Friday, April 12, 2013

Out of the frying pan into the fire


"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? 


'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 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 ...

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

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!