Monday, September 05, 2016

Thematic Photographic 383 - Disposable

They call it "pop" here
Cheryl Ann's, Grand Bend, ON
September 2016
So I'm sitting in the bustling courtyard of a walk-up greasy spoon in a lakeside resort town. It's Labour Day, and we've come to this place to mark the end of the summer. It's something of a family tradition, and as I watch our 16-year-old eat lunch, I find myself staring at his drink and wondering about how quickly these moments both arrive within and then disappear from our lives.

In other words, they're disposable. If we let them be disposable, that is.

So I didn't. Because life's too short to miss any moment, disposable or not. Which explains why I shot the drink you see here, and came up with a challenge for the rest of you. Let's get this pixel party started...

Your turn: Take a picture of something disposable. Or something that suggests disposable. That's this week's Thematic theme (disposable, because I love redundancy! And bold-red text.) What's Thematic? It's our weekly photo-sharing activity - exercise, extravaganza, whatever you want it to be - that's designed to stretch our photographic boundaries in a fun, collaborative way (more background on it is available here.) All you need to do is shoot a pic that evokes the theme, then share it on your blog or website. Don't have one? Social media or anything else online will work, too. Leave a comment here letting everyone else know where to find it, then drop by other participants to share the joy. Repeat sharing is also encouraged, because photography should always be limitless. Enjoy, and thanks!

But wait, there's more: I uploaded a photo set from the day to Flickr. Here's the link. Happy viewing!

6 comments:

fredamans said...

Too often people dispose of their fast food items on the ground instead of in bins. Sad.

http://fredamans.blogspot.ca/2016/09/disposable.html

Gilly said...

I've disposed of a few things here http://gillymaccsphotos.blogspot.com

photodoug said...

Carmi, here is a photo of responsible disposal taken at the beach on Labor Day.

Bob Scotney said...

Disposables - work in progress.
http://bobscotney.blogspot.com/2016/09/disposable-thematic-photography.html

Karen S. said...

Great shot. We call it pop here too. Mine is here
http://twincitiesblather.blogspot.com/2016/09/tp-and-good-fences.html

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Late and probably last, but here is:

Butterflies, Birds, Disposable
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