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Weekly Photo Challenge: Movement

Four images.  Fourth of July.  Starting with………….

Fourth of July Parade with Ballerinas just before noon in a sweltering heat, a blazing sun, scorching pavement…..okay, enough descriptors.It was hot hot hot. Or should I say HOT HOT HOT. (sorry, Arrow) Today we were all practically listless.  Laura and James power is back on after five days but Marlene and Donald have been without power for a whole week and hope tomorrow is the day.  So the holiday took a different turn than planned as I wrote before.  The evening was a challenge as I tried to shoot the sparklers with a slow shutter speed.-

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and for the sparkler portion of the evening.   I sure wish I realized I had brought my tripod in the back of the car.

Found it there today when loading up some groceries.

Laura was on the move with her sparkler

Erika gets her sparkler moving too.

Daddy Mark puts on a sparkler show for the kids as they watch the fireworks over the pine trees.  It was a fun time and a great birthday party.

The Weekly Photo Challenge: Movement as interpreted by fellow bloggers

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30 responses

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  2. Love those first two photos! Great captures of movement–and fun! Thanks for posting these.

    July 7, 2012 at 12:41 am

  3. These are all excellent shots Ruth! I love the ballerinas especially! ;-)

    July 7, 2012 at 1:30 am

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  5. Great photos collection “Movement”. Thanks a lot for the pingback my friend :P

    July 7, 2012 at 3:12 am

  6. These are all so beautiful Ruth! Love the movement of the sparklers in the second one. Appreciate the pingback

    July 7, 2012 at 3:33 am

  7. Great captures for 4th of July! Happy photographs! Thanks for sharing!
    And thanks for the pingback!

    July 7, 2012 at 3:35 am

  8. I love these photos!! What a festive representation of movement!

    July 7, 2012 at 5:30 am

  9. Laura with sparklers captures the essence of Movement for me. Great.
    Leela

    July 7, 2012 at 5:45 am

  10. Great shot! Love the first one! :)

    July 7, 2012 at 7:13 am

  11. I love the dancers! how clever of you to get them in that pose! Brilliant photography!

    July 7, 2012 at 7:23 am

  12. Great night movement shots especially without a tripod. Glad your birthday was such wonderful fun with family.

    BE ENCOURAGED! BE BLESSED!

    July 7, 2012 at 8:32 am

  13. Great idea for portraying movement. Sparklers were meant to move, otherwise they’re just a big, sparkly candle.

    July 7, 2012 at 8:46 am

  14. Sue Reinfeld

    I love the sparkler shots. Fourth of July, a fun day without a lot of preparation. My kind of day.

    July 7, 2012 at 9:31 am

  15. I hope those girls made it through the parade OK and hope your scorching heat lifts soon.

    July 7, 2012 at 10:17 am

  16. Very impressive pictures, and great for the theme of movement..;)

    July 7, 2012 at 10:32 am

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  18. It was crazy hot on July 4 here as well – and I even *ran* in it. Insane.

    The sparkler pics are super cool!

    July 7, 2012 at 1:45 pm

  19. great images…love the girls

    July 7, 2012 at 4:23 pm

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  21. I love sparkler shots.. one day I’m going to see if I can capture a word in sparkler “writing”!

    July 7, 2012 at 9:32 pm

  22. Great pictures of the fireworks (?)! Love them! :)

    July 7, 2012 at 11:17 pm

  23. Beautiful images… :)

    July 8, 2012 at 4:02 am

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  29. how did you do that? Awesome sparkles

    July 15, 2012 at 11:01 pm

  30. Such great photos for the theme. Thanks for the follow. ;)

    July 24, 2012 at 4:48 am

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