CFFC: Components of a Photo, week 1

For Cee’s new photo challenge today each of my proverbial 20 photos will be graded and you’ll be able to guess which were taken in Italy and which in Slovenia.

First, here is Cee’s original photo and I hope she doesn’t mind me reposting it.

Photo: Cee

Our task was to post a similar photo (or 20) with some of the same components. Let’s count them: brick (Br), building, bushes (Bu), curtain (C), dark red (DR), geometry (G), green (Gr), tan (Ta), tree (Tr), turquoise (Tu), wall, window. Twelve in all.

Since all my photos contain a building, a wall and at least one window, these three points are given to each photo automatically.

Geometry is a tricky one since it’s everywhere but in some photos it’s more evident so they get a G point.

There is a tree or a bush in every photo as well, but I’m still going to award Bu and Tr points to each photo accordingly.

Even though brick is more or less everywhere too, a Br point will only be awarded to the photos with individual bricks showing.

A C point will be given to photos with curtains but not with blinds.

As for colours, the points Gr (for green), Ta (for tan), DR (for dark red) and Tu (for turquoise) will be awarded only where they prominently feature in the photo (sometimes it’s an approximation of said colour).

Let’s do it!

And here are the results: photos are ordered by the point count out of possible 12. Neither is perfect but all photos have surpassed half points, which proves that all were worthy of inclusion.

Additional task for my regular visitors: try to guess whether a photo was taken in Italy (two further options are Tuscany or Rome) or in Slovenia (either Ljubljana or the coast). The answers are hidden in the filename of each photo. And in one photo there is a house where I grew up.

Only when I was awarding the points I noticed that on two occasions two photos show the same building in different seasons.

Thank you, Cee, for this interesting challenge! And I’ve got just the photos for Weeks 2 and 3 as well. 😉 Have a look which photos she has chosen as a challenge for the next four weeks.

And since we are on the subject of architecture, if you happen to be in New York, go to MoMA to see the exhibition on amazing Yugoslavian architecture, including my mom’s place of work for many years, Iskra (the building on the right in the Revolution Square, Ljubljana).



19 thoughts on “CFFC: Components of a Photo, week 1

  1. Interesting Photo challenge from Cee. Always inspired by those who follow. My favorite photo here was the purple house with red flowers. Just jumps right out at ya. Nice collection.

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    1. How very interesting, Wind Kisses, to say it jumps out. No. 7 from the top, with leaves above? You might have just discovered the house where I grew up. 😉 Well played! And thank you for the follow!

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  2. This was fun. I like that modern looking building with the staircases. And I enjoy seeing all the things people hang from their balconies. Here, that would be a no no and you would get a letter from your condo or apartment association to stop hanging things. Tables, chairs, flowers, ok, not your towels or laundry!

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    1. Thank you, Claudia. Uuuu, I’d hate such a phone call. It would be counterproductive. It would make me hang out everything: skeletons, brooms, pirate flags, rainbows, sheets tied together, etc etc, until they pass a law against each of them. True, some of the places in the photos are hotels or holiday homes (including your preferred one – there is the entire condominium close to me built in this style), that’s why people passing will always see at least a towel or some bikinis.

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      1. In our climate it’s not as usual to see things drying outside because it’s not warm enough most of the time. And, the feeling in the suburbs, a holdover from the past, I think, is that if you hang clothes to dry, it’s what people do in less-nice neighborhoods who do not have clothes dryers. I admit to the prejudice myself, it’s ingrained from my childhood. Having said that I don’t care if people want to do it but I still say, not across the front porch (as one neighbor did where I lived about 30 years ago and people talked but let it go because she was very old…). I will say, I would not move to a development where they have rules against it. Those places, clothes hanging outside is usually the least of the things they ban!

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        1. Hm… you had a dryer in your childhood? I had a feeling it’s a more recent invention. 😀 I have never used or owned one, neither my parents. Somehow I have a feeling that no machine can make my clothes smell quite like they smell after they have dried outside.

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        2. Yes, I never remember a time we did not have one and I knew no one who did not have one in my childhood. They always sat together in everyone’s garage (we did not have basements in our houses in my area and no laundry rooms built into houses back then). I’ve used the clothesline some, but – the dryer is a valued friend to me. Our dryer was right by the back door, in the garage, and we used to keep our door key in a glass jar inside it in case someone forgot their own (we obviously did not worry about security, either, everyone in town knew it was there, lots of people used the same idea). Of course you did have to remember to get the key jar out before you started up a load of clothes…

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    1. Thank you, Cee! 😀 Not wishing to win anything, I just had a quick look at my catalogue and quickly picked twenty photos that seem to include as many components as possible. I’m glad that you’re impressed. 🙂


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