Friday, April 12, 2013

Out of the frying pan into the fire

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"Out of the frying pan, into the fire."

This old idiom means going from a bad situation to one that is even worse.
It often refers to the necessity of making a choice between equally difficult options.

Why does this silly photo maybe illustrate the saying?

Because lately I have found no nice reflections for James'  Weekend Reflections and when I was about to make fried rice today  I suddenly saw myself in the oil and ran to get the camera.
I felt stupid taking a self portrait in a frying pan.
I hoped neighbors weren't looking toward my kitchen window.
I was that desperate to finally have a photo for the meme.
I made the choice: click

Was this jumping out of the frying pan, into the fire?
Did a daily photo blogger even have a choice? 
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14 comments:

'Tsuki said...

That is such a nice self-portrait, you, coocking, Dina... I love the idea of using the oil in the frying pan as reflective surface. I like the composition too, with the cercle of the fire on in the background of your round reflection... Well done : very original !

Fun60 said...

Grab the opportunity as it arises. Well done.

Nadege said...

It is funny and actually I like the end result! I am sure James will appreciate your sense of humor.

Anonymous said...

no Dina, it's just right. great reflection and the idiom suits very well. :) Fran

acreativeharbor.com said...

Great shot for reflections~ seeing what is there ~ ^_^

crystal said...

Maybe only photographers notice all the great opportunities like a reflection in a frying pan :)

Speaking of beaches in your earlier post, I saw this interesting story in the news ... Stone Mystery in Sea of Galilee ... http://news.discovery.com/earth/rocks-fossils/ancient-structure-under-sea-of-galilee-130412.htm

Cloudia said...

I think it's nice!

Good Shabbos

ALOHA from Honolulu
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Karl Demetz said...

Nice self portrait, Dina

Dina said...

Crystal, thanks. Mysterious, eh?!
The original scientific article on the underwater stone heap is at
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1095-9270.12005/full

Birdman said...

Hilarious items we come across from time to time.

Spiderdama said...

You do not have a choise:-)
Wonderful reflection Dina. I like all kinds of reflections.
Well done!

VP said...

Do not worry: I (and I guess many others) could fill another blog with pictures much more silly that this one, which gets right to the point!

Suzanne said...

Absolutely LOVE it! I like the circular repetitions, your head, the frying pan edge and the gas burner. Hey, reflection is a reflection is a reflection, just say'in!

Kay said...

Good idea, Dina! If nothing else, I ALWAYS love seeing a photo of you. Mmmm... Fried rice? Yum!