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When in doubt go into the kitchen!!

 

I struggled to find anything resembling today's challenge but I think - hope - this might work!! A potato masher!!

 

Our Daily Challenge ~ ZigZag ....

 

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Taken for the ODC theme today of "Hard Light'.

I'm sacrificing my potato masher to create this pattern. My poor children will have to eat roasted potatoes tonight.

Our Daily Challenge ... through a hole.

 

Cooper decided to see what colour he would get if he mixed a bit of each colour play dough together. This is the result squashed through the holes in the potato masher.

Collection of National Media Museum (Frank Hurley/Australian War Records Section)

 

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My new potato masher, thus retiring the wooden one.

Flickr Lounge week 38 24 -30th Nov. Everyday Things

 

My potato masher is a well used tool in m y house. I mash potato, sweed, butternut squash, carrots and anything else that gets in the way.

 

:copyright: Image by Pyogenes Gruffer - All rights reserved. My Images may not be used on websites, blogs or other media. Do not copy or alter in any way without my written permission.

 

Thank you all if you look at, fave and comment on my pictures. Please excuse me if I do not reply individually. I will be spending more time commenting on your pictures than replying to comments on mine from now on.

Today's Macro Monday theme was "90 degrees" which when I read it initially I thought was a doddle to do as most things about the house are nice and perpendicular.

 

What a fool! I found this to be one of the harder challenges so far, but in the end, I took solace from my silicone coated potato masher and my macro lens.... I couldn't quite get the shot I wanted with a set square, protractor or a variety of other things that were round the house so plumbed for the geometry in this instead as I'm sure there's a 90 degree angle in there somewhere. ;)

 

Nerdy bits: Flash at 1/2 power set below the masher, imported into LightRoom, black point raised and the blues boosted a tad and a load of gunk on my sensor cloned out, time for a cleaning session I think.

Kitchen Ninja FDF -

 

ok ok I have to apologise up front - once again I failed in the costume department my day was to filled playing with my new camera (lomo) and adding other photos to my stream but not one to be left out I have again improvised a costume!! meet...........

 

the Kitchen Ninja!!

 

or is Colander Man a better title.....

 

be afraid be very afraid!! (ahm gonna mash yo Ass!!)....have a good weekend everyone

L to R: Snake Plissken, Kurt Schwitters, letters, pigeon, homage to Joseph Beuys' suit, Jean Michel Basquiat, homage to Ray Johnson's famous mothers potato mashers & me, before quitting.

Undated World War One German soldier with a Model 24 Stielhandgranate "potato masher" grenade.

The classic 'potato masher' German hand grenade, seen at the 'Temple at War' military show, Cressing, Essex.

For the OUR DAILY CHALLENGE group

 

The challenge for 25th Nov is ONE SHOT TWO WAYS

 

Flickr Lounge week 38 24 -30th Nov. Everyday Things

 

My potato masher from above with focus on the handle.

My potato masher is a well used tool in m y house. I mash potato, sweed, butternut squash, carrots and anything else that gets in the way.

 

:copyright: Image by Pyogenes Gruffer - All rights reserved. My Images may not be used on websites, blogs or other media. Do not copy or alter in any way without my written permission.

 

Thank you all if you look at, fave and comment on my pictures. Please excuse me if I do not reply individually. I will be spending more time commenting on your pictures than replying to comments on mine from now on.

365 Days in Color. December color: Silver: #10.

Challenge set for my old mate Pikebubbles. Get a kitchen utensil in the shot. This is my entry buddy!! Lets see what you've got.

Letter on reverse (below) translated by uwing50: Letter authored on 28.11.1915 somewhere on the Western Front. Admin stamps from the 28th Inf. Div. and 4 Kompagnie Leib-Gren-Regt. 109. Postage cancelled two days later on 30.11.15.

 

Nine Grenadier from Badisches Leib-Grenadier-Regiment Nr. 109 with the tools of their trade - barbed wire and grenades.

 

The 28th Infanterie Division served primarily on the Western Front, seeing action at the Battle of the Frontiers and then moving north during the Race to the Sea.

 

It participated in some of the most well-known battles and campaigns of the Western Front, including the 1916 Battle of the Somme, the later phases of the Battle of Verdun, the tank battle of Cambrai in 1917, the German Spring Offensive of 1918, the Third Battle of the Aisne, the Battle of Belleau Wood, the Second Battle of the Marne and the Battle of Soissons.

 

When the Armistice took effect, the Division was occupying defensive positions on the right bank of the Meuse, in the northern part of the Argonne Forest.

The grainy "filtered" look is from the window screen shadow, not anything done in photoshop.

I only bought this yesterday.

 

Thought I would take a macro as it was nice and shiny and new but look how many scratches it already has on it!

 

Not the shot I had in mind because the scratches spoiled it so I changed the settings to concentrate on the lighting at the back (tin foil) instead :)

   

Granatenwerfer 1918. Reverse is blank.

Undated - nothing on reverse. A popular commercial postcard and one that is often seen with added captions.

 

A staged photograph, don't take the title too literally.

