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Monday, August 17, 2009

Multi-tasking on Tuesday with Acrobats

Ruby Tuesday - Acrobats at the OC Fair
Scroll down for Midweek Blues
and Random Tuesday Thoughts

one acrobatic
act at the Orange County Fair ...
(click to embiggen)

Originals - straight out of the camera



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and for others participating in Ruby Tuesday


Invert with Poster Edges

Invert with Neon Glow and Poster Edges

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and for others participating in Midweek Blues

Just for FUN!

Polar Coordinates

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It's been a BUSY Monday away from home
so I'll be playing 'catch up' with
blog visits tomorrow ...

will be added in the morning ... because
I'm too tired & hungry to think
right now at 6:45 pm
Monday evening.

Sigh! I'm getting a later than usual start at the computer this morning, but true to last night's promise ... I'm adding my Morning Musings in whatever Random Thought manner they choose to arise (before I do anything else) ... as I sip my morning coffee.

1. The fur-kids have been fed and I've started a load of laundry, glanced through my email & checked my blogs for new comments.
I had minimal time at the computer yesterday, but am hoping to catch up with Monday visits today ... then make my Tuesday rounds.

2. I appreciate everyone who has dropped by already and I freely admit that making mosaics then experimenting with filters in Photoshop 6 is great fun for me! Sharing some of my favorite results and seeing how others respond is 'kewl' too. Thanks to those of you who take time to 'embiggen' the mosaics and share your opinion in comments ;--)

3. Molly still misses Jenke, but she's going to have a new playmate when Aloha (the Dalmation puppy who moved into Jenke's old house) grows up. If you missed these and have a few minutes this morning, you might enjoy: A Farewell Playdate,
Follow up on Molly's Loss, and Monday Multi-tasking with Molly's Yellows & Blues.

4. I continue to swim in the mornings for exercise (anywhere between 8 & 10am). Today I'll probably go over there around 9:00 even though the sun probably won't come out until much later here at the beach. It's more like June gloom than mid-August ... so when others talk about 'Fall' and 'Back to School' ... I find it hard to wrap my mind around the possibility that summer is drawing to a close when it hasn't really started (except for a couple of weeks of unusually HOT weather in July).

5. Listening to news of the multiple wildfires to the north around the Santa Cruz area evokes vivid memories of fires in Southern California and my prayers for containment and recovery go out to all involved. The dry conditions coupled with coastal winds makes fighting such fires extremely dangerous and difficult ... and I'm grateful the Santa Ana winds aren't blowing off the desert.

6. I'm hoping to put together a My World post about another Free Concert in the Park I attended on Sunday evening where a Dixieland Band put on a fun show and where several participants decided to 'dance' to the music! Great fun ;--)

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Here's wishing a Happy Tuesday to all!

Thought for Today
I think, at a child's birth, if a mother could ask a fairy godmother to endow it with the most useful gift, that gift should be curiosity." Eleanor Roosevelt


Unknown said...

amazing job! love the effects.:P

Martha said...

You are having TOO much fun! I was having fun with mosaics today too!

Cypress Gardens-Ruby Tuesday

Dimple said...

My goodness! You have been very busy!

Stephanie V said...

Cool effects! I really like those red acrobats. They're pretty good in blue, too.

Jim said...

What to do when you are bored? I think you've found the answer.
My choices are 1st the Posterize and 2nd the Polar.
Happy RT! I'm reviewing restaurants again today!
Jim's Little Blog

quilly said...

Holey moley, what amazing acrobats -- both the people and the photo manipulation. What a fun post this is.

EG CameraGirl said...

Methinks you have been working on your computer for hours! Such fun!

Patti said...

Wow Storyteller you certainly had a good time! I think the Spherized one is very cool. The woman is flying off the screen it seems.

Happy Ruby Tuesday and thanks for visiting me today. I've been lax about visiting people lately. Real life often gets in the way!

JunieRose2005 said...


Very impressive- both their work AND yours! This was fun viewing!


Leora said...

My favorite is Polar Coordinates. I do like acrobats; what fun!

Ralph said...

I enjoy the 'Solarize' view, a neon painting of sorts. A fair is always fun, not just for the food - but the numerous rubies are treats unto themselves. A wonderful capture.

A true shame about the wildflowers, we all need to pray for relief. California is best viewed when not charred, but as the glorious Golden State

Inday said...

So very clever of you! I love them all!

Larry D said...

The acrobats are excellent, wish I had seen them, great work on the photo effects!

Liz said...

I love watching acrobats. You did a great job taking photos of them and I love the effects. Happy RT!

My entries:
Moms... check nyo

srp said...

What an amazing series of pictures. I particularly like the "polar coordinates"... wait... is it because I love the shape of the picture or the cool thoughts it conjures. Great job. Thanks for stopping by.

Anonymous said...

Seems like you're having lots of fun with the editing. Lovely job!

A said...

Those are awesome pictures! :D

I don't know how to use Photoshop, I doubt I will ever learn.. :P

Wow, it must be really cool to live on the beach.. You are living my dream.. Have a happy week! :D

Anonymous said...

Lots of nic epictures to look at; very creative.

Jama said...

Cool effects! I simply do not bother to photoshopped most of my photos, too lazy to play around with the effects.

DrSavta said...

Ohmigosh! The original picture was fabulous and I love all of those effects. I think they are fantastic!

Anonymous said...

Oh what fun!

Mom Knows Everything said...

WOW! Those acrobats are amazing!

Gattina said...

Isn't that fun to "fool" around with photos ? It's very nice !

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

A balancing act
will not go awry, if you
will open both eyes.

My Ruby Tuesday

Euroangel said...

interesting pictures over here! I guess I'm participating Ruby Tuesday next week...

Annie Jeffries said...

Wow. So much excitement for the eye. So varied and intriguing and changing of the mood. Really enjoyed this.

Casey said...

I think I need to borrow some of your motivation. We have a pool here and I can't even imagine getting up and doing laps first thing in the morning.