Monday, July 25, 2011

Thematic Photographic 155 - Big


Impressive span
Quebec City, QC, July 2011

This week's theme, big, reflects my ongoing desire to shoot large objects and make them seem a little more real in the process. Here's my Exhibit A, the Quebec Bridge that spans the St. Lawrence River near Quebec City. When I was a child with dreams of building bridges - long before the geek-infused media/writer bug bit me - this was the structure I studied first. Eighty-nine people died during its construction - thanks largely to two massive collapses and a complete redesign to boot. It opened in 1917, and to this day holds the record as the longest cantilevered span in the world.

Oddly, I had never seen this structure in person until this month. When I realized we were staying a mere few blocks from it, I danced the kind of happy dance that makes my wife and children roll their eyes with mock exasperation. Or maybe it isn't mock. Whatever. What matters is that I got the shot. And I got to spend a few minutes staring at a working piece of engineering history. A big day indeed.

Your turn: Take a picture of something big, post it to your blog, then leave a comment here. Already got something online? That'll work, too. Visit other participants to share in the photographic joy, and repeat as often as you wish. It's all about sharing, learning and fun, and we hope you enjoy this week's theme. For more background on how Thematic works, please click here.

16 comments:

The English Teacher said...

Wow.
I'd love to see that bridge in person. Nice shot.

Vicki said...

Hey Carmi!
Love the bridge! Great tones and all around good pic.
Here's my choice for "Big"

Hope you enjoy!

http://vickijf.blogspot.com/2011/07/big-thematic-photographic-155.html

A Paperback Writer Photos said...

Okay, I have to do two on this theme. Here's the first one with REALLY big stuff:

http://apaperbackwriterphotos.blogspot.com/2011/07/photo-non-contest-155-big.html

A Paperback Writer Photos said...

And here's my other stab at this theme:
http://apaperbackwriterphotos.blogspot.com/2011/07/photo-non-contest-155-wannabe-big.html

This time it's about a little place with big dreams......

Little Nell said...

Grand Designs for me; a towering man-made structure and nature thinking big!

Little Nell said...

Ah, and here’s the link;

http://hangingonmyword.blogspot.com/2011/07/grand-designs.html

Gilly said...

Oh dear, I thought you said Huge! So I've done Huge here

Kalei's Best Friend said...

Hey, C., I have two photos...
http://afreshstartwithkalei.blogspot.com/2011/07/tp-155-big.html

Aunt Snow said...

I've got something BIG at my place:

http://doves2day.blogspot.com

Wendell said...

This post had me rushing to Google to see if it had pedestrian access. Nice photo. Awesome bridge.

Karen S. said...

Oh my your BIG bridge is quite beautiful spanned....very nice BIG and great theme Carmi, it feels good to be thinking big.....! Here's mine if you want to check it out

http://twincitiesblather.blogspot.com/2011/07/thematic-photographic-155-big.html

Karen S. said...

For A Paperback Writer I wish I could comment on your blog, but BLOGGER is still having BIG issues for me to comment on just a few...why or why? But be sure to check out Paperback Writer, AWESOME post both of them!

Bob Scotney said...

My pictures this week come from the time I spent in Norway.

http://bobscotney.blogspot.com/2011/07/big-thematic-photography.html

theMuddledMarketPlace said...

Big?

Alexia said...

Like ET, I would dearly love to see that bridge in person. It is the embodiment of solidity and strength.

I've posted mine here.

Max said...

That is an amazing bridge, and a great shot of it. As usual, I've enjoyed seeing all the pictures TP generates, great work folks. Time to add mine to the group, here they are.