Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Thematic Photographic 16 - Nature


Storm's coming
Laval, QC, August 2008 [Click to embiggen]

I've always preferred the simple to the elaborate. When you pat on too many layers of anything, you tend to lose the entire sense of the thing. If last week's theme gave us an opportunity to zoom in a little and eliminate extraneous detail, then this week's theme, nature, continues the trend.

I'm hoping the next week gives you a chance to get out and shoot stuff that wasn't created by us. I hope you get back to the simple joys of observing the world around us. Have fun reconnecting with nature!

Your turn: Time for you to click and share! Here's the rundown of how Thematic Photographic works...
  • Every Wednesday evening, I post a new Thematic Photographic entry.
  • Each entry has a unique theme. This week's is...nature.
  • You post a similarly themed image over on your blog.
  • You paste a link to your entry in a comment here.
  • If you've already posted something that fits (on a blog, Facebook, MySpace, wherever) simply post the link to the existing entry.
  • 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!
  • Please share this link with friends, too, and encourage them to join in. The more, the merrier.
If you'd like to see past Thematic Photographic entries, please click here. I hope you enjoy this week's theme.

One more thing: To submit your caption for the latest Caption This, head on over here. This week's entry is a game of inches - you won't want to miss it!

60 comments:

Maddy said...

Indeed I have [enjoyed that is to say] The trouble is that Wednesday is already nearly over here. What time zone are you?

Maybe a week in advance warning, might give you a better chance of us joining you.

Best wishes

Mama C said...

Hi Carmi! This is a wonderful theme. I love the storm photo--can never tire of looking at the beauty of the ever-changing sky.

Here is a previous post I did back in June-my first attempts at nature photography. This challenge will motivate me to capture some new ones this week!

http://the5cfamily.blogspot.com/2008/06/beauty-in-backyard.html

Ben and Bennie said...

Hmmm...I want new but I got old. I'm thinking several posts this week.

ciara said...

love the photo...storm's coming, but it just feels 'peaceful'

my contribution of the week can be found here.

http://herroyalness.blogspot.com/2008/09/thematic-photographic-16-nature.html

mamie said...

I envy your eye for what makes a dramatic black and white photo. This one's stunning. I've got mine for this week here

Thanks, Carmi.

Mojo said...

Looks like a formidable storm a-comin'.
I'm actually on board early for a change! I had some "leftovers" in the Thematic fridge from last week that fit the theme quite well.
Enjoy!

Robin (PENSIEVE) said...

You're wooing me, Canada...you should see the picture of "nature" I took tonight...

Wait a second, you WILL see the picture I took...soon :).

Mike said...

A great theme Carmi. We all need to look at nature more.

You can see my entry at http://ozarkphotos.blogspot.com/.

Mike

Adventure girl wanna be said...

Good Evening Carmi!
Here are some nature shots I took this week~
http://adventuregirlwannabee.blogspot.com/2008/09/toast-to-tuesday.html

Cool idea!

ErinSlick said...

Love it! But I have so many to choose from, so I hope I chose wisely.

http://erinslick.com/2008/09/17/nature/

Linda said...

hmmmm...my wordless wednesday entry is a good start
WW photo

...and I was out photographing tonight, so I'll upload tomorrow...at least ONE picture I took anyway!

MommyWizdom said...

Carmi, great theme! Start me off with my most recent WW and with my Sunday post. I will seek out more nature for your meme! ;-)

tommie said...

Carmi-

I love cloud pics.....the sky is so everchanging!

Thanks for taking me down memory lane. I found a great pic for this week's theme.

BABYLONEZOO said...

Prendre le temps d'observer le monde qui nous entour

Jen Fos - Top Banana said...

Okay, you hooked me. Nature is so wide open. Here's one I took a while okay, I am particularly proud of. Not great photography, just great timing.

http://tinyurl.com/4m88gn

I'll be back with more.

MissMeliss said...

Snapped these tonight, before you'd posted your theme for the week. Are you telepathic? :)

Link: here.

