Monday, April 15, 2013

Thematic Photographic 240 - Eat

Cake is life
London, ON
July 2011
With the obvious caveat that birthday cake icing may, to some folks, not entirely qualify as food, I present this week's new Thematic theme, eat.

I figure given how much time we spend planning meals, fetching the ingredients, putting it all together, gathering around the table to eat it, then (hopefully) sticking around long enough to help clean up, it would make a pretty decent topic for the next week.

This particular shot resonates with me, as it was more than just a cake. It was our son's birthday, and I can still hear the buzz that filled the kitchen as Debbie got the candles ready and fussed over every last detail. She makes moments like this special, so the least I could do at the time was freeze it and try to remember what it felt like when our little man's best wishes all revolved around the scene you see here.

In that context, food is so much more than the ingredients that make it up.

Your turn: Take a photo either of something we eat or that evokes the theme. Post it to your blog or website (or Tumblr, or Twitter feed, or anywhere else you like to share photos) and leave a comment here to let folks know where to find it. Visit other participants and feel free to add additional contributions through the week. Thematic Photographic is our weekly exploration of all things optical, and we hope you'll join in the fun. More background on it here. Otherwise, enjoy!


fredamans said...

I love cake!!!

Michèle et Jean-Claude said...

Food and eating! What a difficult time I had choosing photos for this theme! Here is my contribution. Thank you again Carmi for a wonderful challenge.

21 Wits said...

Oh my tummy ache if I ate all that! Finally I'm in (it's not that eating has kept me busy) here's mine.

photodoug said...

Eat and enjoy.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

How about some pot roast??

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Another one:

Here are some Downy Woodpeckers enjoying a Suet Deluxe™ meal.

P.S. Carmi, I got some nice waterdrops (and even tinier ones on a spider mite web strand) in one of those shots.