Monday, January 07, 2013

Thematic Photographic 229 - On The Water

At rest
Stratford, ON
August 2012



















Our new Thematic theme, on the water, betrays the fact that water's played a central role in my life. I learned to swim late thanks to hips that didn't work as they should have. Then I became a lifeguard because I saw it as a way to keep those hips and legs working properly. Which is how I met my wife. Who I eventually proposed to beside a river. And against her better judgment she said yes. (By the by, I was with her on this perfectly lit evening as we walked beside Stratford's Avon River - swans and all - before seeing a play. It always comes back to water with us.)

It's often said we're products of our experiences, and every time I walk past a body of water - whether it's a small pool, a flowing river or a pounding ocean - I think back to my own experiences in and around the wet stuff. And I say a silent thanks that years ago, despite my irrational childhood fears of drowning or worse, I chose to keep going into the water until something good happened. Clearly, lots did.

Your turn: I've shared my on the water story. Now it's up to you to share yours, as well. Take a pic that supports this week's theme, share it on your blog or website, then leave a comment here letting everyone know where to find it. Visit other participants, and feel free to share again through the week. Friends are always welcome. For more background on how Thematic, our weekly photo learning/sharing thing, works, just click here. Because deep down you know you want to. Thanks!

18 comments:

dean said...

I recognize those: those are dragonboats. :)

Mike Wood said...

I have always enjoyed shooting on or around water. And luckily I have had a few people willing to get in the water for or with me. Such as this shot taken in Lake Huron at the Pinery Provincial Park in November of 2008.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/work4bandwidth/3299612368/in/photostream/

fredamans said...

Beautiful calmness to that shot.

http://fredamans.blogspot.ca/2013/01/on-water.html

Gilly said...

Found some watery ones! http://gillymaccsphotos.blogspot.com

Michèle Dextras said...

This is our first contribution to the Thematic Photography project.

http://hiverenfloride.blogspot.com/2013/01/photographie-thematique.html

Bob Scotney said...

A fw different birds and of course those dogs.
http://bit.ly/VNe4ZQ

dean said...

Living, as I do, on the West Coast I have many water shots. I started with this one today.

Aunt Snow said...

Lovely theme, Carmi!! I am enjoying everyone's watery shots.

Here's mine:

http://doves2day.blogspot.com/2013/01/thematic-photographic-on-water_8.html

Karen S. said...

Well since most of our water is frozen.... hahahahaha! Nice capture you have Carmi! Here's mine

http://twincitiesblather.blogspot.com/2013/01/thematic-photographic-229-on-water.html

Michèle Dextras said...

Now that I have seen other contributions, I have added a couple of photos for my contribution to On The Water.

http://hiverenfloride.blogspot.com/2013/01/photographie-thematique.html

photodoug said...

Here is my On the Water photo.

Karen (formerly kcinnova) said...

I'm playing this week! Here's mine.

Kelsea said...

One of my favorite things about thematic- getting to see everybody else's beautiful shots! There have been some great pictures this week! Here are a few of my water themed pictures:
http://glimpseoflightbykelsea.blogspot.com/2013/01/on-water.html

Alexia said...

That's a beautiful dragonboat shot - the ripples in the water make it really interesting.
Here's some on the water pics from me.

Karen S. said...

I know we're all such fans of water so I had to bring about this post for on the water!

http://twincitiesblather.blogspot.com/2013/01/alphabe-thursday-and-tp-on-water.html

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

I'm on the water, too!
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M. Bouffant said...

Good theme choice. I have a lot of watery pix but needed this inspiration to get me to post them.

Thanks!

cactus petunia said...

I love the clarity of the reflection in this shot! Really gorgeous, Carmi.