Mar said...

Fantastic, Carmy!!
Here is an older post of mine for this beautiful theme...!!

Mar said...

The current theme was an inspiration to post forgotten pictures from this summer in the Alps. Not mountains, but a different flower

Pinky said...

Ohhh, I love this theme!
I'm enjoying this so much.
Lovely storm shot, Carmi!!
I grew up in West Texas, famous for it's thunder storms and tornados. I miss those, believe it or not.

http://cheeseinmyshoe.blogspot.com/2008/09/thematic-photographic-nature.html

Tara said...

Love the theme this week Carmi. I just sometimes feel that I'm out of my league when doing these posts. Getting the courage up to keep posting though.

Here's my first post for nature theme.

http://kenleysmomma14.blogspot.com/2008/09/thematic-photographic-16-nature.html

{i}Post said...

Hi Carmi! I love your themes. I will be posting one pic a day for the next week *fingers crossed* for the theme. Each day the entry will go up at 12:00 NOON EST. I will just give a link to my blog so that I won't have to come back and relink every day! Great sky pic, by the way!
http://findingbeautyinmosteveryday.blogspot.com

R. Sherman said...

Here's mine. (Finally a topic in my wheelhouse, as they say in the baseball world.)

:)

Cheers.

smarmoofus said...

I missed last week. I was here, but not really here. No excuses. But I may have missed the most exciting week of Thematic Photographic since its inception.

To make up for it, I have a photo that fits both this week's "nature" theme and last week's "close-up" theme. Brace yourself...

Nature, close up!

-smarmoofus

Robin (PENSIEVE) said...

My first post is up; hopefully it won't be my last. I'm a HUGE fan of TP, but lately demands on my time have kept my participation to a minimum.

This theme is one of my favorites (do I say that every time?)! I hope I don't take the beauty of nature for granted...focusing on the inherent beauty of creation often leads me to worship its Creator.

Here’s a look at nature that both draws and repels me :).

Gord H. said...

carmi,

your b&w photo from Laval is a showpiece.

have a show - i'll be there.

though my camera has not been fixed yet I found a couple of nature photos from a June motorcycle ride.

cheers,

gord h.

http://itstrikesmefunny.blogspot.com/2008/09/zoom-w-view-im-sorry-i-had-negative.html

Sarah said...

What a neat idea, this pic is nature and is from my photo blog. Next time I will post one on my other.
http://amongthewheat.blogspot.com/2008/09/slow-down.html

I love looking at all the photos.

Beverly said...

A wonderful theme. Thanks. Mine is up. I also linked to a Florida blog of a lady who kayaks on the Wacissa River in north Florida and has some magnificent photos of true Florida nature.

I love the sky photos.

Linda said...

I have more TP to add now:



link: Pillsbury Crossing

Mx-susan said...

The clouds are gorgeous.
I spend a lot of time taking pictures of my beautiful home, la Paz Baja California sur.
Here is one for today:
http://www.mexicomusings.com

Lovely, lovely idea!

Janet said...

Oh, Carmi, that's a gorgeous cloud shot!!! I'm joining in again:

http://fondofsnape.com/?p=1876

sealaura said...

Hi Carmi! Wow this theme should spark all sorts of different shots. How exciting. Here is my contribution: Nature @Joshua Tree

http://sealaura.blogspot.com/

me said...

Mine's up, a day after and 31 posts! Good grief!!!

http://spottychop.blogspot.com/2008/09/thematic-photographic-16-nature.html

Em Dy said...

I love how treating it in black and white conveys the image of a storm better. Mine is about two islands named after animals.

Em Dy said...

I love how treating it in black and white conveys the image of a storm more than if it were colored. Mine is about two islands named after animals.

Carol said...

Carmi, those are great looking storm clouds. Your theme this week works for me, I am a nature nut.... I've put together a couple of collages for now. Since I have so many nature photos it's difficult to choose which ones to post.

You will find mine here

hope all is well.

Barb said...

My first nature photos are up. Kudzu, anyone?

