Monday, November 26, 2012

Thematic Photographic 223 - Fly

Give props
London, ON
June 2012

There's a whole lot of wonderful associated with the world of flight. The physics of flight dictate a kind of spare approach to engineering. No room for extra flourishes or wasteful add-ons. Everything is structured and shaped with the sole intent of allowing these fantastic machines - and everything on board them - to get (and stay) off the ground, fly tremendous distances at ridiculously fast speeds, do so efficiently, and eventually return to earth safely and comfortably.

While the engineers who design aircraft probably don't give it much thought, the inevitable results of their efforts will almost invariably look pretty neat in their own right. So when I strolled down the assembly line at London-based Diamond Aircraft, it was hard to resist the urge to capture a few pixels.

Your turn: As this is the launch photo for our new Thematic theme, fly, your mission is simple: Take a fly-themed pic, share it on your blog or website, then pop back here and leave a comment letting folks know where to find it. Feel free to repeat the process through the week, and don't forget to visit other participants to share the joy*. Thematic is our weekly photo sharing activity, and you can learn all about it here.

* Please accept my apologies for not being a diligent visitor in recent weeks. I've been fairly consumed with the transition into my new role (click here for more), and as a result have had a lot less free time than usual. Thank you for your understanding - and continued support of Thematic. I should be back to a normal cadence in a few weeks.


Kalei's Best Friend said...

hey, Carmi u need to update us on your new job!. :-)
In the meantime, here is my entry:

fredamans said...

Here's my fly submission;

Cloudia said...

props to YOU LOL

from Honolulu
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Unknown said...

Hey, Carmi: Congratulations. I just caught the news of your new gig! Very cool!!

Magaly Guerrero said...

I can't stop thinking, "Shiny!" Then I read the rest of the post and realized why the Modernist and Surrealist don't make planes ;-)

Here is my bit of fly:

21 Wits said...

What a powerful photo Carmi! Mine are of other fly or flights- but what I had on hand!

Tina´s PicStory said...

fly, fly away :)

Martina Rau said...

Hi Carmi,

here is my entry:


Bob Scotney said...

From a onetime frequent flier.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

You know who flies?

Birds, that's who!

Glennis said...

Flying? Flying pigs -

dean said...

Mine is, as usual, late. :) Maybe more to come in the next little while too. We'll see.

Jess Brady said...

"I flit, I float, I fleetly flee, I fly!"

Jess :)

Unknown said...

Beneath the endless sea of clouds...lies eternity.

Kiwi Nomad said...

This was timely for me, as I was on a plane with a window seat just days ago. Passed safely over a volcano which we've been warned may erupt again soon. Here I am flying

Gilly said...

Got inspiration at last! Fine it on

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

I have another entry.

Here is a Tufted Titmouse, seemingly perched on an invisible branch as it approached the suet feeder.

Unknown said...
Here's a kite.

Alexia said...

Flying in late as usual... here is sun, summer, and a bird

Alexia said...

oops that link didn't work. I'll try again

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Back again!

What can I say, I love taking pictures of birds.

And the first pic is my best Tufted Titmouse pic, ever.

Bernie said...

Hey Carmi,

Given its the end of the week, and you know I do a lot of spotting at Sydney Airport, I thought I would wait for a very special visitor to arrive on Saturday... It was a horrid day, rain greeted us with very high humidity, and the day ended with over 40c reached in some parts, none of these things was going to distract me from getting the hobbits!!!

So, mines up as well at AussiePomm - The Hobbits have come to Sydney!!!!

Have a great day!!