftwood most.


thanks for the visit! :)

Sanni said...

WOW! I absolutely LOVE the Aquamarine Dream! Stunning!

Happy Hunting!

Semaj Mahgih said...

That top one is very twisted.

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Fascinating pics and commentary, jmb.

Nunyaa said...

I like the top one, that would make for a great piece in my front garden.

Beaman said...

I find the second sculpture absolutely intriguing. It's beauty and form is delightful. I think I would be tempted to steal it for my garden. ;)

Mari said...

the sculptures are beautiful!