Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Thematic Photographic 76 - Orange


When the game ends
London, ON, June 2009

About this photo: This entry launches our new Thematic Photographic theme, orange. To be a part of the fun, simply post an orange-themed pic on your site, then leave a comment here so everyone can find it. Repeat as often as you wish. Click here if you'd like to learn more about Thematic Photographic.
I'm not sure why I stuck around the playground at our kids' school after the bell rang and everyone headed inside. I had a camera and a few extra minutes before I needed to get on my way. I guess some days we all need a little quiet time before diving into the day.

The basketball, sitting alone in the middle of the court, seemed lost in the asphalt, suddenly forgotten by the boisterous kids who mere minutes ago were fighting each other to get it through the net. They'd be back at recess, but for now it was just me, a ball, and a whole lot of sunshine-drenched silence. I'm glad I hung back.

Your turn: Got something orange in your archives? If so, I hope you'll share it here. If not, you've got the perfect excuse to head out with your camera and bring home something orange. We're at it all week, so have fun with it!

25 comments:

Mona Sweden said...

The basketball sure looks very lonely. I love the perspective. In my photo there are som rusty things outside a store at a harbour. Photographed on an island in the Gothenburg archipelago.

Mojo said...

Basketball would be better if it was hockey. But I do like this shot. The scuffed up ball, the low angle... almost like a "Ball's-Eye View".

I wasn't nearly so inventive, but just as orange:

Thematic Photographic 76: "Orange" v.1.0 - One Of These Things...

Rinkly Rimes said...

A cheat from me! Not my own photograph but certainly my own poem!

http://rinklyrimes.blogspot.com/2009/02/294a-orange.html

Marie Höglund said...

Awesome shot Carmi. As a teenager I was playing Basketball in a great team. We had a very good career indeed. One day boy´s became more interesting than the basketball so......... The End of that story ;-).



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

Catherine said...

Well, last week I intended to post several during the week, but this week I will admit that I'm busy enough that it might not happen, so I have posted a bunch of orange photos in one post. Interestingly, most seem to have more than a little blue in them as well.

christina said...

Your picture reminds me of school, boys and so on. Nice perspective and shadow!! Have a nice week!

Maria Berg said...

I still play basket ball but I feel I am getting to old for it.

Here is orange http://mariaberg-garden.blogspot.com/2009/08/orange.html

Maria Berg Sweden

hapzydeco said...

On a road trip came across this orange.

Peg Cherre said...

After a month or two away, I've finally rejoined the photo responders. I hope I'll be a regular again.

I chose a fire for my orange. You can see it here:http://secondwindjewelry.com/jewelry-weaving-blog/2009/11/night-fire/

While you're there, enter my November contest to win a free gemstone talisman!

Light and Voices said...

I discovered something interesting. My image files do not have anything orange. I need to go shoot more orange images in the future. Thanks for bringing this theme up. I like your basketball shot; it looks so lonely and left behind. Here is my orange post: http://lightandvoices.blogspot.com/2009/11/thematic-photographic-76-orange.html.
Joyce-Illinois

dennisthemennis.co.uk said...

Here is My Orange

Have a great week.

g said...

My orange is up, and it's juicy!

http://doves2day.blogspot.com

theMuddledMarketPlace said...

this one caught me out....and I consider and reconsider...anyway, it's up here

Vicki ~ FL said...

I've been gone from here for awhile but hope to keep up with this weekly blog.

http://florida-shellseeker.blogspot.com/2009/11/thematic-photographic-76-orange.html

kcinnova said...

Orange? Yep, I've got that:
http://kcinnova.wordpress.com/2009/10/19/orange/

Mel Fraase said...

Good catch with the basketball. I love getting down on the ground to get a better perspective.

Woo hoo! Orange happens to be a color jackpot in my archives. Here's mine!!

http://fraasefamily.blogspot.com/2009/11/thematic-photographic-orange.html

Peg Cherre said...

I've added a second orange post. You can see it here:

http://secondwindjewelry.com/jewelry-weaving-blog/2009/11/copper-handwoven-scarves/

Living in a very rural area as I do, with today being the opening day of gun season for deer, you'd think I'd have a picture of one of those hunters in blaze orange, but I don't.

Still time to enter my November contest when you stop by!

Anonymous said...

Basketball Jones. I got a basketball jones. I got a basketball jones, ohh baby, oooh-oooo-oooh.

Alice Bowie

lissa said...

Well, I have an entry this week! Not only is the theme inspired by Carmi, so is the idea! (Entry explains everything)

http://tigresskitten.blogspot.com/2009/11/thematic-photograph-orange.html

bripolo12 said...

I had a hard time with this one, just couldn't find the perfect orange picture. But this little guy will do.

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

Kimmie said...

Hi Carmi .... I'm usually late for the fun .... but I did have something "orange" to share :)

orange

MB said...

When I saw this week's theme was orange I knew exactly what photo I would use. You can check it out at http://finallyfiguringitout.blogspot.com/2009/11/thematic-photographic-76-orange.html

I'm looking forward to having more time to spend with my camera. Thanks for keeping me inspired. ;)

g said...

I have another orange photo up.

http://doves2day.blogspot.com

sealaura said...

HOla Carmi!

I have an orange photo up from San Diego. Hope you are well :)

PastorMac's Ann said...

Fun theme this week. Love the angle in this photo! Seems like you always know when to hang back and grab that special photo.

Here's my Orange photo But I think you might have to search a bit for the orange part.