Tuesday, December 26, 2006

What is this?


So what is this you ask…..I ask you the same thing, and there is a prize for the first and/or closest correct guess! I will decide who got close enough the soonest. Protests will be accepted, but most likely ignored. The judge’s (me) decision is final (more or less).

This unaltered picture was taken on a recent overnight trip, and the first person who correctly guesses what it is & where it was taken will get a matted copy (sorry, you will need to supply your own frame) of any one print they select that was published on Delta Daily Photo so far this year. The winner will get to select the print size (up to 8 ½” x 11”) and/or matting size (up 10” x 13”). There will be a total of 3 more photos in this series that may (or may not) help you figure out what and where this was taken. Good Luck!

I will not comment on any answers until after the final post has been available for a day. Friends and family who know where we went are not eligible to win!

20 comments:

Olivier said...

je ne fais pas parti de ta famille ;o)
je dirais des pierres dans un ruisseau ou un torrent


I do not make party of your family ;O)

I would say stones in a brook or a torrent.

denton said...

Now that is a prize worth trying for. However, I am a pretty poor guesser so I don't hold out much hope ... my guess is, rocks in the bottom of a moving stream of water.

Ann said...

Merry Christmas, Bill!!!
This picture is great beautiful!

Well... i think there are stones on the bottom of the frozen mountain river or mountain stream...

Victoria said...

Beautiful shot. I too think that it is river rocks on the bottom of a stream.

Helen said...

Looks like river rocks taken thru a sheet of ice!

Annie said...

Just to be different I will guess that it is the reflection of clouds in a rippling body of water. Annie

Lavender Lady said...

Well, I like Annie's idea of being different, but I think it is white stones under a sheet of ice in a river.

photowannabe said...

Wish I could think of an original answer for your great prize. I think it was taken on your raft trip with Riley of some stones under a thin layer of ice at the edge of the river.
Its a great picture anyway.

Bill said...

Good guesses everyone! They pretty much were what I expected to get, but none are correct! Perhaps the 12/27 post will give you a clue. Or not :)

Annie said...

Is this picture taken through a windshield? Is that icy rain and snow collecting there? Are you heading north or higher in elevation?

Keropok Man said...

frozen lake?

Bill said...

All good guesses, but still not correct. Don't forget to consider the destination......

Annie said...

Is this a picture of the hot springs in Glenwood?

Bill said...

Annie, please be a bit more specific :)

Annie said...

Bill, are you soaking in the healing waters of the Hot Springs Lodge and pool?

Thiên said...

Hi Bill, I love this shot. Also enjoying your other wintry photos. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas. Happy new year!

Bill said...

Annie, Good guess, yes I was! But that still does not tell me what you think the subject of the shot was . :)

Matthieu said...

.. you in a jacuzzi ?

Bill said...

And the winner is …….Annie, but by accident I suspect! In her 6:25 AM comment she said “Is this a picture of the hot springs in Glenwood?” I suspect she meant the Hot Springs Pool in Glenwood, which it is not, but that is not what she said…..Immediately to the East of the pool complex is a natural outlet of the hot spring, a pond of you will. It is about 10 feet in diameter and filled with rocks. The water is a toasty 120+ degrees Fahrenheit, with a strong sulfur smell, and it rolls like boiling water. Unfortunately I was not thinking contest when I took the shot, and I did not take a general shot of the pond, but hopefully you get the idea. It is however a hot spring in Glenwood, so congratulations Annie from Little Rock!

Annie, please use the email link from my profile to send me your photo selection, print or matt size (max print is 8.5x11), and a mailing address where I should send the final product. I should be able to get the print done this weekend, and will get it to the matters on Tuesday (this will be professionally matted). Not sure what their back load is, so I am not sure how long this will take. Most likely a couple of weeks, but I will let you know after I drop it off.

Thanks everyone for playing, I enjoyed seeing you all put on your thinking caps!

I am not setup to sell prints as a regular thing, but I will make this offer to anyone who has played the game this week. If you are interested in getting a professionally matted copy of any shot on my site, I will put that together for $25 + actual shipping costs (you determine shipping method). I let the matting company pick the matt color for me as they have an eye for that. Framing is also available, and again I let the matting company make the call on frame style. If you are interested, send the appropriate info to my email address in the profile, and I will tell you where to send the money. I will leave this offer on the table through January 2007.

For the record, I do my own printing using an HP DeskJet 9800 printer, 66lb Glossy “Advanced HP Photo Paper” (currently), and HP photo inks. Most pictures are taken with a Canon D60 (6.3meg Digital SLR), or a Canon SD900 (10meg compact unit). They are resized and resolution set to 300dpi using Adobe Photoshop before printing. I decided to do my own printing after a local graphics shop could not give me the quality I was looking for, and have been very pleased with the results. The photos in this contest series were taken with the SD900, which I have been pleasantly surprised with as it only cost me half the price of the main lens I use on the D60!

Thanks everyone for playing!
Bill

Kim said...

Rocks under ice???
-Kim