Monday, September 14, 2009

Caption This 136


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Grand Bend, ON, September 2009 [Click to embiggen]
About this photo: The sun is shiny. Coincidentally, this week's Thematic Photographic theme is shiny. Are you shiny, too? Of course you are. Head here to close the loop.
I often point my camera at the sky. It'll always return something different, and it'll always be challenging because cameras don't necessarily like having their sensors bombarded by a gigantic bag of galactic gas. The sun may be 93 million miles away from our planet, but it still does insane things to the exposure meter.

So as I recorded a lone bird flying under the shiny source of all known life on our planet, I smiled at how peaceful the moment felt, and how I'd like to spend more time sitting on the ground wondering about the ever changing world above.

Your turn: Please come up with a smart-sounding caption for this image and share it in a comment. Participate as often as you like, as we encourage serial captioning. For more info on how Caption This works, click here.

About last week's photo of my father in a cemetery: This was a very hard picture for me to shoot, as it forced me to think of a lot of things I'd rather not think about. But life's got a way of evolving in its own way, and we rarely have the chance to fundamentally change the route it ultimately takes. So we accept whatever it is that gets thrown at us. Honorable menschens - and sincere thanks - go to Lissa for "Grave reflections" and Quilly for "I still grieve."

MorahMommy takes it for "Through my father's eyes." As many of you know, she's my wife, and she encouraged me to take this journey on this day with my father. It's through her eyes that I've been able to have the life that I have. If you haven't had a chance to introduce yourself, please drop by her blog, Adventures of Motherhood, and say hi.

4 comments:

lissa said...

Thanks for the menschen, Carmi - the photo evoked many feelings in me as well; sometimes seeing things we push away gives us new perspective.

I've nothing for this week's caption - just yet. Creativity takes a holiday as one deals with a sick child and a full plate. But I'll be back...this photo is stunningly beautiful!

Gallow said...

Genesis 1:4

Mojo said...

"We have reached our cruising altitude and you are now free to move about the cabin."

"Mile High Club"


That galactic gas bag gave me all kinds of fits on Saturday as I spent the majority of the afternoon with a lens pointed skyward at an air show. The birds were bigger, but the sun was just as obnoxious. On the up-side, I got a bunch of shiny new photos.

But one of my biggest grins came on the trip home when I spotted this shiny guy... who brought along his own caption. Talk about full service!
Thematic Photographic 66: "Shiny" v.6.0 - Road Rage Suppressive Therapy

Thom said...

Congrats MorahMommy on the great caption. I liked that when I read it. My caption for this week is:

"Reflections of Thoughts"