Picture This!
Anomalies, Misplacements, And Oddball Juxtapositions

Photographers have a keen eye, and part of that is noticing moments when people, places, and things converge in extraordinary fashion. Our Picture This! assignment this month asked readers to submit images that caught those “comings together” that held those odd coincidences in a single image. Readers used long lenses to compress space and bring disparate subjects closer, and wide angle lenses to include various elements within a frame. All in all it proves that photography promotes awareness of matters that defy easy analysis; in most cases the pictures speak for themselves in a language that sometimes only photographers understand.

Pyramids And Tour Bus
The pure geometric forms and minimalist landscape are intruded upon, yet somehow defined by a tour bus ambling across the plane. Irwin H. Segel made this shot with a Nikon D300 and a Nikkor 18-200mm VR lens; exposure was f/16 at 1/500 sec at ISO 400.
© 2008, Irwin H. Segel, All Rights Reserved

Well-Used Car
Tom Speropulos got this shot of what looks like the last used car on the lot. He photographed with a Nikon FE2 and a Sigma 28-80mm lens on Ektachrome 200 film.
© 2008, Tom Speropulos, All Rights Reserved

Yard Sale
Guaranteed antiques might be the draw in this location shot by Phil Lapan. Photographed with a Canon EOS 30D and a Canon EF-S 18-55mm lens, exposure was f/5.6 at 1/500 sec at ISO 100.
© 2008, Phil Lapan, All Rights Reserved

All Classics
Arnold Ehrsam made this shot at a classic auto show. He photographed with a Nikon F4 on Fujicolor 400 film.
© 2008, Arnold Ehrsam, All Rights Reserved

Rest Stop
Robert K. Bailey made this photo with a Canon EOS 10D with an exposure of f/13 at 1/750 sec at ISO 400.
© 2008, Robert K. Bailey, All Rights Reserved

You never know what you’ll see when you look down. This quizzical shot was made by Bob Gates with a Canon EOS 10D and a Canon 24-70mm f/2.8 lens with an exposure of f/6.7 at 1/250 sec at ISO 100.
© 2008, Bob Gates, All Rights Reserved

Conflicting Instructions
Dr. Trac Ton-That found this contradictory set of signs in Ottawa, Canada. He shot with a Minolta AF101R on Kodak 400 color negative film.
© 2008, Dr. Trac Ton-That, All Rights Reserved

Handy Man
Lawrence Jessie worked a pose with a picture to create this surreal shot. Exposure with a Nikon D80 was f/5.6 at 1/125 sec.
© 2008, Lawrence Jessie, All Rights Reserved

Recording Angel
(Left) Photographer Vic Briggs was walking by the statue of the Recording Angel, by Audrey Flack, in Nashville and noticed the crane in the background. He noticed that the crane was in a position that made it look as if the angel “…was holding and playing it as a musical instrument.” Exposure on a Nikon D200 was f/13 at 1/1000 sec at ISO 800.
© 2008, Vic Briggs, All Rights Reserved

Sign Transition
Bruce Mermelstein grabbed this shot at a red light in New York’s Times Square with a Panasonic Lumix LZ5.
© 2008, Bruce Mermelstein, All Rights Reserved