Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Thematic Photographic 74 - Red

Really, really red
London, ON
October 2009

[Click photo to enlarge]

I've chosen red as this week's Thematic Photographic theme because as the last leaves tumble ingloriously to the ground, they leave a stark, muted environment in their wake. In this part of the world, at least, we're looking at six months of bare branches and varying shades of white, grey, and brown.

Which means the potential for bummerhood (yes, I invent words) rises at this time of year. And we need a break from it. A shot of color has always helped me around this time of year, and I'm hoping the same thing holds true for you, too.

Your turn: Please dig into your archives and share the richest, most evocative red-themed photos you've got. If you don't have any in the archives, it's the perfect excuse to head out and capture some new ones. Don't forget to post the link in a comment here to maximize sharing (and anti-bummerhood, of course.) Want to share a new one every day? Go nuts! Here's more on how Thematic Photographic works.

36 comments:

dennisthemennis.co.uk said...

I have way too many red photos.

Here is Mine

Have a great week everyone. dennis

Mojo said...

Being a regular Ruby Tuesday-er, I have a number of red photos. Living in Raleigh, NC -- home to the NC State University Wolfpack and Carolina Hurricanes, I have a wealth of opportunities for more. So this theme was right up my street.

But I launched it with a shot from 100 miles away.
Thematic Photographic 74: "Red" v.1.0 - Red Eagle

kcinnova said...

My first one is up: http://kcinnova.wordpress.com/2009/11/04/thematic-photographic-red/

hapzydeco said...

In preparation for Halloween visited Tim's Pumpkin Patch. This red chair was on the porch outside the store.

Jason Mayoff said...

Here's my entry

~jill said...

i'm visiting disneyland tomorrow...rumor has it that they are all ready for Christmas. bet i can find some red.....i'll be back. =D

Awareness said...

I am with you on the whole feeling of red. May this month surprise us every now and then with the vibrancy of this colour.

Here is my contribution......

http://mayfairplace.blogspot.com/2009/11/when-dreary-is-order-of-day-hubris-of.html

ps. HOW do you add a link directly to a post from the comment section? Can anyone help me? Thanks.

Rinkly Rimes said...

Something a very special red from me:

http://rinklyrimes.blogspot.com/2009/06/on-show.html

christina said...

Here it is, red and lightning!!

dennisthemennis.co.uk said...

I just posted another.

Here is My Second

Marie Höglund said...

Reminder of the beautiful summer.

http://carpediemmie.blogspot.com/2009/11/tp-74-red.html

bobbie said...

Thank you for the lovely shot of red. It does cheer me. In our area, we have many lovely golden leaves, but very little red this year for some reason.

Mojo said...

Oh, and I meant to say, I love "bummerhood". Almost as much as "bummage".

And I have v.2.0 available now. And it's a bit more "down to earth".

Thematic Photographic 74: "Red" v.2.0 - Red Healy

dennisthemennis.co.uk said...

Can I have a number 3? hope so.

Alone and RED

David said...

I'm looking for pictures of Obama hugging Chairman Mao, but can't find one I like.

theMuddledMarketPlace said...

Oooooooooooooh
what fun!
First of a weeks worth of red starts here
Thanks Carmi

momemts in time said...

For the time being an old one Ferrari Red Formula 3 and in the pits ... here

momemts in time said...

And here is something much more recent: Simply Red

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bARE-eYED sUN said...

okay so,
our pic is not quite as red as yours, Carmi,

;-)

but there it is nonetheless . . .

NO STANDING

..
.ero

Jean said...

Carmi, my first participation in Thematic Photographic, after so many months(years?) of visiting you. I just knew what I had to post for this theme -RED. Do visit here (forgive my amateur photography)

Catherine said...

Here's my first red photo - I haven't been playing for a while, but hope to post several this week.
Waratah

Em Dy said...

The man in the red suit says sshh!

dennisthemennis.co.uk said...

Carmi did say we could go nuts didnt he? Here is my fourth.

lest we forget

Kimmie said...

I will be looking for red all week now .... it's a wonderful assignment as we come into the colorless time of the year. Here's today's find:

saving red

cheers!

bARE-eYED sUN said...

well, Carmi, we believe that this is the first time we've actually gotten two entries on one prompt.

thanks for the motivation, friend.

btw,
the tree pic is gorgeous. :-)

our entry:
.Wurd Iz
..
.ero
..
.

Mona Sweden said...

Here's my entry.

theMuddledMarketPlace said...

This week i've gone all RED so, enjoy....

Catherine said...

My third contribution - the garden this was taken in is absolutely amazing, so after you visit me, you might like to visit the link to Josie's garden as well
Red Seat

smarmoofus said...

It seems I was a week early. I posted my red on October 27th.

-smarmoofus

PastorMac's Ann said...

I am enjoy the "red" theme of Thematic Photographic this week. So many wonderful photos and experiences!

It took me many days to be able to compose this one. Reliving the experience and trying to get it just right. Don't think that I really succeeded. But finally here is my RED post.

PastorMac's Ann said...

"Bummerhood." I am so stealing that word.

Pastormac said...

My first ever!

Mel Fraase said...

I love the red leaves! It froze early here and all the leaves fell to the ground green! I was so disappointed. I have other REDs in my photo collection, so here's my submission:
http://fraasefamily.blogspot.com/2009/11/thematic-photographic-red.html

Catherine said...

I couldn't resist one more:
Going Postal

Sweetly said...

Finally my "red" pictures! I'm always running behind! Check out my photos and tell me your favorite.

Red

Red 2

Red 3