Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Thematic Photographic 12 - Colorful


They melt in your mouth, not in your hand
London, ON, September 2007 [Click to embiggen]

It's been a fairly cruddy few days. Nothing earth-shattering, mind you. No one has died - not that I'm aware of, anyway - and I still have a roof over my head, an incredible wife, three great kids, a semi-psychotic dog and a constantly evolving ability to wield a pen and a camera. But sometimes the sine wave of life takes a bit of a curve southward and the best you can do is just hold on until it reverses course. Fun, isn't it?

As I look at my photography in recent weeks, I suspect I've been subconsciously reflecting this darkening mood in the photos I've uploaded. I've been shooting drug users, abandoned trailers, homeless people and decaying buildings. Well, for this week's Thematic Photographic theme, I'm going to try to jumpstart things with a somewhat happier theme: Colorful. (I hope you'll stop and take a moment to smile at the prospect. I'll wait.)

There, let's continue.

So whatever you share through the week, please make it colorful. You can take it literally, figuratively, or any way you see fit. I enjoy seeing how you all creatively interpret each theme, and I'm sure this week's choice will result in some great photo sharing.

If you're new to Thematic Photographic, here's a quick FAQ:
  1. Every Wednesday evening, I post a new Thematic Photographic entry.
  2. Each entry has a unique theme. This week's is...colorful.
  3. You post a similarly themed image over on your blog.
  4. You paste a link to your entry in a comment here.
  5. If you've already posted something that fits (on a blog, Facebook, MySpace, wherever) simply post the link to the existing entry.
  6. You may post one per day, many per day, one each day of the entire week, whatever suits your fancy. This is all about sharing, so feel free to share to your heart's content!
  7. Please share this link with friends, too. I want this thing to being photographic happiness to lots of people - and I need your help.
I'm not done: Caption This needs your love, too. Click here to visit this week's entry and share your submission.

36 comments:

Beverly said...

I had noticed that about your posts recently...but those M&M's surely brighten things up...I'll go looking!

Beverly said...

I put mine up.

ErinSlick said...

And now I get to play!

Writerjax said...

that assignment lightened my mood!

http://writerjax.blog-city.com/thematic_photographic_4__colorful.htm

Bernie said...

WOW, way to go Carmi, certiainly very bright!

I have put ours up as well at burntofferings, although, not nearly as bright as yours!!!

Have a great day...

Jenelle said...

Yum...chocolate. :) I didn't wait until the last day to play this week!

http://mommyinthewoods.blogspot.com/2008/08/thematic-photography-colorful.html

kenju said...

This is a welcome departure from the dark and gritty posts of recent weeks.

Bernie said...

Oh and Carmi, and here is another one for you at bernies fotoblog. It is a bit more 'colourful' though!

Have a great day!

ErinSlick said...

http://erinslick.com/2008/08/20/colorful/

Did I not leave the link? Sheesh. = )

Christine said...

I've been wanting to play along all summer, and I've finally done it! My post is here

smarmoofus said...

What a great idea! Photographic therapy (Therapeutic Photographic?)! I will point to my crayons of last week as a starter, but this is going to be a fun one. I'll be back with more! Much more. An overwhelming amount!

(I could use some Therapeutic Photographic, too, so thanks for this inspiration.)

-smarmoofus

MommyWizdom said...

I am so excited that I get to participate in this week's meme. My life is infused with color so I'm glad I get to share some of that with everyone.

Here is my link .

Btw, I love the M&Ms.

Em Dy said...

A burst of colors! Don't wake the sleeping dragon. Shh..

Lynda said...

Thank you! This is bright and happy - a nice, new perspective!

R. Sherman said...

Here you go.

Cheers.

Heidi said...

So good to see these colors today, Carmi! Hope you are still smiling from posting them!

Here are mine.

surcie said...

This is not helping my chocolate craving at all! ; )

Barb said...

Woo hoo! Those brightly colored little morsels nearly jumped off thr screen! (Now I have a sudden craving for chocolate.) here is my first contribution.

Thanks, Carmi. You struck a colorful this week!

Linda said...

http://fifenhorn.blogspot.com/2008/08/thematic-photographic-colorful.html

Always thought provoking...and YUMMY!

me said...

Thanks for the pick me up Carmi. It's just what I needed to get back in the swing. here is mine

Awareness said...

hi carmi.....love the theme.....here's mine.

http://mayfairplace.blogspot.com/2008/08/colourful-kids-and-carnivals.html

mamie said...

As Ry Cooder croons, I got mine

smarmoofus said...

Yay! It was a somewhat gloomy day out, but I managed to find some colourful shots, anyway. What a great theme, Carmi! Thanks for brightening us up!

-smarmoofus

Mojo said...

I'm way late to the party this week, but the moment (it seemed) the prompt came out for this week the weather here turned decidedly un-colorful and uncooperative. But I managed to find a shot in the archives that fits the theme. (I was alarmed at how muted my archives seem to be!)
I digress.
So better late than never, it's here

Tiel Aisha Ansari said...

Not an original photo... Birds of a feather

Killired said...

ahhhhhhhhh... my fave.. I LOVE M&M's!!!!

Barb said...

What a colorful week! Fun! I've got a colorful mosaic to celebrate my 100th post, a link to a "colorful" post by a favorite that is sure to make you smile, and a fun little puzzle going on, that is purely for my own amusement. Oh, and a new colorful title banner! Y'all come to Picture This, At Last .

Robin (PENSIEVE) said...

When I saw this shot, I KNEW I'd have to MAKE TIME to join in--I LOVE color! I LOVE M&Ms...I HAD to post something!! GREAT theme, lol, last week I had nothing....

Thanks for spurring us on to good things, Carmi :). And interestingly, your themes usually make me dig a bit.

(Rather than linking to my main page, I linked directly to my TP post.)

:)

iPost said...

I am in! This is my first time, so I hope I do it right. I am linking to the most colorful portrait I have in my portfolio...a lovely lady at the fairy festival!

http://thistooshallpass.aminus3.com/image/2008-06-12.html

gotcownow.com said...

Okay my submission (the first of many!!!) is up!!!!

Thank you Carmi!

gotcownow.com said...

oops I forgot to post the link

http://gotcownow.com/2008/08/25/thematic-photography-12/

margie said...

colours of jamaica. during a week of olympic successes for a small country.

http://3yrplan.typepad.com/soeursdujour/

Amber said...

Fun theme! Here is my entry. Colorful

Barb said...

I've got a page full of the colors of nature that I wanted to post before taking off for Virginia. Stop by Picture This, At Last and take a look!

Susan said...

I've posted one picture from each of my recent trips, one to the Sunshine Coast, BC, and one to San Francisco.

Heather said...

I'm a bit late on this one, but I still wanted to post: Colors

:)