Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Thematic Photographic 69: "Transition" v.1.0 - Transitional Two-fer

"Dawn Over the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway"
North Topsail Beach, NC - July 2009 (Click to embiggen)

Thematic Photographic hosted by Carmi - Button Image by Smarmoofus (Normally) Hosted by Written Inc.

Note: Please take a moment to stop by the Written, Inc. and visit . And pay your respects to TP's creator, Carmi, on the sudden loss of his father. Best thoughts for you and your family Carmi.

Here we have two transitions for the price of one. Day is just dawning, marking the transition from night to day, and in this case, the sun is rising over the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway which marks the dividing line where the mainland gives way to the islands and then to the ocean herself. The Intracoastal was devised to provide a sheltered shipping lane for goods moving up the eastern seaboard by boat or ship. Much of this sheltered water is naturally occurring, but the channels were constructed and are maintained by dredges allowing large cargoes to be transported without exposure to the capricious currents of the Atlantic. The small islets, not easily visible in this shot are a product of the dredging operations and boast some incredibly rich (not to mention... "aromatic") soil.

I sort of suspect that the only ones who have found their way here are TP regulars, and you all know how it works. But on the chance that there's someone new in the crowd, and in the interest of keeping things as normal as possible I give you the "Preflight Safety Instructions":

  • Every Wednesday evening, at precisely 7 o'clock Eastern, I post a new Thematic Photographic entry.
  • Each entry has a unique theme. This week's is...transition!
  • You post a similarly themed image over on your blog.
  • You paste a link to your entry in a comment here.
  • If you've already posted something that fits (on a blog, Facebook, MySpace, wherever) simply post the link to the existing entry. Old or new, all photos are welcome.
  • You may post as many photos or links as you wish. For the next week, I'll be supporting this theme with a related picture/posting each day. I encourage you to do the same. This is all about sharing, so feel free to share to your heart's content!
  • Please share this link with friends, too, and encourage them to join in. The more, the merrier.
  • And please accept my thanks for your enthusiasm. Your participation has made TP a true highlight for me each and every week.
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Vita Stunder said...

Gorgeous shot of this theme!
Breathtaking beautiful..
And you're a hero steping in for Carmi in this time.

My first take of this theme are up:

Shadow said...

this is picture perfect!

Ulrica said...

Mmmm this is just.... lovely.