Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Thematic Photographic 75 - Travel

Madison & 29th
New York, NY
November 2009
[Click photo to enlarge]


Sooner or later, we all have to leave home. Whether we do so for work, for family, for adventure, we invariably end up seeing things we'd never see from our kitchen window.

That's what I'm looking for with this week's Thematic Photographic theme, travel. If you've been away and took pictures, we want to see 'em. See the Your Turn section below for more. And happy shooting!

About this photo: Early morning from our 9th floor hotel room (FWIW, the Carlton on Madison Ave.) The kids were still asleep, and I, as ever, couldn't sleep. The soft light beckoned through the closed shades. So I peeked out the sides and liked what I saw: Slices of shadow and sunlight on an urban landscape that could only exist here in New York. A lovely and memorable way to start the day, don't you think?

Your turn: If you brought home pictures (plural deliberate) of strange new experiences from faraway places, please share them on your blog, then paste a link into a comment below. Click here for more background on how Thematic Photographic works.

28 comments:

Mojo said...

Memorable indeed. I have a collection of shots taken during various excursions, but took a slightly different turn for openers:

Thematic Photographic 75: "Travel" v.1.0 - Prepare for Takeoff

hahamommy said...

dipping my feet back into blogging... you're such amazing inspiration ♥ thanks!!
Journey of Nani Moon

g said...

Hi, Carmi. Good to see you back! I have one up for TRAVEL right now.

www.doves2day.blogspot.com

Jason Mayoff said...

Interesting theme, so wide open. I love the light and shadows in your picture, and the great from-above perspective.

See mine.

Beverly said...

Thanks for the theme of travel. I have my famous motorbike photo up at my place.

Awareness said...

Hi Carmi.... I would love to travel to NYC again. My offering has a story attached to it. Big surprise there!!

http://mayfairplace.blogspot.com/2009/11/bath-uk.html

ps. I tried to do the "link" thing but had NO luck.

Michael Manning said...

My father had a Kodak Brownie and I have fond memories of sneaking off to shoot photos around my Grandmother's neighborhood in Michigan. This reminded me of those great memories!

Marie Höglund said...

Ugh Carmi, today you give me giddiness ;-). Lovely photo. No chance I could manage something like this though I´m so afraid of heights. Have a great day.

http://carpediemmie.blogspot.com/2009/11/tp-75-travel.html

Jean said...

Carmi, here are my two Travel snaps (old post) from Sep-Oct '09.

Kerala-1

Kerala-2

Hope u like them.

christina said...

I like your picture and the shadows of the car. Here i smy travel picture!

Tabor said...

I guess I want to know how you got such a good picture through a hotel window. My hotel windows are usually etched or dirty or reflecting light!!

dennisthemennis.co.uk said...

Travel Teeth

Dont look if you are eating!!

hapzydeco said...

Travel often presents us with a decision. Always glad seers like Yogi give us direction.

Beverly said...

Hi, Carmi,
I've added another travel post on my blog, some interesting photos from Haiti.

http://beverlywhitcomb.blogspot.com/2009/11/carmis-theme-travel-2.html

Anonymous said...

Did you wake up in the city that never sleeps?

I woke up hungover once with a really red butt. I thought I was in the city that never slaaps. I was wrong.

Veronica Lodge
Riverdale

Catherine said...

Here's my first contribution for the week - a moment of beauty captured in England's Lake District
Windermere

momemts in time said...

Carmi

Walking across Africa is travel ...

It is interesting how we in the Western World view travel as a necessity and a an integral part of our daily lives. In most cases it is not, its just our desire for new experiences or a pre-conditioning as we strive to to make ourselves more important. ~ and I love travel...

I had gone to a disputed area of North Africa to take photographs of the border areas and hinterlands as part of my Masters.

Gunboat 'diplomacy' was still taking place on some islands. I was on the mainland having travelled from Europe. Shortly after my visit a number of immigrants were shot trying to cross the border, while regularly others failed to make it in the treacherous seas.

The conditions were attrocious and the stench was unbearable. There were many refugees, some I met had walked up from Southern Africa and were waiting, hopefully, to get into Europe, attracted by the bright lights, cheap electrical goods and promise of prosperity.

Here are two images posted earlier and more recent ones will follow.

momemts in time said...

Carmi ~ Travel #2 New and old...

theMuddledMarketPlace said...

Travel? Today the only things travelling are our sideboard, a sofa, one mammoth desk and a dining table. I hope they're enjoying the process. Our dog are not!

travel? here

Mona Sweden said...

Nice composition. I love the shadows in the street. Here is my contribution.

photowannabe said...

My post of travel in days gone by is now posted.
http://allredmop.blogspot.com/

Light and Voices said...

Here is an excursion for the brave ones: http://lightandvoices.blogspot.com/2009/11/thematic-photographic-75-travel.html
Joyce M

Nina said...

First time I participate... My "travelphoto" is up... Welcome and visit!
http://www.ninawester.se/?p=1645

bARE-eYED sUN said...

yes, carmi,
it IS a good way to start the day,
we've had these quiet moments
as well,
when we realize how extraordinary
the ordinary really is.

thank you, Carmis, and udos.

:-)

..
.ero

Christine Gram said...

Here's a shot out my window during carnivale.

Rinkly Rimes said...

Memories of Happy Travel. We cruised round New Zealand earlier this year and this was Milford Sound.

http://rinklyrimes.blogspot.com/2009/07/drifting-at-dawn.html

bripolo12 said...

A great trip to a beautiful place.

http://sandiegoreynoldsfamily.blogspot.com/2009/11/written-inc-travel.html

Moi said...

i love NYC....and I am not even a city girl :)

beautiful shot, Carmi!