Monday, May 23, 2016

Thematic Photographic 370 - Shopping

One cart. No horse.
Laval, QC
August 2015
Urban life has largely replaced the need to hunt and forage. We no longer scavenge the countryside in an endless quest to survive. More likely, we head to the local mall or big box store, where survival is based on making it from the parking lot to the sliding front door - and presumably back again - without being wiped out by a texting grandma at the wheel of a clapped-out 2002 Chevy Impala with a rust-covered dent in the passenger-side fender.

So as you've likely guessed, I'm no huge fan of the shopping culture. I shop because I must, and fail to appreciate how anyone finds it fun.

Still, that doesn't mean I can't take the time to remember the experience through my lens, and I'm hoping for the next week you consider joining me on my commercialized quest. Who's in?

Your turn: Take a photo that evokes this week's theme, shopping, then share it on your blog, website, Facebook page or wherever else you hang your hat online. Leave a comment here letting folks know where to find it. For bonus points*, tweet it using the #ThematicPhotographic hashtag. For more details on how Thematic works, click here.

* Sorry for the misleading verbiage back there, but we don't actually give out bonuses, or points, or anything remotely akin to prizes. But the rewards of a photographic life are priceless, right?

8 comments:

Common Household Mom said...

In my youth I was rather obsessed with taking photos of shopping carts. I love this photo. I hope I can find the time this week to take up this photographic challenge!

Gilly said...

Carmi, I just love that photo - so simple, so telling. And what a good find the variegated wall is! My shopping is here. http://gillymccsphotos.blogspot.com

photodoug said...

Carmi, saw this shopper outside Save Alot.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Here's an attempt at shopping. Sadly, none was to be had.
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ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

P.S. Here's a working link for Gilly's post.

;-)

Bob Scotney said...

Just one click!
http://bit.ly/1Ru262a

Karen S. said...

Just saw today that you posted this, so here's mine
http://twincitiesblather.blogspot.com/2016/06/catching-up-with-carmi.html

Karen S. said...

Yes, playing along with TP is priceless, and I've missed it! As for this lone cart, it's in need of a customer loading it up! Good shot.