From Where I Stand: Caption Contest

 

Perspective Caption Contest

Photograph by Susannah Conway; originally featured in the Winter ’13 issue of Somerset Life.

Option 1:

Think about a time when you were challenged to see something differently simply by changing your viewpoint. Use that memory as inspiration to write up a fitting caption for the image above.

Option 2:

If this photo doesn’t evoke immediate ideas for a caption, we’d like to extend another option. (It’s always good to have a “plan B” right?) If you’re feeling particularly brave, describe the event in which you were challenged to see something from another angle. Lend us your perspective in the comments below while limiting your story to a 100 word max.

We’ll select one lucky winner at random to receive the newest issue of Somerset Life.

Contest is open to U.S. residents until March 1st, 2013.

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Posted: Wednesday, February 20th, 2013 @ 9:13 am
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96 Responses to “From Where I Stand: Caption Contest”

  1. rita says:

    “I am on top of the WORLD!”

    Love Love this image. Thank you for sharing

  2. Lisa says:

    “Every Cloud has a Silver Lining”
    I like looking at cloud formations and seeing that part of nature in the hub of the city. The close up of the telescope and all the lines and angles in the picture have a silver-like coloring. This is my favorite quote that was shared with me by my favorite Aunt many years ago.

  3. Jeanie says:

    Hi, I’m Eyeballs, your guide to New York City. Look ahead to some of the most dazzling architecture in the world!

  4. rush says:

    i’m suppose to look through the eyes of a robot??? how close???

  5. Joanne O'Brien says:

    Look into my eyes, look into my eyes! And I won’t tell you lies!

  6. Cari says:

    “She always wanted a room with a view”

  7. Anna Harvey says:

    The sky may be hazy today, but there is ALWAYS tomorrow!

  8. Boo says:

    Through these lens, I see that I am an Artist after all.

  9. Sometimes it helps to have binoculars to look at the world we live in. We have so many things going on around us it all gets a bit muddled and hazy. To look closely at one particular aspect of our day may allow us to the time to appreciate the blessings we have. Focus on the simple daily things we take for granted and find something to smile about….you will like you are on top of the world.

  10. Janet Holmes says:

    So close, yet so far away!

  11. Jackie says:

    I MADE IT! Life goal fulfilled.

  12. Chere says:

    As my mother begins a new adventure, retirement, I strive to look at her choices via her point-of-view. She’s writing again, she’s moving to a lovely East coast town (thousands of miles away), and she’s deciding what to do with things in her house. When she talks about what she wants retirement to look like, she tells me what she is going to do to make the transition. Now.. I have plenty of opinions; however, I have made a choice to let Me Mum have the freedom retire without my input coming into view.. may it be a Grand Adventure!

  13. ann Pappas says:

    Random beauty in all

  14. Sharon says:

    Remember… whatever problems life may throw at you, they will always diminish if you can rise above them!

  15. Joan says:

    “We come in peace. Show us the window of your leader.”

  16. Margo says:

    Here’s looking back at you kid!

  17. Becky Green says:

    “COME & SEE!!!!!!!!!!! LOOK through MY EYES & see KING KONG!!!!!!!!!!!Do you see him there?” said the view thingy! “Isn’t this EXCITING???? Front row seats to the BEST SHOW in town! Got any POP-CORN?”

  18. Debra Combs says:

    Life is demanding we want everything right now as fast as possible and often don’t realize we are so impatient. I submitted work and an article to a couple of Stampington publications which took great courage and when I did not hear from back right away, I assumed my work was not worthy. The crazy things we tell ourselves in the looking glass. I looked away and looked back again, and it hit me. Don’t give up until it happens. You have to see the horizon, the bigger picture, not just the surface of any situation cause that, can be deceiving.

  19. Debra Combs says:

    All I see, for as far as the eye can see, is opportunity.

  20. Jani Howe says:

    What a life! To get to see New York only one coin’s worth at a time!

  21. Carolyn Williams says:

    When the light of the eye sees, the heart is full of joy!

  22. Beth says:

    “Oh man, I just want to get the thread through the needle; it really shouldn’t be that hard.”

    My thoughts on aging…youth is wasted on the young!

  23. Suzann Baldwin says:

    Dreams with a view!

  24. Sydney Wellman says:

    It’s always about choice. I can choose to see clouds or to see sunny skies. Today I am choosing sun!

  25. Robin Anderson says:

    “Life changes on a dime!”

  26. Martha Bryce says:

    Yesterday is tomorrow.

  27. Suzanne says:

    When you open your eyes to all the world holds the world opens up to you.

