Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Symbiosis

Rope and Shrimp Boat Hull, Shem Creek, Mt. Pleasant, SC  © Doug Hickok
(Click on image for larger view.)


The word for the day is symbiosis. It is a noun meaning "any interdependent or mutually beneficial relationship." The word dates from 1877 as a biological term, and refers to a mutually beneficial association of two different organisms.

In this photo I would like to think that the colors red and green are visually symbiotic, and the boat and rope are just as symbiotic.

In my experience, chocolate and coffee (especially chocolate covered espresso beans) going into my face, also exhibit traits of symbiosis... maybe... I hope the coffee and chocolate benefit...  somehow...

26 comments:

  1. I like the simplicity of the rope across the colours of the shrimp boat Doug.... i went through Mount Pleasant to Charlestown a few weeks ago.... i caught your bridge and it just happens to be posted today:)....peter:)

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  2. I never tire of boat shots, keep 'em coming!

    (Did you receive my email?)

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  3. Artist and photographer; are these symbiotic hobbies?

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  4. Chocolate covered espresso beans. HA! Now you're talking, Doug. :) I've always liked that word, symbiosis. It relates to a lot of things in life!

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  5. I love these beautiful diagonals that intersect and strong colors of all

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  6. Doug, your posts always give me good feelings, this one is very inspiring. :)
    By the way...chocolate and coffee...both!
    Léia

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  7. Simbiosis, I like chocolate and expresso.
    But here in the coast we have a special tee hour, its Sherry and fried calamari, jjjj

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  8. Nice colors and contrasts.....good work.

    Greetings, Joop

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  9. love the green paint on the rope

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  10. What a cool post, symbiosis is a very good title!
    Red and green is always a good combination of colours. ;-)

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  11. My go on symbiosis.
    Gotta be your camera and light.

    And I am a parasit - trying to steal your photo ideas. ;o)

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  12. i find dark chocolate is symbiotic with just about everything. this is a gorgeous minimalist shot.

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    1. OH MY!!! I completely agree! We're going to get along just fine when you come to town!
      We'll go on a chocolate search through the streets and alleyways of Charleston!
      See you soon,
      Becky

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  13. Nice lines and color in this. Like how it splits the frame.

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  14. how about 'man and dog' ... or 'doug/franz and camera' ... i'm sure i could come up with some more ... ;-))
    love your post of today for its vivid primal colors! the arangement reminds me very much of a national flag, that of portugal perhaps (without the rope, of course ...)

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  15. The boat and rope are just as symbiotic. I think it´s a beautiful metaphor.
    Clear and nice.Great.
    Greetings my frien Doug.

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  16. A super minimalist shot - it could almo0st be retitled "When Mark Rothko met the Cutty Sark"

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  17. good colors and contrcts, original :P

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  18. Nice find with this simple combination of colors; the shadow rope brings a lot!
    Have a nice day.

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  19. love the lines & shades of colors captured here.. well done! :)

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  20. i like the shadow and the cut.

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