Madison & 29th
New York, NY
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Sooner or later, we all have to leave home. Whether we do so for work, for family, for adventure, we invariably end up seeing things we'd never see from our kitchen window.
That's what I'm looking for with this week's Thematic Photographic theme, travel. If you've been away and took pictures, we want to see 'em. See the Your Turn section below for more. And happy shooting!
About this photo: Early morning from our 9th floor hotel room (FWIW, the Carlton on Madison Ave.) The kids were still asleep, and I, as ever, couldn't sleep. The soft light beckoned through the closed shades. So I peeked out the sides and liked what I saw: Slices of shadow and sunlight on an urban landscape that could only exist here in New York. A lovely and memorable way to start the day, don't you think?
Your turn: If you brought home pictures (plural deliberate) of strange new experiences from faraway places, please share them on your blog, then paste a link into a comment below. Click here for more background on how Thematic Photographic works.
6 hours ago
Memorable indeed. I have a collection of shots taken during various excursions, but took a slightly different turn for openers:
Thematic Photographic 75: "Travel" v.1.0 - Prepare for Takeoff
dipping my feet back into blogging... you're such amazing inspiration ♥ thanks!!
Journey of Nani Moon
Hi, Carmi. Good to see you back! I have one up for TRAVEL right now.
Interesting theme, so wide open. I love the light and shadows in your picture, and the great from-above perspective.
Thanks for the theme of travel. I have my famous motorbike photo up at my place.
Hi Carmi.... I would love to travel to NYC again. My offering has a story attached to it. Big surprise there!!
ps. I tried to do the "link" thing but had NO luck.
My father had a Kodak Brownie and I have fond memories of sneaking off to shoot photos around my Grandmother's neighborhood in Michigan. This reminded me of those great memories!
Ugh Carmi, today you give me giddiness ;-). Lovely photo. No chance I could manage something like this though I´m so afraid of heights. Have a great day.
Carmi, here are my two Travel snaps (old post) from Sep-Oct '09.
Hope u like them.
I like your picture and the shadows of the car. Here i smy travel picture!
I guess I want to know how you got such a good picture through a hotel window. My hotel windows are usually etched or dirty or reflecting light!!
Dont look if you are eating!!
Travel often presents us with a decision. Always glad seers like Yogi give us direction.
I've added another travel post on my blog, some interesting photos from Haiti.
Did you wake up in the city that never sleeps?
I woke up hungover once with a really red butt. I thought I was in the city that never slaaps. I was wrong.
Here's my first contribution for the week - a moment of beauty captured in England's Lake District
Walking across Africa is travel ...
It is interesting how we in the Western World view travel as a necessity and a an integral part of our daily lives. In most cases it is not, its just our desire for new experiences or a pre-conditioning as we strive to to make ourselves more important. ~ and I love travel...
I had gone to a disputed area of North Africa to take photographs of the border areas and hinterlands as part of my Masters.
Gunboat 'diplomacy' was still taking place on some islands. I was on the mainland having travelled from Europe. Shortly after my visit a number of immigrants were shot trying to cross the border, while regularly others failed to make it in the treacherous seas.
The conditions were attrocious and the stench was unbearable. There were many refugees, some I met had walked up from Southern Africa and were waiting, hopefully, to get into Europe, attracted by the bright lights, cheap electrical goods and promise of prosperity.
Here are two images posted earlier and more recent ones will follow.
Carmi ~ Travel #2 New and old...
Travel? Today the only things travelling are our sideboard, a sofa, one mammoth desk and a dining table. I hope they're enjoying the process. Our dog are not!
Nice composition. I love the shadows in the street. Here is my contribution.
My post of travel in days gone by is now posted.
Here is an excursion for the brave ones: http://lightandvoices.blogspot.com/2009/11/thematic-photographic-75-travel.html
First time I participate... My "travelphoto" is up... Welcome and visit!
it IS a good way to start the day,
we've had these quiet moments
when we realize how extraordinary
the ordinary really is.
thank you, Carmis, and udos.
Here's a shot out my window during carnivale.
Memories of Happy Travel. We cruised round New Zealand earlier this year and this was Milford Sound.
A great trip to a beautiful place.
i love NYC....and I am not even a city girl :)
beautiful shot, Carmi!
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