Monday, February 20, 2012

Thematic Photographic 184 - Curved


Ride me
Deerfield Beach, FL, December 2011

I like bikes. I like riding them to places far enough away from terra firma that I feel like it's an adventure just to get back home. I like to stare at them, in all their mechanical perfection, and wonder how something so simple can be so life-changing. I like to reflect on how much of my own life has been touched by the very basic act of getting on, spinning the crank and letting physics to do the rest.

Yeah, I'm weird like that.

There's an aesthetic to the bicycle - even cheap, old, weather-beaten models like these two - that I can't stop coming back to, a seemingly riotous mixture of straight lines and curves that come together into something that easily converts small amounts of energy into relatively fast forward motion. It's a perfect way to kick off this week's Thematic theme, curves. Won't you come along for the ride?

Your turn: Thematic is a simple thing, really: I post a new theme every Monday. You post a pic with your interpretation of the theme, then pop back here to leave a comment letting everyone know where it is. Visit other participants and spread the photographic joy. Repeat as often as you wish, and feel free to pull in a friend or two. Click here for more background on how Thematic, our weekly photo sharing/learning activity, works. Otherwise, have fun with it. Because that is, after all, why we do this in the first place.

20 comments:

trav4adventures said...

I found all of these at the Living Desert Reserve here in Palm Desert, CA over the weekend. What fun! Here's my link:

http://rav4adventures.blogspot.com/2012/02/thematic-photographiccurved022112.html

A Paperback Writer Photos said...

Here's mine to share:
http://apaperbackwriterphotos.blogspot.com/2012/02/photo-non-contest-184-curves.html

dean said...

'Curved' sent me through my archives to see if I could find anything human and female, but I found this on the way.

Ranu said...

Another curved pic : http://mypinkcloud-ranu.blogspot.in/2012/02/zig-zag-joy-ride.html

Bob Scotney said...

I found some curved females but my private censor has vetoed them. So you will have to be satisifed with these.
http://bobscotney.blogspot.com/2012/02/curved-thematic-photography.html

Gilly said...

No female curves here, but I hope these will do instead!

Lisa Shafer said...

And my writers' game based on your photo theme is off and running again!
http://lisashafer.blogspot.com/2012/02/photo-mysteries-writers-game-12.html

Max Sartin said...

Great picture of the bicycle, got a lot of detail, and curves, in there. And had fun looking at everyone else's photos too! Mine to come soon.

Kalei's Best Friend said...

here's mine- out of the box- again
http://afreshstartwithkalei.blogspot.com/2012/02/tp-184curved.html

Karen S. said...

Carmi, where is your water bottle? Somehow I just knew your bike would be your first photo for curved! (Okay it could have been a car part as well) but you really captured the true curved view of a might fine ride! Here's my curved

http://twincitiesblather.blogspot.com/2012/02/thematic-photographic-184-curved.html

Max Sartin said...

Here are my curves.

Karen (formerly kcinnova) said...

I live in a bike-crazy town but somehow I don't seem to have any bike pictures.
The local community college just finished building a planetarium; however, I haven't had the time to stop and snap a picture of it's ultra-cool curved metal roof. Guess you'll just have to imagine it!

Alexia said...

I hope these photos fit the bill for curved-ness.

fredamans said...

Took me some time this week, due to a family death.

http://fredamans.blogspot.com/2012/02/thematic-photographic-curved.html

Jim said...

You know me, I'll take a look from a slightly different direction.

Elizabeth Sigalet said...

I will throw in another curve :)

Filip Demuinck said...

A blog friend recommended me to visit your blog and enter my small article so, here it is.
http://filipdemuinck-kristelpardon.blogspot.com/2012/02/boston-rowes-wharf-at-night.html

Greetings,
Filip

Tina´s PicStory said...

karen remember be to your meme :) so here are my curves:
http://tinaspicstory.blogspot.com/2012/02/29-days-17-mobil.html
:)

theMuddledMarketPlace said...

here

Morgan'sRevenge said...

Here we go, once again a bit late...but in time nonetheless.

And it's good to know Calvin and Hobbes lovers are floating around - did you ever read O'Hare's Citizen Dog? That was another favourite!