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Repetition - Details, Details

Repetition - Details, Details
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Copyright: Silke Force (Silke) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2572 W: 237 N: 6132] (24044)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-09-16
Categories: Daily Life, Transportation
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 5700
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/245 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): 100 points or more!!!, Silke's Centuries, Friday theme 2008/04/18 "Repetition" [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-04-17 7:26
Viewed: 3240
Points: 103
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I had to dip into my archives for this one. In fact, I had trouble deciding between several suitable images for the Repetition Theme (^0^)

The fun part was that I captured myself in the reflection here too.
My challenge to you is to identify the subject as precisely as possible: Exactly WHAT is it?
April 18th Update: The answer is right here in the second picture from the top. Thanks for letting me have fun with the idea.

Tech: Captured with my now-extinct Coolpix 5700; cropped a little from top and right-hand side, resized, sharpened, added frame and signature

Thanks for looking and have a wonderful time shooting and exploring

OWO, chrisJ, machinelove, johnnymag, dareco, shelbeesmom, TheMystic, boomcat, Urfaust, eqshannon, Werewolf, Hendrika, tjutjut, WMcK, Royaldevon, Ramdan, c_rapp, vandana2923, Refugee, kiwi_explorer, Viking, Vaibhav27, manujmehta, joebatista, harpya has marked this note useful
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  • Great 
  • OWO Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 156 W: 70 N: 330] (2387)
  • [2008-04-17 7:30]

Hi Silke,

Strong and abstract posting for todays (or actually tomorrows) theme. Making a guess: i'd say the chome front of a truck??? But i could be way off.

Best regards,


I like the repetition pattern and POV here Silke very much,
and also even more so, the reflections off f each piece of this grill. Which is what it looks like to me?
A grill from a Mack Truck?

Great theme entry!
- Vincent

First thought was the grill of a very tall car. Anyway, I'm impressed by the way you kept the lens from distorting your image. Adding your reflection is a nice touch. Not a clue, will be waiting for the answer to the mystery. Your selection transportation is a clue, but not working for me.


Hi Silke,

Great image. I guess it is the chrome radiator panel of a truck, maybe a vintage fire truck? Also could it be a self-portrait?

Any event, a great image and a great contribution to the theme.

Well done and TFS,


excellent shot, I suppose if we don't get the ID, we could all get a grilling!! very sharp and well focused. TFS

hi silke, neat shot, due to the damage on it and the fact that i am in the automotive industry i am going to say this is a front grill for either an old truck,car or maybe a rig?????
nice shot,

Looks like the center grill of an old Studebaker or something like it.

Great composition Silke.


I see you!! Nice contribution Silke! LOVE that chrome, on anything! Really nice clarity here too! I say it is the GRILL to an old firetruck..DID I WIN??? Possibly an old Ford firetruck 1949!

Hello Silke,
Great idea,i can see you a bit in a chrome grill.
Is it a car?never seen it before..
Anyway this is very nice capture,great done for the theme.


Thanks for your nice critique on "MEMEX"

Can't really identify the make and model year, but I think I know what it is! Great shot!
By the way: just logged on a while ago and seen the Birthday card by David, so: HAPPY BIRTHDAY - hope I am not too late!

  • Great 
  • Jens Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 555 W: 53 N: 1139] (4663)
  • [2008-04-17 14:18]

Hi Silke
From around I heard that you got birthday, Therefor
To you my friend, have a great day, and a lot of birthdays yet to come.
Best wishes from

Hello Silke.
Good looking repetition of these glimpsy 'stuff'.
When it was Huge bigger, it good have been a section of the Trin Tower building, haha
Read my lips, its comming soon.!
Regards from Jan

hello Silke,

looks like the front part of an old bus? hehe.. wonderful repetition idea here.. i saw your reflection in red blouse. :)

its friday morning here at 6.03 am.. im wisihing you a very happy Birthday, Silke :) "Hope your Birthday gently breezes into your life all the choicest of things and all that your heart holds dear Have A Fun- Filled Day.”

regards, terry

ciao Silke.. Happy Birthday!! ;))
details details details here.. nice and effective for the friday theme!! i really like this big repetition.. intense and with a sense of heaviness!! well done my friend.. thanks
ciao Marco

i guess i see other trucks in the reflections, maybe a detail of a truck, however an interesting subject to suits well with the theme

One stone two birds ;) you have captured the repeating details of this, I guess, front grill of a truck as well as a self portrait at the same time, nice contribution Silke..


