Monday, March 20, 2017

Thematic Photographic 405 - Wheels and tires

All-season goodness
London, ON
March 2017
Take a close look at the average tire today and you're looking at a marvel of computer-generated engineering. Every aspect of the design you see here was painstakingly crafted to meet a specific set of performance criteria. Tires have to be quiet, efficient, durable, affordable, and safe. A little bit of fun thrown into the mix doesn't hurt, either. Balancing these often-conflicting criteria isn't as easy as it seems.

These unassuming rubber rings literally hold your vehicle to ground below, and despite the fact that we ignore them in the day-to-day of zipping from one place to another, we really do owe them a little more attention. And thanks.

Your turn: You know the drill, right? Take a picture that supports, evokes, suggests or even merely hints at this week's theme - wheels and tires - and post it to your blog, website or social media presence. Leave a comment here letting folks know where to find it. Visit other participants because nothing inspires great photography more than sharing. If you're new to the Thematic thing, check this link out. Otherwise, have fun. And thank you.

About this photo: My colleague, Andy Oudman, put new shoes on his car earlier this month. It isn't often that I get to shoot brand-new rubber, so before long we both found ourselves standing in the parking lot chatting happily about how awesome tires can be, and why they deserve more than a passing glance as we make our way home after a long day.

This photo on Instagram
carmilevy on Instagram
Where the rubber hits the road, Jan. 2016
Let's get dirty, Oct. 2013


Bob Scotney said...

Having baulked at Retail last week - I hate shopping to - I could not wait today to get my wheels into a spin, without tiring myself about.

Michèle et Jean-Claude said...

No surprises as to my contribution this week!

photodoug said...

Carmi, saw this beauty during our summer season. Thanks for sharing your prompt.

21 Wits said...

Wheels in motion on this theme! Here's mine

Alexia said...

I really like the great texture in this shot, Carmi.

I know, it's Friday already - but I couldn't resist posting this pic. Better late than never?