Sunday, June 01, 2008

Caption This 73

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London, ON, May 2008
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I've often written about my habit of taking my camera with me whenever it's feasible. Sure, it would be easier to wander around town without a beaten-up old Tamrac loaf bag hanging off my shoulder. But then I would totally miss out on opportunities that seem to present themselves when I least expect them.

Like this one. The scene was typical: a very long advance left turn light on Wharncliffe Road North (turning onto Riverside, if you're from the area.) I was on my way home from an errand, and I noticed a couple of guys working on the sign next to the old Cityview restaurant on the corner. With no cars behind me, a long red ahead of me and my camera immediately beside my right hand, I grabbed it and shot before the light turned green.

No planning. Just an immediate response to a spontaneous scene. Photography means many things to me. This is one of them.

Your turn: Please suggest a caption for this composed-and-shot-in-a-blink image - just click on the Comments link below. Added bonus if you post your own spontaneous photo and include a link in a comment. As always, winners and a new photo go on the blog next Sunday - which leaves you a week to keep tossing your best ones into the hopper. Have fun!

About last week's image of a chair in a hospital corridor: I've already taken a lot of pictures within the hospital, and I suspect I'll be posting many of them in the weeks to come. Thanks to you all for your continued kind wishes. My father's still in hospital, but has improved markedly in recent days. The proverbial road ahead is long and murky, but the news seems more positive today than it did yesterday. That's enough to hold onto for now, I guess.

This week's honorable menschens go to these great folks:
  • MissMeliss: "When time stands still."
  • Randall: "Rest for the weary."
  • Lissa: "If these walls could talk..."
  • Sassy Mama Bear: "The things these walls have seen."
  • Judy: "Only the lonely."
  • Creative-type dad: "Silence..."
  • Allison: "Where every day feels like an eternity."
  • Robin: "Waiting, room."
  • Bob-kat: "Waiting for news."
  • Carol: "A fork in the road."
  • Awareness: "Silent hoping."
Tabor's caption, Making a bargain with God, jarred me a little. As I composed the shot, I thought about the people who have sat in that chair and what they had been thinking as they did. It occurred to me that some of them would be praying for good news. I know I've done the same thing during so many visits to this place. If you've never read her work, I urge you to click here and pay her a visit. While you're there, please congratulate her for penning this week's top caption.

Thank you in advance for playing along this week. I hope you have as much fun suggesting as I had choosing this latest photo.

(Oops, almost forgot: Happy new month!)

28 comments:

Sara said...

HELP, I've climbed up & don't know how to get down

Sara said...

from the guy standing on the ground, "me too, me too, I wanna go"

Sara said...

don't worry, I'm watching the wheel to make sure it doesn't start to roll away

Sara said...

an OSHA nightmare (on wheels)

Awareness said...

Tryouts for the Flying Wallenda's

Cirque de no way.

Teena said...

Looks like a stunt on "Dog Eat Dog".

kenju said...

An accident waiting to happen.



Love Tabor's title from last time. Come see my new post: fill in the blank.

Nikki-ann said...

It's a bit late here for me to be thinking of captions (11pm), so I might come back to that.

I've just bought myself a digital camera small enough to fit in my pocket as out of all the other cameras I own only my compact film camera would fit in my pocket (and that was at a stretch!). It's for those days when I don't expect to be taking photos but you never know whats around the corner :)

Gordon said...

Carmi, thanks for the comment, new post is up..
Caption hmm ....
"Are you sure you can lift this one handed will standing on one foot?"
or
"What you mean this isn't London in England"
Oh I'll try and remember to put my Olympus Camedia C765 digital camera in the car, I always see stuff that I wish I could capture but of course when I do have my camera with me "nothing".

D.O.M. Dan said...

"Don't Jump! A fall from that height will only hurt you!"

me said...

Carmi were you bitten by a radio active film canister when you were young?


*Rapunzel Rapunzel let down your...

Jacie said...

'It's fun to stay at the y-m-c-a.
It's fun to stay at the y-m-c-a....'

Sassy Mama Bear said...

Love to get an honorable mention :)
Now on to this week's photo....

"See I'm really this big!"

Sassy Mama Bear said...

"I'll catch you, I promise...oh look, a pretty penny."

marcia said...

I'll catch you son.

marcia said...

ooops i didn't see that one before me

MissMeliss said...

"I told you not to look down..."

Star said...

1954@verizon.net"Don't make me come up there !"

barbie2be said...

the ladder of success

Carol said...

hi carmi, thankyou for the HM... it's really a challenge trying to make captions to your photos, but that's ok, it keeps me on my toes... :)

my captions are:

i don't want to play hide 'n seek...
i want to climb on the monkey bars'

'wish i had my spidey suit on....
then i know i wouldn't fall'

Omykiss said...

Okay, now help me up ...

And thanks, Carmi for you're nice comments on my blog.

Omykiss said...

Singing: 'Shake it to the left, then shake it to the right ... do the hokey, pokey ....'

Midas said...

Catch me!

Anne said...

Here, kitty, kitty, kitty.

Robin said...

Hi hope

Hat's on, hat's off

What goes up....

I surrender!

Business casual

I give up

Working, class

Reach

Road, sign, hazard

Come on up, the water's perfect!
(I know, that one's bizarre...:) )

Snaggle Tooth said...

"You spell that A-C-E you idiot, not A-S-S! Do I have to go up there and do it myself?"

R. Sherman said...

I spoke with Charles Darwin. He said to go ahead and jump. I'll catch you.

R. Sherman said...

Alternative to prior post:

"Natural Selection"