Monday, November 25, 2013

Thematic Photographic 270 - In the foreground

This old barn
Woodstock, ON
June 2013
I'm a sucker for ruined architecture, and fortunately I live in a part of the world that doesn't suffer from any shortage of it. The country roads that ring London are filled with so many examples of houses and barns that have lost their battle with the elements yet, for reasons I'll never understand, remain in place as reminders that nothing lasts forever.

As I pulled up to this particular barn, I realized getting a clear shot would be a bit of a challenge, as the roadside ditch was impassable. The flat, grey light wasn't doing me any favors, either, and the tall wild grasses sealed the deal. So I improvised a little and tried some different framing/composition approaches.

I didn't exactly make lemonade out of lemons, but I salvaged something out of an otherwise cruddy day with lousy sight lines. Maybe it's an allegory for life, that we shouldn't be disappointed when the script gets changed on our behalf by forces we can't even minutely control.

Whatever the case, I thought it would make for a fun Thematic theme. It's called in the foreground, and I hope you're into it.

Your turn: Take a pic that evokes this week's theme - specifically, with something prominently in the foreground. Share it on your blog or website, then leave a comment here letting folks know where to find it. Visit other participants to spread the photographic joy and learning, and feel free to share more photos as the week wears on. If you're new to the Thematic thing, click here and all will be explained. Have fun with it!

15 comments:

smalltownme said...

Oh, that is a wonderful picture.

Some trees got in the way of my sunset.

Alexia said...
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Cloudia said...

Sweetly done, Carmi. You make me hear breeze and muse. Is that an insect buzzing?



ALOHA from Honolulu
Comfort Spiral
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Bob Scotney said...

Items in the foreground may improve your shot or it may be that it's the foreground you are interested in.
http://bit.ly/IqzyKV

Kalei's Best Friend said...

Hey, Carmi, found one! :-)
http://afreshstartwithkalei.blogspot.com/2013/11/thematic-photograph-270-in-foreground.html

Alexia said...

Ooops - this time I'll put my link in...

This is going to be a great theme - here is my post :)

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Here are my foregound/background pics.
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Gilly said...

Found my foregrounds! see them at http://gillymaccsphotos.blogspot.com

evasmoodboard said...

here'mine http://evasmoodboard.wordpress.com/2013/11/27/3044/
Happy Thanksgiving :)

Michèle Dextras said...

Here is my contribution this week, snow being the predominate theme in the Foreground

Karen S. said...

Wow Carmi, your photo is mysteriously sharp, but your backstory to it all even finer. I confess I read this about four times! Your truest picture is within your words. Here is mine

http://twincitiesblather.blogspot.com/2013/11/thematic-photographic.html

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Here's a 2nd batch:

Thanksgiving 2013 Pics

Happy Thanksgiving, people! (Including those who celebrated it back on October 14.)
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sister AE said...

I have a couple to share this week. You can find them here:
http://havingwrit.blogspot.com/2013/11/close-up.html

sister AE said...

Oh, and I forgot to say I love your picture in this post, especially the sense of motion from the grass in the front. My mind sets the stalks swaying in the wind.

Kelsea said...

Beautiful photo! And a great reminder of some warmer weather! Here are a few of my photos:
http://glimpseoflightbykelsea.blogspot.com/2013/11/in-foreground.html