Friday, 22 June 2007

PHOTO HUNTERS: SHINY

For this week’s topic on SHINY, I have decided to take a shot of my rings.
Just look at the shininess of the diamond in the middle

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I have also taken a shot of a Chinese symbolic animal, “Dragon Head Tortoise”.
Dragon depicts courage and determination whereas
the Tortoise depicts steadiness.
The gold coins it is sitting on signify tremendous wealth and prosperity.
It is believed that placing this symbol in the North or East corner
of your office or home will bring excellent career and family luck.

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Here is a shiny photo of a plaque on the Buddha’s face.
Whichever angle you move to, it will give you the EMBOSSED effect.
In fact, the image is ENGRAVED onto the plaque.
What an optical illusion!

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60 comments:

Dawn said...

thank you for visiting my blog & commenting. Your pics were very nice.

MonkeyWong.com said...

Wow, nice pics!
Mmmm...considering to join Photo Hunters too :P

Linked 2 u too, nice day!

Jenn in Holland said...

Some very cool shiny things! I love the buddha engraving. SO cool. And the background on your rings is just so cheery and summery! Well done.

Mimomma said...

I LOVE THAT TORTOISE!! COol beans!
Thanx for your comments and taking the time to visit my site!
Grins,

papajoneh said...

interesting photos. i especialy love the dragon head tortoise. cool. i only have the frog with a coi in the mouth and Pi Yao. ;)

lissa said...

I don't think I have seem these dragon and tortoise statues anywhere but I wasn't looking so...Learn something new today. Thanks.

CRIZ LAI said...

dawn: thanks for coming back too :)

monkeywong: you should join. You are a real artistic and creative person. You can come out with wonders :)

jenn: I love Holland too. There are so many different types of flora and fauna there. Love the tulips best :)

mimomma: glad to hear that. I saw one in US which cost USD49.90. I guessed it's not cheap at all.

papajoneh: Pi Yao figurine is quite hard to get. Is that the one with dragon and lion features wit a horn right?

lissa: Well, this statue is rather common in the Asian country. It's used for Feng Shui purposes.

Bengbeng said...

wow..yrs is oledi up. mine is not even in the selection process yet :)

kayatan said...

Very nice !

ttbookjunkie said...

Great shinny things. I really think the dragon and buddha are neat.

Amanda

Tina said...

I like the picture in the middle most. Why, i like lucky charms, like this. Get some from my pen pal from Japan. Thanks for stopping at my blog. Thinks we read us again. Have a great weekend. ;-)

tegdirb92 said...

wow, I love everything you chose. I especially love the dragon!!

jams o donnell said...

Nice photos. I particularly like the Buddha

pat said...

Great photos! I love the way you setup the photo of the rings - great colors.

Happy Weekend!

Heather said...

Shiny. Pretty AND shiny.

Incog & Nito said...

The rings are beautiful. And the dragon and Buddha very nice too. Happy weekend.

Hootin'Anni said...

I really, really like the shiny dragon head tortise.

Happy hunting.

Bongga Mom said...

Your ring is beautiful!

Heart of Rachel said...

Lovely entries for this week's theme. It's nice how you presented those rings. Very creative!

hanneng said...

my wedding ring got so shiny already after many years .. :)

babyfiona said...

eh! my dad got one of the dragon head tortise!

CRIZ LAI said...

bengbeng: faster post up! I want to see :)

kayatan: so short a comment nowadays? :P

ttbookjunkie: Hi Amanda...nice to know you like them :)

tina: nice to know you too :)

tegdirb92: everything? Thanks for the compliment :)

james o donnell: yup...the buddha plaque is very unique if only you can see the eyes. It stare at you whichever angle you move to :P

pat: I was working on a fresh colour presentation

heather: happy, happier, happiest :)

incog & Nito: Thanks for the compliment :)

CRIZ LAI said...

Hootin' Anni: It's beautiful, isn't it? :)

Bongga Mom: Thanks :)

Heart of Rachael: Thank you. Thank you. :)

hanneng: Wow...that's a good maintenence :)

babyfiona: no wonder your family is so harmonious and lucky tohave you as their daughter :)

Betty Jane said...

Thanks for stopping by! You have some pretty cool shiny things going on! I like the personal touch with your rings! Peace.

Barbara H. said...

The rings are lovely!

Heidi @ GGIP said...

I really love that setting for your engagement ring. I always thought that was really cool.

