Disorienting “What am I?” Quiz
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What Am I? -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2010 Jeffrey Friedl, https://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/125 sec, f/8, ISO 8000 — full exif
What Am I?

This one almost gives me vertigo.

It's straight out of Lightroom... no custom processing. I can't tell whether this'll be the easiest What am I?” Quiz I've ever posted, or the most difficult.

As always, I'll keep all responses private until I reveal the answer.

All 7 comments so far, oldest first...

Crap, you’ve stumped me this time!

— comment by Andrew on June 26th, 2010 at 10:41am JST (14 years ago) comment permalink

I think the black part is the shadow of the front object. And this can be a piece of flat … something being bent slightly. I must have seen this before but can not catch it in my head now…

— comment by Leon on June 26th, 2010 at 7:42pm JST (14 years ago) comment permalink

Could it be the rim of a nicely machined lens filter … perhaps. It makes an interesting photograph anyway.

— comment by Peter in Wales on June 26th, 2010 at 11:11pm JST (14 years ago) comment permalink

Let’s see…. a super macro close-up of a lens filter? Maybe using some extension tubes? It looks remarkably similar to the one I have sitting next to me if I hold it an inch away from my face 😉

— comment by JasonP on June 27th, 2010 at 2:52am JST (14 years ago) comment permalink

From Australia – It looks like a filter wrench to me. A tool for removing a tight filter from your lens.

— comment by Tom on June 27th, 2010 at 10:59pm JST (14 years ago) comment permalink

My theory is that this is a serrated edge of a utensil used for cutting …. a slicer …. or knife.

Love your plugins ….. Scott

— comment by Scott Anderson on June 28th, 2010 at 1:03pm JST (14 years ago) comment permalink

I’ve posted the answer here. Lens filter was close.

— comment by Jeffrey Friedl on July 13th, 2010 at 11:26pm JST (13 years, 11 months ago) comment permalink
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