Thursday, October 14, 2010
Thematic Photographic 119 - Turning Colder
Ice, ice, baby
In support of Thematic Photographic's "Turning Colder" theme
London, ON, September 2010
Lately, I've been wearing sweaters and coats on my nighttime walks with the dog. Even then, it often isn't enough to ward off the chill. Same thing in the morning, where you can almost see your breath. Summer was officially over in the Northern Hemisphere a few weeks ago, but only now is it really starting to hit home.
It isn't anywhere near freezing yet, and we're nowhere near the bite of a true Canadian winter. But it's coming. You can feel it in the air, see it on the frost on the windows in the morning, hear it in the trees as they slowly (or not-so-slowly) shed their leaves and get ready for the inevitable.
So I thought we could explore this change a little bit over the next week. I realize exploring temperature with a camera seems a little out there. But isn't that the whole point of photography? To make those around us feel something a little more intensely through a shared scene?
As you choose your pictures this week, keep in mind that you don't necessarily need to stick to ice-and-snow pictures. As ever, feel free to be as abstract or as interpretive as you wish. There are no rights and wrongs here. Creative thinking has no boundaries.
Your turn: Share a photo that supports this week's theme, "turning colder". Leave a link to it in a comment here. If you've got something archived online, share that, too. Play along as often as you wish. Thematic Photographic rules (well, not really rules...more like suggestions) are here. All TP entries are found under our handy dandy TP label here.
About this photo: John Labatt Centre. Goalie's crease, just before the start of the London Knights game. Not long before the lady from the JLC confronted me and told me to put my camera away because the lens was too long. Oops.