Monday, August 20, 2012

Thematic Photographic 209 - From behind

Got sunblock?
Stratford, ON
July 2012



















I'd like to try something a little different with this week's theme: from behind. We've been conditioned to take pictures from the front - think about it, when we pose, we stare straight at the camera - that we've virtually forgotten what goes on on the other side. For the coming week, I hope we'll walk around to the back and see what we can find.

There's a practical benefit to shooting from the so-called wrong perspective: you can get away with pointing your lens at perfect strangers in public spaces. On this day in a nearby town known for its world famous Stratford Festival, I found it amusing to come across this scene almost in the shadows of one of its marquee theatres. I guess stories are just as likely to unfold off the stage as on it.

Your turn: First, what's this guy thinking? Second, I'm hoping you'll share your own Thematic vision this week. Take a picture from the back, or of the back. Of what? Could be anything, and I'm betting you'll all find neat ways to interpret it. Post the results to your blog, then leave a comment here letting everyone know where to find it. Repeat often through the week, and bring friends along, too. If you're new to our weekly photo-sharing activity, click here. Have fun!

31 comments:

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Would you believe butterfly behinds?
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Mike Wood said...

Given I did some streetphotography in Toronto last month I might have something for this.

Mike Wood said...

Kensington Market,Toronto on one of the very hot humid days last month.
https://plus.google.com/104770776614693816879/posts/U3sa5pmbwkC

sister AE said...

The pics will have to come later. I hear the guy thinking, "Wow, I'm never gonna look as funny as that guy with the pants! Look at how high he has them pulled up!"

Karen S. said...

I like your theme Carmi! Here I am going through photos after seeing your inspiring rear view! Ha! Ha! I'll be sorry tomorrow in the early wee hours! I hope to get some fresh shots too!

http://twincitiesblather.blogspot.com/2012/08/thematic-photographic-from-behind.html

Gilly said...

Great theme - mine are here http://gillymaccsphotos.blogspot.com

patti said...

I just wrote a post last week that included some pictures from behind. It is here: http://runningpastor.blogspot.ca/2012/08/my-favourites.html . The second photo is my favourite for this theme - it's my nephew and my husband - they were staring at a ship in harbour, and trying to guess its length in football fields. :) After this photo was taken, they paced it off!

Kalei's Best Friend said...

your imagination has gone wild again! love the theme... here's mine:
http://afreshstartwithkalei.blogspot.com/2012/08/tp-209-from-behind.html

Lisa Shafer said...

I have a good one this week. Come play the game:
http://lisashafer.blogspot.com/2012/08/photo-mysteries-writers-game-28.html

Rita said...

I have been saving this photo for just he right occasion. Glad you gave me the opportunity to use it.

My link is here:

http://cashjockysphotos.blogspot.com/2012/08/dressing-alike.html


fredamans said...

I got my from the back posted; http://fredamans.blogspot.ca/2012/08/thematic-photographic-from-behind.html

Bob Scotney said...

I hope I am not bring up the rear.
http://bit.ly/O2rH6G

lailani said...

Nope Bob, you are not the tail end . . . :)

http://thegreengrassgrowsallaround.blogspot.com/2012/08/on-road-and-from-behind-tp209.html

As for what dude is thinking? The song, "I'm too sexy for my shirt" (NOT).

CorvusCorax12 said...

here are mine , an eclectic collection :
http://throughthelense-twain12.blogspot.ca/

Kelsea said...

This was a fun theme! Although I didn't realize how hard until I started looking through my pictures.... But I managed to find a few:
http://kelsea-livelovegive.blogspot.com/2012/08/new-perspective.html

Jim said...

The guy in shorts is thinking,
"I should pull my pants up but there are two good reasons not to:
first someone might see me and that would be embarassing; and
second is that I sure have a lot more room for me in here with them riding down low like this."

He decided to leave them down and was now thinking, "why do the eating places all close so early?"

I'm behind but now I have finished with my 'behind' post. Find it here:
http://jimmiehov.blogspot.com/2012_08_19_archive.html
..

Rita said...

I posted a few more of my "from behind" shots on my other blog.

They can be found here:

http://cashjocky.blogspot.com/2012/08/from-behind.html

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Here is my OFFICIAL from behind post.

Features include a large water snake, an Eastern Amberwing dragonfly, Appalachian Tiger Swallowtails, and the moon.
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laura.forestdreams:) said...

hmmmm...i think i'm going to give your Thematic thing a try!!

so i'll come back and post my link to my BEHIND picture...maybe later today...by tomorrow for sure!

laura.forestdreams:) said...

hmmm. maybe i should leave my link on your monday post, the FIRST thematic photo??

my thematic weekly...from behind!
http://forestwalkart.blogspot.com/2012/08/better-to-be-at-rear.html

Pat Tillett said...

I love candid street shots and I'm glad you didn't get one of the front side of this guy...

Aunt Snow said...

mmm, love-handles!!!

My "from behind" is here:

http://doves2day.blogspot.com/

smalltownme said...

This theme was perfect for me today! I had a lot of "from behind" shots from my recent trip.
http://smalltownmom.blogspot.com/2012/08/thematic-photographic-from-behind.html

Karen S. said...

I think this theme is catching on! Some cool behinds, (I mean) from behind photos posted already. Here is my fresh photo taken on the sly just for "From behind" as in what was right.....

http://twincitiesblather.blogspot.com/2012/08/thematic-photographic-209-surprise.html

smalltownme said...

This theme is too good!

I have a couple more from behind at a Beach Boys concert.

http://smalltownmom.blogspot.com/2012/05/summer-can-start-now.html

Magaly Guerrero said...

Poor guy, I wonder if his head peeled. Or if he got some fresh food to-go lol

All right, I'm not a photographer, but I love taking pictures. Sometimes, they aren't very good, or what I wanted. I spent many minutes setting up my camera (on top of my hood) to take this picture. But I was kind of far from the spot where I wanted to stand. And I took many different shots before I got one that I liked. In the group there was actually one from behind ;-)

http://magaly-guerrero.blogspot.com/2012/08/from-behind.html

Alexia said...

I'm way behind in getting in on this fun theme! Carmi I love your bare-backed shot..

Here are some back views from me.

Nikki Dee said...

Great theme! I had trouble actually chosing a photo! I seem to have quite a few that fit!

My entry

Max Sartin said...

First week back at school, kept me busy and tired. Finally, mine are here. Now, off to look at all your great pictures...

Rita said...

Coming in under the wire but, I have one more "from behind" shot to share this week.

It is posted here:
http://cashjockysphotos.blogspot.com/2012/08/recumbent-on-katy.html

dean said...

The guy's thinking 'coffee? in this heat?' I think he's using his orange shirt to wipe his face.

My entry is here.