Sunday, December 27, 2009
I had every intention of keeping semi on top of posts during the holidays...but that's obviously fallen by the wayside! But wait - before you think I'm just a lazy slacker, let me just give you a quick recap of my travel day from hell...
16 hours, 4 airports, 5 cities, 3 canceled flights...and still no luggage. Ouch. Did I mention I hate holiday travel?!
So see, I have a valid excuse! I'll get rested and settled and caught up on some shots soon - promise :)
Thursday, December 24, 2009
Ho ho ho! Merry Christmas Eve :)
Only seems fitting that we have an uber festive shot for today's post, doesn't it?
Only seems fitting that we have an uber festive shot for today's post, doesn't it?
Santa baby ACTION!
And it doesn't get much more festive than this shot from Alan Kwan, taken recently at the SantaCon event in New York City. Way to represent for the big guy, ladies :)
I won't be posting tomorrow, folks...so a very merry Christmas wish heading out to everyone today. May your homes be brimming with friends, family, and lots-o-love!!
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Happy Tuesday, everyone! AND, happy Winter! Yesterday was the Winter solstice for the northern hemisphere, so from here on out, our days will start to get longer again (thank goodness). Let's celebrate with some great action, shall we? :)
Big sky ACTION!
Headin' to Pennsylvania, where we see this big blue shot from Skyler. I love a good silhouette shot...and this one is stellar!
Big rock ACTION!
Next, we shoot west to Pyramid Rock, just outside of Gallup, New Mexico, where we see this great group shot from Mike. Check out those smiles - hard not to grin when jumpin' with a bunch of good friends in a beautiful location!
How many of you in the US are hittin' the road or friendly skies for the holiday? I just watched the weather and see that a big ol' storm is heading across the country again, which means messy travel for millions. Be safe, everyone...I'll check in on Christmas Eve with some more action :)
Monday, December 21, 2009
And so begins the Christmas week. Which also means the week of last minute errands, shopping, prepping and basically running around like a chicken with it's head cut off begins - fun!
As such, posts will go down to every other day for my own sanity. I leave to go home for the holidays at the end of the week, so we will most likely stay on this schedule through the end of the year. Be sure to check back frequently, though - cuz you never know when I might get a wild hair and surprise ya with an extra shot or two ;)
Sunday, December 20, 2009
I love the different colors of the world...and I particularly love then those colors spill over into the background of a great action shot :)
Overeager adventurer ACTION!
This green shot from Aaron is exactly what I'm talking about. Taken on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada, it shows off the misty green known so well in the northwest. And you know how much I enjoy a good railroad track jump...makes me love this shot even more!
Head in the clouds ACTION!
Or, how about this bright blue shot from Chris. Taken by her boyfriend Juan, he snapped this of her in the city of Jaen in Andalucria, Spain. Such an impressive sky in what I'm sure is an impressive city!
Today it's yellow in Denver - the sun is shining bright and we're gearing up for a beautiful day...maybe a day that we can sneak some action into ;) What is the color of your land?
Saturday, December 19, 2009
Well, the Fab 5 happy hour I hosted last night went off without a hitch and I woke up surprisingly bright eyed & bushy tailed (which, considering the amount of sangria we managed to polished off, is quite impressive!).
I'm hoping that today's happy-go-lucky shots will inspire me to stay motivated so I can start my day with some pizzaz!
Beach ballerina ACTION!
First up - this shot from Desiree taken in the village of Egmond aan Zee in the town of Bergen, The Netherlands. If you can look at this and not smile, than I'm going to guess you're just a Grinch ;)
Sunset genie ACTION!
Next, we have Andres's shot from Majorca, Spain. Where's the bottle? I think we're witnessing the first action shot genie here!
Point & kick ACTION!
Wrappin' things up with this shot from Kayla, taken of pal April in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Loving the fierce attitude of this one - you go, girl!
Gearing up for another busy stuffed with festive holiday shin-digs. 'Tis the season, right? Hope you all have a wonderful day, on this last Saturday before Christmas :)
Friday, December 18, 2009
Ok, only 6 hours late..not bad ;)
I'll skip the chit chat and get right to the action, k?
I'll skip the chit chat and get right to the action, k?
Giddy up ACTION!
Such a fun shot from Brittany, taken in San Diego, California. Her cousin looks like a super hero equestrian - talk about an action star ;)
Hay is for... ACTION!
