Thursday, January 27, 2011

Thematic Photographic 132 - Curves


Waiting for a cruise
London, ON, November 2010

I've always had a thing for the Volkswagen Karmann Ghia, especially in its convertible form. It was - and still is, for those lucky enough to own one - a lovingly designed car that happened to be relatively affordable. Time has been good to the Karmann, and it ranks, to me anyway, as a timeless example of thoughtful, functional engineering.

I think this well maintained example of the breed is a great way to launch our new Thematic Photographic theme, curves. I hope you're game for some curvy fun with your lens over the next week.

Your turn: The deal is fairly simple. Just take a picture with a curve in it and post it to your blog. Leave a comment here, and visit other participants to spread the joy. Feel free to share already-posted or archival work, too. Don't be afraid to stretch the bounds when deciding how to interpret the theme - there are no rights and wrongs here. And have fun, because that's why we do this. Click here for more background on how Thematic works.

47 comments:

Max said...

Carmi - I have to agree with you, the VW Karmann Ghia is one adorable little car. I've liked them ever since I was knee-high to a tadpole.

Pearl said...

nice car and color.

hm, curves eh? to line that up with my 365 self-portrait could take either boldness or tact and taste on my part.

A Paperback Writer said...

Curves and Volkswagons, eh? No problem.
How about this picture?

http://apaperbackwriter.blogspot.com/2011/01/photo-non-contest-132-curves-part-1.html

Kalei's Best Friend said...

I have never seen a Blue one!.. Here is my entry:
http://afreshstartwithkalei.blogspot.com/2011/01/thematic-photograph-132curves.html

Max said...

Here is my first set of "Curve" pictures.

Deadhorse Point

fredamans said...

Ghia is a pretty lady in her blue dress!!! Very curvy indeed!

http://fredamans.blogspot.com/2011/01/thematic-photographic-curves.html

Karen S. said...

I love this car too...nice color as well! My uncle owned on of these and I might have a photo. Thanks for the memory of it Carmi! ;) Here is my curve post

http://twincitiesblather.blogspot.com/2011/01/thematic-photographic-132-curve.html

Karen S. said...

BTW I like the reflection of another car in the quarter panel! Very cool, didn't notice it right away! Wow!

Jules~ said...

When I was a teenager, I used to dream of owning just such a car. I wanted a Karmann Ghia or an MGB. I settled for a Pinto. Funny right?

Greyscale Territory said...

A lovely variety of curves in this image! Great perspective!

Here is mine:

Curves

Tabor said...

I do not play this ever, but just happen to have the photo that fits in my immediate archive.

Bob Scotney said...

Here's my contribution. Variations on a bridge built for the millennium.

http://bit.ly/iacUvK

Hooked on Memes said...

Great photo and post. The Karmann Ghia and the Chevy Impala 409 with the fins are my favourite cars.

Here is my entry for curves:
http://hookedonphotomemes.blogspot.com/2011/01/127-thematic-photographic-curves.html

Thanks for hosting.

Cathy said...

Here are my curves...I'll spare you the body curves!

http://nccathy1.blogspot.com/2011/01/thermatic-photographic-132-curves.html

hapzydeco said...

Carmi, keeping with the car theme. Captured this beauty at a car show.

Tabor said...

http://taborsyard.blogspot.com/2011/01/dancing-grape.html

Did it not post my link because I put it in <> ?

forestwalk/laura k said...

nice curves!

(my first car was...a school bus yellow vw bug...a '69 i think...)

Aunt Snow said...

What a great photo! Now I have just posted a BLUE photo late!!

I'll find a CURVES photo today, but feel free to come visit my late BLUE

http://doves2day.blogspot.com

Robin said...

It does have great lines, doesn't it. Really calls the eye to roam.

Curves, huh? I haven't played along in ages, I'll have to see what I've got in the ole archives.

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me said...

This reminds me of my first car. A 69 Camaro convertible. My daddy loves me. Here are my curves (so to speak)

http://spottychop.blogspot.com/2011/01/thematic-photographic-132-curves.html

Sy said...

As i am having camera problems I cannot participate....

but I love the way you describe you photography..

-Sy

Robin said...

Got one :).

White on Black

Have a great weekend.

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Gilly's Camera said...

two from me, both Cornwall, both a few years ago




....and this one's got me thinking, so maybe another, later on.....

Titanium said...

Better late than never...

Here's mine.

Gilly said...

Here are a couple of curvey pictures

Hooked on Memes said...

Here is my Saturday curve:
http://hookedonphotomemes.blogspot.com/2011/01/131-thematic-photographic-curves.html

dennisthemennis.co.uk said...

heres mine :)

http://dennisthemennis.blogspot.com/2011/01/constant.html

Max said...

Another round of curves...

Lunch Curves

Hooked on Memes said...

I didn't take this picture but it has wonderful curves.

http://hookedonphotomemes.blogspot.com/2011/01/133-thematic-photographic-curves.html

Alexia said...
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Alexia said...

Oh I always seem to be one of the last to post - how does everyone else get organised so quickly???

:)

Here's mine

Aunt Snow said...

Well, I finally got with the Curves program. Even though my curves photos is blue!!!

http://doves2day.blogspot.com

Juniper said...

I did think of some curves that would probably not be allowed on here ;-) Here some other Curvaciousness

bruce said...

totally agree on the KG..great choice on this theme!

heres my CURVES

Bruce
Bruce Johnson JADIP
Evil Twin
stupid stuff I see and hear
The Dreamodeling Guy
dreamodeling!
The Guy Book
The Guy Book

Aunt Snow said...

I have a different take on curves - and it's part of my everyday routine.

http://doves2day.blogspot.com

The Gearheads said...

That is a great shot of such a classic. Karmann did a fantastic job of designing a handsome coupe while utilizing some of the styling cues from it's parent car, the oh so famous beetle. This is my contribution to curves this week, it seems it holds a similar theme.

http://the-gearheads.blogspot.com/2011/01/curves-tp-132.html

janie said...

lovely car , great angle.
here's mine
http://janies-rainy-day.blogspot.com/2011/01/curves.html

PastorMac's Ann said...

Love these curves. Classic cars never go out of style. I think there is truth in the old expression, "They just don't make 'em like they used to."

Found "curves" to be a difficult one. Finally came up with something.

Curves

Mona Sweden said...

This car has lovely curves. Here are my curves.

Karen S. said...

Really great posts on this thing we call curves! So I'm offering another turn in curves too!

http://twincitiesblather.blogspot.com/2011/01/thematic-photographic-132-curves.html

Barb said...

Hi, Carmi! It's been way too long since I posted an entry in the Thematic Photographic and I have certainly missed it. But here I am, under a new blog name and with some of my favorite curves that you can see here.

I hope you and your family are doing well!

Barb Wibel

Alexia said...

A couple more curves...

srp said...

I read your most recent post after I wrote mine... both thinking about the curves of life. No one really loves the curves in life that much.

Karen S. said...

Curves is almost at an end so heres my last curvy post!

http://twincitiesblather.blogspot.com/2011/02/thematic-photographic-132-curves.html

Mike Wood said...

Here is my interpretation of it. My friend Leia's incredible very pregnant belly photographed last year.

*For those looking at work, these images while tasteful, are nudes. So don't feel obliged to look. And it's OK Carmi if you don't want to post this. :)

Carmi said...

Ah Mike, you always make me smile. I'm guessing the puritans stopped reading me when I decided to write about mixed dancing. We're good :)

All: Mike's work is, in a word, incredible. If you haven't seen his photography, follow the link, then stick around for more. He's the real photographic deal.

Mike Wood said...

Thank Carmi :)