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!