Always trying to catch the action shot. The feel of motion. But then it ends up stiff.
Here is Maura starting the backstroke heat.
Maura, forever frozen, in this tiny second, as she pushes off the wall.
The day started at the Ohio State University McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion.
I got there close to 6:30 AM Sunday. The younger grandchildren were swimming in the morning and the two older were swimming in the afternoon.
All the rest of the family got home at 8:30 PM!. I had to head back to Pittsburgh around 1 as snow was predicted and it’s best to drive in daylight.
There were so many swimmers in the pool at once. How they don’t bump into one another is amazing to me.
Another Manos del Uruguay Merino Wool and Silk cowl knit up with the Horizontal Ribbed Cowl Pattern from Knitty City.
Thanks Marlene for holding it up while I got an iPhone pic
Marlene helped me out with these diving trophy photos of the kids. Thanks Mar. We’re all here in Ohio ready to celebrate Maura’s sixth birthday.
Jack is below with a photo holding a game ball as he missed out on the diving awards.
Jack revceived the game ball.
Achievers Shirt from the Big Lebowski
Lots of images came to mind.
Here is my gallery of descent.
Jet Blue making descent to Baltimore July 2014
How I love being the passenger with a camera in hand. My DIL was driving.
Low clouds and a truck making descent in WV enroute to Hardy VA
Down the slide at Idlewild Park -Michael, Erika and Maura
Grandson Jack coming down the Giant Slide at Idlewild Park
Mark climbing the deer stand in Centerline OHio
Some random Skycoaster riders at Kennywood. Lots of screams
Anna diving into the pool at a swim meet. Descending into the water.
from a previous post – City Sidewalk -paper street steps- 2010 Garfield when I taught at Fort Pitt School
Seems as if you were just making your entrance at dawn, not so very long ago. I remember going to school after you were born and how excited everyone was for me. I had just gotten my first digital camera so I could take your photo.
Happy 11th Birthday dear Granddaughter Anna Catherine.
Hope you like the photos I selected for your birthday post. Except for the sock monkey and Henry, it is just YOU this year!
How about that? love you, your Grandma, FF Ruthie
Tampa Florida is his birthplace.
You’ve seen him sport the orange and blue in the scarlet and gray Buckeye Country.
Michael Joseph is 9- August 21st.
Last single digit birthday. An avid Lego® builder, likes to play chess and is a good swimmer in the pool.
Happy Happy Birthday Michael.
love, your Grandma
Michael has been featured on the blog many times but today is his day. In fact this photo was my first post on the blog
And just last weekend he did the WipeOut Obstacle Course at Ohio State TWICE!
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Swim Meet Monday afternoon into the evening and night.
Ohio State University.
Just the older two swam in the meet.
Michael diving off blocks
Coach Jeff inspires his team by wearing a duck suit
The duck mascot takes a break on the Lifeguard chair
Promoting team spirit ( not our team but loved the hair)
Wet basketball court Ohio State University
Tonight on the way home from another swim meet, Erika was driving.
And then I saw the lineman working (at 8:44PM), the dark silhouette against the light sky. Camera on my lap from the swim meet. Lens cap off. Click.
Shot from the passenger seat with the 70-200 mm L series lens. At the intersection of Africa Road and Lewis Center Road, where they are widening the intersection.
The night before I had a similar shot of Michael riding the zip line
As the pool closed, Anna spotted a floating Barbie doll. Where? I had to ask as I didn’t see it right away.
Contrasting styles of shoes at the pool.
and a couple of swim moms with contrasting patterns
Practicing at the Intersquad Swim Meet at Ohio State Thursday night. Here is the process. Why it is important to practice.
Too Early- Not off the blocks yet
Ooops, missed it. Too late, Not just off the blocks but IN the water
And then a couple where I felt I hit the mark better. Anticipating when the swimmers would be OFF the blocks but NOT IN the water yet
Used the Canon 70-200 mm lens on the Canon 5D. The one that was repaired a couple of weeks ago. It seems to be doing all right.
I felt I got some good action photography practice in as I watched the kids swim. Maura made it 100 meters Freestyle. That is a looong way for a 5 year old.
and by the parking garage in the late evening light
You’ve seen some of these if you’ve been a follower for awhile.
Some favorite reflections. The weekly challenge prompted me to continue to search the archives for a couple of reflections I wanted to share.
Swimming at Ohio State Natatorium
Blue jeans in the glass of the Penguins exhibit at the Columbus Zoo
From the subway on the way to Coney Island
Church reflection in the Thai Kitchen table- Bloomfield
Red lights reflected on the sidewalk- Market Square Downtown Pittsburgh
Me in the Mail Chute at the City County Building.
Mary in NYC with buildings in the sunglasses lenses
Jack’s reflection in a puddle.
Jack and Maura at the Columbus Zoo