Monday, August 01, 2011

Thematic Photographic 156 - Red


You've got a fast car
Mahwah, NJ, July 2011

I once drove a red car. It wasn't a sports car by any stretch of the imagination. It was a Honda. Small, practical and reasonable. But its color somehow made it seem a little faster than it was, a little more memorable, a little hotter than its plebian hatchback origins would have suggested. Owning it helped me understand why some folks believe the only acceptable color for a Ferrari is red.

Of course, that was before I was married. Before you needed four doors to more easily get the munchkins and car seats into the back seat, before responsibility joined fun on the priority list of life. I haven't had a red car since, but that doesn't mean the color doesn't jump out at me on occasion.

Like here. And, hopefully, for the next week as we explore this life-affirming color together.

Your turn: Please post a red-themed pic on your blog, or find one already online. Leave a comment here letting folks know where to find it. Drop by other participants to share the photographic joy. There's no limit on how often you can participate - we encourage that kind of thing - and no limit on how many friends you drag in, too. Just enjoy the process and see what kind of redness pops up through your lens. Looking forward to seeing what y'all come up with! For more background on how Thematic Photographic, our weekly photo-sharing extravaganza, works, please click here.

22 comments:

Kavi said...

Marraige seems to have taken out the 'red' of your life !! ;)

You still are going all guns blazing

A Paperback Writer Photos said...

And, I kid you not; the word verification is "redler." Oh, the irony!

So, with that introduction, here's my contribution:
http://apaperbackwriterphotos.blogspot.com/2011/08/photo-non-contest-156-red.html

A Paperback Writer Photos said...

Oh, I forgot to mention that my word verification, "redler," was even colored red!

Max said...

A decade ago I bought a new Mustang. I had 3 criteria for it: manual transmission, 6 cylindar and it had to be red. The Ferrari isn't the only car that needs to be red.
But I don't own a red car right now, so I'll have to go with something else. Here's mine for this week.

Gilly said...

Here's mine for this week. Hope they tickle your taste buds!

Bob Scotney said...

Football is my red theme this week.
http://bit.ly/nPZvpQ

Little Nell said...

I managed to see red over both orthography and iconography!

http://hangingonmyword.blogspot.com/2011/08/seeing-red.html

Kalei's Best Friend said...

Hey, C., found 2
http://afreshstartwithkalei.blogspot.com/2011/08/tp156red.html

Karen S. said...

Ah I just knew you'd post a car or something of a car...and you know what you'll no doubt maybe have another red car someday...things change...they are making some awesome reds, and I'm not even a fan of red.....! I will get to posting something...gotta get "red"dy!

Karen S. said...

Okay, Red-dy or not here is mine!

http://twincitiesblather.blogspot.com/2011/08/thematic-photographic-156-red-1-aug.html

Titanium said...

Red? Now, that’s what I’m talking about! I’ve got a red helmet right over here.

Titanium said...

Just for you classic-car folks, here are a few shots (red, of course) for this week’s theme.

Max said...

Here's another set of red I took tonight.

Alexia said...

I love the angle of this shot - and amazingly, I actually have car shots for this week's theme - among others :)

Jim said...

It's an old one, but the red on white drew my eye as soon as we turned the corner.

Limar said...

Some delicious red for you :) http://zestoflemons.blogspot.com/2011/08/red.html

Aeria said...

Thought I would join in--

http://aeria-wordsinflight.blogspot.com/2011/08/summers-waning.html

Catherine said...

Not as bright a red as yours - but I thought this building was appropriate, being both red brick and red stickered since our February earthquake.

Catherine said...

Here's another one
http://poetrychook.blogspot.com/2011/08/month-of-photos-15.html

L. D. Burgus said...

Here is my red that I have had for two days in a row. Check it out here, http://larry-burgus.blogspot.com/

Barb said...

Carmi, it has been so long since I visited your blog -- that's not totally accurate. I've stopped in for a look but haven't been participating in Thematic Photographic for a loooong time. I've been full time wedding photographer for a local B & B that specializes in small, intimate weddings. It's been great experience but I've missed the photo shooting just for me. So, here I am, with a new blog and some new photos. The theme of "red" was the hook so I am playing along with this post. I'm a bit late for this week, but had a great time with it.

PJ said...

A creature from the deep blue is blushing red in my entrythis week. A bit late in joining, sorry.