I believe ACTION SHOTS can change the world, one smile at a time!
If you can jump, hop, leap, fly, bounce, skip, hula, or simply move, then you can do some ACTION!
Don't be shy, you can do it! Old or young, girl or boy, skinny or fat, athletic or lazy - just JUMP...and make sure you take a picture ;)
I woke up today to an overcast sky and a 51 degree temperature....in Colorado...in JULY! As someone who doesn't have the luxury of air conditioning, the cold front has been a welcome reprieve from the Summer heat - BUT, that doesn't mean I wouldn't jump ship in heart beat and head to the beach for some action fun in the sun :)
Great day to be alive ACTION!
Check out Drew's merry shot from Garden City, South Carolina. They jump for the sand, the surf, the sun...all great reasons to be alive!
Cornwall calling ACTION!
Then we have Fiona's jovial shot from Cornwall, England. This little guy sure has a lively spirit - wonder if he could share some of it with all the negative peeps in the world?!
Just flip it ACTION!
Lastly, we see Naomi's acrobatic shots from Kainoa Beach, on Oahu, Hawaii. Her son, Calob, likes to practice his flip skills while at his Ma's shoots - check some of her great work at Island Memories Photography.
Come on all you lucky beach dwelling folks...live it up for the rest of us - and get out there and jump! :)
It's Wednesday! We've made it half way through the week....and if that's not reason to throw those hands in the air and jump in celebration, then I don't know what is :)
Treasure state ACTION!
First up - Glacier National Park, Montana, where we find one of Tomie's shots from her globe trotting adventures. X marks the spot of a gorgeous destination!
Mount Teide ACTION!
Next up - Tenerife, one of the seven Canary Islands of Spain, where we find Patricil's exciting shot. Also called the "Island of Eternal Springtime", this looks like the perfect place to stop and enjoy some action!
Pharaoh of Egypt ACTION!
Last up - Luxor, Egypt, where we see Mario's impressive shot. Taken outside Hatshepsut's Tomb, he witnessed some history that is certainly worth jumping for!
Are you excited for today? Prove it! Get out there and throw YOUR hands in the air and juuuuump like you mean it :)
This Tuesday, the 28th of July, brings us 4 fantastic action shots with 4 fabulous jumpers in each shot :)
Golden friendship ACTION!
We'll start with Xtella's shot from Cagayan de Oro, Philippines (also known as the City of Golden Friendship). Cousin Franco, sis Nicole, and friends Jem & Jamie are the energetic players in this impressive air pic!
Jumpin' continents to Mark's shot from the market town of Chianti, in Tuscany, Italy. His wonderful wife played photog for this fun family shot while on vacation in wine country.
City of rivers ACTION!
Wrappin' it up with Charlie's shot from the historic town of Xitang, China. You can see one of the nine rivers that converge in this fairyland. I would be jumping for joy in this beautiful town, too...it's definitely found a place on my "must see" travel list!
So, if you happen to find yourself with a bit of down time today...go grab three of your friends or loved one (or even strangers) and make it a quad action Tuesday in your neck of the woods as well :)
I don't know about everyone else, but for me it's hard to wake up rip rarin' to go first thing on a Monday morning. The week begins a little grey, and then slowly but surely, color starts to ease it's way back in as things start to come back to life.
Today's shots represent that process - from black & white to full fledged color, enjoy the various shades of some great action :)
City of good thoughts ACTION!
Starting today in Tartu, Estonia, where we see Kerli's hopscotchin' shot at the local Rec Center. There's a LOT of energy in this Baltic city, where half of the 100,000 citizens are students - that should set the pace for a ton of action!
Flash of color ACTION!
Headin' south east to Bad Kissingen, Germany, where we find Daniel's catchy shots. Simon, Ren, and Isa sparkle with life as they take a moment to embrace some action!
Discovery green ACTION!Ending our trip in Houston, Texas, where we come to Jamie's happy-go-lucky shot. A colorful wall at Discovery Green provides the perfect rainbow backdrop for a colorful jump!
Whether you're living in black & white or in color today, I hope it's a good one for you. Try to find a moment for yourself...find a moment for some action :)
Today we combine three of my favorite things in the whole, wide world...
Sundays + dogs + action shots = BLISS!!!
You can teach a good dog new tricks ACTION!
Tell me Klara's shot from Berrien Springs, Michigan isn't one of the coolest you've seen in a loooong time?! The shadows - awesome...the dog - super cute...the jump - perfect!
Why walk when you can jump ACTION!
Next up is Shannon Lepere's shot of Michah & Mingus from Thunder Bay, Canada. Taken for her friend's clothing store, The Loop - such a creative and fun ad that's sure to draw a ton of attention!
Gotcha where I want ya ACTION!
Last, but not least, we head to Lane County, Oregon where we have Skye Harvey's shot. I love this capture...looks serious, but no doubt that sweet pooch is all bark and no bite ;)
I'm leaving you today with a little PS shot that I hope makes you smile. I know I've posted it before but I firmly believe you just can't get too much Gus (yes, I'm a little biased since he's my favorite pile of rolls :) :)
Ahhhhh....I don't know about everyone else but I slept like a baby last night! And, as an extra little treat, I woke up to a beautiful, cool, overcast morning - such a welcome reprieve from the hot weather of the past few days.
