Monday, June 03, 2013

Thematic Photographic 246 - Concretely

Cracked
Laval, QC
August 2009
I'm going to make this week's theme, concretely, an easy one because a) my life these days is filled with plenty of other complexities and b) I'm guessing yours is, too.

So I did the easy thing for the launch photo: grabbed a moody shot of past-its-prime concrete slab just before sunset. While concrete is fundamentally a literal and figurative pillar of modern construction, the cracks of age betray the fact that it isn't permanent, and it isn't anywhere near as strong as the day-to-day forces of nature that will eventually, inevitably, turn it to dust.

Perhaps there's a lesson in this that transcends the principles of materials engineering. Perhaps we'll have a chance to shed a little photographic light on it over the next week.

Your turn: Please take a photo of concrete - or something that evokes or suggests concrete. Share it on your blog, website, Facebook page, wherever you store stuff online. Leave a comment here letting folks know where to find it. Feel free to repeat the process through the week - multiple submissions are always welcome - and bring a friend along if you wish because more is always merrier. For more background on how Thematic works, click here. Otherwise, have fun with it - and thank you. I appreciate your continued participation and contribution.

9 comments:

Aunt Snow said...

Concretly is a fun theme to explore. Concrete can be heavy, or it can be light. Here's mine:

http://doves2day.blogspot.com

Aunt Snow said...

Hi, Carmi,

I commented earlier, but it hasn't shown up. My concretely post is at my blog:

http://doves2day.blogspot.com

Are other comments also pending? I am looking forward to seeing others' take on the theme.

Karen S. said...

Hello Carmi! Oh no! There's a crack in your concrete. I'm in for this theme too, here is mine.

http://twincitiesblather.blogspot.com/2013/06/thematic-photographic-concretely.html

Michèle Dextras said...

Again a theme that required me to think hard! Here is my contribution.

http://cheznousottawa.blogspot.ca/2013/06/photograhie-thematique-246-concretement.html

fredamans said...

Here is my interpretation.

http://fredamans.blogspot.ca/2013/06/concretely.html

Bob Scotney said...

In the concrete jungle.
http://bit.ly/18RLuhb

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

How about some concrete results?
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Elizabeth Sigalet said...

I had a lot of fun with the concretely theme!

Carmi, I think the challenge of taking a word and conveying it visually is brilliant, and it amazes me how you can consistently come up with words and images to match. Thanks for the playfulness!



Kelsea said...

Interesting theme! Had to look through a few picture to find some...

http://glimpseoflightbykelsea.blogspot.com/2013/06/thematic-concretely.html