Friday, April 22, 2011

Thematic Photographic 143 - Please be seated


Waiting for...
London, ON, February 2011

I often joke that my chosen career path - which involves pressing keys in relatively consistent order such that the letters form words and the words form sentences and the sentences form paragraphs and stories and documents for which I get paid - isn't the most physical in the world. I sit on my duff all day and I type. So I thought a Thematic theme that celebrates the art of sitting might be in order.

For what it's worth, I'm sitting as I write this. Where? Not relevant. But perhaps over the next week, you, too, will feel the urge to share your own photographic perspective(s) on seats, being seated, and the things we see and do when we're reclining. As ever, where you take the theme is entirely up to you.

I realize it's an oddball topic. But that's who I am. And I know you're up for the challenge.

Your turn: Please share a photo related to this week's theme on your own blog. Or dig into your archives and point us toward something that's already online. Leave a comment here letting everyone know where to find it, then visit other participants to spread the visual joy. Repeat as often as you wish. If you're new to this Thematic thing - FWIW, it's our weekly non-competitive photo-sharing activity - just click here and all will be explained.

23 comments:

Titanium said...

There’s a lot to be said for the things accomplished while sitting down. Sometimes we’re all in too big a hurry to be going places and doing things- it’s great to celebrate those moments where we pause. Ponder. Puzzle. Procrastinate. Produce.

Pull up a chair and swing on over here.

Canadian Mark said...

I love the zany randomness of your thematic choices... especially when they coincide with something I took a picture of mere hours ago. :)

Here's my contribution.

Dawn said...

Oh I love coming by here. You have great perspective...even when sitting:)))

Josephine @ Everyday Juju said...

I actually love taking photos of chairs, so I guess that makes us both oddballs?
Here's my favorite photo on this topic...cafe chairs in Berlin.

Mike Wood said...

Here is my entry: Lizz on her chair. Chairs can make good props for photos, so last summer I thought it would be cool to use one with Lizz, who was my subject one day. We dragged it out onto Lizz's 12th floor balcony and shot some images till the light faded. *images are safe for work.

Vicki said...

What a fun theme! Here are a few places where I have enjoyed the view. :)

http://vickijf.blogspot.com/2011/04/please-be-seated-thematic-photographic.html

Cathy said...

Here is my link to Please be seated.
http://nccathy1.blogspot.com/2011/04/thematic-photographic-143-please-be.html

Jim said...

Here’s one shot at it – a trip into New York City offered great photo opportunities, starting with this little seating arrangement.

Karen S. said...

Great theme Carmi, although your seats look lonely and empty....as though they are waiting for a family to take them over! Okay here is my take on ....sitting here and there while taking a break!

http://twincitiesblather.blogspot.com/2011/04/thematic-photographic-143-take-seat.html

Max said...

Another good theme, this time one that actually got up off my seat and out taking pictures.
Here they are.

Chibi Janine said...

This is my contribution sadly I won't be using these this summer

A Paperback Writer Photos said...

Okay, here's mine, such as it is.

http://apaperbackwriterphotos.blogspot.com/2011/04/photo-non-contest-143-please-be-seated.html

On My Soapbox said...

This photo isn’t a good one per se, but it’s cute and qualifies for “Please Be Seated”. Well, for plants, anyway.

Aunt Snow said...

Happy Easter, all! I have a "please be seated" post, perfect for spring.

http://doves2day.blogspot.com

dennisthemennis.co.uk said...

I always find empty seats sad ...

Here is Mine

me said...

Here is mine

http://spottychop.blogspot.com/2011/04/thematic-photographic-143-please-be.html

Bob Scotney said...

Here's my contribution this week:

http://bobscotney.blogspot.com/2011/04/seated-in-brunels-ss-great-britain.html

srp said...

I still had some trees... so here is a Please be seated on a tree.

lailani said...

Sit back and surf on over . . .

http://thegreengrassgrowsallaround.blogspot.com/2011/04/have-seat-for-this-weeks-theme.html

:)

Buff said...

Perhaps you are psychic... my last post was in line with your thoughts. Thanks for the invitation...

hapzydeco said...

Carmi, please be seated.

hapzydeco said...

Carmi, please be seated.

Charlotte said...

This is a great site - so glad I found it! I published a pic I took at the French Quarter Fest a couple of weeks ago.

http://tiny.cc/apqxr