Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Thematic Photographic 35 - Down


Club Sandals
Deerfield Beach, FL, December 2008 [Click to embiggen]


For our next Thematic Photographic theme, I wanted to play with perspective a little bit. That's because I've noticed the average picture taken by the average person seems to always be right-side-up, straight-on. Rarely do folks point their lenses up or down, or get themselves closer to the center of the Earth. Which brings me to this picture of my cousin's sandals on a pool deck.

Because I was shooting around folks who knew me, they all simply nodded as they watched me zoom in on the footwear. The septuagenarian with the bluish-tinged hair? I'm sure she thought I was losing it.

Your turn: We'll be exploring "down" all week long. Whether you're a point-your-lens-down person or a get-down-on-the-ground shooter, I hope you'll share the results through the week and leave a link in a comment here. If you know the drill, feel free to dive right in. If you're looking for a couple of sample "down" photos, click here, here and here. And if you're new to the Thematic Photographic thing, just read on:
  • Every Wednesday evening, at precisely 7 o'clock Eastern, I post a new Thematic Photographic entry.
  • Each entry has a unique theme. This week's is...down.
  • 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. Old or new, all photos are welcome.
  • 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.
  • And please accept my thanks for your enthusiasm. Your participation has made TP a true highlight for me each and every week.

27 comments:

Awareness said...

ooooo! everyone should have a pair of red sandals. that's my theory. Love them! Want them!

Here's my offering tonight....I do have a couple of other photo ideas for your theme this week, but will hold onto them until the weekend. Hope this one makes a splash with you! Ready, set.....GO!

http://mayfairplace.blogspot.com/2009/02/down-we-go.html

onangelwings said...

I posted on both my blogs.
http://reesspace.blogspot.com
http://memoriesthroughphotography.blogspot.com

This was a nice easy one for me Carmi.

Cloudia said...

OOOO, I took a great "Down" photo today! Gotta run and post it...Aloha

NWlambear said...

There are still things I like about flying...and it certainly is not the "comfort" or the food! But, when I can I fly during daylight hours and admire the...when you see them...clouds, landscapes, light, sunrise, sunset...whatever. On a trip to Colorado one of the pictures I took out my window was of the shadow of our airplane as we were coming into Denver airport...

See my blog....'view through the lens of my camera' @ nwlambear.blogspot.com

Light and Voices said...

Red sandals is the bomb! Love 'em.
Down, shoot down, I do a lot of those kind of shots. Here is the one chosen for Wednesday blog: http://lightandvoices.blogspot.com/
Joyce

Cloudia said...

http://comfortspiral.blogspot.com/

My "Down Shot" will be in my Thursday post. Thanks, Carmi. Aloha!

Mojo said...

Okay, I'm reaching just a little on this one, but I've been waiting since early December for a theme somewhere that this shot would fit. And "down"? "Down" is close enough!

I'll see if I can't come up with something a bit more conventional later on... meanwhile I give you:

Thematic Photographic 35: "Down" v.1.0 - "Up In A Down Way"

lom said...

I am love this site, its so much fun sharing.

heres my

down

bunty Bunny said...

Heres my latest go


Down

sealaura said...

Hola Carmi! It has been a while since I have participated but here is my interpretation :
http://sealaura.blogspot.com/2009/02/thematic-photographic-down.html
BTW I could just picture that blue haired septuagenarian :)

All This Trouble... said...

I've been hibernating. It's almost too cold for us southerners to think straight!

http://allthistroublejusttoleaveacomment.blogspot.com/2009/02/take-me-to-river.html

(I have no idea how to make this a link. I need to study up.)

Daryl said...

Had I known .. LOL .. I pointed up butI wasnt participating in Thematic

Love those red sandals ... I would ask where she got them .. but I wont

barbie2be said...

here's mine!

down

Mamapippa said...

Lovely pair of sandals !
My 'down' interpretation is here:

http://mamapippaphotography.skynetblogs.be/post/6690172/op-de-grond-----on-the-ground-----

Karen said...

I love this week's theme. It reminds me that I should look down more when photographing or to get down on the subject's level. Here's my entry.

Catherine said...

That's a very striking photo. It's not quite the sort of thing I was thinking of when I decided on my contribution, which you will find here

rosneath said...

lovely red sandals - I want some!

here's a link to my 'down'

http://rosneath.wordpress.com/2009/02/05/down/

belleek

theMuddledMarketPlace said...

oooooooh yes.
either getting right down ON the ground or failing that pointing straight down.. is a current favourite passtime of mine.

Here is a recent favourite DOWN image of mine.

(do wish I'd taken more time with this shot tho...)

PillowNaut said...

My post today has one ULTIMATE down photo, LOL... taken by a NASA astronaut -- and I included my own personally-snapped DOWN favorite too...

http://pillownaut.blogspot.com/2009/02/down.html

:)

bobbie said...

First installment of "Down" is up on my blog. There will be more in the next few days. I found so many I thought appropriate.
bobbie-almostthere.blogspot.com

Mama C said...

Hello Carmi!
It has been a while since I participated in Thematic, but I take a peek every week, hoping I'll have something that fits. Well I finally found something, and finally had 10 minutes to sit down and put it together. So here it is:
http://the5cfamily.blogspot.com/2009/02/thematic-photographic-down.html
Hope you can stop by and see it!
-Clara

bobbie said...

Hello there - again. My second group of "down" pictures is up. And yes, there will be a 3rd group shortly. But no more of my grandson. I'm enjoying the others' photos too.

Barb said...

I was surprised at how many "down" photos I have, and how many I have already posted. But I did find find some as yet unpublished photos to illustrate my interpretation of down. See them here.

bobbie said...

My third and last (I promise) group of "down" photographs is up today. bobbie-almostthere.blogspot.com

sealaura said...

Hola Carmi! I have posted another down photograph. it is one of my favorites! http://sealaura.blogspot.com/

DNLee said...

Hey, I'm participating. Thought I commented to let you know. Busy day.

Mel Fraase said...

"Down" ultimately made me think of mood...here's mine! Thanks, Carmi!

http://fraasefamily.blogspot.com/2009/02/wordless-wednesday-thematic.html