Monday, November 28, 2011

Thematic Photographic 173 - Flash of Color


Duck, duck...goose?
London, ON, November 2011

I'm not particularly fond of this shot. I had just discovered this little spot by the river. It was one of those in-between moments where I had a bit of time to kill while waiting for the little man's choir practice to end. I lost track of time as I wandered the pathways nearby, and had begun putting my camera away after realizing I had wandered a little too far and would now have to double-time it back to pick him up on time.

Of course, that was precisely the moment the ducks chose to take off from the water and make a spectacle of themselves. I was completely out of position, completely unprepared and completely late. I grabbed my camera from the bag and wildly shot whatever I could until they disappeared around the bend.

I'll have to return to this idyllic spot sometime soon. Next time, I'll be ready for whatever the ducks have planned.

Your turn: Please share a photo that reflects this week's theme, flash of color. Leave a comment here letting folks know where to find it. Come on back through the week and visit other participants to share the photographic joy. Thematic Photographic is our little weekly photo-exploration exercise, and everyone who's interested in expanding their photographic world view is welcome to join in the fun. For more info on how TP works, click here.

17 comments:

Kalei's Best Friend said...

I like your photo! definitely fits
http://afreshstartwithkalei.blogspot.com/2011/11/tp-173-flash-of-color.html

fredamans said...

Here is my post; http://fredamans.blogspot.com/2011/11/thematic-photographic-flash-of-color.html

And I love your quackers!

Max said...

For a spur of the moment picture, you got a great shot of those ducks in flight. Awesome!
My "flash of color" pictures are here.

ashok said...

Thats a good shot...apt for the title

dean said...

I thought for sure I'd find something in my backlist to fit this right away, but it actually took a bit of hunting. I guess I don't tend to make photographs with only a flash of colour.

Tina´s PicStory said...

nice shot!
http://tinaspicstory.blogspot.com/2011/11/before-after-7.html

Little Nell said...

First thought was this post from earlier in the year; it’s certainly themed and it’s certainly a flash!

Bob Scotney said...

Flashes from around the world - don't get too excited.
http://bit.ly/tSyn7j

Karen S. said...

Carmi, I think your ducks are very awesome and I'd be running home quickly with that catch! I could wait all day to take a photo that good and come up empty of ducks that nice! Here's my flash of color

http://twincitiesblather.blogspot.com/2011/11/thematic-photographic-173-flash-of.html

Ranu said...

I love the stuff u said about FB..... going to quote you and post it on my wall.

Gilly said...

Great shot of the ducks! My shots are here

Alexia said...

some flashes of colour - though as they were taken in the rain, they're still rather muted....

lailani said...

I like the ducks!! Very good for spur of the moment!

http://thegreengrassgrowsallaround.blogspot.com/2011/11/thematic-photographic-173-flash-of.html

Aunt Snow said...

Mine is up, and is almost as autumn-y as yours, Carmi!

http://doves2day.blogspot.com

Titanium said...

A cold, dark morning brought a moment of insight, inspiration and a flash of color to this little corner of the world.

spokalulu said...

I think it's a great shot, Carmi. Ducks in flight are difficult to "shoot" -- I tried for a shot like this last month.

Thanks to yesterday's hike, I am joining in:
http://spokalulu.wordpress.com/2011/12/03/flash/

Alexia said...

Okay, I wnet looking for some more flashes - here's my second post for this theme :)