And then there's this impressive shot from Carlos, taken in San Colombano, a little village in the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy. Move over Olympians - his son Gabriel is the new high jump champion!
Well, off to go run around like a chicken with it's head cut off! Happy hour starts in 2 hours - so much to do, so little time...
Have a great night, everyone :)
Thursday, December 17, 2009
So very close to Friday...and I am so very tired! I kind of wish we could just skip right over today and make it week's end now. But alas, that's wishful thinking. AND, it would mean we'd miss today's fabulous shots so forget about it ;)
Kick it real good ACTION!
I love landmark shots and this one from Sheila, taken in Pisa, Italy is a great one! Not only does it have perfect foot placement for the jumper, but check out the look on the woman's face that's passing by...hilarious!
Defying gravity ACTION!
Then, we have this exciting shot from Drew, taken at Valley Forge National Park in Pennsylvania. I love the isolation of this shot - a simple & pure Man vs. Mother Nature jump off.
Beach boys ACTION!
Last, but not least, we have this fun shot from Tilo, taken on the beach in, Warnemunde, in the district of Rostock, Germany. It looks like the perfect day to be jumping by the sea!
Have a great day, everyone! Just remember...only one more day between you and the weekend :)
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Happy Wednesday, peeps! Half way through the week already, and I can think of not a better way to celebrate than to enjoy these shots from some leapin' ladies from around the globe :)
Dare to believe ACTION!
Such a whimsical shot from Jill, taken in Zion, a small town outside of State College, Pennsylvania. She proves that if you dare to believe...then you just might fly ;)
Livin' on the edge ACTION!
Or, how about this leap of faith shot from Frances, taken in Sydney, Australia. She took the jump off of Barrenjoey headland overlooking Palm Beach and Pittwater - too cool!
Birthday bounce ACTION!
And, you can't beat this birthday shot from Fran taken in the town of Fortuna in Murcia, Spain. I think jumping to celebrate birthday's should be all the new rage ;)
And speaking of birthdays, I'd like to send a great big ol' happy birthday wish to my dear friend Melissa. I miss her dearly and look forward to some quality time with her in 2010, for it's been far, FAR too long since we've giggled together :)
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
I've got a soft spot for square photos. Perhaps it's due to my type-A personality (I like to have everything nicely even, ya know)...or perhaps it's simply because I have a ton of square picture frames through out my house. Regardless the reason, I love 'em - and I'm sure you can appreciate today's square action just as much as I do :)
Gowanus or bust ACTION!
I instantly dug pretty much everything about this shot from Travis, taken in the Gowanus neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York. There's the killer attitude, perfect framing, great lighting...what's not to love?!
Parents to be ACTION!
And speaking of a perfect shot - check out this one from Thomas van Ardenne, shot in Amersfoort, The Netherlands. Look closely at jumpers Jiske & Manolito and you'll notice that Mama bear is with child. Way to represent the action shot for pregnant women everywhere!
Off to a busy day at work (ew). Hope ya'll have a wonderful day...see you tomorrow :)
Monday, December 14, 2009
Ugh. Sorry, Monday, but I'm not a fan. If it were up to me, you wouldn't exist. But, since it's not, I'll just pretend I don't have to go to work today and instead enjoy these shots of peeps in their homes :)
Seeing red ACTION!
No, I wouldn't consider this shot from Cody, taken in his living room in Wichita, Kansas an angry shot...but I certainly do see red. Who doesn't love an accent wall, hmm?
Follow the light ACTION!
I hope there's something exciting behind door number 1, cuz Kristiano is breaking through in his shot, taken in his home in Orange County, California.
Daddy Warbucks ACTION!
So, this isn't technically Paula's house, rather it's Olliere Castle in Puli, Taiwan, but she can still play mansion and take a great jump shot!
I sure hope everyone else is a bit more excited for today than I am. Send your extra pizazz my way...I'm going to need it ;)
Sunday, December 13, 2009
Yes, I used the word "swell", because that's what today is! I got to sleep in, the sun is shinning, it's nearly football time...if that doesn't make it a swell day, then I don't know what does!
And, as if all that wasn't enough, we've also got some excellent action to add to the mix - so enjoy :)
Sandy day ACTION!
First up - this sweet shot from Martin, taken at Cannon Beach in Oregon. I'm guessing from that great grin that she is having a swell day, too :)
Above the clouds ACTION!
Next, we have this up, up & away shot from Christopher, taken in the clouds over Hawaii. If I didn't know better, I'd say he was going to float away....
