Hugh’s Photo Challenge Week #6: Unused

I had some fun with Hugh’s challenge this week; to post a photo of something that is/was ‘unused.’ I was not happy with the background of my original image, so I tried playing with it using dreamscope.

The original photo was taken a few years ago. One day, I happened to need some onions for a recipe. After opening up my cupboard, I discovered an unusual surprise.  An ‘unused’ bunch of cooking onions had created new life. I just had to take a photo of it, but with no thought of placing the basket of new growth in a more photogenic environment. I was not able to use the bulbs since they were too soft and starting to rot. Thanks Hugh for the interesting topic.

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About Olga

I have always had an affinity for artistic endeavors and the beauties of nature. The power of the word combined with photography have become my creative spark.
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22 Responses to Hugh’s Photo Challenge Week #6: Unused

  1. awesome results – that almost stained glass look

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  2. Nice one. Even when we kill our plants they struggle to live in spite of us. Like potatoes

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  3. Lindy Le Coq says:

    This would fit in Cee’s Oddball Photo Challenge too!

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    • Olga says:

      You are so right, Lindy. I realized it also after I posted it. It also fits Hugh’s past challenge of “What’s in your cupboard.’

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  4. Trisha says:

    I’ve discovered those kind of surprises too, although I didn’t think to take photos of them. I love the special effects you applied to the photo!

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    • Olga says:

      Thanks, Trisha. I agree with you that I’ve also lost some photo moments in the past by not taking that shot and it’s usual because other people are around or in the moment I think it’s too mundane. Thanks for commenting.

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  5. An interesting topic and an interesting take on it.

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  6. Claudette says:

    Wonderful, and proving the urge to live is strong – even in vegetables!

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  7. Hi Olga, thanks for participating in my weekly photo challenge.

    Your photo bought back memories of when I was at school and we grew plants by placing an onion on top of an open jar filed with water. After a few days the onion produced roots and then, to our surprise, it started sprouting a stem and leaves. I can’t remember if it flowered.

    Great effects from the photography software you have used. I like the result very much.

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  8. Walking My Path: Mindful Wanderings in Nature says:

    Great idea for the challenge, pretty photo, and I love what you did with it. Have a wonderful day.
    Mary

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  9. Aditix says:

    It turned out nice.

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  10. Janice says:

    I like the first photo, background and all, but I also especially like what you did to the last one. Great idea for the theme!

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