Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Wordless Wednesday - Beached


Not quite lost at sea
London, ON, October 2008 [Click to embiggen]


A beautiful afternoon at the playground with our kids. An unknown child's lost toy, abandoned in the middle of the sand. Ignored by everyone. Except me.

Strikes me as a little sad. You?

Your turn: This photo continues last week's Thematic Photographic theme, grounded. I hope you'll click here and join in before I post the new entry for next week's theme. That theme will be blur. Do you have a blurry shot hanging around? We'll be softening the edges and celebrating blurriness all week, starting Wednesday evening at precisely 7:00 p.m. ET. Until then, look back and share a grounded-themed picture.

24 comments:

kenju said...

A lost or forgotten toy is always sad. And the child who lost it is even sadder, probably.

smarmoofus said...

"Sad" is the first thing I thought when I saw that photo, Carmi. Then I read what you wrote and it only reinforced my impression. A simple yet rich image.

Happy Wordless Wednesday!
-smarmoofus

Babystepper said...

I don't know, I think the little boat looks kind of excited.

Unexpected liberty maybe.

MommyWizdom said...

Yes, very sad. :-( Why is that?

Great composition! Happy WW! My WW is udderly silly - come check it out!

Dawn @ My Home Sweet Home said...

Yes, that is sad. :-(

Send the email when you start tomorrow's: I have a blurry shot in mind.

dianne - bunny trails said...

I love your shots of the little things that so many others would simply pass by.

Randall said...

Yes, it strikes me as sad too. But let's keep that between us. We macho guy's aren't supposed to admit stuff like that.

Pamela said...

is it a tiny toy or is it really coarse sand?

I was walking down the creek a while back and saw something bobbing where the water flowed over a berm.

It was a tiny paper boat -- I wish I'd posted the photo I took .. hmm I may yet.

Yen said...

Great composition! I'm sure thhe owner of that one was crying to find out they lost it..sad!

Mine is posted HERE. Happy WW!~

Mariposa said...

I love the presentation...so artsy...so clever!

pete said...

Hey Carmi, thanks for checking out my WW post.

I love these minimalist shots. nothing but sand and a toy. We used to go to the beach frequently and never had to buy sand toys because the tourists would abandon them.

milet said...

i think the child who lost that toy might be missing it now.

happy wednesday. hope you can visit my WW!

milet

Charlotte said...

Happy WW!

DNLee said...

I might have a blurry photo somewhere, though I usually delete them because it's not what I was going for. I find one, I will post on that ww theme. thanks for the heads up.

happy ww

Bobbie said...

Love the pic ;)
You can see mine HERE

~Bobbie

Mojo said...

Sad? I guess it depends on the larger context. Lost, or just resting? What's happening outside the frame?

And I'm anxious for the next Thematic... I have a few ideas already. Blur is usually somethign I try to avoid, but properly implemented... ohyeah...

Hayley Townley, Breast Cancer Survivor Extraordinaire said...

I love looking at the world through your eyes!

Mine's up too. Stink Bug...?!

margie said...

hey carmi,

i have been busy with holidays, but here's my blur.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/margela/

Indigo Children said...

You can see footprints all around it -- poor toy, it is sad. Did you rescue it?

Moi said...

Your image reminds me o f a quote by Eleanor Roosevelt ........
"There is nothing to regret - either for those who go or for those who are left behind”

onangelwings said...

I agree with Kenju...I always find it sad when I see something that was once loved and played with discarded.

Jim said...

This toy is another unidentifiable object. Like my yellow behomouth.
I have a bunch of blurry objects.
I wonder, ... :-)
Happy WW, thank you for peeking at my RR machine and for your nice comment.
Nobody I know knows what that thing is.
..

Lori's Light Extemporanea said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one who thinks lost toys are sad.

Christy said...

Here's my blur photos. I had a wonderful time with this theme. Thank-you greatly.

http://paulnewmanshirtdays.blogspot.com/2008/10/for-carmis-theme-blur-photographs.html