Monday, September 24, 2012

Thematic Photographic 214 - Grounded

Thirsty
London, ON
July 2012





















It occurs to me that we are incapable of defying gravity (forgive me, I'm dense.) Sure, we can get into a plane and fly, or if we're really, really lucky, we can go into orbit and float around for a while. But we're still subject to the same fundamental force, and we're still doomed to spend most of our life on the ground.

So if we're stuck down here, I thought we may as well celebrate it for a bit. Hence this week's theme, grounded. As you can see from the photo above, it should include some form of ground. In this case, it's a grassy soccer pitch. How you choose to interpret it is entirely up to you. And there are no rights or wrongs, just enjoyable moments as we individually and collectively try to interpret the theme.

Your turn: Please take a picture that evokes this week's theme. Share it on your blog or website, then leave a comment here letting folks know where to find it. Visit other participants to spread the photographic joy. Also feel free to repeat the process through the week. Pulling in friends is also highly encouraged. We're like that here. If you're new to Thematic Photographic, please click here for more background. And please have fun, as that's the entire point of all of this.

23 comments:

Bernie said...

What an interesting theme this week... Mines up as well at AussiePomm - Grounded.

But, looking at the soccer (football) pitch, the turf does look a little yellow, and with an even closer eye, it looks like Poa annua, which is more of a weed here as its seedhead can produce c. 600 seeds!!

Have a great day!!

Max Sartin said...

I thought of this photo as soon as I saw the theme for this week.

lailani said...

An easy one! and fun!! ;)

Have fun in your hectic week!

http://thegreengrassgrowsallaround.blogspot.com/2012/09/tp-214-
grounded.html

Kalei's Best Friend said...

hey, Carmi--- here's mine
by now, u know my quirky thinking..
http://afreshstartwithkalei.blogspot.com/2012/09/thematic-photographic-214-grounded.html

fredamans said...

Very cool perspective!

http://fredamans.blogspot.ca/2012/09/thematic-photographic-grounded.html

RANU CHAKRABORTY said...

Mine is here : http://mypinkcloud-ranu.blogspot.in/2012/09/jag-mandir-udaipur.html

Bob Scotney said...

Choose your landing spot like these.
http://bit.ly/OZLD6U

Gilly said...

All sorts of grounds here - http://gillymaccsphotos.blogspot.com

L.W.Roth, said...

The theme Grounded immediately grabbed my attention Carmi. I certainly felt a lot more grounded working in the design/build business than I do working as an artist. My photo entry shows what I loved most about construction. I could move the earth for folks.

http://drawing-of-the-day.blogspot.com/2012/09/the-postman-rang-thrice.html

Magaly Guerrero said...

Grounding is such a free word--ironic, but true. There are so many things different people can find grounding: a smell, a memory, a color, dirt itself... I had a lot of fun with this one. As always ;-)

Here is my link: http://pagan-culture.blogspot.com/2012/09/intertwined-around-forever.html

Karen S. said...

Your bottle really stands out in it's grounded state. Nice! I've been grounded myself- but finally squeezed out time to get my grounded in! Here it is

http://twincitiesblather.blogspot.com/2012/09/thematic-photographic-214-grounded.html

Rita said...

My entry for this weeks theme can be found here:

http://cashjockysphotos.blogspot.com/2012/09/double-steeple-church.html

Alexia said...

Here's where I went to ground.

laura.forestdreams:) said...

cool theme.
and perfect for how these past couple of weeks have been for me.

to be grounded.

here's mine:
http://forestwalkart.blogspot.com/2012/09/rebounded-grounded.html

Magaly Guerrero said...

A bit more grounding. In the sand, this time around ;-)

http://magaly-guerrero.blogspot.com/2012/09/shooting-sandbox.html

Janet said...

love the colors in your photo, Carmi and the angle! Mine's up :-)

Bob Scotney said...

Grounded back in time. With thanks to L W Roth for jogging my memory.
http://bit.ly/THQIIA

Kiwi Nomad said...

I love this theme. I just have two photos up at present, though may 'add to that' if we have some fine weather in the weekend...
http://kiwinomad06.blogspot.co.nz/2012/09/tp-214-grounded.html

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

I've got some grounding at last!

(I'm blaming blooger for the delays...I hate the new editor!!!)
~

Karen (formerly kcinnova) said...

Thanks to Janet, I got down on the ground this week. Here are the results:

http://spokalulu.wordpress.com/2012/09/27/grounded/

Max Sartin said...

Another "Grounded" I stumbled upon today.

Rita said...

Adding another entry for this week here:

http://cashjockysphotos.blogspot.com/2012/09/lonely-field.html

Kiwi Nomad said...

I'm adding another post this week too- this time the sunshine inspired me so there are a few shadows... http://kiwinomad06.blogspot.co.nz/2012/09/tp214-grounded-pt-2.html