Monday, August 20, 2018

Thematic Photographic 421 - Many, many things

Hungry yet?
London, ON
August 2018
Photo originally shared on Instagram
There's a certain hypnotic quality to staring at large amounts of the same thing. Looking into the repetitive abyss can overwhelm the senses, play games with your mind, and generally make you a little bit woozy. Or, in this case, hungry.

Chocolate covered raisins - called Glosettes here in Canada - take me right back to my childhood, when my grandparents would bring us boxes of them whenever they visited. Here's an earlier view through my lens. Sure, any kid would love a sweet treat, but what really fused my brain to this particular confection is that fact that my grandparents knew we liked them, and took the time to pick them up for us. It was an early example of unfettered kindness, and it always made me feel warm and fuzzy.

In adulthood, I've found it cathartic to shoot them - quickly, of course - in the bulk barrel at the grocery store. It's the cheapest form of nostalgia imaginable, especially when I manage to avoid tipping off the in-store security team.

Your turn: Take a photo containing many examples of the same thing. Celebrate repetition in any form, and share it on your blog, website or social media account. Leave a comment here letting folks know where to find it, and feel free to visit other participants through the week. There's no right or wrong: The whole idea of #ThematicPhotographic is to expand our photographic horizons a bit and have some fun in the process. If you're new to Thematic, click here for more background. Enjoy!

3 comments:

Bob Scotney said...

I've been out and about again to avoid trying to sample Carmi's many, many chocolate things.
http://bit.ly/2N5TFk0

photodoug said...

Carmi, Never a dull moment in the Carrier Dome.
http://dougphotoblog2016.blogspot.com/2018/08/many.html

Karen S. said...

Good morning Carmi, I'm many, many times thankful that you brought Thematic Photographic back to life! Now we just have to keep this jump-start to wake-up some of our old players and new ones as well! Here's mine
https://twincitiesblather.blogspot.com/2018/08/many-many-things.html