Saturday, March 13, 2010

Images and Words Week 45: Inspirational/Motivational

Greetings!  Amy here hostessing again, and the theme I've chosen is "Inspirational/Motivational".  Before Joel started this group we used to make comments on each other's photos like, "Wow!  That would look great with a quote on it hanging in a dentist's office!" Hehehe.  I've made two for previous entries, but here's a new one for this week:

 

white rainbow with Bruce Lee quote

I took this photo a little over a year ago while photographing a freezing fog out in the desert.  The fog lifted for brief moment and I saw this strange but beautiful white rainbow hanging low in the sky.  I believe the white rainbow was caused by sunlight reflecting (not refracting) off of ice crystals remaining in the air where the freezing fog had been moments earlier.  It seems to be a rare phenomenon because I tried to research it and couldn't find anything on it--the closest I could find is a parhelion and this is obviously not a parhelion because it occurred opposite the sun rather than around or next to the sun, and it was created low in the atmosphere (just above the roadway) rather than high up (around 7000 m/23,000 ft).  This quote by the wonderful Bruce Lee made me think of this photo because to capture it I had to be a little bit astute and quick on the draw.

So, here's your chance to make a Motivational or Inspirational poster using one of your own photos!  Make one to motivate or inspire yourself, or someone else, or simply share with us what motivates/inspires you!  Or you can even poke fun at the theme and make a joke poster that's humorous.  Has anyone else seen the Star Trek motivational posters?  They are hilarious!  Just don't make it lewd cuz that's against the rules.  BTW here are the rules:

Each week we will post an original photo with words on it. The idea behind this group is to expand our minds through our photography.

Photos must be your own, but the words can be someone else's as long as credit is given after the words.

Your post can either be serious, or if you'd like comical, but never obscene .

Posts can either have one word on them,quotes, or full poems ... Your choice.

All posts are to be done on your own site in a blog form with a link back to it being left here (I've created a button link which you are welcome to use).


New topics will be posted on Sundays.

Posts can be made through Saturday.

One post per person only please.

Have fun!

---Amy

 

My button link

 

white rainbow with Bruce Lee quote

My button link's html code if you would like to copy it and use it

<A href="http://imageswithwords.multiply.com/journal/item/56/Images_and_Words_Week_45_InspirationalMotivational"><IMG alt="white rainbow with Bruce Lee quote" src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4049/4430447149_bda5d072e6_t.jpg" width=100 height=80></A>

50 comments:

  1. Testing my button link



    It works!

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  2. wow, what a wonderful photo and quote. now i have to think

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  3. I love this. And I know I've seen this on your site either here or 360. I don't remember if someone posted a link to you or I saw you on a mutual friends and wandered over to your photography. I think I remember some beautiful photos too of horses in the snow?

    Oy... I'll have to get some sleep and dream on this.

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  4. Thanks! I've posted this photo quite a bit--here on my Multiply blog, at Photographers and Friends, I'm pretty sure I used it for Foto Friday, but 360 may have fallen apart before I shot this? I can't remember. But thanks for remembering my photo :-)

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  5. wonderful oic and words--
    will try to do you justice
    back in a while

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  6. I'm looking forward to seeing everyone's entries! In the meantime I'm amusing myself with the Star Trek motivational posters that I mentioned in my post. You can see them by following this link http://echosphere.net/star_trek_insp/star_trek_insp.html

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  7. THANKS FOR THE LINK BACK IT WORKS LOL

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  8. Beautiful Amy~!!!
    Words and Photo.

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  9. Your photo is very unique indeed Amy and also a super capture.
    the quote is perfect for this photo and the theme.
    A great choice this week and here is my effort.
    Images & Words ~ Week 45: Inspirational/Motivational ~

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  10. first timer here ... Milli invited me to join ...

    great image and words, Amy! ... may we all seek deeper understanding! ...

    http://newsdoggg.multiply.com/journal/item/538/Images_and_Words_Week_45_InspirationalMotivational_

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  11. What a wonderful photo and quote!
    I hope I do not take much time to think and be back with my link.