  28. Bethany says:

    Debra,

    We appreciate your fearless outlook! Keep shining, you are worthy. :)

  29. Mary Kay Rosenberg says:

    And then she saw it, all the possibilities of where life could lead her, as long as she reached for it.

  30. Carol Weiler says:

    Sometimes we need to focus on the little things that make up the whole view.

  31. kathryn says:

    Happy Face

  32. Nancy says:

    “The Empire looks back”

  33. michaela says:

    Oh beautiful, for spacious skys….

  34. Sue Morris says:

    I was challenged to see religion in a new light and to respect ALL religions regardless of their beliefs simply by taking a college course years ago entitled “Intro to World Religion.” It’s the best thing I’ve ever done and opened my eyes to understand that they’re religion is just as important to them as mine is to me. “Judge less….love and respect more”. This is my caption for this picture.

  35. Ellen says:

    My daughter had a difficult teacher in fourth grade. I thought of moving her out of the classroom, but decided against it. I explained to my daughter, sometimes we need to adjust our lens and look again. She said, “What do you mean?”

    I told her, “sometimes when someone is irritable -maybe someone they love is sick or they are having a bad day. Maybe, they just need a bit more kindness, a smile, a kind word, a helping hand.” My daughter looked at people differently, after this. We both agreed, we have to adjust our lens, refocus a lot in life. When we see someone that is a grump, we adjust our lens. We hope they will see a bit more clearly! We whisper to each other a lot when we are in public, “adjust your lens”, and we smile.

  36. Sherrie says:

    I can SEE clearly now!

  37. Bethany says:

    Ellen,

    Thank you for sharing! I think I should “adjust my lens” more while driving on the freeway in particular. :)

  38. Brooke Bock says:

    I teach Kindergarten and one year I had a student that had not finished an assignment of writing numbers. I sent it home in the “Return to School” side of the folder. The student returned the folder every day with it undone. This continued for weeks. When I later met with the parents, the father said “We read those numbers every night but the paper keeps coming home…” I laughed and laughed realizing I had not effectively communicated the assignment. We were both frustrated but I learned to stop and consider the other side before becoming upset…

  39. Diane Dainis says:

    Never miss the opportunity to see something wonderful and new!

  40. sue schultz says:

    I can see my house from here!

  41. Anny P says:

    It ain’t always easy seeing the world through rose colored glasses

  42. Because the binoculars look like some life form from another planet or universe – I immediately thought of “Seeing the city through alien eyes” Great photo

  43. Deb Gilgore says:

    I think the most fitting caption for this photograph is a Marcel Proust quote:

    “The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.”
    (Marcel Proust)

  44. Heidi Brincken says:

    The world through new eyes.

  45. NWFlamingo says:

    The sun will come out … tomorrow.

  46. Jane McAvinue says:

    Owl you?

  47. I successfully ran a business with my Dad, but while my father was battling lung cancer, I had to tell him that we lost our largest client to a buyout. It broke my heart, but he told me to pursue my dreams, he had faith in my just like the first time, and I had to have faith in myself. I found the silver lining in my bridal accessories. I now have my Etsy site and a shop in Frankfort, Illinois. Far from the world of Medical Transcription but a new and separate joy!

  48. shelly mcclelland says:

    Stark interprises have launched the new fog lifter robot on one of the high rise buildings in New York City so that Mr. Toni Stark can see where he is going….. :O/

  49. Ali Katz says:

    Life can feel remote and bleak when you see things in black and white. Live in COLOR!

  50. Nan says:

    Each day we make a conscious decision to see the positive or the negative in the world. Our decision magnifies our life experience.

  51. Elizabeth Smith says:

    “Do you see what I see?”

  52. Joyce Ford says:

    Mommy,mommy,can I see too? Please can I have a dime? Pleeze!

  53. Best response to the requested caption by far! If I was choosing, I would pick your answer.

  54. Crafty Grandma says:

    I can see for miles and miles!!!!!

  55. Candy says:

    ‘I thought I needed glasses – but it was life that was blurry all along!.”

  56. Sheila says:

    In a momentary flicker of the finite,we can glimpse the eternal.

  57. Linda Rudometkin says:

    “Welcome to New York alien creature”

  58. peg says:

    ♫ ♪ ♫ “I can see for miles and miles!” ♪ ♫ ☺♥

  59. phyllis king says:

    LOOK OUT!!!

  60. “For just a few cents, get a glimpse into several others worlds going on down below.”

  61. “the view from this exact angle, has been seen by so many over the years. take it all in and absorb the beauty of this city.”

  62. Tammy says:

    “Can see the forest, not the trees.”

    I’m thinking this guy can only see the big picture. Can never turn around and see the details, or what’s close up. Opposite of “Can`t see the forest for the trees.”

