Today’s (Second) Quiz: What am I?
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What Am I? -- Hakodateyama Ski -- Takashima, Shiga, Japan -- Copyright 2009 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 340 mm — 1/400 sec, f/4.8, ISO 500 — map & image datanearby photos
What Am I?

The quiz in my previous post doesn't count as one of my “What am I?” quizzes, so I thought I'd post one of those as well.

I had originally planned to spend the day chipping away at the mountain of email I have awaiting my attention, but instead I went out and took 1,000 photos, including this one. What is it?

Looking at the photo metadata will likely give it away, so if you do, don't answer (or don't admit that you looked :-).


All 8 comments so far, oldest first...

I was going to guess something completely different… but then I had to look. Still didn’t get it for several minutes even though I grew up in an area where they were used…

— comment by JasonP on February 8th, 2009 at 11:11pm JST (8 years, 10 months ago) comment permalink

At first I thought it was a macro of a razor but having a closer look makes me think it must be something different.

— comment by Adrian on February 9th, 2009 at 1:18am JST (8 years, 10 months ago) comment permalink

I live in Canada, this quiz pic remainds me of the things
in the winter when we strap on a pair of these contraptions to swoosh around the ice.
But, they do not look quite like the quiz pic version.

R

— comment by RoyReddy on February 9th, 2009 at 1:53am JST (8 years, 10 months ago) comment permalink

Is it inside a piano?

— comment by Mathgon on February 9th, 2009 at 8:45am JST (8 years, 10 months ago) comment permalink

Looks like some kind of Kässbohrer Snow Groomer, at least the chain.

— comment by christof on February 9th, 2009 at 3:55pm JST (8 years, 10 months ago) comment permalink

Hello,

Had the same idea than Chrsitof just before reading the comment !

— comment by Klee F. on February 9th, 2009 at 4:44pm JST (8 years, 10 months ago) comment permalink

The grate on a cattle crossing?

— comment by Grandma Friedl on February 9th, 2009 at 11:34pm JST (8 years, 10 months ago) comment permalink

The answer has been posted on this page, although you’ll also find it in the comments above! —Jeffrey

— comment by Jeffrey Friedl on February 10th, 2009 at 9:26pm JST (8 years, 10 months ago) comment permalink
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