A Photo for Friday (on Saturday)

"25 Shiny Pennies All in a Pile"

It has been a while since I moved the PfF to Saturday, but I think I did forget altogether a few weeks back. In honor of Presidents Day, here is a shot from a counting project I did in January:

25 Shiny Pennies all in the Pile

“25 Shiny Pennies all in a Pile”

January 25,


Pike Road, AL

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Steven L. Taylor
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Steven L. Taylor is a Professor of Political Science and a College of Arts and Sciences Dean. His main areas of expertise include parties, elections, and the institutional design of democracies. His most recent book is the co-authored A Different Democracy: American Government in a 31-Country Perspective. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Texas and his BA from the University of California, Irvine. He has been blogging since 2003 (originally at the now defunct Poliblog). Follow Steven on Twitter


  1. CSK says:

    “ONE CENT” takes the foreground. That’s a metaphor for something, but just what I haven’t figured out yet.

  2. Flat Earth Luddite says:

    Nice focus. Questions abound…
    Did you just toss them down this way?
    If not, how long did you spend setting up the pose and framing?
    Ditto on lighting.
    You’ve got me seriously nerding out on this one! Details, man!!!

  3. Mister Bluster says:

    A penny for your thoughts?
    This must be a brainstorm…

  4. @CSK: I will leave that to the interpretation of the beholder.

    @Flat Earth Luddite: I dumped them in a pile, but did make sure all the backs were up, save for the one. I wasn’t especially purposeful in the arrangement, save the middle one and the one that is face up.

    The lighting is from my desk lamp.

    @Mister Bluster: Indeed.