So it's simple. First you start with a nice strong brew of Coffee (Preferably espresso), topped with cream and milk then add Ice.

The Canon AE-1 is the dessert to top off the image, especially when coupled to an Ultra-Wide 24mm lens!

Nothing on reverse.

 

One of two pictures depicting instruction in the art of throwing a Handgranaten.

Lens: Tamron 20-40mm ƒ/2.7-3.5

 

Strobist: Handheld DIY beauty dish on a Sunpak 555, camera left. Probably around 1/8 power...

Captured German weaponry, France. In the background the muddy field is visible along with horse-drawn guns and tree stumps. Ariel torpedoes or what the soldier calls 'pine apple The picture is dominated by a huge puddle or pond. At the front of the picture is a pile of grenades which a soldier is pointing to. It is believed that Ernest Brooks took this photograph.

 

The derogatory term for a German, 'Boche', originates from the French slang alboche, which was two words allemand (German) and caboche (pate, head) put together. Scenes such as this were commonly used as propaganda, intended to reaffirm resolve against the enemy.

 

[Original reads: 'OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPHS TAKEN ON THE BRITISH WESTERN FRONT IN FRANCE. A great proof that the Boche did not expect to be pushed back is that there are several heaps of ammunition and bombs of all descriptions lying about. Ariel torpedoes or what the soldier calls 'pine apples.']

 

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For Macro Mondays

Theme: Zig Zag

Camera: Sony Alpha 850

Lens: Tamron SP 70-200mm ƒ/2.8

 

Sunpak 555 into reflective umbrella with Cactus v5 wireless trigger

 

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novatron 240 pack system-i head in white shoot thru umbrella,cam left,1 stop under, 1 head in silver umbrella,cam right,full power,1 head in softbox,as background,full power,triggered by pocket wizards......

My mom's potato masher....I remember having potatoes at almost every meal...that and meat! lol Mashed potatoes were my favorite, with gravy of course. Now, the once red painted wooden handled masher gets used once a year at Thanksgiving. #cy365#retro

A masher from the kitchen.

 

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German troops in Russia, 1941.

Just experimenting with kitchen equipment and a torch (flashlight).

 

Link to large size: farm4.static.flickr.com/3373/3431424123_168549efd3_b_d.jpg

Macro Mondays theme this week is a members choice for us macro photography enthusiasts. Utensils.

It's surprising how many I have in my kitchen utensil drawer. Many that I have are actually doubles. Some I have more. It looks like I can have a can opener party. I have five of those. Only two potato mashers though. This is my favorite masher from IKEA.

Simplicity today, a potato masher with a bit of flash and editing. What more did you want?

 

The reason is that Kathryn makes some really really nice home-made chips, but today she didn't do one vital step which was to boil the potato's first. BIG mistake! They turned out to be uncooked in the middle and burnt on the edges - Yikes!

 

We should have took the safe option and had mash...

Sony A100, at f/5.6 for 1/125s, 50mm, flash (sony 36am) in homemade mini softbox, just out of the top of the shot level with the masher (bounced off the bread bin as well, I think)

Empty grenade canisters, Western Front, during World War I. Piles of empty, used grenade canisters and a few German helmets. The long handled grenades in the background were the type used in the early years of the war. The cans in the foreground may be some of the No. 8 grenades which were literally made from food tins.

 

Many of these early types of grenade were quite dangerous to the person throwing them. Later types, such as the very effective Mills grenade, were safer. Over 61 million grenades were used; they were a popular weapon as they required little skill or training.

 

[Original reads: 'A few of our empties.']

 

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Just in case somebody guesses my first WHATIZZIT, I've got a spare on hand ... WHATIZZIT ?

 

Yes, another potato masher ... this one is nylon or some sort of nearly indestructable plastic ... essential if you're mashing potatoes in a non-stick lined pot ... also good for mashing pinto beans to put in a burrito or enchilada

Note on reverse (below) generously translated by Uwing50. No postmarks etc.

 

Seven battle-tested NCOs from Infanterie-Regiment Herzog Friedrich Wilhelm von Braunschweig, festooned with stick-grenades and early model gas-masks.

 

All men wear a M1916 stahlhelm, a mixture of M1907/10, M1910 Vereinfachte (Simplified) Feldrock and Model 1915 Feldbluse and a mixture of marching boots and lace-up boots with gamaschen (puttees).

 

The 19th Infantry Division participated in the Liège and the subsequent Allied Great Retreat, including the First Battle of the Marne and the First Battle of the Aisne. It was sent to the Eastern Front in 1915 and again in 1916, seeing action in the Gorlice-Tarnów Offensive and the Russian Brusilov Offensive.

 

It returned to the Western Front and after a period in the trenches saw action in the German 1918 Spring Offensive and the subsequent Allied counteroffensives, including the Hundred Days Offensive. The Division was rated first class and regarded as one of the best German divisions by Allied intelligence.

SPUDSKI is a potato masher inspired by old fashioned ski poles. Easy to grip rubber handle allows for a side grip or top grip.

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