Monday, June 17, 2013

Thematic Photographic 248 - Curvaceous

I dream of geodesic
Montreal, QC
July 2012
If the world is a ball - and the seminal Canadian new wave band Martha and the Muffins certainly believed it was, because they named an entire album as such - then creations like the one I've shared here deserve their moment in the sun.

This is the Biosphere, a decidedly huge geodesic dome that's become something of an icon of the Montreal skyline.

If you're just old enough, you might remember this structure as the home of the U.S. pavilion at the Expo 67 World's Fair. Nine years later, the acrylic skin of the dome was destroyed in a spectacular fire, but the structure, sans skin, was eventually recycled as an environmental museum, which remains its prime function to this day.

I've chosen it as this week's Thematic launch photo because curves make for great photographic subjects, and this is just about one of the loveliest curved - okay, spherical, but I won't quibble about it if you won't - forms I've ever had the privilege to shoot. I need more lens time here the next time we're back in Montreal.

Your turn: Take a pic that evokes, suggests or even barely whispers the "curvaceous" theme. Share it on your blog, website, Facebook page - anywhere online, really - then leave a comment here letting everyone know where to find it. Visit other participants to share in the fun, and feel free to post additional photos throughout the week. This isn't a competition. Rather, it's a collaborative, supportive means of expanding our photographic horizons a bit, and more background can be found here. Have fun with it - I can't wait to see what you've got up your curvaceous sleeves!

15 comments:

fredamans said...

Lovely!!
Never been there myself.

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

Michèle Dextras said...

Well a great theme this week Carmi! Thank you.

http://cheznousottawa.blogspot.ca/2013/06/photographie-thematique-248-bien-fait.html

Max Sartin said...

Love the picture, we spent the summer of '67 in Montreal and, of course, went to the Expo 67. I vaguely remember the dome, but I do remember clearly my Cap'n Crunch cereal box having two front sides, and English one and a French one. Now, having brought up food, here's my Curvaceous Cooking post.

Jess Brady said...

Love the curvaceous theme! Here's my submission: http://jessbrady1035.wordpress.com/2013/06/18/thematic-photographic-284-curvaceous/

Alexia said...

Wow I remember seeing it before it was restored, without skin.
Fantastic shape.

Alexia said...

Yay I have some curves for this theme - they are here.

Karen S. said...

Awesome capture Carmi!
Here's mine


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

Karen S. said...

Awesome capture Carmi!
Here's mine


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

Karen S. said...

I Think Facebook's trouble is leaking into blogger! It's been just a bugger tonight. Not sure if my first comment went through, so here's #2 Awesome capture Carmi! Here's mine

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

MissMeliss said...

I wrote about a statue (3 really) of musicians in La Paz, for this subject, and shared a picture. Only now, looking at it in HD, have I realized their bodies are based on seashells.

Link: http://www.missmeliss.com/2013/06/the-curviest-music-in-history/

Gilly said...

Lovely curves! Mine are here: http://gillymaccsphotos.blogspot.com

Elizabeth Sigalet said...

Some curvaceous nature for your thoughts.

Bob Scotney said...

My link does not seem to have made it throught to here so here it is again.
http://bobscotney.blogspot.co.uk/2013/06/curvaceous-thematic-photography.html

photodoug said...

Carmi, here we is our curve.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

A couple of curves at my place.
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