Monkey Business

These photos were taken on January 24, 2018 at 6:35 AM.

The location was in the lobby of a premium hotel in the Georgetown Section of Washington DC.

The "Take It!” came as a result of the overhead lights having been turned up to a greater brightness which gave me a chance to go figure hunting in the knotty pine flooring used in their simple but eleganly appointed lobby.

The first image is one of an Orangutan, which is fairly easy to see.

The second photo is one that found me laughing out loud as it showed itself soon after discovering the above primate.  I imagined this second one, as the primate wanting to show me his lower teeth and have us focus in on this display.  I understood the reason why there was such pride - hope you can too.

The After Take: Everyone I have shown these photos to has enjoyed them immensely.  It is great to be back out and about, free from the big restrictions which were in place as I did the recovery program for my shoulder surgery. 

This floor, through time, will be a trove for us.

Wishing everyone my very best,


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Comments: 6
  • #1

    SF1967 (Monday, 05 February 2018 01:55)

    I must be getting bad at these, I can't see it.

  • #2

    Jim (Monday, 05 February 2018 01:55)

    I spotted it in the first one. Clever catch!

  • #3

    Sally (Monday, 05 February 2018 01:56)

    My daughter and I couldn't make it out until my husband came over after just posting and drew it out with his finger. Now we can see it lol...

  • #4

    Yuppie7 (Monday, 05 February 2018 01:58)

    I see the smile in the 2nd picture Made me laugh

  • #5

    MHampy (Monday, 05 February 2018 02:01)

    This was a fun one for our lunch group because about half of us could see it right away and the other half had some trouble. So we were sitting there, almost like cloud watching, pointing out the features. In the end only one of us was left not seeing it.

  • #6

    bruce (Monday, 05 February 2018 07:41)

    Hi SF1967 - Not to worry on not being able to see the monkey in the first picture. It looks like it was a challenge for others as well. I have to confess, I have more than a fair share of imagination and would never fault anyone that could not see what I do in some of these excursions. I will give you my best in explaining my stretch to conclude we have a monkey by saying the darkest part in his mouth with the surround of it. Above this dark part is one eye that is not the best representation of that facial feature. The other eye is truly a call for imagining, The central part of this face is surrounded by a sort of circular arrangement of the grain which I took to be the hair found on this particular type of monkey. I hope this helps you and any one else that may have not had a guide to fill in the " stretch " blanks. I hope you were able to make out the teeth in the
    second photo. Thank you for all the time you took to try to figure this one out.

    Hi Jim: Thank you for the kind comment as well as the help you gave to Sally and your children to have them be able to share the fun.

    Hi Sally: Thank you for sharing the setting of the assistance given to you and your Children by Jim in bringing about understanding of the suggested image. I could easily envision his finger on the screen, finger painting the features for your viewing, and thankfully bringing understanding of what I was trying to convey. Fun stuff, I hope this served as a " Boredom Buster " - lol.

    Hi Yuppie7, So glad you were able to get a laugh out of the toothy smile. It was one of the most unusual knots I have encountered. I am on the hunt for more.

    Hi MHampy Thank you for passing along the reaction of your lunch group to the photos. I am very glad that about half were able to make their way into the imagining and served as guides to the others. I hope the above notes may help the one left without the gist, find the intent. My other hope is that everyone got a laugh out of them. Please convey my thanks to the group for giving time to my weekly offering.

    You mentioned a similarity to cloud watching. There is an organization formed which shares photos of clouds and actually has meetings in which they share and compare. I have seen some of their examples. Not all are calls for figuring out images - but are full on, photos of breath taking cloud formations. This cloud organization is one fairly recently formed. It is very cool that things like a subject as great at this could gather a crowd and even further have the crowd organize into an ongoing collective.

    My thanks and regards to each of you.