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Lens-Artists PC: Extra ordinary

Our guest host I. J. gives us a tricky theme this week: the ordinary. My camera is used to catching abnormalities and the extraordinary. Where is the border between the usual and the unusual?

At first I was not sure what to go after. I opened the folder of my first year in Italy, 2013. The “pasta” curtain looked ordinary and interesting enough.

Then I opened 2014 and many more came to play. I added six current ones and here it is, my brown and green gallery. Such ordinary colours.

Except the IKEA paper pad, that one has more colours. And it’s eternal. We still have it after eight years even though we keep using it for three-lingual shopping lists. The only thing I still write by hand.

For Lens-Artists Photo Challenge, guest-hosted by I. J. at Don’t Hold Your Breath: The Ordinary

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Published by Manja Maksimovič

A Slovenian in Italy for love. Blogger, photographer, translator and would-be writer who would be a writer if she wrote. Plus reluctant but emerging poet. Beware.

46 thoughts on “Lens-Artists PC: Extra ordinary

  1. That’s a very good response to the challenge I think. That photo of relaxing Romans is so ordinary, but at the same time so extraordinarily relaxed. I like your carpets and your daily view, but most of all I’m intrigued by your kitchen tool.

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    1. Thank you, I. J., for saying this, and for your challenging theme. I’m glad I succeeded, even though at the start I wasn’t sure what to do. That tool was fully new to me. I think only Romans are using it. 😀 Puntarelle as such a specific, local side dish. This is a variant of chicory. After slicing it with this tool you put them in cold water and they curl! Then you eat them raw in a salad.

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  2. Hi, Manja. Great response to the challenge. I love the pasta curtain and the photo of the men in Rome. Your Bestia photos always make me smile. Ah…now I see why you call him “Bestia.” 😀😀

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  3. Yes but your ordinary tells such a story and such a delightful warp and weft with the lines. Beautiful, really. I know I wax lyrical about your photography but I wouldn’t say it if I didn’t mean it. Love the dew, the marble slab, all the textures. There’s a sort of road movie book cover feel about some of these shots 🙂

    I’ve enjoyed catching up on your blog this evening. I fully intend to read all else I’ve missed! I’m behind with everyone’s posts! Life has taken me as its ox lately. I’m one of those people who can’t say no when someone asks me for a favour and then my time is stolen from me!!

    I’ll be visiting again soon. Wishing you well 🙂 ❤

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    1. Ahh!! Road movie book cover!!!! Love that, Sunra Nina. Another blog name in the making. 😉 And warp and weft… Such choice words you have for me. I truly appreciate each your visit. All well to you too. And that you say yes to yourself too.

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