Monday, July 28, 2008

2 THINGS CHALLENGE - UP/DOWN

Little did I know when I posted this photo today that I was jumping right into this week's Two Things Challenge which is UP/DOWN!  Thanks to my pal in D.C. for alerting me.  For once I am ahead of the game instead of bringing up the rear. 

These boys are having a ball swinging as high as they can go!  Isn't that what summer is all about?

23 comments:

Abraham Lincoln said...

That looks like a lot of fun. Nice photo of the action too.

Tammy said...

Great photo! I still love to swing! The boy with his head thrown back sure knows how to enjoy his swinging!

Jim said...

Brings back memories of my cousin and me years ago, trying to get as high as we could then jumping off to see who could land the farest away.

Olivier said...

j'aime beaucoup, ce tourbillon de la vie.

I love this whirlwind of life.

Eki Qushay Akhwan said...

I can almost feel the excitement those boys are having ...! the moment and the sense of motion of the picture radiate that excitement ... This is a wonderful picture, VJ.

Halcyon said...

Great action photo. Looks like they are enjoying their summer!

storyteller said...

Ah … this takes me back! My dad built a HUGE SWING in our back yard and we took turns swinging HIGH above the rooftops (much to my mother’s dismay) … sharing wonderful times. Thanks for sharing ;--)
Hugs and blessings,

D.C. Confidential said...

This is PERFECT for this week's Two Things Challenge! What a great photo, Virginia!

P.S. Nice to hear another Pink Martini devotee!

Virginia said...

DC
This isn't my 2 Things but glad I got credit. I didn't have one but just thought of one on my walk and I am off to capture it.

D.C. Confidential said...

And I misspoke and said this week's challenge was Up/Down when really it is Over/Under. But, I've fixed that and made an executive decision based on your photo. This week's challenge is now Up/Down and next week's will be Over/Under!

Look at the power you wield! :-)

Virginia said...

It ain't what you know, but WHO you know. Merci!

Peter said...

Whether un / down or under / over... This photo is definitely worth showing!! I like it a lot!

Isadora said...

This is one of the best action shots I've ever seen - great photo!!

alice said...

Oh Virginia, a lovely photo with a great music! I'm too tired to write more, we've work all the day long to fit out a little apartment for our son who is going to live home to study in september. Many things stay to do but our head is still buzzing after so many hours near the drill... Thank you for your e-mail, I'll answer as soon as possible!

ft. lauderdale daily photo said...

What a fantastic shot!

JM said...

Beutifull moment!!!

Greetings.
JM

Kate said...

This photo brings to mind a Robert Frost poem, "Birches." Good action photo!

Ming the Merciless said...

I remember those days -- trying to swing up as high as possible on those swing sets. My brother and I even attempted to see who could "fly off" the swing mid-air.

Chuckeroon said...

..an attractive photo, Virginia. worth showing.

BTW...the headline image is unexpected for Birmigham Ala, and so all the more enjoyable.

Ref yr comment on "tweaking"....I rarely do anything other than a very mild crop or mild tweak of the white balance or a tiny change in the exposure value to darken or lighten by a mild amount. "Reality and Vision" is straight "out of the camera".

Occasionally I get a bit wild and yank the sliding bars, but not often.

Yr regular visits to RuT are much appreciated.

Pietro said...

Wonderful picture of movement!

Anak Dokan said...

Very nice photo, I love it.

Tash said...

It is what summer is all about!
Great capture of the motion and the FUN.

Kunal Bhatia said...

this one is really well shot.. good going :)