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  12. Just like a newbie ... causing issues! ... ha! ... I am sorry, I had it in draft to check it, and failed to publish ... I have fixed myself ... sorry, all! ...

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  13. no matter we all had to learn :)

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  14. GREETINGS ALL!
    This is a beautiful photo, Amy ,where timing is critical. Wonderful!

    Images and Words Week ~ 45: Inspirational/Motivational ~

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  15. well...I posted my link on the wrong page....it was early and I was eating breakfast at the same time


    http://ethansdad54.multiply.com/journal/item/1884/Images_WordsInspiration_Motivation

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  16. Having problems with Multiply today. Will try to post when it's settled down.

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  17. What a lovely and interesting picture, i hope mine can be as inspiring as yours.
    http://sue980.multiply.com/journal/item/203/Images_with_WordsInspirational.

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  18. Welcome Jim! Terrific first entry :-)

    BTW, we have long time members who do that, or forget to open their post to "everyone", pretty much every week! Hehehe. Happens to the best and most experienced of us.

    I hope you'll enjoy the group, cuz they're all very talented and very nice people.

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  19. Finally seem to have Multiply working properly again now. Wow, Amy, I love your shot, I've heard of that phenomenon but it's very rare. How lucky were you to be in the right place at the right time!! Great quote you put with it, too. Here's mine:

    http://mitchylr.multiply.com/journal/item/302/Images_Words_45_INSPIRATIONALMOTIVATIONAL

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  20. Again I LOVE this photo and the well chosen words. It's so uplifting with the promises of hope.

    Thank you Amy for sharing it again. I can look at it often and appreciate all it has to offer.

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  21. Great image and words there. Here is my contribution this week
    Something I produced a while ago but it seemed appropriate for this week for many reasons.
    http://oceankinguk2003.multiply.com/journal/item/1291/Images_and_Words_Week_45_InspirationalMotivational_-_Just_do_It

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  22. Your picture is great Amy Love the blue color.
    Your clouds almost look like a rainbow.
    Very inspirational indeed.
    This is a great theme.
    http://cruizin57.multiply.com/journal/item/150/Images_Words-_InspirationalMotivational

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  23. Absolutely incredible Amy !!! I think I saw this in my Dentists office...Awesome theme and I love your shot. We just got back from 9 hours of out shooting fog ..floods.. wildlife...waterfalls...snow..icicles.. and everything else we ran across. I already had one ready but want to see what I shot today first...

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  24. Great entries, everyone! Now I'm going to dare you all to actually display your entries. Maybe make your entry into your computer's wallpaper, mine is my laptop's wallpaper. Perhaps print it and put it somewhere where you'll see it frequently? I put my "If you want to learn how to swim, jump into the river" Images and Words entry on my martial arts notebook. Maybe make a print and put it in your office? By your front door where you'll see it every day? If you have a digital photo frame then put it into its memory so it's part of your display's rotation. Wherever it will inspire and motivate you :-)

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  25. Sorry I'm late - I've been out all day. This is a great theme! Your photo and quote are wonderful, Amy.
    http://joanne7111.multiply.com/journal/item/346/Images_and_Words_-_InspirationMotivation

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  26. Okay I finally have mine ready.... This was number four but my favorite... Hope you all enjoy it..Thanks again Amy for a great topic...

    http://drwoe.multiply.com/journal/item/235/Images_Words_-_InspirationalMotivational_45

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  27. Wow, amazing photo, Amy. Nice challenge, too!

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  28. great idea Amy - about displaying the entry ... I shall Do It! ... ;-)

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  29. Great idea Amy.
    I need to change my frame around and I might just do that.
    There are a few in here I wouldn't mind printing out. either.

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  30. That's a fantastic photo Amy, a white rainbow is something very special and I love the words too.

    I finally had time to do mine. Here it is:

    http://miadelight.multiply.com/journal/item/680/Images_Words_47_GTP-_Inspirational

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