Capturing Today said...

I found it hard to narrow mine down for this one, as I seem to have so many that fit this theme. Here are some of my favorites.

All About Nature

Malinda777 said...

I had a good one for last week, got too busy and missed the deadline :)

I'm jumpin' in this week...

My Nature Photo Post

janie said...

Hope that storm isn't coming my way, we've enough cloud cover here in Ireland as it is:)
The lemurs are constantly complaining!!
http://janies-rainy-day.blogspot.com/2008/09/thematic-photographic-nature.html

Tara said...

http://kenleysmomma14.blogspot.com/2008/09/nature-theme-photo-2.html

Mimi said...

This is the first one I'm linking. I hope everyone enjoys it

picts

Mama C said...

Hi, I'm back with a fresh post, not a recycled one. This one is called "Magnolia". But I'll just let you click on my icon because I will also post again in a day or so.

Again, having soooo much fun with this I'm neglecting my chores!

Barb said...

I was going to post this pretty little blue bird anyway, but this week's TP is the perfect venue. Good call, Carmi!

Mike said...

We are getting into the passion of nature at http://ozarkphotos.blogspot.com/

Beautiful shot Carmi, great theme!

PostCards said...

I'm a 'TP' virgin but I thought I'd jump in with
this.
To check out the rest of the blog post that goes with it, click here.

kenju said...

I finally got around to doing it, Carmi! Come see.

dianne - bunny trails said...

Okay - I'm truly on a roll. I have a third entry and the fourth will post tomorrow. Am enjoying all your photos, as ever, Carmi.

Mine are here. Thanks for a great theme! :D

Robin (PENSIEVE) said...

It's great to see so many enjoying Thematic Photographic, Carmi! This week's theme offers so much in interpretation; my second submission (tonight's) is VERY different from my first...MUCH more "friendly".

:)

http://pensieve.typepad.com/pensieve/2008/09/still-magnolia.html

Dawn @ My Home Sweet Home said...

After seeing Robin's magnolia submission, I realized I could use this from earlier this summer: Life Cyle of a Magnolia.

pretty how town said...

I love the photo. Here are mine--

http://losethesewalkingblues.blogspot.com/2008/09/id-forgotten-what-rich-live-ive-led.html

Gretchen said...

Here is mine....hope it fits :)
http://www.simonpeters.org/ongoingnews.htm?blogentryid=4006239

Terri said...

Here's mine!

Harvest Sunset

Susan said...

We had a surprise wildlife dinner guest tonight. You can see him (her?)here.

Ben and Bennie said...

Well it took me most of the week but I finally got an entry in! Here's the link...

http://benandbenniewaddell.blogspot.com/2008/09/dinner-time-thematic-photographic-16.html

Writerjax said...

again, late entry!

http://writerjax.blog-city.com/thematic_photographic_7__nature.htm

c said...

i have posted several pictures of nature for my cherry popping thematic post~~~my very first one~~thanks for the email, you got me off my lazy butt and got me to post some pictures on the web~~don't believe that~i have lots of pictures posted on the web, just not any thematic pictures, until now, shut up charlene

my main blog is

http://www.charlene-in-ar.blogspot.com/

and the blog where i posted the thematic photographic 16 Nature is my perfect world blog~~where i blog only about the perfect things in my life
http://nopunctuationintendedperfectworld.wordpress.com/

Cecily R said...

I can't remember how I got here, but I am always down with a photo challenge...AND I actually took a nature picture last night (which is weird for me because normally the most nature I get is my kids)!

http://mychaosmybliss.blogspot.com/2008/09/wordful-wednesday-and-goose.html

Gretchen said...

One more for me...sorry.
http://www.simonpeters.org/ongoingnews.htm?blogentryid=4013680

Gretchen

Anonymous said...

I got this in super late, but I still wanted to hold myself accountable to the assignment.

Jeni said...

Sorry the last message didn't allow me to leave my link. Here is my submission:

http://friendphotog.wordpress.com/2008/09/27/nature/