Monday, August 10, 2015

Thematic Photographic 345 - Retro

The way it used to be
Laval, QC
July 2015
I think one of the reasons I love photography as much as I do is because every once in a while it lets me escape back into a past life. I think it's healthy for the mind to call an occasional time-out on the world so we can pull out a photo album and just journey back to an earlier period. It puts our todays into a proper context, and helps us better face whatever comes next.

I've got a lot of "whatever comes next" moments looming, and as the day-to-day intensity piles up and weighs more heavily on me, photographic trips in the opposite direction help prepare me for whatever life has in store. Pictures as prep: Who knew?

Which is why I've chosen retro as this week's Thematic theme. Because I want us all to use our lenses to peer back - either through pictures taken a while ago, or photos that suggest a time that no longer exists, or simply scenes that remind us of all of that good old stuff. Kind of funny how looking back can become a powerful tool for moving forward.

Sound like fun?

Your turn: Grab a retro-themed photo and post it to your blog or website. If you've already posted something, feel free to use that, too. Leave a comment here letting folks know where it is, and visit other participants to share the joy. Feel free to add additional contributions to the theme as the week goes on. If you're new to Thematic, head here for more info. Otherwise, I can't wait to see what you come up with. Enjoy!

9 comments:

Gilly said...

Had a great time finding photos for this one! Thanks Carmi for a great subject. Find mine at http://gillymaccsphotos.blogspot.com

evasmoodboard said...

great shot; long time since I've visited a diner. Here's mine https://evasmoodboard.wordpress.com/2015/08/11/7936/

Karen S. said...

I knew the second I saw your photo what I was going to share here! I really, REALLY like your theme this week! Here's mine
http://twincitiesblather.blogspot.com/2015/08/retro.html

fredamans said...

I remember those old Formica counter-tops! Very retro indeed!

http://fredamans.blogspot.ca/2015/08/retro-rides.html

Gilly's Camera said...

Mine here..... will possibly add to them during the day....

Bob Scotney said...

I considered posting a selfie but thought better of it.
http://bit.ly/1Enn7Xl

Gilly's Camera said...

Yup, I've added two more!
People with long memories might remember having seen one of the images before.
(I've only just discovered my picasso image account, joy! ........after being locked out of an earlier blog...)

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Sorry for being so late!

Hummingbird is the Word
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Liesbeth said...

old and older