Thursday, January 13, 2011

Thematic Photographic 130 - Far from home

Horse play
New York, NY
November 2009

This photo launches our new Thematic Photographic theme, far from home. For the next week, we'll be exploring photos that may have been taken, ah, far from your home. I know, such creativity!

As ever, how you interpret it is entirely up to you. For example, I offer you the picture to the left. It was taken in New York City, which by my odometer is about 880km from my front door, which would easily qualify it as far from home. But beyond the literal interpretation, there's the rather incongruous sight of a horse in the middle of a large city. I'd venture he's pretty far from home, too.

So as you choose your own contributions to the theme, please feel free to come up with any excuse you wish to justify the "far from home" connection. And have fun with it. Because that's why we do this, no?

Your turn: If you're a Thematic Photographic veteran, I believe you already know what to do. If you're new to our weekly photo-sharing activity, please click here for full details.

34 comments:

Mike Wood said...

Far from home for me could have been several places, but this shot of the rail side grain elevators in Inglis, Manitoba fits the bill for today. So different than growing up in Toronto.

Gallow said...

A possible ecological disaster (Climate Change), and an ecological recovery (DDT elimination). Glacier Bay Alaska

Karen S. said...

OMG I'm excited about this one, so many ways one can journey with it! Excellent theme Carmi!
Mine is here

http://twincitiesblather.blogspot.com/2011/01/thematic-photographic-130-far-from-home.html

Cloudia said...

Reminds me of "small kid times" growing up in Philadelphia. . .



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A Paperback Writer said...

Argh! I have so many travel pics on FILM!!! This topic is frustrating to me.
Okay, here's my first post on it anyway:
http://apaperbackwriter.blogspot.com/2011/01/photo-non-contest-130-far-from-home.html

Max said...
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Max said...

Here are my Far from home pictures.
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(Miss one little quotation mark and mess up the whole link thing.)

Vicki said...

How far is far?? Here are a few places I have been over the last 2 years... from a couple of hours away to a few time zones away.

http://vickijf.blogspot.com/

Carmi said...

Vicki: That's entirely up to you :)

Vicki said...

Ha,ha,ha... I needed that.

fredamans said...

The building looks like a ghost town. Great shot! Here is my take; http://fredamans.blogspot.com/2011/01/thematic-photographic-far-from-home.html

Vicki said...

Carmi,
Thanks for stopping by and commenting. There is a story behind the travel and well ... behind everything I do ... maybe someday a theme will relate to the story ...

dennisthemennis.co.uk said...

I love old buildings, theres something very romantic about them.

Welcome Home

Kalei's Best Friend said...

Hey, Carmi- u had me stumped w/this theme...
http://afreshstartwithkalei.blogspot.com/2011/01/tp-130-far-from-home.html

Kalei's Best Friend said...

Carmi: as far as your comment, I have to agree w/you, it was a sign...and I bet your grandfather would agree as well.

Vicki said...

Hmmmm ... Have I posted enough on your blog yet??

I decided to elaborate more on Chicago, mainly to share more with A Paperback Writer and dennisthemennis. Just a note on the Navy Pier photo:
It was taken from the 95th floor of the John Hancock Building.

Hope you enjoy the addition

http://vickijf.blogspot.com/2011/01/far-from-home-part-2.html

bruce said...

this one was fun!

bruce johnson jadip far from home tp 130

Sweetly said...

Nice shot

Here's mine.

Max said...

Here's my second entry. Yeah, I can really get into this sharing the photos thing, both mine and seeing all yours.
From far to home

Cathy said...

Carmi, you had asked if I had more photos of Ireland. Here are a few for this weeks Far from home theme.

http://nccathy1.blogspot.com/2011/01/thematic-photographic-130-far-from-home.html

Alexia said...

Leaving home... fun. But I guess we all have to come back.
My offering is here

Aunt Snow said...

This one is an intriguing theme, but it's hard to find a visual that works.

here's my first attempt"

http://doves2day.blogspot.colm

Pamela said...

I love this topic.

I posted something far from home
I haven't joined the fun for a long time.

Your photo gets my imagination tingling....

hpicasso said...

Carmi, thanks for the blank canvas...as a hydrographic surveyor, I have had the pleasure to see a few places, far from home, New Orleans


http://hpicasso.blogspot.com/2011/01/1700-meters-below-bismarck-sea-papua.html

Juniper said...

Great theme!

A few thousand miles from home

Lynne H. said...

Hi Carmi-- OK I found one in the Archives that represents a defing moment in my life. Hope you enjoy!!

http://juluca27.blogspot.com/2011/01/thematic-photographic-130-far-from-home.html

Sarah Walton said...

Hi Carmi,
I'm an expat, so my entire life exists "far from home", although I am almost at the stage where I call Dubai home. Here are a few pics of my great life!

http://sandpitdiaries.blogspot.com/2011/01/life-is-good.html

Karen S. said...

This week's photos have been fantastic Carmi! I have another "far from home" selection to add...

http://twincitiesblather.blogspot.com/2011/01/thematic-photographic-130-far-from-home_16.html

Jim said...

Get one in under the wire. Far from home?
Somewhere warm and sunny...

srp said...

I haven't been that far from home since May of last year... so I have to live vicariously through my brother's travels. He just returned to Vienna from Tokyo.. so I thought I would look at some of his fare. Tokyo is just about as far from home as you can get.

Max said...

One more 'far from home' set, with story of course.
Disneyland with 75 fifteen year olds

PastorMac's Ann said...

Far from Home - I love this theme, though it does leave me on the melancholy side.

Glad to be posting a Thematic Photographic again after just watching from the sidelines for so long. Had good intentions of posting photos that fit the theme throughout the week, I guess one post squeaking in at the last moment will have to do. (some things never change.)

My Far From Home Pictures

mmp said...

mine is here

janie said...

I'm very late with this entry
http://janies-rainy-day.blogspot.com/2011/01/carnivorous-plants.html