Thursday, August 28, 2008

Ice, ice, baby

Micro solution to global warming
Laval, QC, August 2008 [Click to embiggen]
Quick note: This photo supports this week's Thematic Photographic theme, watery. Please click here to add to the growing party. I promise you'll have fun. (And if you're captionally inclined, head on over here for the latest Caption This.)
I'm guilty of pulling the camera out at the most inopportune moments. Well, opportune from an artistic perspective, but not so much when you're busy doing something else. Like corralling children, keeping up with your wife, or otherwise trying to avoid getting lost.

An interesting truth has emerged: For every time I attempt to shoot at a really inconvenient time, I usually end up with something on the memory card that I really like. Maybe it's because I don't have a lot of time to play with settings or ponder alternatives. I'm forced to quickly compose, set up, and shoot. No mucking around. It's like writing on deadline in that the words seem to flow better when I'm pressed than when I have all the time in the world.

I have to ponder that one a little more. For now, I hope you'll enjoy this shot.

Your turn: If you're mulling over ideas for your Thematic Photographic submission, I hope you'll consider exploring the alternative forms of water. What might those be? Do tell...


G. Harrison said...


you wrote:

It's like writing on deadline in that the words seem to flow better when I'm pressed than when I have all the time in the world.

a deadline (the visible wall), adrenaline, sharper focus, other demands and personal priorities (to name a few things) sometime result in an enjoyable, rewarding mix.

albeit confusing and challenging.

but the final edit, whether staring at a page of words or hastily composed photograph, is sometimes the highlight of the creative process.

enjoy the fun. and knowledge that sometimes we would do it for free.



craziequeen said...

Makes me thirsty just to look at that wonderful chilly photo :-)

Can I nick some of that ice for my poorly knee?

I don't know about the deadline idea - it can work the other way with authors, who are blocked by deadlines.


Mojo said...

Great take and an interesting spin. If I'd thought of it when the opportunity presented itself I had a perfect "alternative water shot" yesterday morning. Actually, I could have taken a shot of the air yesterday morning and it would have qualified. I don't think it's possible for the dew point to be higher than the air temperature, but if it were that would give you an idea of the humidity here yesterday just before dawn. Blech!

MamaCta! said...

That looks soooo refreshing, especially today when it is miserably hot and humid.

I made a second contribution to this week's theme, here:

Z said...

amazing photo

Nestor Family said...

I just had to mention here a post I thought was very creative with the theme...

Karyne did a great job here.