13 June 2009

Photo Hunt - Lock



The theme for this week's Photo Hunt is Lock. Since I don't have decent photos of door locks, canal locks or those fine men or women who form the second row of a rugby scrum I thought I would stretch the theme a bit. Lock sounds like loch, the Scottish word for a lake or sea inlet. Move to Ireland and the word for a lake becomes "lough"

So having stretched the theme away from things that you put keys in to expanses of water my photos this week were taken at Millstreet County Park in County Cork, Ireland. The building in the first photo is a reconstruction of a crannóg - an artificial Island built in lakes and other watery places and used as a dwelling place in prehistoric times.

64 comments:

Annie said...

Such beautiful photos, love the way you stretched the theme.

Have a great weekend!

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Love the photos and the way you have played with the word.

Mojo said...

Very clever! It's been pretty interesting seeing how people have stretched the theme. You're the first to change the spelling, but it works for me... with scenes like this nobody's going to argue semantics I think.

Sounds like the leg's mended, glad to hear it!

Leslie said...

Now that's a great take on the theme jams. Good one! Have a good weekend. :)

http://lesliesmyers.blogspot.com/2009/06/photohunt-lock-up-cat-food.html

ancient one said...

Great stretch on the theme... I always love water shots...

Pat said...

Love your stretch of the theme!!

Happy Weekend.

jams o donnell said...

Thanks everyone, Glad you like my stretch on the theme!

Sue said...

Lovely pics of lochs :) Nice take on the theme!

Vita Stunder said...

I LOVE your stretch of this theme Jams!

These shots are awesome!
Have a great weekend :)

Anna

CherryPie said...

Such lovely photos and a great idea for the theme :-)

Mar said...

Beautiful shots (wonderfully green!) and unique take on the theme ...
Well done!
Happy weekend and happy hunting.
My PH

candi said...

I love your photos. Nice take on stretching the theme!

Randi said...

A really creative take on this theme Jam and I love the way you stech it. Your photos are fabulous!

jmb said...

Well I'm not fussy about stretching the theme and these are lovely photos.
Happy weekend Jams

Colin Campbell said...

You theme stretcher you. Nice shots. You have to say loch from the back of your throat to get the right sound.

Renegade Eye said...

See this blog.

Carver said...

I think this was a great idea for the theme. I like the idea of using sound a likes. Beautiful shots too. Hope you have a great weekend.

jams o donnell said...

Thanks everyone

Ren I like the idea of a blog devoted to door knockers!

Expat Traveler said...
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Expat Traveler said...

Oops... Ok let's try that comment again...

What beautiful photos and great take on the theme...

Oh I love these photos!!!

I've been day dreaming of photo hunts in europe once again... this makes me want to even more.

Femin Susan said...

This is amazing!! Thanks for sharing.....

SASSY MOM said...

Very creative take on the theme.
I love your shots.

EastCoastLife said...

What a great idea to stretch the theme! I would like to try it once. :)

How's the leg coming? Have a lovely week ahead.

YTSL said...

Teehee re your stretching... and to be honest, don't mind when it results in such cool photos and a fun read. :)

gengen said...

The entries still cute and cool. Happy weekend. Mine is ready.

marcia@joyismygoal said...

always lovely

Life Ramblings said...

i love your take on the theme. happy weekend.

archiearchive said...

Beautiful photographs and a wonderful subversion of the theme :)

Aileni said...

A bit forced but interesting - so you are forgiven.
I hope you survived your short week at work.

Upcountrysmiles said...

Aloha jams,
Beautiful pictures indeed!
Happy PH!

Cindy O
http://upcountrysmiles.com
Stop by!

Hootin' Anni said...

Hi Jams!!! I thought of Loch Ness myself...but since I'm a bit of a 'drive' from there, I nixed the idea. LOL

As always, some beautiful photography shared. You never disappoint.

A. said...

I generally look to stretch the theme myself but I didn't think of this one. Beautiful shots. Every time you post pictures of Ireland, I know I must go back, and soon.

