Monday, February 20, 2012
Thematic Photographic 184 - Curved
Deerfield Beach, FL, December 2011
I like bikes. I like riding them to places far enough away from terra firma that I feel like it's an adventure just to get back home. I like to stare at them, in all their mechanical perfection, and wonder how something so simple can be so life-changing. I like to reflect on how much of my own life has been touched by the very basic act of getting on, spinning the crank and letting physics to do the rest.
Yeah, I'm weird like that.
There's an aesthetic to the bicycle - even cheap, old, weather-beaten models like these two - that I can't stop coming back to, a seemingly riotous mixture of straight lines and curves that come together into something that easily converts small amounts of energy into relatively fast forward motion. It's a perfect way to kick off this week's Thematic theme, curves. Won't you come along for the ride?
Your turn: Thematic is a simple thing, really: I post a new theme every Monday. You post a pic with your interpretation of the theme, then pop back here to leave a comment letting everyone know where it is. Visit other participants and spread the photographic joy. Repeat as often as you wish, and feel free to pull in a friend or two. Click here for more background on how Thematic, our weekly photo sharing/learning activity, works. Otherwise, have fun with it. Because that is, after all, why we do this in the first place.