Friday, September 24, 2010

Thematic Photographic 116 - Still Life


You say tomato...
London, ON, August 2010
[Please click photo to embiggen]


They say nothing tastes better than vegetables grown in your own garden. Well, these didn't come from my own garden because I do not have a garden. Which is a good thing, because if I had a garden it would be filled with, well, nothing. I kill plants, especially when they're outside, baking in a southwestern Ontario sun. I believe my photo has been posted at the entrance to the local garden centre, and I am quite certain I am banned from purchasing anything that even remotely resembles plants, flowers or even seeds.

My gardenish ineptitude isn't all for naught, however. My inability to grow things from the earth has taught me to appreciate this gift in others. So when our gifted friend gave us these tomatoes from her garden, they were more than mere vegetables. A kitchen table photo shoot was called for, and the result makes me happy.

Your turn: This photo launches our newest Thematic Photographic theme, "still life". What's still life? Simple: If you put it on a table and carefully arrange it so you can take an artsy picture of it, it's still life. What's going on on your table? Shoot it, post it, then let us know where to find it by posting a comment here. Rules, such as they are, for our weekly photo insanity can be found here.

29 comments:

becca said...

nice tomatoes as for me i kill things more then i grow them and my hotography skills well they suck to but love the idea of being creative

http://becca-mycrazystuff.blogspot.com/

fredamans said...

Fantastic shot. Here is mine; http://fredamans.blogspot.com/2010/09/thematic-photographic-still-life.html

Kalei's Best Friend said...

I love tomatoes, they are very versatile... sauces, bruschettas, sandwiches, salsas...here is my entry:
http://afreshstartwithkalei.blogspot.com/2010/09/thematic-photograph-still-life.html

Ginny said...

Isn't it great when friends give you food from their garden? I may take a shot at this theme, the last one worked well for me, and this is even easier. It's fun!

Juniper said...

Here is my photo for this week: Bear faced cheek

~Juniper~

Max said...
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Max said...

I swear, I put everything in right, and still the link gets messed up. I'll try again.
Here is my entry for the week:
Morning Has Broken
Just in case that doesn't work again, here is the URL:
http://ladunata.blogspot.com/2010/09/still-life.html

Cathy said...

Boy, this one was a challenge. It's my first try with Still Life. I started out with veggies. That didn't go well. After tearing the whole house apart, I ended up with this...

http://nccathy1.blogspot.com/2010/09/tea-pots.html

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Thanks for your visit, Carmi, and your very sweet comment.

I want to know how those home-grown Tomato's tasted...? Good, I hope! (lol)

Pietrek67 said...

Nice photo. As you can see I drink far too much coke

http://pietrek67.wordpress.com/2010/09/24/thematic-photographic-still-life/

The Gearheads said...
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The Gearheads said...

Looks like the startings of some great spaghetti sauce.

Here is the endings.

-Mr.

http://the-gearheads.blogspot.com/2010/09/still-life.html

Titanium said...

Mine carries the red theme forward, minus the tomatoes...

Still, Life

Titanium said...

Carmi, thank you for your thoughtful, deeply meaningful words on the autumn series I posted. It means a lot to me to have the eyes of a fellow photographer on my work and know that I'm conveying the magic that I see.

A Paperback Writer said...

And here is my contribution:
http://apaperbackwriter.blogspot.com/2010/09/still-lifes-for-photo-non-contest.html

Peg Cherre said...

After being stymied for a while, I really enjoyed this challenge. I just got mine up.

http://secondwindjewelry.com/jewelry-weaving-blog/2010/09/weaving-still-life/

kcinnova said...

Carmi, you remind me that there isn't much time left to take pictures of our tomatoes.

Here's Saturday submission:
http://kcinnova.wordpress.com/2010/09/25/weekend-reflections-end-of-summer/

Twain12 said...

here is mine ...unfortunately no tomatoes :)

Karen Sather said...

Only an inside chicken could have this much excitement. Loved your little "red guys" snap as we call them,(they appear straight from someone's garden) here is my table to share!
twincitiesblather.blogspot.com/
The Cocky Ruler of Books

~Buff said...

So many options for Still Life and such great interpretations! I was tempted to pull from my archive, but resisted and did pull out my camera. Find my entry here:
http://randomoutrageous.blogspot.com/

janie said...

great to see I'm not the only one growing wonky tomatoes :)
The wonkier the tastier is my motto!

I tried Arty this week;)

http://janies-rainy-day.blogspot.com/2010/09/still-life-in-black-and-white.html

Mojo said...

I'd go for some home-grown tomatoes. Unfortunately, the squirrels always seem to steal everything I try to grow before I get a crack at it. So I've pretty well given up on trying to grow anything.

I went with a red-themed still life too, just lots less organic.

Mustang Sally said...

It took me a while, this subject is really outside of my comfort zone but here it is.

Mustang Sally said...

well now that bites ... link should have worked ... try again here

hapzydeco said...

While antiquing over the weekend captured this still life on a path outside a shoppe.

srp said...

I wish my tomatoes had grown like this! My "still life" is here along with a strange rambling childhood memory that it brought back.

Gilly said...

Just managed to get mine in before you think of another subject!

TheMuddledMarketPlace said...

i am really sorry Carmi, but there's no room for still life in our home right now....it's a pile of papers, sewing kit. piles of extra something or other and yesterdays list....along with 3 stones and a whole heap of stuff that hasn't got a home.
Life?
Yup

Still?
nooooo

c ya next week :)

Smitha said...

i know it's almost time for the next theme, still here is mine for still life