I have rings this week two. But the diamond is missing in mine...

ipanema said...

They are shiny! Nice photos! :)

fattien said...

it seems like u interested in Feng shui woh. The Buddha’s face was uniquelah...where do you get it?

jmb said...

Excellent photos of interesting things. Your rings are very special and shiny

Jose said...

Shiny stuff , good pictures. It's fun trying to show other participants one's idea of what the theme is?

Leesa said...

Very shiny stuff!

Gattina said...

I am sure you polished your rings before the picture lol ! the other once are very beautiful too and special !

Ken Xu said...

Wow, the buddha looks great! How much is it? I'm going to buy it! ;p

CRIZ LAI said...

betty jane: thanks for the compliment :)

barbara h: thanks too

heidi: it's just my rings, not engagement rings :P

ipanema: thanks

fattien: it's done by a monk. Can't buy it. Sorry.

jmb: thanks

jose: yup...we have to be creative at times too. Different heads different ideas :)

leesa: indeed shiny :)

gattina: no i did not polish up. It's that way all the time :)

ken xu: not for sale. It's handmade :)

Dragonheart said...

Those are all great examples of shiny. :) Lovely photos. :)

Mama Bear June said...

Very nice shiny stuff! Love the rings. The Buddha face is wild with that illusion.
http://burnettfamnews.blogspot.com/2007/06/photo-hunters-shiny.html

Cats~Goats~Quotes said...

Very pretty rings!
All of the photos are great examples of shiny. Interesting Buddha!

srp said...

What a great shot... gorgeous setting. My diamond started out as a satin finish, but ended up shiny after 12 years.

Vader's Mom said...

Wonderful photos! Your rings are beautiful.

blur_mommy said...

Very cool photos! I like the the way u set up the rings & the backgd. Nice! Thanks for dropping by my blog.

Miz said...

Yes, that is a lovely and shiny diamond...wish it were mine! Nice use of the theme. Have a great weekend!

RUTH said...

The rings are beautiful and I could really do with one of those tortoises! The Buddha's face is spectacular... Thanks for your visit to my first Photo Hunter post.

A. said...

Really lovely and interesting pictures. The plaque of Buddha's face is fascinating but the one I like most is the dragon head tortoise.

Thanks for visiting earlier :)

CRIZ LAI said...

dragonheart: Thanks for the compliment :)

mama bear june: the plaque is handmade :)

cats-goats-quotes: glad you like my posting :)

srp: thanks

vader's mom: thank you

blur mommy: thanks thanks :)

miz: yours? no way...haha :P

ruth: you are welcome anytime :)

A: the dragon tortoise head is easily available in the Asian country. Happy to know you love it :)

YTSL said...

Nice pics! (You couldn't resist putting up more than one, could you? ;b) Thanks for coming over and visiting my blog one more time! :)

meeyauw said...

Your photos are all beautiful, symbolic and valuable. Thank you for sharing.

Leslie said...

Beautiful photos. The Buddha plaque is tripping me out! Very cool.

Gran - (Angela) said...

Excellent photos for our theme. Everything is shiny and beautiful.
Have a great weekend!
Thanks for your visit.

jason77 said...

Interesting take on this weeks theme.

Linda said...

That last picture is quite fascinating, I can't believe that it's engraved and not embossed!

Thank you for visiting!

Angelo said...

Wow, lots of shiny shots! Thanks for dropping by and Happy hunting :)

Drew said...

Some nice shiny stuff there.

Elizabeth said...

Criz, thank you for stopping by my blog! I LOVE the ring photo, the contrast is amazing.

tasra said...

Very shiny stuff there! So many creative ways to photograph what is fun and shiny in our worlds.

Thanks for stopping by!

April said...

I love that plaque, it is just amazing!

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

yenjai.net said...

You have some really nice pieces there

Bernard said...

Woohooo.. welcome to photo hunters!

CRIZ LAI said...

ytsl: yea...it there a rule that we can put up only one? I did know about that...haha :P

meeyauw: thanks

leslie: tripping? be careful :)

gran angela: thanks

jason77: thanks

linda: lots of people can't see the difference through photo shots due to the reflection effect :)

angelo: thanks

drew: thanks

elizabeth: thank you

tasra: :)

april: oh..so do i :)

yenjai.net: thanks

bernard: welcome welcome :)

Renee said...

What a great group of photos, I love the rings.

Thanks for stopping by.

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