19 May
Circles J



Circles within circles, and circles interacting with circles. For this challenge I raided every picture in my stash with a circle in it. They have been blended and segmented and overlaid to produce this complex picture. It is a step away from the simpler pictures I have been doing, but I hope it works.

There is a spiral within these interactions that focusses on a small yellow ball. The focus is extracted from an X-ray image of a child who had swallowed a 20¢ piece. It was stuck in his throat at the thoracic inlet. Coins and button batteries seem to be the main foreign bodies children swallow these days, the latter can give a large dose of lithium and poison the child, the former can get stuck and if not removed, erode through the oesophagus causing all kinds of mischief.


6 Responses to “Circles”

  1. leecleland May 20, 2016 at 7:37 am #

    Love this Tony. Although visually complex the colour palette makes a very pleasing blend throughout the image.

  2. elmediat May 22, 2016 at 6:42 am #

    Excellent. 🙂

  3. Photobooth Journal April 25, 2018 at 1:42 pm #

    Kids swallowing foreign objects must be as stressful for the medical professionals involved as it is for the child and parents.

    This image immediately made me think of a carnival or circus. (Maybe that fits in to the chaos that would surround finding out what a child had swallowed!) It works really well given the complexity of the image and the broad range of colours. I can see a globe of the/a world in there, too.

  4. Photobooth Journal April 25, 2018 at 1:43 pm #

    Looking at it more, it also reminds me of astronomy. It is a wonderful image, Tony!

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