Monday, February 20, 2017

Thematic Photographic 401 - Yellow

Toronto, ON
February 2017
It's been a while since I chose a particular color for a Thematic theme, and given our collective need to find brightness amid all the greys, I thought I'd start with yellow.

This particular yellow-themed shot would be a happy pic under any circumstances. But it's the context that makes me smile almost a week after I took it. I was at a conference, and a colleague and I arrived a bit early to the breakfast buffet in the brightly lit hotel corridor just outside the actual conference room where the event was about to be held. I'm pretty sure we were too early, and in retrospect I think the hotel staff members weren't anywhere near finished setting up by the time we walked into the nearly empty area.

But the carefully scooped balls of butter were beckoning my lens, even if I shouldn't have been there in the first place. One staffer, in particular, stood just across and watched quietly as I composed and took the shot. He smiled knowingly at me as I put the phone away and reached for the fruit plate. Sometimes, rules were made to be broken.

Your turn: Take a picture of something yellow. Or something that suggests yellow. Or simply evokes this week's theme, yellow. Post it to your blog, your social media page, or wherever you hang out online. Leave a comment here letting everyone know where to find it, and visit other participants to spread the yellowy happiness far and wide. We'll be celebrating yellow all week, so feel free to play again - or even bring a friend - if you're so inclined. For more info on how Thematic works, head here. Happy shooting and sharing!


Gilly said...

Here are my cheerful yellow pics!

Michèle et Jean-Claude said...

Yellow, what a wonderful colour for grey late winter days. Here is my contribution

photodoug said...

Carmi, yellow certainly brightens one’s day. Thanks for sharing your prompt.

Bob Scotney said...

A big storm is forecast for us today but I have managed toc escape its clutches so far with a yellow outlook.

21 Wits said...

Yummy butter balls! Here's mine