Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Thematic Photographic 19 - Grounded


Sidewalk crush
London, ON, September 2008 [Click to embiggen]


This week's Thematic Photographic theme, grounded, deals with something that we literally touch almost constantly, yet hardly ever give a second thought. It's often a dirty, unkempt place. We don't dare get close to it because everyone around us seems to find that odd. Don't believe me? Next time you're in a public place, sit on the floor. Then look at the faces around you for a reaction. I do it all the time, just because.

So for the coming week, I hope you'll take a moment - or many moments, because we encourage multiple participants - to get down and view the world below our feet. Point the lens down, put the camera down and point it up...whatever comes to mind. As you think about what you'd like to shoot, please keep in mind that the goal isn't necessarily a literal picture of the ground. Rather, I hope you'll continue to freely interpret the theme. What does "grounded" bring to mind?

Why do I do this? Because photography should be about going outside what you've already done, to seeing the world around us from a slightly - or not-so-slightly - different perspective. If you get to cover some new ground along the way and share it with others, then Thematic Photographic has achieved its goal.

Your turn: If you're a TP vet, you know what to do. If you're joining us in progress, here's the quicklist of instructions:
  • Every Wednesday evening, I post a new Thematic Photographic entry.
  • Each entry has a unique theme. This week's is...grounded.
  • 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 as many photos or links as you wish. For the next week, I'll be supporting this theme with a related picture/posting each day. I encourage you to do the same. 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.
To see past TP entries, click here. I hope you have a great time with this one!

One more thing: If you live in London, I'm scheduled to be on the 'A' Morning show on our local 'A' television station (formerly A Channel, formerly The New PL, etc.) Here's the Web site. Host Cheryl Weedmark will be interviewing me Friday morning at about 7:15. Topic: saving money on your cell phone rate plan.

25 comments:

ciara said...

I'm up for this week. you can find it here:


http://herroyalness.blogspot.com/2008/10/thematic-photographic-7-thematic-theme.html

Heather said...

Oh my ... am I first? Cool :) Aviation came to my mind first when I was this theme because my hubby is a pilot. My post is up on my blog :)

~Heather

Christy said...

Thank-you for the fun project! I took photographs of my mother playing the organ a few weeks back...this one popped to my mind for this week's theme.

http://paulnewmanshirtdays.blogspot.com/2008/10/multitasker.html

Linda said...

Here I go!!!

Self Portraits

Kristi Mantoni said...

Here's mine:

http://kmantoniva.blogspot.com/2008/10/thematic-photo.html

I'm so excited I have one!

I also gave you an "award". Check out my blog for the info.

Writerjax said...

great theme as always!

here's my two cents...

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

BABYLONEZOO said...

a mes pieds

pretty how town said...

I love YOUR photo there.

Here's my first one...I'll post more when it's not 1:30 in the morning sometime.

grounded

Vanessa said...

here, i have a few, all grounded in sandy parts...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/vanessa_r/2901962121/in/set-72157607450910728/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/vanessa_r/2882326288/in/set-72157607450910728/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/vanessa_r/2882398160/in/set-72157607450910728/

Mojo said...

"Grounded" brought a lot of things to mind, but not all of them are easy to represent in a photograph... But I came up with a couple of ideas anyway.
I got twisted around when the new prompt was announced and forgot what day it was. So I jumped the gun with v.1.0 this week. But just to keep things in balance, I showed up late to the party with v.2.0...

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MommyWizdom said...

I'm playing this week - here's mine - it's funny!

Great theme!

sealaura said...

Here is my entry: http://sealaura.blogspot.com/
Very wonderful entries so far. Can't wait to see more.

Ken said...

Here is mine. I posted it a few days ago.

photowannabe said...

This is an interesting theme this week, Grounded can mean so many things.
Mine is up now and can be found at http://allredmop.blogspot.com
Sorry I'm so computer illiterate and don't know how to do a direct link.
I do think this theme will be fun to post.

Lynda said...

Yikes - at first, I thought those were bugs and it was creeping me out, but berries are much less creepy ;-)

Barb said...

This is a very fun theme, Carmi. So I tried looking at the world from a raccoon's-eye view !

Mama C said...

I hope I get time to play around with this theme, but for now, here is my first entry:

http://the5cfamily.blogspot.com/2008/10/thematic-photographic-grounded.html

pretty how town said...

Here are a few more of mine! doubly grounded

ChrisseasCorner said...

Grounded, in more ways than one!
Here:

www.chrisseascorner.wordpress.com

Jennifer said...

I have done that. Went to a store and sat there on the floor with friends even! It was amazing the looks we got. Oh yes.. those dang punk kids look. ;)

I love how all the cherries? seem to only be on the sidewalk, and not on the grass.

sage said...

I didn't really participate, but you'll have to check out my photo of looking down (at reflections in the water).

mamie said...

Finally got mine up. Thanks, Carmi!

Justin and Sarah Rose said...

Thanks for the great subject this week!!!

http://acoupleofroses.blogspot.com/2008/10/thematic-photographic.html

MMP said...

this finds my contribution.
cheers!

MB said...

I'm glad I finally got around to participating. Here's my first Thematic Photographic entry:

http://finallyfiguringitout.blogspot.com/2008/10/thematic-photographic-grounded.html

I hope to post one every week but I'm not making any promises. :)

I love your photos!