Monday, September 17, 2012

Thematic Photographic 213 - Retro

My little pony
Stratford, ON
July 2012



















It's hard to describe that nostalgic feeling you get when you see something from your past. Time has a way of softening perception. We forget what we hated about whatever it was - in this case, the lousy fuel economy, non-existent safety features and abysmal reliability - and instead revel in the relatively simple joy of tooling slowly down a small-ish-town street with the top down. While words may fail us, that feeling deep down in our soul makes it clear: it's nice to look back every once in a while.

For the next week, I hope we'll share some retro pictures that evoke a similarly soft-focus view of the past. If it's from the past and it makes you feel good, we want to see it.

Your turn: Post a retro-themed picture on your blog, then leave a comment here letting folks know where to find it. Visit other participants to share the photographic joy, and feel free to submit as many times as you wish - serial participation is highly encouraged. It's all about sharing and learning. We call it Thematic Photographic, and there's more background on it here.

20 comments:

Kalei's Best Friend said...

You will get a kick out of the second example I posted!
http://afreshstartwithkalei.blogspot.com/2012/09/thematic-photographic-213retro.html

Bernie said...

I have taken your inspiration in this weeks theme... I do hope that you like it... AussiePomm - Thematic Photographic - Retro)

Lisa Shafer said...

I have one ready to go:

http://lisashafer.blogspot.com/2012/09/photo-mysteries-writers-game-32.html

Magaly Guerrero said...

This week, I went domestic. I got to laugh aloud, too ;-)

http://pagan-culture.blogspot.com/2012/09/almamia-cienfuegos-might-be-retro.html

Rita said...

Carmi, you have very good timing once again. I captured my subject for this post just yesterday afternoon when I had to make an emergency trip to my grandson's school.

you will find it here:

http://cashjockysphotos.blogspot.com/2012/09/1956-chevy.html

Bob Scotney said...

I had to take a taxi to get here.
http://bit.ly/S2aHdC

fredamans said...

Makes me sing little deuce coupe for some reason... lol... What a nice ride!

Karen S. said...

This is my kind of PONY! I've always been a fan of this style! Cool theme Carmi-but gee I can't believe I need more RETRO in my files! But here's a quicky I squeezed out...gott go for more though!

http://twincitiesblather.blogspot.com/2012/09/thematic-photographic-213-retro.html

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

I have my retro pics up.

(Note: This post also includes pics that were going to be my 3rd on angles.)

;-)

Janet said...

ahhhh, delicious! http://fondofsnape.com/?p=4682

Max Sartin said...

You definitely caught my attention with that '67 Mustang. Beautiful car, great shot of it!
Here's my "retro" pictures (no cars in it, maybe later this week). Gotta head to bed now, but I'm looking forward to tomorrow evening when I get to look at everyone else's retro shots.

Karen (formerly kcinnova) said...

My little pony! (I always wanted one of those cars.)

I had to reach back into my files of unused photographs to play this week, but I'm happy with what I found:

http://spokalulu.wordpress.com/2012/09/18/retro/

Alexia said...

Lovely old car :)

Here's my retro post
The good old days?

Rita said...

My second addition to this weeks theme can be found here:

http://cashjockysphotos.blogspot.com/2012/09/2012-tractor-cruise.html

Gilly said...

Heere's mine at http://gillymaccsphotos.blogspot.com

smalltownme said...

I took a bus...

http://smalltownmom.blogspot.com/2012/09/thematic-photographic-retro.html

Janet said...

Got another one for you! http://fondofsnape.com/?p=4686

Rita said...

I have another entry for this weeks retro. You will find it here:

http://cashjockysphotos.blogspot.com/2012/09/roarks-ford.html

Kiwi Nomad said...

I've been following Alexia's blog for sometime, and love the way she enjoys these 'challenges'. I decided to join in myself this week! Margaret http://kiwinomad06.blogspot.co.nz/2012/09/retro-tp-213.html

theMuddledMarketPlace said...

here

cheers
:)