Monday, August 12, 2013

Thematic Photographic 256 - Downward

Table for 2
London, ON
July 2013
Photography is a fascinating art in the way it forces you to take a three-dimensional scene and squash it into a two-dimensional framework.

Conventional wisdom would dictate that this is an act of reduction or degradation. Thankfully I'm not conventional. Losing a dimension doesn't necessarily mean losing anything at all. Sometimes, you gain a perspective you wouldn't have had in the first place.

Like here, with the little table we bought for our deck. I rather liked the downward view when we first brought it home, and felt it would be a great launch shot for this week's downward theme.

Your turn: Take a photo that suggests or evokes this week's theme, downward. Post it to your blog, website, Facebook page or related online resource. Leave a comment here letting everyone know where to find it. Visit other participants to share in the photographic fun. To learn more about how Thematic works, just click here. Enjoy the experience, because that's why we do this in the first place.

17 comments:

Max Sartin said...

I didn't recognize that as a table until I read that it was. Nice perspective shot. Here are my "downward" shots.

Aunt Snow said...

I like that table, Carmi!

My "downward" photo is now upard!

http://doves2day.blogspot.com

Gilly said...

Love that table - and the angle! Mine are here http://gillymaccsphotos.blogspot.com

Bob Scotney said...

I have found a few with a downward view.
http://bit.ly/17mlQzq

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

My downward glimpse is...up!
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Michèle Dextras said...

This week's theme has brought back a lot of memories for me so I am telling you a story that I believe represents well the "downward" theme.

http://cheznousottawa.blogspot.ca/2013/08/photographie-thematique-256-vers-le-bas.html

fredamans said...

Groovy shot. Until you read the description you really have no idea what it is. My first thought was art of some kind. Love it!

http://fredamans.blogspot.ca/2013/08/downward.html

photodoug said...

Carmi, here we are looking down on Cayuga Lake.

Karen S. said...

What a neat capture, you surprised me with what this was. Deck tends to spring to my mind. Very cool Carmi! Here's mine

http://twincitiesblather.blogspot.com/2013/08/thematic-photographic-downward.html

Karen S. said...

Still even now, taking about my tenth look at it, what a cool shot, because I just can't see it being a table, on top of your deck! Wow, just wow. I may have to try this myself.

Kalei's Best Friend said...

Got 2 examples this week! :-)
http://afreshstartwithkalei.blogspot.com/2013/08/tp-256-downward.html

Alexia said...

I can't match that table shot, but I do have lots of downward photos I'd like to post! Here's one lot.

M. Bouffant said...

Late again!

jessbrady1035 said...

Howdy! Carmi, the table looks like it's inlaid in your deck! Great picture :) Here's my submission: http://jessbrady1035.wordpress.com/2013/08/15/picture-a-day-12-thematic-photographic-256-downward/

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Downward Glance II, Black Widow Boogaloo
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Gilly's Camera said...

goodness, don't know what to do!

shall view others instead
:)

Elizabeth Sigalet said...

It is just the way my summer is going to be a little bit late. But I thought you might appreciate the intent behind capturing these downward shots.

http://randomoutrageous.blogspot.ca/2013/08/self-indulgence.html