First impressions of this week’s #FriFotos theme which is “Silver” may seem like it’s a difficult topic, a little one-dimensional. After all apart from the obvious “every cloud has a silver lining” it only seems to include jewellery, trophies, chrome or other metal objects.
In common with almost every other topic of the popular photosharing forum. Anybody looking through extensive image catalogues are probably surprised to discover there are many suitable pictures available.
This is the beauty of each theme, they are open to interpretation, the individual’s perspective. It’s what we see in our images that matters, portraying them with a suitable explanation to allow others to see them in a similar way is the trick.
Topic ambiguity enables posting a statue of Long John Silver, or using some imagination, and possibly posting old images of the stars of the silver screen. It’s just a matter of thinking outside the box.
It could be a trick of the light that turns a plain-looking, grey cenotaph into a gleaming silver memorial. Perhaps a lump of dead wood into shiny silver piece of contemporary art. Chrome car bumpers will be popular themes, as will silver cars, classic lines or the flowing curves of modern sportscars, built aerodynamically to make sure it drives as well as it looks.
I’m sure countless spectacular clouds will drift across the timeline, with a number of captions regarding silver linings. However, for every cloud there will be another artistic, imaginative and beautiful interpretation of the topic. Black and white images will surely be popular choices for sharing.
It’s the reason many of us wait in excited anticipation for the theme announcement every Tuesday. Why thousands of twitter users, spend the next few days poring over their images, searching for the ideal image or series of images to portray the topic. The cause of numerous people using their work stations to share their pictures, many more sharing a plethora of images from the home computers, tablets or mobile phones.
Friday has its own silver lining, its FriFotos marking the start to the weekend. There’s not any reason to think it won’t be doing so for a long time to come.