Greyscale Territory said...

Very clever stretch of the theme! Those photos have a lovely haunting mystery about them, especially the first one!

Patricia said...

Oh....I think your take on the theme is refreshingly perfect, Jams! Thanks! I'd love to visit your part of the world. Someday.

Tara R. said...

Beautiful photos and a wonderful take on the theme, very creative. Both shots are so lovely.

just jody said...

gorgeous, jams. reminds me feis chlobhair is today near my home but i unfortunately won't be able to attend. nice take on the theme!

jams o donnell said...

THanks everyone. Glad you like my stretch!

Gattina said...

Beautiful pictures ! much better than an ordinary (rusty) lock !

Marites said...

nice photos and i find the first one really interesting. happy weekend!

bing said...

oh, like loch nest...

Bettina said...

Wow, awesome idea. I tried your link, but it does not work. Think you mean this one, right?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crannog Interesting :-)

Have a great weekend.
Tina

http://boscostina.xanga.com/

RJ Flamingo said...

Ah, I was waiting for someone to come up with this variation! I should have known it would be you! Gorgeous shots and great use of linguistics! :-)

azahar said...

Ha, you think *you* stretched the theme...

Lovely photos!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Good thinking!

Alice Audrey said...

That was a very nice stretching of the theme. Much better than missing it entirely. :)

NitWit1 said...

Lock or loch, I like the pictures. I had some creative ideas but no resources, like hemlock, headlock, hammerlock, lockin, lockout, so my shots are somewhat mundane.

My post:
http://cowardscorner-nitwit1.blogspot.com

Debbie @Like a Rose said...

Love it - a great stretch. Now if you'd only capture Nessie in the photo...

Bonggamom said...

I love the way you played with words so you could showcase your gorgeous photos!

luna miranda said...

the building in the top photo is very interesting. the second photo is beautiful!

Cats~Goats~Quotes said...

Makes sense to me..Lock/Loch!
Very pretty photos, too!

Anneke (Mudhooks) said...

I was wondering if someone would do a "twist" on the word. I was thinking "lox" not loch! Good work! As a Scot (well my mother is) I approve this "twist"!

Mine is not a twist but it is long-winded...

srp said...

Now I have the song running through my head... you take the high road and I'll take the low road and I'll be in Scotland afore ye. Love your take on the theme... very calming!
Thanks for stopping by.

Dragonstar said...

That's quite a stretch! Made for a lovely post though, with great photos.

jams o donnell said...

Thanks everyone!

Sherry said...

I learn something new at your blog quite often. How interesting. Great take on the theme. Someday, somehow I want to visit Ireland.

Pinopolis Lock here: http://blondesherry.blogspot.com/2009/06/photohunt-lock.html

Sherry at EX Marks the Spot

girasoli said...

Great creativity this week and gorgeous photos! Thanks for sharing.

Sean Jeating said...

Good choice, Jams.
Had I not had to promise her not to do so under the title 'Lock Ness' I had posted the photo in which I am sitting on a wall about four miles south Urquhart Castle while over some butter Scotchs having a nice chat with Nessie.

jams o donnell said...

THanks Sherry, Girasoli!

Sean, I know Nessie likes her privacy so I would not dream of asking you to break your word!

KISSEDALOTATOADS said...

good take on the theme,.. works for me,..lol. I posted late if you want to stop by. I took a different take on the theme this week.

SabineM said...

Lovely photos! Great take on the theme!

Irene said...

Very nice scenery. Thanks for dropping by.

Napaboaniya.Elaine Ling said...

Sorry I'm here late, been a crazy month with both kids on vacation! :P

I like your take on the theme lock. I learned a Scottish word! :)

Liz said...

Silly me! I missed an opportunity for a rugby photo!

Great take on theme and not a stretch at all.

Heart of Rachel said...

It's always nice to see entries with a creative twist. Great shots!