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Sunday, September 6, 2009

Tennis Shadows and more ...

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I'm a tennis fan
watching the US Open
on television

snapping photos from the screen ...
Shadow Mosaic

Cropped - straight out of the camera

with Poster Edges

Solarized for a 'kewl' view

Click to embiggen for better viewing
and for others participating in
Shadow Shots at Hey Harriet
Mellow Yellow Monday
Blue Monday

"Don't let yesterday use up too much of today."
Cherokee Indian Proverb

1. It's been HOT and HUMID in Southern California at the beach, but when I've been able to stay home I've been watching as much tennis as my DVR will record. Please bear with me as I'm a dedicated tennis fan ;--)

2. Until last night the Americans were doing better than usual this year. I admit that it was hard to watch Andy Roddick get upset by John Isner in a 5th set tiebreak after coming back from losing the first two sets ... but, of course, the win was a HUGE break through for John. Hopefully the tall man will recover from the 5-set match well enough to do well in the next round.

3. Watching young Melanie Oudin take out Elena Dementieva in the previous round and upset Maria Sharapova last night helped make up for the disappointment of the James Blake upset and Sam Querrey's loss yesterday. What an incredible competitor this young gal is!

4. The amazing run of qualifier Jesse Witten had me on the edge of my seat hoping he could extend his run and defeat Novak Djokovic ... just because.

5. Watching Taylor Dent win his match in a 5-set nail biter felt even more exciting realizing all the physical challenges he's faced after having THREE back surgeries. What a recovery and amazing run so far. He'll play Andy Murray in the next round and I'll be watching ;--)

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Thought for Today
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Linda said...

Pictures from the TV -- what a fun collage!

Sylvia K said...

Great collage! Terrific shadows! How fun! You always do very creative and fun things!

Have a great week!


Nice and Easy Antiques said...

Fun shots and effects! Love them! It has been REALLY hot in So Cal!! Thank you for your lovely visit,
Marcela & Clara

Rosebud Collection said...

What a great idea and very clever.
Really nice shadows and you get to watch tennis in the process.
Happy SSS.

Carletta said...

Rosebud already said it but I will again - my but aren't you clever!
From the TV and they're wonderful. Not to mention it's my all time favorite sport to watch!
Love it!

Hey Harriet said...

Now that's very clever! I love these tennis shadow collages! I would never have thought of taking shadow shots of TV images! Super idea! Enjoy your tennis :)

Blue Panther said...

Hey, Watching Tennis is great fun indeed, especially when you have a favorite player, or when there is a great match on!

Have a great week ahead!

Stephanie V said...

Wow! You got those pictures from the TV...that's amazing. Love your collages and the trippy techniques that you play with.

Sara Chapman in Seattle, USA said...

LOVE these shadows. You did this from TV images? Wow. Nice grouping.

SmilingSally said...

It's quite artistic what you've done. Happy Labor Day! Happy Blue Monday.

bobbie said...

Great combination of memes

Willa said...

great photos!

Mary Bergfeld said...

You put such a great deal of work into the collages you made for us today. They are terrific. I hope you are having a wonderful day.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Very cool and artistic too! Thanks for sharing your blues. Happy Blue Monday and Labour Day.


Magical Mystical Teacher said...

The tennis players
bend and arc like graceful swans
as they serve and drive.

Sarah said...

What a creative idea! Thanks for sharing. If you have time stop by the QCI blog for a late Blue Monday post. Happy Blue Monday! ~ Sarah

Susan Cook said...

That's great. Cool idea taking shots off of the TV. Love the yellow shirt.

Martha@A Sense of Humor is Essential said...

Great pictures, I love what you've done with the effects. The shadows are really sharp, thanks for sharing. My best for a great week.

Mamí♥Picture said...

Thanks for sharing!
Have a Lovely♥Day!
to view my mellow yellow visit My little Man’s photoblog:


DeniseinVA said...

Thanks for this great post. I haven't had a chance to keep up with the tennis scene lately and this has made for a wonderful read. Enjoyed the collage of photos also. Have a great week.

SandyCarlson said...

I think of you whenever I watch tennis.