What goes up, must come down ACTION!
Last, but certainly not least, we have these exhilarating shots from Stephanie, taken atop Sand Rock in Alabama. Peeps Eric, Morgan & Ed are the braves souls who make this look easy!
Enjoy your day, everyone. I hope it's wonderful :)
Saturday, December 12, 2009
Ahhhh, sweet Saturday. I thought you'd never arrive! I'm so excited I could do the splits! Then again, that could be dangerous considering I may be the least flexible gal in the world...perhaps we should leave that to today's jump experts ;)
Fantastic gymnastic ACTION!
Impressive! That's all I have to say about this killer shot from Rick , taken of his pal Linda in Salt Lake City, Utah. The fact that she can do that with a smile...WOW!
Toe touch in TX ACTION!
And it doesn't stop there! This shot from Carina snapped in League City, Texas also takes the cake. And speaking of Carina, you absolutely must check out her great family photography - it is beyond adorable!
It's supposed to be almost 50 degrees here in Denver today so you can bet your bottom dollar I'm going to get out of the house and soak in the sun! Hope the weather is nice enough where you are to get out and enjoy some fresh air, too :)
Friday, December 11, 2009
Another quicky but goody today (sorry, it's Friday and my brain has officially checked out for the weekend ;)
Salisbury Park ACTION!
I love a good family jump, and this shot from Tim Miller of Dreamcoat Photography doesn't disappoint! Taken in Salisbury Park in Brisbane, QLD, Australia, it really captures the carefree fun this family exudes!
I got no action at the holiday show yesterday (very few pictures in general, to be honest), but it was still a good time. Now, I'm ready to get through the next 8 hours of work and be DONE for the weekend. Hope everyone has a wonderful Friday...
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Oh my me! Dare I say we are on our way out of this frozen hell that's had it's nasty grip on Denver for days?! It's 7 degrees now...and it's supposed to get up to a balmy 29 - woooo hoooo!!! There's hope, I tell ya!
Let's usher in a mega splash of color to help push that warmth on in here :)
Amish adventures ACTION!
I instantly fell in love with this shot from Karen, taken in Amsterdam, New York. She spotted these colorful adirondack chairs at Blue Hen furniture and decided she must embrace the public jump, as they were far to beautiful to simply drive by. Way to commit, Karen - it certainly paid off with a fabulous shot :)
Stop & smell the roses ACTION!
And then we have this fierce shot from Sedona, taken of her friend Hannah in California. I love the warmth it exudes...and the attitude! These girls definitely know how to snap a great action shot!
I'm heading to my old stomping ground at Laradon this afternoon to watch the student's annual Holiday show...and I can't wait! It's always a funny, touching, humbling experience, and who knows - maybe I'll even get a couple of the kiddos to partake in a jump with me :)
My goodness, I'm TIRED! This cold weather is just sucking the life outta me...and I don't like it one bit! Good thing we have some wild action to jump start the day :)
Livin' it up ACTION!
All three of these wicked shots are from the talented Waldemare. Taken in Santa Cruz and San Jose, California, they really raise the ante on the creative factor!
Thank GOODNESS it's Wednesday and we are half way through the week, 'cuz I am seriously dragging! I think my mind is already in holiday mode...is it vacation yet?! ;)
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Today, it's time for the ladies to represent :)
Check out this colorful shot from Sheila, taken on the Venetian island of Burano in Italy. She looks please as punch to be jumping in such a gorgeous location!
She's got spirit ACTION!
Or, how about this fun shot from Kyra, taken on Saratoga Lake in New York. If this isn't the epitome of a great cheer shot than I don't know what is!
Berlin bounce ACTION!
And let's not forget about this jovial jump shot from Katia, taken in Berlin, Germany. Such a happy shot - leaves me with a big ol' smile!
I'm starting to sound like a broken record, but stay warm all you US peeps who are in the path of this cold front. I just saw on the news that it covers a 750,000 sq mile area of the country - wowzers! Is it Spring, yet?! ;)
Monday, December 7, 2009
And then it was Monday...again. We just can't get away from that darn day no matter how hard we try, can we?! Oh well, at least we have some amazing action shots to start the week off right :)
Fly through the sky ACTION!
Amazing! No other words to describe this shot from stellar photographer Jonah Kessel. He snapped an equally talented Lee Martin jumping in Lake Tahoe, Nevada.
What a perfect day Chegu captured in his shot from Punggol Beach, Singapore. Perfect sunset, perfect jump, and perfect silhouette!
