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Posted by: Marlene Burns on 11/08/2013 - 9:48 AM

I've spent a lot of time looking at inanimate objects in the last two years....This morning I discovered some are sadder than others...
For your morning chuckle, enjoy!



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Posted by: Wendy J St Christopher on 11/08/2013 - 11:27 AM

Marlene, I wonder what that tagger was trying to convey? Things that make you go 'Hmmm. . .'

Here's an inanimate setting that feels very sad to me. So much so, that I've noticed I frown when looking at the image. It felt that way the day I shot it, which is what initially caught my attention and inspired me to crawl around on a coffeeshop floor. Sad. :-(

Empty table and chairs image by Wendy J. St. Christopher


Posted by: Kathleen Bishop on 11/08/2013 - 11:33 AM

I can imagine the woman who stood at this sink for endless hours waiting for her cowboy to ride in.

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Posted by: Marlene Burns on 11/08/2013 - 11:52 AM

Kathleen and Wendy...thanks for kicking off this thread with your contributions.....very well presented, both!


Posted by: Carmen Hathaway on 11/08/2013 - 11:53 AM

Speaking of kicking ;)

Abandoned Manitoba prairie farmstead photography by Canadian artist Carmen Hathaway

Abandoned Manitoba prairie farmstead photography by Canadian artist Carmen Hathaway

~ Carmen Hathaway ~


Posted by: Bradley Clay on 11/08/2013 - 12:08 PM


Posted by: Marlene Burns on 11/08/2013 - 12:33 PM

thank you Carmen and Bradley!


Posted by: Marlene Burns on 11/08/2013 - 1:02 PM

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see the grumpy faced guy on the right? with a big ole cauliflower ear?


Posted by: Phyllis Taylor on 11/08/2013 - 1:17 PM

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Each time I look at this I expect to see something more.....maybe I think the bales will start rolling or something...*smile*


Posted by: Marlene Burns on 11/08/2013 - 1:37 PM

OMG, Phyllis, I totally agree!


Posted by: Patricia Strand on 11/08/2013 - 2:45 PM

Here is my current favorite inanimate object, which seems a little ironic. The wheel implies movement, but it is definitely not going anywhere.

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Posted by: Vivian ANDERSON on 11/08/2013 - 3:11 PM

Chairs do seem to evoke nostalgia.......this painting (poor photo), gave me shivers to do....

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Posted by: Philip Sweeck on 11/08/2013 - 3:25 PM


Posted by: Dale Ford on 11/08/2013 - 3:36 PM

I want to be like Marlene when I grow up, so here's my take on inanimate street art:

Urban Rainbow by Dale Ford

Urban Rainbow by Dale Ford


Posted by: Richard Rizzo on 11/08/2013 - 3:56 PM


Posted by: Nikolyn McDonald on 11/08/2013 - 4:07 PM

Here are three of mine.
That old sofa really called to me - so much so that I actually went back with a tripod and took a self-portrait - sat very gingerly and a bit rigidly on the very front edge as it was pretty dirty looking LOL I think the SP has a sort of American Gothic feel. I expressed some of the feeling it evoked in me in the title.
And the whimsy of the hat on the window frame in a garden delighted me when I first saw it and continues to make me smile when I look at it. I love printing this one up as a card and sending it to someone just because - especially in the spring when the world is waking up to color and freshness and hope once again.
And I think I can fit one more on this line. This coat was hanging just as you see it in the hallway of my mother's dentist's office. I had taken her for a cleaning and check-up and noticed it from the waiting room. I asked permission to take the picture - the office staff looked at me strangely, laughed, and said sure, go ahead. This is one I like even more now than I did when I took it because I sent a post card of it to a friend who was beginning chemo and she LOVED it. Said she used to have a houndstooth coat just like that and she loved the randomness of the image and the memories it evoked.

old discarded over-stuffed sofa outdoors red house Nikolyn McDonaldwhimsical garden still life with red window frame and blue hathoundstooth coat on hook against blue wall by Nikolyn McDonald


Posted by: Philip Sweeck on 11/08/2013 - 4:09 PM

dark surrealism mannequin doll window art urban

Check these out, inanimate objects can be funny too :


Posted by: Mary Ellen Mueller-Legault on 11/08/2013 - 4:49 PM

It spoke to me as i looked at it through my windshield.

Ghost of a Flower


Posted by: Karyn Robinson on 11/08/2013 - 4:54 PM


Posted by: Timothy Ruf on 11/08/2013 - 5:15 PM

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I was at a camp for kids and they had a cake decorating contest. After looking at bin after bin of stuff available to decorate, one group of boys grabbed something from each bin and threw it on the cake. This sort of randomness was not welcomed by the other adults. Me, I liked it and created some of my own later with the same objects.

I like to see things from a different angle. This beautiful grand piano caught my eye during a rehearsal and I thought to take a photo of it.

I liked the contrast of the black tire against the bright yellow of the 1958 tractor wheel.


Posted by: Denise McLaurin on 11/08/2013 - 5:42 PM


Posted by: Vivian ANDERSON on 11/08/2013 - 5:47 PM

Happy,sad,says it all.............

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Posted by: Robert Riordan on 11/08/2013 - 5:51 PM

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Posted by: Philip Sweeck on 11/08/2013 - 6:59 PM


Posted by: Andrew Pacheco on 11/08/2013 - 7:07 PM


Posted by: Marlene Burns on 11/08/2013 - 7:36 PM

ok, so I am loving the offerings...but some of you just read the title of the thread and started posting away....Please look at the video, via the link and offer something in a similar vein...


Posted by: Glenn McCarthy Art and Photography on 11/08/2013 - 7:37 PM

Great subject Marlene...

Since chairs seem to be pretty prominent, here's my entry:

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P.S. Maybe we should be looking for happy as er... heaven too!

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Posted by: Nikolyn McDonald on 11/08/2013 - 7:58 PM

Guilty as charged, Marlene. To be honest, I did not even notice the link - and even after you mentioned it and I went back to look, I had trouble finding it because it is so small and unobtrusive and, well, discrete. Sorry.
Maybe something like this? The taxi looks aggressive and determined with his high forehead, his brow furrowed and thick eye-brows pulled in together over those small beady eyes.

classic yellow checkered taxi cab close-up by Nikolyn McDonald


Posted by: Marlene Burns on 11/08/2013 - 8:03 PM

Nikolyn, you nailed it! and glenn, your car is poifect!
I'll try to put the link in caps....but the size is something i have no clue how to change....


Posted by: Marlene Burns on 11/08/2013 - 8:05 PM

funny link Philip, thanks!
just catching up here..not ignoring anyone...been away all day.


Posted by: Roger Swezey on 11/09/2013 - 9:12 AM


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Sorry Marlene, for stepping outside the parameters.

By the way, why do you think this image is always deleted when entered in "Still Life" contests??


Posted by: Marlene Burns on 11/09/2013 - 9:21 AM

hehe. the answer to that question is:
Cuz the old coots all look like they are in position for bowel MOVEMENTS.
Hence, not STILL life.


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