Weekly Photo Challenge: On the Move

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Doing this post gave me an insight of how blessed I  have been the past many years. All of these photos I have done, maybe not in the exact – plane ,hot air balloon, train, river paddle boat, bike race, but it sure was the same motor coach.

Yes I had many occasion to fly in air planes In the Navy and from Los angles to Savannah  two or three times a year.

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I got to fly in a hot air balloon in a festival in Albuquerque, NM

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I rode this train in Bush Gardens in Tampa,FL

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I didn’t ride this paddle boat but I rode the one in Disney Land in Anaheim, California and the paddle boat in Disney World in Orlando,Florida.

 

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I did ride in a couple of bike races in California.

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If you have been following my blog then you probably know that this is our motor coach that we have been traveling around the United States with.

Yes we have pretty blessed to have done a lot of things and been to a lot of places,met a lot of nice people and made many friends.

One time we spent a week or two in a forestry camp ground on the North side of Mt Lassen National Park. There is a little stream there and I went fishing and met fellow fisherman, struck up a conversation seemed to hit it off. Every day that we were in the park we would meet up and swap fish stories.. One day a fish that I caught I had asked him if he wanted it, He said no, he was saving room in his freezer for the big one that he was going to catch. I replied that I had plenty of room in my freezer when I eat it I’ll tell everyone you caught it.  LOL

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Weekly Photo Challenge:On Top

Post a Week                                                                    4/18/2014

I young man sitting on a rock ledge checking out the view of the Grand Canyon. The best seat in the canyon.A Seat With AView 1

Here are two people sitting in the best two people seat in the Grand Canyon checking out the view from their vantage point. Wait a minute that is what I said in the above picture. The truth is that I know photos have more character when there is people in the photograph. I never would have thought I would see anyone sitting on the edge of the Grand Canyon but to see the same thing twice in one day blew me away.

I shot a waterfalls in Maui several years ago ,when I was barely starting photography, I entered it into the Los Angeles County Fair and it got an honorable mention. I was told by my instructor that if I had had a person in the photo it would have taken first place in not the Grand Champion. I never forgot that!

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My wife and I went to watch our granddaughter do her competition cheer. This is not her group – I had trouble with my camera.

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This young lady got to swim and play with the whales. She’s on top of the world  and loves her job.

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I love this photo with two old buzzards sitting on top of a chimney.

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Just for Fun Photo:M&M

Every time I see the M&M commercial I think of this photo I took at the M&M Store in Orlando,Florida. We took are granddaughter and her school friend  down to Orlando to go to Disney World and Discovery Cove [to swim with the dolphins]. While there we went to the M&M Store were I shot this picture.

In the M&M commercial on TV the M&M character Says,” I’ll   do most anything but I won’t do that”,  While they are stuffing him in an oven.

So maybe that is what I’m going to name this photo – I won’t do that.

I won’t do that./or MR. RED

Everything M&M Too many choices!

This is my wife helping the girls make up there mind. So many choices – What to do?

While the girls were busy with stuffed toys I was busy looking at NASCAR replicas. Mainly Kyle Bush #18 of course that is the only car that M&M sponsors.

It was a delightful day. Just had to grab one more picture before we left.

Bye Bye blue M&M and Red M&M

Weekly Photo Challenge: UP

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This a neat assignment because I use to always look down. Then things started looking up. So this a few photos, out of many  that I took when I was looking up. I hope everything is looking up for you.

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I walked outside this evening in December and there where hundreds of bird out there flying around and seems like all of them were screeching,I took several photos. It was scary out there, all the time I was photographing I was thinking of the Hitch Cock movie the Birds.  I sent a few of  them to Leanne Cole Photography in Australia to see what she could with them in Photo Shop. She did a fabulous job on them. I have been waiting for the right challenge to come along and this is it. Thank You Leanne.

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There is not many things that can make you look up more then fire works on the Fourth of July or any other time.

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Cee’s Foto Challenge: Circles and Curves

I tried and tried to get this peacock to get perpendicular to me. He just didn’t want to       cooperate. I real believe he was showing his best side.

When this challenge from Cee came up, what better place the show the peacock’s feathers, With all it’s circles and curves.

The perch with this bird on it, I liked the curves and the color of the bird.

 The water way has a great feel and flow about it

Weekly Photo Challenge: Hands

PostoftheDay/Postoftheweek:

I have several hand photos.

OOPS WRONG EXTREMITIES

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Grand daughter, Taking a picture of me while I’m taking a picture of her.

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Trainer riding killer whale, Look Ma! No hands!

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Sky Ride, Wife & Granddaughters on Sky ride. Soon to be upside down going through the loops while hands in the air. Did I mention Screaming!!

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Grand Daughters, Looking from inside the aquarium.

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A young lady taking pictures of the killer whale show.

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