Weekly Photo Challenge: Infinite

12 Oct

This week’s photo challenge is “infinite.” When we were children, my brother and I used to like seeing images within images within images. If we passed by a storefront displaying such an infinite progression of the same thing (say, a poster of a clown holding a poster that showed the same clown holding a poster that showed the same clown yet again), we would always stop and stare, marveling at how the image could go on forever, perhaps even beyond the point where it was visible to the naked eye. If we couldn’t see it, was it still there?

This photo doesn’t portray an image within an image, but it somehow says “infinite” to me. It’s a long look down the length of a variegated yucca leaf. But because the top and bottom portions are out of focus, with only the middle defined, there doesn’t appear to be any clear beginning or end. The leaf seems suspended in infinity, with the grooves pointing the way to parts unknown.

6 Responses to “Weekly Photo Challenge: Infinite”

  1. gretzel October 12, 2013 at 2:20 pm #

    Muy buena foto.


  2. Lily Mugford October 12, 2013 at 2:49 pm #

    I love your interpretation of the Infinite theme. I do remember marvelling at those same kind of enless photo within a photo. (I confess I sttill enjoy them)


    • perennialpastimes October 12, 2013 at 5:34 pm #

      Thank you. I wish I did have a photo within a photo, but this one somehow captured my imagination when looking for something that seemed infinite–but I could just have an overactive imagination!


  3. bmyshot October 12, 2013 at 3:41 pm #

    Is it a leaf??? Wow, I thought it was fabric!




    • perennialpastimes October 12, 2013 at 5:36 pm #

      Yes, it’s a yucca leaf, shot close up and longwise. I love how that sometimes totally changes the notion of what a leaf looks like. And it would make a nice fabric….


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