Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Wordless Wednesday - Grated


Traction
London, ON, April 2008 [Click to embiggen]

The scene: The playground in the neighborhood park a few blocks from home. Our daughter and youngest son are busily climbing, swinging, sliding and squealing with glee. I'm sitting on a bench, trying to keep track of it all, thinking about a similar park in a similar neighborhood hundreds of kilometers and a generation removed from here. I'm imagining my parents deriving joy from watching me all those years ago. I think about how fleeting these experiences are, how fast my own kids are growing. I wonder if my parents thought the same thing as they watched me fly between the swings and the teeter totter.

I often bring my camera here. It's the kind of place that gives up something new every time we come. This time, I turn my attention to one of the climbing platforms. The pattern of the grating can't be ignored. So after their little feet have propelled them elsewhere, I zoom in and shoot.

Your turn: This is the final posting in support of this week's Thematic Photographic theme, monochrome. It's not too late to post your own similarly-themed photo or link. Click here to dive in. I'll be posting the new theme later this evening.

24 comments:

YellowRose said...

Love this shot Carmi!! The depth it amazing!

I love your narrative also....

tommie said...

reminds me of Frogger from the 80's.....too busy trying to get from underneath a bunch of boxes....but I'll play later.

Juliana RW said...

Unique shot

My WW are : The stem of rose and Marine part 4 Thanks

picturing said...

nice macro shot

My WW : Want some appel :D Thanks

Raven said...

I like what you wrote. Lovely, intriguing photo. Always fascinating to see things from unique perspectives.

Red Lotus Mama said...

I almost get dizzy looking at that shot. Happy WW: http://tinyurl.com/6nc6oj

SandyCarlson said...

Well done, Carmi. I enjoyed your narrative very much, too.

Strider said...

Very nice pattern. Those are pretty strong metal mesh flooring. Perfect for the B&W effect.
Happy WW!

Pamela said...

I've seen matching bruises on little girls knees....

Jan Parrish said...

Very cool shot!

Rachael said...

Very cool photo. Happy WW.

Villager said...

Happy WW! Very unique perspective...

I invite your blog readers to see an unusual outcome of yesterday's earthquake on my WW-post this week...

peace, Villager

Mojo said...

Your macro shots never cease to amaze me. The thing I love about them is that sometimes you're never actually sure what the object actually is, but the perspective can make the most ordinary of items interesting.

On another note, I'm trying to spread some love around today. Maybe this falls in the category of "self-promotion", but really I'm just trying to gather some good karma for a friend who could really use it right now.
Can you take a moment to visit here and share some?
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Lynda said...

The photo is wonderful and it's nice to read the "written" part of Written, Inc. It allows us to know what makes this photo meaningful to you. Thanks!

Gina's Public Diary said...

I love this! I also love how people can be so creative finding photos in the simplest things!!

marcia@joyismygoal said...

so did you try some cheese on it nice perspective

Gayle said...

Very interesting. Happy WW!

Hayley Townley, Breast Cancer Survivor Extraordinaire said...

At first I thought it was a cheese grater. And then noticed you were talking about your kids and parks, and knew I was wrong!

I went for the SAND & FOG today, and had to post two photos.

Make it a good one!
Hayley

abie said...

wow, great show...very imaginative and creative...

mine is up. hope you can drop by:

http://www.womenxplore.com/2008/07/wordless-wednesday-17-hubbys-art-work.html

http://howellabie.blogspot.com/2008/07/wordless-wednesday-13-kissing-jellyfish.html

http://www.myplanetpurple.com/2008/07/wordless-wednesday-16-meet-pink.html

Char said...

Very Cool shot!

Jack said...

I love the depth of field and also the pattern of the grate. Great(ha)photograph.

ED said...

There's a different way to look at those grates. Thanks.

~Cathy~ said...

You always find a way to make ordinary things become out of the ordinary...

I love to just sit back and watch my kids play at the park. Of course, with an almost two year old, I can only do it for a second or two a time before I'm off chasing him again... :)

smarmoofus said...

I think every parent throughout time has had that it's-all-too-fleeting thought. I know I would. It's funny how that grating is so reminiscent of childhood afternoons at the playground. Surely it has more than playground application... but I guess they are the common experience for many people. Great photo... I love the light and shadows.

Happy WW!
-smarmoofus