Photo Challenges

Outlier (Day 28)

Welcome to 30 days of Photographs II. Just 2 days and then it’s sweet, sweet freedom! Click to see the list of themes that have made grown men cry.

And here are the other manic-depressives participating in this challenge: Ziva, MikeWJ, Mo, Meleah, nonamedufus, Unfinished Person, Mariann, Malisa, Nora, LaughingMom, Tanya, Elizabeth A, Kristen , Cheryl, Katherine, and 00Dozo.

Mike – I took the definition of Outlier to be something that stands apart form the group. I even went outside and tried to photograph a person standing alone near a group, but it was too cold and everyone was walking too fast. So I photographed a bunch of Cheerios instead, with that one Cheerio dude doing his own thing. What a rebel.

outlier cheerios

Nicky – what CheesyMike said. Except without the Cheerios.

frozen corn, corn kernels, peas, frozen peas, peas and corn, corn and peas

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  • Brilliant! I took it literally too just couldn’t find what I was looking for. (Ah hell, now that song’s going to be stuck in my head all day. If it gets stuck in yours, you’re welcome.)

  • Mike, brilliant, I love your rebel Cheerio.

    Nicky, brilliant, I love your rebel pea. He sort of looks a little lonely, though.. Is he okay? I think he needs a friend.

  • Mike: LOve your cheerio outlier. The light really makes him look apart.

    Nicky: I hate peas. You knew that. And I’m not that big on corn either. But I like the colour contrast.

  • I love your entries.  Clever, clever, clever, smart, clever…oh there is an outlier in keeping with today’s rather odd theme.

    Great pics and just two days to go.  Won’t you be glad to be done with your stalker…errr…groupie.

  • Mike – That Cherrio is starting his summer tan early so that he doesn’t burn. He’s obviously the smartest of the bunch.
    Nicky- I feel sorry for that poor lonely frozen pea. He’s just trying to fit in with the cool crowd.

  • Thanks Cheryl, for the compliment and the song! There are definitely worse ear worms you could have dumped on us!! 🙂

  • Thanks Z! I think he’s fine. I think he revels in the fact that he’s not like everyone else. 🙂

  • Dufus, I thought of you when I took this picture. I know you hate peas. I’m sorry I posted a picture of a pea, especially on your birthday. I was going to take a lovely picture of a bunch of raspberries and a gooseberry, but then my kids ate them.

  • I think I speak for both Mike and myself when I say we will be glad we are done with this challenge but we will never be glad to lose our stalk… er… groupie! 🙂

  • Yep, there are. An area radio station is doing an A-Z of rock (usually lasts about 5 or 6 weeks & it’s fun) and I just heard Joe Cocker’s version of Cry Me a River. I was pretty psyched until they cued up Aerosmith’s cover. (I love Aerosmith but this was like brushing my teeth with minty fresh toothpaste then gargling with garlic.)

  • Sigh. I know how he feels, LM.

    *runs crying from the room*


  • This has definitely been an interesting, and challenging month.  Interesting from the viewers perspective, and challenging for the participants.  I love how creative you guys have been. Oh, and how daring…

  •  LMAO!

  • CheesyMike:  Ha!  Your “rebel” looks like it’s singing a solo (with the spotlight, and all).  Nice shot.  😉

    Nicky:  When I saw the pea – intentional or not – it immediately reminded me of dufus!  Heh, heh.  Good take, too.  😉

  • MalisaHargrove

    These two photos might be the best literal interpretations I have seen. Of course, I’m still now convinced that there is a real interpretation nor that outlier is a real word.

  • I’m glad you’ve found it interesting, Linda! That’s a relief to hear 🙂

  • I spent my life being different (original) and I often felt like that cheerio. Thankfully I was mostly like the pea 😉

  • I can’t think of anything worse than a pea in the sweetcorn, except perhaps losing a cheerio. You guys just combined my two worst nightmares.

  • Cadeaux

    You know…these are like where’s Waldo – only Waldo was typically with people.  This is like the antisocial Waldo.

    I still hate this word, sorry.  You might see the pea in a whole pile of corn and go “oooh…the outlier”.  Me?  I see it and go “Cool…I love peas!”

  • Well I’m impressed with BOTH of you, Mike & Nicky. Because  I still have NO IDEA what that freakin word means.

  • mikewjattoomanymornings

    Nicky and Mike: You will both be rewarded with the first-annual MWJ Memorial Outlier Certificate Award of Merit. You should be very pleased with yourselves.

    And Mike gets a little extra credit for drawing attention to his Outlier with a carefully placed flashlight.

  • mikewjattoomanymornings

    We will all be glad when this challenge is over. In fact, some of us will contemplate giving up blogging and/or photography forever.

  • mikewjattoomanymornings

    It’s defined by their pictures, Meleah.

  • mikewjattoomanymornings

    I promise you that it’s a real word, Malisa.

  • What flashlight? It’s actually a ray of sunlight which I waited up all night for because my dedication to this challenge knows no bounds.

    Ok, it’s a flashlight.

  •  That’s definitely an outlier. Glad your eyes have grown back, Cheryl!

  •  hahahahaa

  • I didn’t even think of that when I took it. But, yeah, I guess my rebel cheerio is a total extrovert as well 🙂

  •  Thanks, Linda. It’s been a lot of fun, and we’re glad you’ve enjoyed it.

  • You might say he’s thinking outside the box (of cereal) 🙂

  • I now we know that there’s a dark side of the cheerio.

  • Everytime I say the word pronounce it differently. There’s something very unnatural about it and I can’t see myself adopting it into my vocabulary.

    Yeah, it’s not Where’s Waldo at all. It’s more like, Waldo’s right over there and he wants nothing to do with you.

  •  He’s not lost, he just needs some alone time.

  • Mikewj

    I knew you were lying the moment I saw the words “ray of sunlight.” What an obvious load of crap.

  • Mikewj

    And yet, secretly, wishes he could fit in just a little more than he does, a fact that gives rise to unresolvable emotional conflict.

    You know, sort of like what Bruce Wayne feels almost every night when he’s putting on the bat costume.  

  •  Which means I get the extra credit for not using trickery to make my picture better. I win 🙂

  •  I’m having deja vu, sweet thing! It’s like I’ve read this comment before… 🙂

  • Babs, it’s not that you are different, it’s that everyone else is the same!! Much better to be an original 🙂

  • Why, thank you Malisa. Considering we both needed to look up the word, we appreciate that!

  • Yeah, says you and everybody from the Middle Ages!

  • Yes, he’s the dark knight of the vegetables. You should see his cape. Very vigilante.

  • Mike and Nicky.  You win.  Everything.  Every time.  The end.

  • I need to learn how to be a better bullshitter.

  • Still confused!

  • AHAHAHhahahahhHAH!

  • Great.  Now I have a Cheerio craving.

  • For just the one?


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