A Chromium smile. and a reflection of the one who took it. very cool idea for 3 years ago or so...You are so avante garde!

  • Great 
  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2008-04-17 19:57]

Hi Silke,
The repetition theme is good for a birthday! I like to believe that the years pass in your life with as much brightness and glare that there is on this splendid capture! Very good details and fine reflection of the lady of a lens!
Happy birthday dear friend!

I was sure it's an old Chrome but on with model.... No chance... I was alway's more axed on electronic technologic and fiction then cars... But it's not a reason... Be sure y eyes catch the chrome! Old mechanics have often very great details opportunitys!

I spot yourself too... A touch of grean... That was easy!
Nice presentation!

Hi Ladies-in-Red,

This seems to me like the front of a classic car, but seeing the hight it must be a truck. The chrome is defenitely older, a radiator?
I would not know for sure, but that is the impresssion it gives me. Lovely repetition (also from those ladies).


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  • puffy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1540 W: 114 N: 2985] (16653)
  • [2008-04-18 0:10]

Hi Silke,

Nice chrome repetition... :D very clever idea! nice sharpness and the reflection of you...:D Well captured,

Have a great weekend,


Beautiful graphic effect on that shot. Excellent light. It's a wonderful shot.
Best wishes,

  • Great 
  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2008-04-18 0:23]

Hi Silke

Good entry for the theme. Excellent graphism with superb sharpness & framing. Tfs!

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  • dareco Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1672 W: 16 N: 832] (15528)
  • [2008-04-18 0:42]

I was thinking "I wonder what Silke will post today" , I checked a few times earlier...nothing. So good to see this here now. Well worth waiting for!!! My guess is also the front of a semi. Very nicely done!! TFS

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  • jone Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2365 W: 178 N: 0] (32781)
  • [2008-04-18 0:43]

Hi Silke ;)))
Great idea and shot...TFS
Happy Birthday...best wishes ;)))
J ;)

Hi Silke,


Wishing you be happy and healthy . .

Great shot my dear friend


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  • WMcK Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 663 W: 11 N: 1718] (6837)
  • [2008-04-18 3:32]

The closest I can come to identification, Silke is that it is the grill of a car. An older model car, but that is all I would know. I do see you there with your red shirt and watch. Great choice of framing and definitely perfect for the theme. Happy Birthday.
Warm Regards

A car grille. Maybe a Packard????
Excellent entry for the theme.
:) later

Hiya Silke

Its a ..erm... repetitive... ermm.. chrome...hmm.. whats the word... thingy yes thats it a chrome thingy

Lol Lovely shot good repetitive angles and curves with ncie sharp detail and good light too

TFS and for joining in the theme

kind regards Helen

Hello Silke,

What a great addition! I think it is probably the radiator grill from a car!
It is sharp and detailed and I particularly like your presentation!

I have just seen Linda's post so I now know that it is your birthday. I know you shouldn't ask a lady her age so, many happy returns, my friend! I hope you have a fabulous day!

Kind regards,
Bev :-)

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  • ttreen Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1317 W: 129 N: 3792] (15759)
  • [2008-04-18 8:10]

Happy Birthday Silke
Wonderful post for the theme.. I LOVE that we can even see you in some of the details! Love, LOVE this frame!

Have a wonderful day my friend!


