Sunday, May 30, 2010

Ellipsis Photo Shoot: Ready, Set, Go!

Carly's latest photo shoot at Ellipsis is action oriented...
EMPS #91: Get READY, get SET, GO! Show us something this week, that is READY, something that is SET, or something on the GO! Or, if you like, put them all together! GET READY, GET SET, GO BE PHOTOGRAPHERS!
I've mentioned before that this year marks my grandson's first foray into the exciting world of Dixie Youth Baseball. With the camera set on continuous shooting mode, here's a sequence of shots of him taking some batting practice back in March.




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Oops!  False start!  It was a swing and a miss.  At this point, so early in the season, he didn't really know what he was doing, but, if you click the photos to make them bigger, you can tell by the expression on his face that he was really determined.

1/1000 sec. at f/5.6
ISO: 400

Check out Ellipsis for more interpretations of this theme and the next assignment.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Round Robin Photo Challenge: Statues

The latest Round Robin Photo Challenge is all about statues.
Statues - photograph a statue of some sort. It can be as large as the Sphinx in Egypt, or as small as a bowling trophy.

When I win the lottery and take my trip around the world, I'll stop off in Egypt and get some photos of the Sphinx. Until then, some photos taken a little closer to home will have to suffice.

The Gordon-Lee Mansion is in the town of Chickamauga, Georgia, south of the Civil War battlefield.  Union General William Rosecrans briefly used the house as his headquarters before the Battle of Chickamauga.  The statue below is from the mansion grounds. 

Another Civil War statue.  These figures are on the top of the New York Peace Monument at Point Park atop Lookout Mountain.  It's the only Civil War monument I know of that has a statue of both a Union and Confederate soldier.  They're shaking hands; a Northern gesture of conciliation.

Three statues are around the Georgia Monument at the Chickamauga battlefield, one for each branch of service -- infantry, artillery and cavalry.  Here's the infantry statue in front of the state seal.

And here's some public art on Market Street in downtown Chattanooga.  I guess these would qualify as statues.  They're two of the three figures that make up "Pathos Sweet Lost and Found" by J. Aaron Alderman.

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Check the Round Robin blog to participate in this challenge, to get in on the next challenge, or to see what the other participants have come up with.