And the boy jumped over the sun ACTION!
Mike Hedge strikes again! I failed to find out where this was shot, but I'd guess somewhere in California (maybe?). Regardless, Mike still remains the king of all things action....seriously, check out some of the HUNDREDS & HUNDREDS of jumps he has on his blog!
Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend and that you have an equally wonderful day today, as well :)
Sunday, December 6, 2009
UGH! It's freezing here again. The snow thats falling, I don't mind that so much...but the wind chill of 5 degrees is making me fussy. Guess I should gear up for another day indoors, and revert back to living vicariously through today's warm weather shots :)
Old Faithful ACTION!
I so dig this shot from Tiffani, taken in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming. I love those that represent the action shot in national parks :)
Garden God ACTION!
This shot from Miranda, taken of pal Sean at the Botanic Gardens in Fort Worth, Texas is another great one - it makes me miss the Autumn jump so...
Sunshine Summer ACTION!
And then we have this sunny shot from Eduardo, taken in Ita, in the state of Santa Catarina, Brazil. Oh, to be in shorts & on the beach....so jealous!
A lot of cold weather hitting the US today - hope everyone stays nice & cozy! And for all of you lucky souls elsewhere, enjoying the sun & heat...send some our way, please :)
Saturday, December 5, 2009
Ahhh, the long awaited weekend has arrived! I am celebrating by doing absolutely nothing...and it will be fabulous ;)
OK, that's not entirely true. I will do somethings - like wrap the presents I bought yesterday from the Woman's Bean Project (more about that later), play around in my recently installed Photoshop, and - fingers crossed - get in some good action! I shall start by enjoying today's fantastic shots....
Island excitement ACTION!
First up - Aku's shot from Pangkor Island, Malaysia. Such a jovial bunch, all grinning from ear to ear!
Hope you're not scared of heights ACTION!
Next, we have Carlos's adrenaline pumping shot from Galeata, Italy. Now, I love me some daring action...but never in a million, trillion years would I ever have the guts to pull this one off ;)
Magnificent mimes ACTION!
Ending with Cody's awesome shot from Warsaw, Poland. Oh, how I love the "in the middle of it all" shots!
As mentioned above, yesterday I visited a great local NPO called the Woman's Bean Project with my step sister, Rebeca, yesterday. If you haven't yet purchased your holiday gifts and are looking for something extra special that benefits a greater cause, then do yourself a favor and check them out. Awesome organization, inspirational women, and amazing gifts - can't go wrong with that, can ya? :)
Friday, December 4, 2009
BRRRRRRR! It's down right COLD here in Dtown, and I don't like it one bit! Yes, I am aware it's Winter (more or less), and yes, I am aware I live in Colorado...but I miss the "cold one day, warm the next" routine that makes me love this state so much!
Until the Mother Nature decides to send some heat our way, we have to rely on action to keep us warm. So, snuggle up and get ready to sweat with today's jumpers :)
Girl who stopped the world ACTION!
Oh, to be on a beach today! Lucia's shot from Zambujeira do Mar, Portugal is exactly what I'm talking about - it exudes warmth, relaxation, and fun!
Four thumbs up ACTION!
And then we have Alex's shot from Alberta Canada. They look perfectly toasty as they jump at Mt. Edith Cavell in Jasper National Park!
All work and no play ACTION!
And then there's the not-so-warm shots ;) As I mentioned a couple of days ago, we had our work holiday party and while I didn't get many shots (stupid dead camera battery), I did manage to score a couple. First, there's Jess's jump for joy for her brand spankin' new car (notice the sippy cup in one hand and the backpack she's wearing...can't tell she's a Mom, huh? ;) Second one is Gloria - aka the hula hoop queen - showing off her mad hip skills. The ladies of the ACVIM have talent, I tell ya :)
Alrighty, peeps - gotta go bundle up and face the day. Hope everyone has a great one!
Thursday, December 3, 2009
I'm running late this morning, so this will have to a quicky (but goody ;)
Happy foursome ACTION!
Anna's shot from Girona in Catalonia, Spain is our one and only today. What a great group of friends she has in Olalla, Leire, Juan and Melani to not only humor her with a jump, but to do so in such a fabulous manner!
We survived yesterday's holiday party & I did, indeed, manage to get a few good action shots out of it that I'll share in the near future. Gotta get my tooshy in gear now or I'm going to be really late so adios & have a great day :)