Friday, January 20, 2012

Fifty-two on Friday-Week Three


A blog circle of photographers from all over the world, both amateur and professional alike, sharing their interpretations of a common theme.  At the bottom of each post, click the link for the next photographer until you come full circle back here.


"A picture is worth a thousand words." 

How many times have you heard that saying?    According to Wikipedia it "is believed that the modern use of the phrase stems from an article by Fred R. Barnard in the advertising trade journal Printers' Ink, promoting the use of images in advertisements that appeared on the sides of streetcars.[1] The December 8, 1921 issue carries an ad entitled, "One Look is Worth A Thousand Words."

Scrabble is a popular game that uses letter tiles to make words.    I play "Words with Friends" on my smart phone.  It;s fun to be able to play a game with other people and not even be in the same room with them.  I can play with my eight year old niece, my friend and my sister all at the same time, although the game can take days (or weeks in my case) to play

For this photo I used our original Scrabble game.  It has a copyright date of 1953 on it's label.  That's several years older than either my husband or myself.    I thought about actually playing a real game but then decided to set up the tiles and let them tell the story of why I took the photo!  It may not be worth a thousand words, but it was fun and it gets the point across!


To see how Jenn Duguay, Valleyview, Alberta Photographer interprets our theme, just click on her name!