Monday, April 30, 2012

Thematic Photographic 194 - Strong Lines

Sweet start to the day
London, ON
April 2012

















This week's Thematic theme, strong lines, should give us an opportunity to get back to basics. For the next week, if you take a photo that's dominated by strong lines, I hope you'll consider sharing it.

Why lines? Because they make us stop what we're doing and turn our heads. Because they can define a scene, set a limit and point us in the right direction. Because they aren't wishy washy. They just are, honest and concrete. Which is what I've always felt photography - and the broader storytelling art - should be.

Your turn: Shoot a photo that reflects this week's theme, then post it to your blog or website. Post a link in a comment here to let everyone know where to find it. Visit other participants to share the Thematic joy. Already got something online? That's fair game, too! This is all part of Thematic Photographic, our weekly photo sharing, exploration, non-competitive learning/enjoyment opportunity. If you're new to Thematic, just click here.

About this photo: I keep coming back to jam. Sugary stuff speaks to me, I guess. Click here and here for more.

14 comments:

fredamans said...

I shot the strongest lines I could think of with inner city living.

http://fredamans.blogspot.ca/2012/04/thematic-photographic-strong-lines.html

And Carmi, thank you for your comments on my photography. It means a lot to me.

Kalei's Best Friend said...

hey, Carmi... I got one
http://afreshstartwithkalei.blogspot.com/2012/04/tp-194-strong-lines.html

cloudia charters said...

nice bold color and shape;

raises this question: is that bourbon or scotch?



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Karen S. said...

This is a mysterious shot! Nicely captured too. A good (tasty)question from Cloudia! Here's mine Carmi,


http://twincitiesblather.blogspot.com/2012/04/thematic-photographic-strong-lines.html

Juniper said...

Ooh, a good theme Carmi - lots of scope here! Here are my strong lines

mmp said...

i love that image....

(off to find my own shots now)

Max Sartin said...

We're going back to the construction site for my Strong Lines.

cactus petunia said...

Beautiful shot, Carmi...love, love, LOVE the golden glow and the contrast!

Here's mine: <a href="http://buenosburritos.blogspot.com/2012/05/strong-lines.html>strong lines</a>

Bob Scotney said...

Another mixture - this time of lines.
http://bit.ly/KqJ8XZ

Lisa Shafer said...

Hi Carmi.
I still haven't figured out my photo software problem, so I can't do a post. But I thought I'd tell you that someone arrived at my blog today after searching for "Carmi Shafer." They got one of my posts where you had left a comment. :) Not what they wanted, I'm sure.

Alexia said...

Really interesting shots on this intriguing theme!

Here's my contribution.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

I've got a couple from around Columbus.
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Karen S. said...

Hi Carmi! Wednesday was a perfect day for visits and chasing lines! I couldn't help myself! Part 2

http://twincitiesblather.blogspot.com/2012/05/thematic-photographic-strong-lines-take.html

Elizabeth Sigalet said...

A previous post for you, but I think it fits because I was really trying to convey strong lines even though they are undulating.