Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Thematic Photographic 192 - Silhouette


Flyboy
London, ON, April 2012

This week's theme, silhouette, celebrates the fact that for the first few years of my photographic existence, I had as much ability to properly expose film as a Syrian dictator can appreciate and leverage democracy. Unlike said dictator, I eventually figured it out. Sort of.

I've come to appreciate the simplicity of a silhouetted shot because it strips things down to their simplest levels - and I'm about as simple as they come. Watching my son at the playground on this late spring afternoon, I realized even a stripped down snippet of the moment can somehow capture the joy of a life that continues to teach me new ways to look at the world.

Funny how parenthood can work sometimes.

Your turn: (First, please accept my apologies for the day-late launch. I was a little distracted. Thanks.) Please share a silhouette-themed pic on your blog, then leave a comment here letting everyone know where it is. Visit other participants and participate as often as you wish. If you're new to Thematic, our weekly photo-sharing activity, click here.

9 comments:

Karen S. said...

OH this is a precious shot! I think I may have some already, if not gee, I'll have to take some! Yeah! As they say better late then never right! I'm happy you are tied town with such important little wonders of life, and not big bad wolf-work stuff!

Kalei's Best Friend said...

Nice one, Carmi... The tree tops frame it well!.

Karen (formerly kcinnova) said...

Hi, Carmi! I haven't played along for a while, but your photo reminded me of one I took of my boys a few weeks ago.
My silhouette post is here.
(Scheduled to go online around noon your time)

Gilly said...

That is a great shot, Carmi, and obviously you had to enjoy your family instead of posting a subject to us lot here!

Anyway, here is my effort!

Bob Scotney said...

My silhouettes are accidents! http://bit.ly/J7Ln3c

Karen S. said...

Sorry I'm coming so late, but like you life does have a way of seizing the day, as does this switch over in Blogger, (grrr) but I did round up my post, finally!

http://twincitiesblather.blogspot.com/2012/04/thematic-photographic-192-silhouette.html

Karen S. said...

Okay Carmi really needs to update his comments here! Here's my offering for being late...


http://twincitiesblather.blogspot.com/2012/04/thematic-photographic-silhouette-take.html

Max Sartin said...

It may just be his outline, but you can tell he's having a good time. Great picture, as with all the other submissions I've seen. I'm so glad I stumbled across this group.
Oh, and here's my sihlouette.

Jim said...

Let me squeeze one in before the next set. Sunset silhouettes can make even the most industrial look nice.