The coffee hasn't yet set in, so my brain is still in low-key morning mode...but I think today's fun shots will help jump start my day - hope they do the same for you, too :)
Big bubble ACTION!
First up - Spencer's shot from beautiful Vancouver, Canada. Who doesn't love playing with bubbles? Pair it with a great action shot and you've got yourself perfection!
Next up - Lisa's shot from lovely Paintsville, Kentucky. I'm a huge fan of the Bluegrass state, having just recently visited it for the first time...and I love it even more after seeing this oh-so-happy shot!
Jump up, have fun ACTION!
Last up - Phillip's shot from the gorgeous capital city of Vienna, Austria. I would jump for joy, too, if I was lucky enough to witness such beauty on a daily basis!
I sure hope everyone has an absolutely wonderful weekend...no doubt you've earned it! Make sure you treat yourself to some action :)
It's funny how quickly things can change in just one week. Last Friday, I was ready to rip my hair out from the work over load....this Friday, I'm ready to relax and play the day away. Because it's such a fantastic Friday (on the brink of a wonderful weekend), we're living it up big time with double stuffed post today. Here's to not one, not three, but FIVE fabulous kiddo shots to help you start your day off with a smile :)
Jumpin' in the rain ACTION!
Let's start with Tedd's puddle jumpin' shot from Baltimore, Maryland - looks like those boots are definitely made for jumpin'!
Snow White gets airborn ACTION!
Movin' west to Lancaster, Pennsylvania where we find Alethea's magical shot - who knew Snow White had joined the action shot revolution?!
Doin' the Snoopy happy dance ACTION!
Continuing on to Pete's joyous shot from the good ol' Midwest - talk about a back yard perfect for jumping!
Catch me if you can ACTION!
Shifting continents, where we land in Derbyshire, England and find Jacqueline's jovial shot - little Molly took advantage of the surrounding beauty of Sudbury Hall to inspire her jump!
I can jump higher then you ACTION!
Last, but not least, we come to Wendy's wonderful shot from Christchurch quay in Dorset, England - I think her gorgeous grand-daughter won the jump-off with the swan!
Let these little girls be your inspiration for a extraordinary day. They've embraced the day with a smile...and I hope you can do the same :)
There's something special about being surrounded by a big ol' group of your friends & family...and there's something even more special when such a group does a collective "1...2...3...JUMP!" :)
Birthday bash ACTION!
Let's begin with Ben's celebratory shot from Tremont, Illinois. It was his daughter Meg's Bday party and boy, do they have some serious jump skills!
Pocket full of posies ACTION!
Next up is Ailecia's shot from Lawrence, Kansas. The flying flowers adds an extra special touch to an already super fun shot!
Box of crayons ACTION!
Last, but not least, we have Stephiee's shot from Anaheim, California. Tell me Disneyland isn't the perfect backdrop for this colorful scene! We've got the screamin' green, laser lemon, outrageous orange, wild strawberry, firetruck red, and white rice - talk about a colorful treat!
Ahhhhhh...two days down, three to go! Hope everyone has a wonderful Wednesday, chalked full of action :)
I love a good prop when it comes to action - particularly a 4 wheeled one that goes zoom zoom! Whether it's a shinny new truck, a big ol' comfy touring bus, or a decorated little clunker, the automobile adds a little spice to an already fabulous shot :)
Road to nowhere ACTION!We begin today in Aulac, New Brunswick, Canada, were we find Chelsea's middle of nowhereshot - I love the baby blue sky and reflection on the truck...so cool!
Random acts of energy ACTION!Wrapping it up Livingston, Scotland with Ivan's high flying shot from his parents back garden - talk about an action shot playground!
Of course, great transportation action need no be limited to the automobile - there's always the trains & planes to go along with the auto. Let's see what you've got! Get out there and show us your fave shot :)
Happy, happy Saturday!!! And just how happy a Saturday is it, you ask? Why, happy enough to jump into the beautiful, blue sky of the morning!!!
Broga Hill ACTION!
First up - Naza1715's shot from the little town of Semenyih in Selangor, Malaysia. Taken on Broga Hill, this looks like the perfect location to stop for some fabulous action!
Follow meeeeee ACTION!
Next - we head to Iceland, where we get a cool break with Anna's shot. I've always wanted to visit this gorgeous country, and now after seeing this inspiring shot, I'm ready to make it happen (you hear that, Brooker - Iceland or bust)!
Better catch me ACTION!
Wrappin' it up - we find Anna's (not the Iceland Anna) shot of her high flyin' husband from Seattle, Washington. I so love the angle of this shot, taken at Gas Works Park during the summer solstice!
Ahhh, it's good to be back in full force :) Quite the busy little Summer it's been - and we're only half way through it! Thanks to everyone for hangin' in there while I tried to play catch-up with life...and thanks for keepin' the action shots flowing in :)