  63. Tammy says:

    to add to previous,
    because sometimes you get focused on details and need to see the big picture – but really, you need a little of both, not extremes.

  64. Dianne Thompson says:

    Come, see the world through my eyes and smile

  65. natasha says:

    Where’s the Eiffel Tower???

  66. Georginn Carlson says:

    “DON’T LOOK BEHIND ME, T760. WE LANDED ON THE WRONG PLANET! IT’S TERRIFYING. DON’T LOOK…RUN!”

  67. Rebecca Middleton says:

    The prototypes for the new parking meters are in. Shoppers expecting a spectacular view of downtown, will now be met with,”Please deposit 50 cents…”

  68. laurie says:

    Show me the money and I’ll show you the world.

  69. Karen Gifford says:

    “Welcome to my World”

  70. I remember the first time I saw one of these amazing machines! I was young, probably 5 years old. I remember watching as my parents put a nickel into the slot. Then my father held me up so I could look through the lenses. I heard the timer ticking as I saw the mountains and the clouds up close, closer than ever before. It was the neatest experience I’d had up to that age. Wow!

  71. Suzie Chiles says:

    Owl Be Seeing You!

  72. LIFE, “NOT-so coin-op’d
    New wise tale…Altered Life- improved wisdom via varying “per-spectrums”. Use Caution! Life- changing events reenact differently when viewed with a kaleidoscopic, magnifying, or mirrored binocular aided devices. WARNING! Perceptions, and Results may vary.

  73. Dee Loredo says:

    As one icon to another, “. . .”

  74. Angela G says:

    Just look at all the opportunities!

  75. HawaiianLibrarian says:

    I invite you to gaze through my eyes to focus on that one thing beyond your fingertips but right at the tip of your imagination…

  76. Marty says:

    Beauty is truth, truth beauty.

  77. Sylvia says:

    If you think the camera never lies, try the binoculars!

  78. Cindy Rae Fancher says:

    Acknowledge the future, as that which lies ahead still shadowy, but never forget the past carried you to this unique, truly personal perspective.

  79. Carolyn says:

    Together we can see a bright new world.

  80. Melanie says:

    When the fear of complacency overrides the fear of change, that is when we find the courage to embrace our circumstances with a new perspective!

  81. Denise says:

    I can see clearly now !

  82. Nancy says:

    Magic is everywhere, if we but choose to look for it.

  83. Bethany says:

    All of your responses are overwhelmingly awesome! Thank you all for your unique perspectives. Some silly and some insightful…keep ‘em comin!

  84. mary jo allen says:

    ” May the Force be with you”

  85. Dixie says:

    Oh my God, “It’s King Kong”! I couldn’t help it. It’s the first thing that came to mind.

  86. Inge says:

    Sometimes you need a little help to get a better view.

  87. Linda Beeson says:

    “ET phone home!!!”

  88. Jean Green says:

    “AN EYE TO THE WORLD” My view of the world is narrow and miniscule compared to the telescope.

  89. Mary Wilkins says:

    They do not know all that I have seen over all the years I have been here.

  90. Jeanne says:

    I was recently laid off from a job I loved- it has made me look at my priorities differently, and it has become an opportunity to learn new skills as I look for a new job to love.

  91. Thia Chirdon says:

    A friend had asked me if I thought my job “demeaning”.. As I emptied the pan from his
    potty the next day I decided No: Who would I rather be? The 94 year old man confined to a wheelchair who’d had to USE it in my presence..
    or the one emptying it for him?

  92. Bridget Brusherd says:

    Well Hello There !

  93. Kim says:

    Through Metallic Eyes

  94. Christi says:

    “You can bounce back” – since NYC has “come back” since 9/11, this photo reminds me that we can bounce back from anything, absolutely anything. . . Thanks & good luck everyone!

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  96. Shirley from Toledo says:

    Why,yeth! I am a happy robot!

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Perspective Caption Contest

Photograph by Susannah Conway; originally featured in the Winter ’13 issue of Somerset Life.

Option 1:

Think about a time when you were challenged to see something differently simply by changing your viewpoint. Use that memory as inspiration to write up a fitting caption for the image above.

Option 2:

If this photo doesn’t evoke immediate ideas for a caption, we’d like to extend another option. (It’s always good to have a “plan B” right?) If you’re feeling particularly brave, describe the event in which you were challenged to see something from another angle. Lend us your perspective in the comments below while limiting your story to a 100 word max.

We’ll select one lucky winner at random to receive the newest issue of Somerset Life.

Contest is open to U.S. residents until March 1st, 2013.

Related Posts: