Thursday, September 16, 2010

Thematic Photographic 115 - Letters & Numbers


Dialup (voice) networking
London, ON, March 2010


I wanted to keep things simple and fun for this week's Thematic Photographic theme. If it has either letters or numbers or both in it, I'm hoping you'll share it with us. That's it!

I knew I wanted to use this picture to launch the theme not only because it qualifies on both fronts, but because it's something that over the next few years will likely become less prevalent in our day-to-day existence. Like vinyl albums (iTunes), typewriters (PCs) and floppy disks (flash drives), the basic telephone is morphing into something very different. As I stare at my BlackBerry, for example, I realize it looks nothing like anything the 1980s-era Carmi would have recognized as a phone had someone shown me this futuristic-looking smartphone way back when.

The world moves quickly. The things we take for granted today likely won't exist in their current form - if they exist at all - tomorrow. I'll suggest we avoid blinking for a bit.

Your turn: Please post a letter/number-themed pic on your blog, then leave a comment here with a link to your entry. Repeat as often as you wish. If you've got tech issues with the pasting thing, no worries: A basic comment should be enough, as the blog automatically includes your blog link with every comment. When you're done, visit other participants and spread the Thematic word. My goal is nothing short of spreading photographic goodness as far as it can go, and I'm hoping you can help make that happen. More Thematic background can be found here.

23 comments:

Martha (MM) said...

Thanks for you visits and comments today Carmi - long time no see! I will do my best to play along this week. I've been on blog break on and off for a long time now - life just keeps getting in the way! It was great to hear from you :-)

Titanium said...

My entry for this week’s theme is here.

I'm simply going to the birds this week...

Max said...

Here's my entry for this week.

My Pictures

Kalei's Best Friend said...

I just realized I covered both choices... lol here is mine:
http://afreshstartwithkalei.blogspot.com/2010/09/thematic-photographic-115.html

hapzydeco said...

Here is my Letters & Numbers photo.

Scarlet said...

Isn't it amazing how life has changed since we were kids?!

It's not at all like "Back to the Future" said it would be!

young-eclectic-encounters said...

Sound like a fun theme. I think I could really get into this one. I'll have to give it some thought and post me a blog with that theme
Johnina :^A

Mustang Sally said...

I really like this one. My take is a little different, you can find it here

Ginny said...

My firt try at one of your themes, Carmi! You can find it here:
http://ginny-letyourlightshine.blogspot.com/2010/09/alphabet-soup.html

Alexia said...

Here's my first entry, at a place which meant a lot to me
My blog

J.J. said...

Good theme! Here is my photo...

http://dreamsandreality-jj.blogspot.com/2010/09/thematic-photographic-letters-numbers.html

Twain12 said...

my entry is here

fredamans said...

Here is my entry; http://fredamans.blogspot.com/2010/09/thematic-photographic-letters-and.html

Limar said...

Hi! What a great theme! My entry is on my blog: http://zestoflemons.blogspot.com/2010/09/those-were-days.html :)

Mama Zen said...

An endangered species!

Cathy said...

Here is my link.

http://nccathy1.blogspot.com/2010/09/letters-and-numbers-photo.html

Smitha said...

Hi Carmi,

I came across ur blog for the first time today and gave this week's theme a try. the link is here

Mona Sweden said...

Here's my entry.

From Tracie said...

I followed the assignment today without even knowing it! Nice when that happens. Here are my letters:
http://www.fromtracie.com/2010/09/finding-hope.html

Gilly said...

Here is my effort for this week.

janie said...

We live in such a disposable age, it's hard to imagine that today's plastic fantastics are the future's antiques:)

here's mine
http://janies-rainy-day.blogspot.com/2010/09/old-celadon-lister-generator.html

J.J. said...

Here are a couple more pictures

~Buff said...

Ok, I am going to give it a try!

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_LLF2WbVHYIY/TJeZUvhSzmI/AAAAAAAAALs/K6C79rx5Ok8/s640/greek+text.jpg