Monday, September 26, 2011

Thematic Photographic 164 - It's in the details


Safety sells
London, ON, June 2011

I don't have a whole lot of rules in my life, but one that does pop up fairly regularly is this: Look closely. When you narrow your view, lean in and squint your eyes just so to focus in on a specific detail, you see things you might have otherwise missed.

And as the photo of the rear end of a black Volvo XC90 attests, you don't have to go all the way in to see more. Sometimes, just a slight amount of zeroing in is enough to get a fresh perspective. So that's what I'd like to accomplish over the next week. Thematic's "It's in the details" theme will challenge us to isolate things a bit, to stop looking at the big picture and instead look at one or two of the details that contribute to it.

I think it'll be fun, and I hope you'll think so, too.

Your turn: Please share a picture that reflects this week's "it's in the details" theme, or find something you've already posted online. Leave a comment here letting folks know where to find it. Drop in on other participants, and feel free to repeat the process throughout the week. If you're new to Thematic, just click here for more details on how it works. You'll be glad you did.

24 comments:

Titanium said...

Love the almost-parallel, sweeping lines that take center stage in this shot of the Volvo. It’s a fun house shot that seems to draw the viewer right in… until you bump your nose on the reflector.

Details, details… the theme this week is perfect for the neat little twist I’m serving up at the ole homestead this week.

Kalei's Best Friend said...

I love your take on this theme!
here's mine:http://afreshstartwithkalei.blogspot.com/2011/09/tp-164-its-in-details.html

Vicki said...

Just stopping in to say "HI!" and share my view. I know it's been awhile, but hopefully I can get back in the groove.

~Vicki~

http://vickijf.blogspot.com/2011/09/its-in-details-thematic-photographic.html

A Paperback Writer Photos said...

Okay, here's mine:
http://apaperbackwriterphotos.blogspot.com/2011/09/photo-non-contest-164-its-in-details.html

fredamans said...

Love the reflection I see!
Here is my take; http://fredamans.blogspot.com/2011/09/thematic-photographic-in-details.html

Aeria said...

Love the just right detail of the curves of the Volvo!

Loved this theme too and had to add mine-
http://aeria-wordsinflight.blogspot.com/2011/09/thematic-photographic-its-in-details.html

Thanks for the inspiration!

Karen S. said...

Oh Carmi this is an excellent theme, thank you! Your photo is in perfect detail....quite a tail-light too! I've already seen Kalei's stunning detail, and eager to view the others. Here is my offering

http://twincitiesblather.blogspot.com/2011/09/thematic-photographic-164-its-in.html

Limar said...

Hi C! Here's my take: http://zestoflemons.blogspot.com/2011/09/tiny-spiral.html :)

Tina´s PicStory said...

Hi, here is my entry:
http://tinaspicstory.blogspot.com/2011/09/heart-of-stone.html
Have a nice day :)

Gilly said...

Great Challenge, Carmi! I love these details Hope you enjoy them!

Little Nell said...
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Little Nell said...

I’ve reverted to a previous post this week. I hope you enjoy digging into the lava in Lost World or Hidden Gem’

Tracey said...

Great Topic! I love your photo and so many others. As it's been said, with such a wide open topic it's great to see all the different interpretations. Awesome :D

Here's mine! Cheers, tracey
http://summersmack.blogspot.com/2011/09/my-thematic-photographic164-entry.html

Sara said...

Interesting photo and project!
I just found your website via summersmack / tracey.

Maybe this one fits the theme "Its in the details".
http://sara-myeyeinphotography.blogspot.com/2011/09/entwine-love.html

dean said...

Ok, found one:

If I remember how to form a link.

I need to spend some more time with my 105mm Micro.

Bob Scotney said...

I've raided the files of village ohotos for this.
http://bit.ly/pWFVVj

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

I've finally got some detailed pics of the Tawny Emperor butterfly. (I'd been trying for a while ;)
~

Barb said...

Carmi, it's a great theme and would have attracted my attention even if you didn't start off with a stunning detail of a car --- any car! My entry is here. It's not shiny and sleek, but does represent another one of my passions.

Alexia said...

The Volvo shot is great, and I've had a really great time looking at everyone's posts on this theme - so much talent!

Here's mine.

Groupdmt said...

good and brilliant photography :)
Retusche Dienstleistung

Aunt Snow said...

I have my details post up!

http://doves2day.blogspot.com

Max said...

Here's my details.

Karen S. said...

For Sara...my personal favorite you posted! So lovely- I tried to leave a comment but blogger was being unwilling! Thanks!

Titanium said...

Here’s one more for the road.