Friday, May 06, 2011

Thematic Photographic 145 - Vehicular


Turbocharged
London, ON, April 2011

In this age of spiking fuel prices, uncertainty over where that fuel will come from in future and continued debate over what forms of locomotion will replace the good old internal combustion engine, it's kind of nice to know that the simple practice of appreciating the car for what it is - a rolling piece of engineering, art and science all rolled into one - is as popular today as it's always been.

I still view car ownership as a daunting prospect, one that today's sub/exurban zoning orgy has made a virtual necessity for too many people. I'd walk, bike or bus/rapid-transit everywhere if I could. But I can't because cities and lives just aren't built that way. So I drive. A little reluctantly.

But that doesn't mean I can't walk slowly around a car, any car, and take in the subtleties of its shape for the first time. It's great exercise for the mind, a way to force it to recognize - and capture - tiny details that most others might miss.

Which is what I hope you'll do over the next week as part of our latest Thematic theme, vehicular. If it has anything to do with a car or any other kind of vehicle, please shoot it and share it. It won't solve the world's energy woes, but it'll make you smile all the same.

Your turn: Post a vehicular-themed pic on your blog - or find something you may already have shared online. Leave a comment here letting everyone know where to find it. Drop by other participants. Repeat. Call your friends and drag them kicking and screaming over here. Have them read this if they're new to the Thematic thing.

20 comments:

A Paperback Writer said...

Oh, this will be Max's favorite thing ever!!!

Gallow said...

Great Theme. This one is on the other end of the spectrum.

http://stevegallow.smugmug.com/Grunge/Mike-Hammers-House/16449039_RFrVD#1237179733_ojJFA-A-LB

Hooked on Memes said...

Great theme. Here is my entry:
http://hookedonphotomemes.blogspot.com/2011/05/197-thematic-photographic-vehicular.html

A Paperback Writer Photos said...

Okay, I'm ready with my first one now. I chose boats, since Max has owned 55 cars and I really can't compete with that.
Here you go:
http://apaperbackwriterphotos.blogspot.com/2011/05/photo-non-contest-145-vehicular.html

Canadian Mark said...

I'm fortunate enough to live in a city small enough that my trusty bike is usually enough to get around.

My post can be found here

Max said...

Thanks Writer, now I have to think of something that isn't so predictable. :)

Vicki said...

FUN,FUN, FUN! Here's mine! :)

http://vickijf.blogspot.com/2011/05/vehicularthematic-photographic-145.html

Gilly said...
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kenju said...

Carmi, I came to wish you an early happy birthday, since I won't be around much tomorrow. Hope it is a good one for you!

A Paperback Writer Photos said...

And here's my second post -- with a different form of transportation.

http://apaperbackwriterphotos.blogspot.com/2011/05/photo-non-contest-145-vehicular-part-2.html

fredamans said...

Happy Birthday Carmi!

http://fredamans.blogspot.com/2011/05/thematic-photographic-vehicular.html

Betty C. said...

This is a great theme, but I'm not sure I've ever posted, or even taken a photo of, anything with a car in it...which shows something about me, I guess. Maybe I'll have a look in my archives.

Max said...

Here is my take on this theme.

kcinnova said...

When I saw the words "Thematic Photographic 145 - Vehicular" all I could think of was when my oldest son totaled the car last year.

http://kcinnova.wordpress.com/2010/04/29/extra-thankful-thursday/

Gilly said...

Aaaargh! I put the wrong link! Try THIS FOR SLEEK LINES!

Cathy said...

Here is my link:

http://nccathy1.blogspot.com/2011/05/thematic-photographic-145-vehicular.html

On My Soapbox said...

Here’s my late submission ! Great theme, BTW.

Alexia said...

oohh - Italian vehicular sex appeal here :)

Karen S. said...

Oh, Carmi I know shame on me for being a bit late, (life you know) and then BLogger had to abuse the time line...but I just have to get a post in....can't miss a week! So here is mine for vehicular

http://twincitiesblather.blogspot.com/2011/05/thematic-photographic-145-vehicular.html

Jim said...

Like this week's thematic, I missed this vehicle.