Sunday, September 28, 2014

AT PEACE IN SO MANY WAYS


Sitting peacefully along with 12 other seagulls
at Point Pleasant Park one day last week
this capture says it all
~ how solemn, relaxed and serene ~
it made me feel 
after my sojourn through the trails


I saw this fellow 
high, so very high 
up in the air
relaxed bending over the edge of the structure
without a care of falling.
How can some people manage this 
while I would be glued tight to my guys legs.

  
The art of riding a bicycle
nothing like it
Your body, mind and soul
fall into line
and 
the 2 wheels draw you along.


I guess using your imagination
helps tremendously
when you come across situations like these.
Just by letting your fingers to the walking ~~
as the old advert says
and
a new peaceful world will open up to you and yours.


Smile everyone ~
Your on my DOODLE Candid Camera!

28 comments:

  1. Oh Sophie, your Daddy Ron has been having fun with his photo editing, hasn't he? I love all the effects ~ especially the one of the construction worker so very high up. Love the one of you, Daddy Jim, and Mr. Orangie, Gurlfriend! You all look mighty fine! Have a smelly week, SD! And tell the dads I hope their week is awesome too!

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    1. Licks and SLURPS across this fair land of ours to you and yours, Louisey Weezie!!!!

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  2. My legs went a bit wobbly just looking at that fellow up high!
    Glad your paws are firmly on the ground Sophie :)

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    1. So did ours Eileen ~~ you wouldn't believe how many floors up he was and he just sauntered along leaning this way and that!!

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  3. Too high for me, on that scaffolding, he is a brave man, and your pose with Jim, perfection totally. Print, frame, and save. Hugs,Jean.

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    1. Checkmark ~~ thanks Jean!

      The building is going up across the street from our new library(which opens very soon) so the rise of the structures has been almost like a race to watch!!

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  4. You wouldn't catch me up there in the air!
    eeeaaarrrsplat!

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    1. I'd be so dizzy and clinging to the girders and screaming ~~ take me down from here!!

      LOL

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  5. I like the edits - the sea gull is especially mesmerizing. That pic of Jim and Sophie makes me smile, too.

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    1. This smile day with Jim and Sophie was so special with a visit from Sophie's super friend Mocha!

      She was beyond excited and so patient!!!

      The seagull has a 3D effect kinda sorta ~ worked pretty good I guess!

      Ron

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  6. I don't know how you do that, especially the seagull with the cool circles!
    So nice to see Jim and Miss Sophie Doodle.

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    1. Terry the circles result from taking a picture very very close to the subject and anything in the background that is glittery(as in these sparkles on the water) become circles.
      In photo language they call them bokeh!
      I just enhanced them somewhat.
      I must feed my need addiction!!

      Winks!
      Ron

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  7. Beautiful edit on the seagull shot. Love the shot of Jim and Sophie (and Mr. Orangie).

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    1. Many thanks Pat ~~ a row of seagulls slowly developed and they sat quietly as the breezes blew and I took pictures!

      Jim and Sophie a la Mr. Orangie made a very pleasant surprise to the visit with Sophie's Sheppard friend Mocha!

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  8. Cool. The first picture looks like a quilt
    Lily & Edward

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    1. Thanks for that ~~ the end result did have this raised feeling like 3D or in your case a quilt-affair!!

      Hugs!

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  9. love the serenity in that first pic and of course the last one...

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    1. That's my middle name SOPHIE SERENITY DOODLE at your service!!

      Winks!

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  10. We love all the tricks that your camera can do!'
    love
    tweedles

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    1. I am just discovering by chance all these variations on a theme.

      I have blogger friend in MTL who inspired me and so I play!!

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  11. All the art is beautiful, but that final photo is a masterpiece!

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    1. I must agree whole-heartedly with you on that fact!!

      Winks!!

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  12. Excellent bokeh in that first shot.

    I've lived in heights most of my adult life,
    but still get vertigo.

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    1. The first shot was intriguing because the overall effect made it look like the feathers were 3D.

      The actual photo of the guy leaning was so obvious as to height. I was so surprised that the crop was so dynamic. I've only had one episode of vertigo when trekking around Signal Hill in St. John's, Nfld and Labrador. I had to sit down and wait for awhile. While at home I was climbing trees and pruning like a mad man.

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