Monday, June 22, 2015

Thematic Photographic 338 - Straight lines

I spent the day in Toronto today (more on that in future entries. Lots of exciting things going on in my media world.) And because I've somehow managed to get myself out of the habit of carrying a decent camera with me, I brought my DSLR along as a reminder to better catalog my day-to-day life.

Was it ridiculous to shlep a mondo-sized camera in an outsized backpack while I wore a suit on a humid summer's day? Um, you betcha. But did it feel somehow right to take said camera out of its bag and feel the controls beneath my fingertips as I walked through downtown like some kind of digital storyteller? Goodness yes. It felt good, indeed comforting, to be shooting again. I've missed it.

Every time I return to this place, the overwhelming rectilinearity (I don't even know if that's a word, but I like it, so it stays) seems to dominate my senses. Endless numbers of straight-lined buildings are joined by endless numbers of new-build structures that promise much the same thing.

So instead of giving into the straight lines, I've decided that this week's Thematic should celebrate them instead.

Your turn: I suspect you know what to do. But just in case, here's the short version: post a pic that supports this week's theme - straight lines - to your blog or website. Leave a comment here letting everyone know where to find it. Visit other participants, then repeat through the week. Thematic  is a non-competitive activity that lets us stretch our photographic boundaries a bit. I look forward to seeing what you come up with!

11 comments:

Gilly said...

Here's mine for a straight look! http://gillymaccsphotos.blogspot.com

Karen S. said...

Let me tell you, I like this week's theme! So many lines to play along with! Neat capture of the tree as well as your straight lines!

Karen S. said...

Oops forgot to add my link here it is
http://twincitiesblather.blogspot.com/2015/06/straight-lines-tp-take-one.html

fredamans said...

Fantastic shot!

http://fredamans.blogspot.ca/2015/06/straight-bowling-lane-lines.html

Bob Scotney said...

Lines from my village walkabout.
http://bit.ly/1J2I1yV

Max Sartin said...

Whoa, been too long since I last participated. Shame on me! But I have enjoyed seeing the things you came up with along the way, even if it was from the sidelines. Anyway, here's my take on this theme.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

I have

Bird on a Wire
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hapzydeco said...

Carmi, here are two bikers resting at LockE30 on the Erie Canal.

evasmoodboard said...

here's mine https://evasmoodboard.wordpress.com/2015/06/24/7720/

Gilly's Camera said...

Finally...... Here

Sleepypete said...

Am a little late ... oops !

http://iceangelthemerc.blogspot.co.uk/2015/06/thematic-photographic-straight-lines.html

Straight lines at the bus stop plus my usual ramble.