Wednesday, July 30, 2008

ABC Wednesday - B is for Basketball

B is for Basketball.............

a macro shot of a worn out basketball

If I hadn't told you what this was in the title, would you have known it was a basketball? A very much overplayed one at that.

The leather covering was peeling off, but those black rubber lines were just as they were when they were brand new.

There are basket balls that made to use in the court, and there are those that are made to use in the street.

This one did a lot of playing in the backyard - all dirt and rocks. It certainly took a beating, but it still held the air and was just as bouncy as ever.

By taking a macro shot of it, it took on an abstract appearance with interesting textures.

The boys were happy to retire it when it was replaced with a new one.

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  1. Well now I see it.
    Very clever photo.

    Bear((( )))

  2. I never would have guessed it -nice one!

  3. well well - very well done - I would never have guessed, but then I'd never go within a mile of a basketball myself - not my game - good puzzle though.

  4. Yep, I know how it is...   When you have an old basketball that "works well" you just don't want to let it go...

  5. Yes, I knew right away what it was....but only because my dear husband loves the sport and I've seen one or two of those around here...but I've never seen one quite as worn down as your photo!

  6. Great texture! I love the decay element - turning it into a thing of beauty.

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  9. It makes an excellent abstract shot, Kathy! Looks like a calligraphy or pictogram!

  10. Nope, I would not have guessed straightaway, although maybe if I stared at it a bit I'd have figured it out. Terrific abstract, Kathy. I would not have thought of this for an subject photo subject.



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