Monday, July 21, 2014

Thematic Photographic 302 - Temporary

Rainbow over Dundas Street
London, ON
July 2014
Click photo to embiggen
If we're being super-technical, everything is temporary. Even this planet has only a few billion years left before the sun swells up and incinerates whatever we haven't succeeded in already destroying. But some things are more temporary than others, and that's what I'm hoping we'll focus on this week.

This rainbow, for example, appeared over the main drag in London's downtown area late one evening a couple of weeks ago. I was walking back to my car, and the rain was so intense that I had to take cover in the tucked in area of an abandoned storefront. The storm cell blew out as quickly as it blew in, and I knew the brilliant sun that came out just as the winds died down would create some optical loveliness in the sky. I wasn't disappointed.

And a street that's seen more than its fair share of decay and controversy in recent years was, at least temporarily, a scene of intense beauty. If only we could always see it through this lens.

Your turn: Take a picture of something that exists for a brief, temporary while. Even if it merely suggests temporary, we want to see it. Post it to your blog, website or social media stream, and leave a comment here with a link to it - that way folks can find it. Pop over to other participants, and feel free to post additional contributions through the week. If you want to pull a friend in, the more the merrier. Head here if you'd like to learn more about Thematic, our weekly photo-sharing and learning experience. Or dive in and get shooting. Can't wait to see what you come up with!

16 comments:

jessbrady1035 said...

Ola! My take on temporary ;) Temporary because it will be scarfed down lol.

http://jessbrady1035.wordpress.com/2014/07/21/picture-a-day-350/

Karen S. said...

Please! Sit down.

Cloudia said...

Oh Carmi!




ALOHA from Honolulu
ComfortSpiral
=^..^= <3

Karen S. said...

Wow Carmi, great fresh, capture after your quick rain. Lucky you. It just makes that city street dazzle with delight for all. This is going to be a fun theme, I can just feel it. Here's mine

http://twincitiesblather.blogspot.com/2014/07/thematic-photographic-302-temporary.html

Karen S. said...

Shucks my please sit down, was for your (in three words) ball game post! How weird that it appeared here! :)

evasmoodboard said...

my take on temporary is here: http://evasmoodboard.wordpress.com/2014/07/22/5576/

Bob Scotney said...

I got diverted.
http://bit.ly/WBwhAn

Max Sartin said...

Beautiful rainbow! Here is my temporary photos.

Max Sartin said...

Great rainbow there! Here are my temporary photos.

Karen S. said...

I couldn't resist round two! Here it is

http://twincitiesblather.blogspot.com/2014/07/thematic-photographic-temporary-2.html

Alexia said...

All is temporary - it's just a question of scale.

Intriguing topic! My interpretation is here.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Fleeting Photos

Catch them before they fly away!
~

Gilly said...

Better late than never! Here is my rather stretched idea of temporary! http://gillymaccsphotos.blogspot.com

photodoug said...

Carmi, here is our temporary photo taken yesterday as we floated by on the Cayuga-Seneca Canal.

Karen S. said...

I couldn't resist, another one- "Temporary While Parking" is here


http://twincitiesblather.blogspot.com/2014/07/thematic-photographic-temporary-while.html

young-eclectic-encounters said...

Here is my take on temporary

http://young-eclectic-encounters.blogspot.com/2014/07/if-they-could-only-stay-little.html