Monday, April 11, 2011

How Do I Get To All Those Coins?

enlarge for optimum viewing pleasure

52 comments:

baygirl32 said...

So certainly appears to be giving it some great thought! What a wonderful shot, and of such a pretty girl!

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

Brilliant photo and post title!

Happy Monday!
Betty

Mynx said...

seriously considering her wish I think

pitchertaker said...

Hmmmmm.....don't believe I see a rainbow in that image.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

You know, as a kid, I often wondered that as well.

Dawn said...

Aha. The universal question of the mind;)

Bossy Betty said...

I have often had these same thoughts myself...

Love this picture!

Oilfield Trash said...

Awesome picture.

The Wife of a Dairyman said...

You mean she didn't jump in?! ;)

Sharon Wagner said...

Get wet!

diane rene said...

so contemplative ... thoughtful moments captured

Pat Tillett said...

baygirl - Knowing her, she was probably really thinking about lunch.

Betty M - Thanks Betty! Same to you!

Mynx - I wonder if her wish was to figure it out!

pitchertaker - Not even a hint of one...

Alex - I usually didn't just wonder, I usually found a way to get at least a few.

Dawn - All the great thinkers have pondered this same thing... All for some loose change!

Bossy Betty - I'm betting you found a way... Thanks!

Oilfield Trash - Thanks so much!

Nancy - I dared her to, but she refused!

Sharon - Not a chance! Maybe if it was warmed up first.

Pat Tillett said...

Diane - She's is very contemplative. What she contemplates is sometimes sort of zany!

TS Hendrik said...

It's in-poderable. Get it? In- sorry... I'm in a weird mood.

Great picture.

Naturedigital said...

Is she really thinking of how to get to the coins or about the wish she has just made..?
Have a great week Patrick.
Costas

Ms. Becky said...

her concentration is impressive. what I love about this photo is not only the subject, but what's going on in the background too. As Letterman used to say - "what about those people?"
fantastic shot Pat. and I recommend enlarging, as you suggest. have a fun day.

Ms. A said...

Please tell me that's an older photo??? Her hair hasn't grown THAT MUCH since she cut it, has it?

Love the photo!!!

Marlene said...

I love the pose...and what a great caption!

Marlene said...

I love the pose...and what a great caption!

Rekha said...

yes, the question of the decade...lovely picture capturing a sweet moment.

becca said...

how adorable and that's my thought to how to get them and not get caught

Belle said...

I loved throwing coins in a fountain and making a wish when I was young. It was kind of magical!

Diana (Di) said...

Wonderful caption, and such a lovely photo. :)

Tracy said...

Ahhh, I've often wondered that myself!
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Betsy from Tennessee said...

Cute picture, Pat.... I can almost hear her say that she'd LOVE to have those coins... Maybe (if you had have stuck around a little while) you could have gotten a picture of her IN the water... ha ha

Have a great day tomorrow, Pat.
Betsy

Stickup Artist said...

What a beautiful portrait! I also think your choice of black and white really enhances the thoughtful mood, one that we can certainly relate to whether it be pennies tossed into a fountain, or anything else we desire out of life.

PS: The Saguaros are a few miles west of the north entrance to Joshua Tree National Park on the 62, on the left hand side (if you're coming from our direction).

Baby Sister said...

Oh wow, I love this picture!!

John McElveen said...

Perfect! In today's economy--not a bad thought! She's awesome!

J

altadenahiker said...

Another one of those timeless photos.

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

Clearly, she won't budge until she figures this one out. Great shot. She's a natural.
xoRobyn

Cheeseboy said...

I've often had that though myself.

Pat Tillett said...

Tim - Thanks! (I don't get it, but it's probably me, not you)

Costas - Knowing her, she's probably thinking about both.

Ms Becky - I'm with you! I always examine the background of photos I see. Thanks!

Ms A - No, this was before it she cut it last. She likes to let it grow and then donate it. Thanks!

Marlene - Thanks Marlene!

Rekha - Thanks so much!

becca - I've always thought that. I also always wondered what happens to the coins when they clean them out.

Belle - Me too! I still do it...

Diana - Thanks so much Diana!

Tracy - I'm sure people have figured it out.

Betsy - Thanks Betsy! She did ask about what happens to the money.

Stickup Artist - Thanks so much! I'm a bit odd, but I usually think most photos look better in B&W (escept most scenery shots).

Baby Sister - Thanks so much! She liked it also.

John - Yep! It's come down to stealing pennies out of a fountain!

altadenahiker - I must have a thousand of her. I really don't like taking portraits, but she has an interesting face.

Robyn - Yep! She's still standing there...

Brian said...

That's a great picture! I'd help her but then my paws would get wet!

Cake Betch said...

**PST come back when it's dark!**

Copyboy said...

I heard from the owner they drain the fountain at 11:32pm

One Woman's Thoughts said...

It's all about capturing the moment with photography.
Delightful!

mice_aliling said...

she's quite a lovely girl. maybe she threw so many coins for so many wishes ;)

#1Nana said...

I have a similar picture of my two granddaughters from the last time I visited them in Austin...except the three year old has her arm in the water up to her shoulder trying to reach the money!

Chris Phillips said...

She almost looks upset, like maybe she threw in a quarter thinking it was a nickel and now is contemplating going after it.

Rita said...

Pat, what a lovely photo. Taylor is certainly a beautiful girl.

You photo immediately took me back to when I was that age. I felt as if my whole world were in turmoil and nothing would ever make sense again.

I would have been wondering where the tradition of tossing coins in a fountain came from? Or, questioning the logic of tossing away a good coin on wishes when it could purchase a Slo Poke, cherry coke or enough gum to last me a week? Back then a Slo Poke was certainly better than dreams or some old wish.

Genie said...

Enlarging this shot is the key to seeing all you were able to capture...amazing. The girl is so consumed by what she is seeing. Love the long hair. Beautiful as always.

Ree said...

I've wondered that myself. I do love fountains, coins or not.

Peevie Juice said...

This blog is dude-worthy. And I love the pictures.

Finally a good man-blog.

Georgina Dollface said...

I loved water fountains as a kid - and I still do! We have a water fountain outside our building and sometimes I toss pennies in and make wishes. I'm probably violating the strata rules, but who cares. A wish is a wish! Thanks for sharing this cute photo with us! - G

Clarissa Draper said...

Do you know what's sad? I wonder that sometimes.

Pam Tucker said...

Oh what an awesome photo! So deep in thought! Yep, if only she could get to those coins... ;)

Living In Williamsburg Virginia said...

Ah yes, probably a question that has kicked around the corners of every child's mind at one time or another. She does seem to be quite intent on it though. You may want to check her pockets.

Darryl and Ruth : )

Nikki Rules said...

This reminded me of how once, when I was about 6 years old, I wanted to toss a coin into the fountain at the local mall. I was so excited to possibly have my cherished wish come true, I accidentally tossed my entire coin purse instead of just one coin.

I had the janitor come out to get my purse. I think any grown man would do anything in the world to stop a little girl from crying. And screaming.

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Blue Wave 707 said...

Funny!

Leovi said...

The picture really so beautiful as the girl thoughtfully. A greeting.

SquirrelQueen said...

That's a great photo Pat and it's perfect in monochrome.

She is in deep contemplation, probably devising a complicated machine to extract the coins without having to get wet.

Sérgio Pontes said...

Yeah, she is thinking in teh coins ;-)