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  • glint Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 593 W: 3 N: 545] (3785)
  • [2008-04-18 9:55]

hello Silke,
an inventive contribution to the theme. Nice and sharp.
Happy birthday,

  • Great 
  • mbrito Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1929 W: 117 N: 3017] (13240)
  • [2008-04-18 10:33]

Hello Silke,
Taking your challeng I believe this photo is from the chromium plating grill of a car of the fourties or fyfties. But if I'm wrong, this continuos to be a great chromium platings capture with an amazing shine... with you inside.
My regards, jmb

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  • thor68 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 391 W: 118 N: 752] (4553)
  • [2008-04-18 13:58]

yeah, terrific self-portrait! :-)
i cheated and had a look at the wonderful red fire engine...*g*
but besides this wonderful shot and addition to the friday-theme -
i guess it is time for: Happy Birthday!!

best wishes & take care, thor.

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  • Ramdan Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 688 W: 31 N: 1408] (5765)
  • [2008-04-18 14:15]

Very nice idea of repetition, Lady Silke. I only can guess that it was a grill of something... a truck maybe. I like the details in the reflection which also reflecting you. It is a great shot, as you always did.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY LADY OF LENS Wishing you all the joy and happiness.

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  • c_rapp Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 933 W: 14 N: 1331] (7535)
  • [2008-04-18 17:21]

Good choice and I like the reflections too they sort of seem to repeat too. TFS

hi Silke
how are you doing? i hope things are going well at your end.
its a nice photograph and suits to the title.
a nice entry to the theme.

manuj mehta

Dear Silke,
There is a rumour about a Birthday...
I have heard 45 years mentioned...
Even if I'm a day late and based on rumours...
By the way, a pleasant self portrait!
Pablo -

Excellent Creation.

Hi Lotl,
Almost forgot to look at your repetition posting, sorry. Th eshining front of a classic car is a nice object for the theme (what car? No clue! :-) If it was an aircraft I would have known) Anyway a fine sharp image and it fits perfect to the theme!

Has to be the grille of that 'Olds' :). Repetitions on repetitions Silke and well captured. Lovely framing and the subject most suitable for the theme. Oh bother, it wasnt the 'Olds'. TFS,

Many thanks for your comment on ‘Four Repetitions’

Hi Silke,
ahhh very creative I say! Love those reflections, I have no idea what it is but I am guessing some part to a car or truck...:o)
Great Addition to the theme! TFS

Hello Silke,
SImple object.
Sharp and detaild composition.
Like this tight crop. TFS

Hello Silke,

I like the composure here, details crisp well balaced and composed photo excllent details very well presented photo

TFS Kyle

beautiful image. looks like the front end of some really retro car or something.

i like how you composed it so it's hard to tell what it is, but yet maintain the aesthetics of the lines and the colours.



Hi Silke,
Very good tight cropping to just focus on the repeating patterns. Your reflections also added dimension to the compo. Well captured and composed with very good sharpness. Well done! tfs

  • Great 
  • jawa Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1273 W: 0 N: 1] (12005)
  • [2008-04-21 5:52]

Hi Silke
Very nice linesworking in this simply composition.
Gr Jos

Hi Silke,
Nice shot,
Good repitation,
Very simple but effective,
Hey i can see you.You were wearing somthing red,
Very nice reflection,
And happy birthday to you..

Hi Silke

Such a simple image but yet so much beauty originates from it, I love it.

Thank you for sharing your talent ;)

  • Great 
  • Viking Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 63 N: 782] (4383)
  • [2008-04-22 11:09]

this is a nicely composed shot...wonderful colors and details.

* ltr

Magnificent shapes and texture with reflection, excellent repetition image.

Hi Silke, splendid composition with wonderful graphic, great light, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hello Silke

Beautiful close of the chrome of this old car.
I think to be a car of firemen. Right!
I like the repetition and still more of the presented car
in the other place.
Congratulations for the look and inclusion to the theme.


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