Saturday, October 03, 2009

Round Robin: Move It!

This week's Round Robin Challenge: In Motion comes from suggestions by Vicki of the blog Maraca and Terri of the blog Ways I See the World. I initially hoped to show you pictures of bats in flight, from a cool event last month called "Bat Night," but bats are tiny and fast! The best shot I managed is the one that adorned the topic announcement in the RR blog:


Bats leave a bridge over the Rillito at sunset, Tucson, AZ.

So let's take a more random approach, and explore some other recent pictures I've taken. How about water in the street during a storm, moving as the cars plow through it?


From the Picasa album Round Robin Photo Challenges


There's a lot of movement in the ritual of High Mass at St. Michael's, and not a lot of light to help my camera achieve a high shutter speed. So a lot of my pictures from church show more motion than I'd like!



How about the motion of a battle against a dragon? No, really! Well, sort of. Last weekend was Michaelmas, the feast of St. Michael the Archangel. Part of the Michaelmas celebration at St. Michael's was the slaying of a dragon pinata by the kids of the parish, commemorating a symbolic battle between St. Michael and the Dragon in the Book of Revelation. I'm not personally fond of that part of the Bible, but it made for a good picture, and a lot of fun for the kids!



And finally, let's take advantage of one of the many times when one or both of my dogs failed to sit still for the camera:



Now let's observe the movements of our other Robins and their photographic subjects!

Linking List

Vicki - Posted!
Maraca
http://mymaracas.blogspot.com/

Gattina - Posted!
Keyhole Pictures
http://gattina-keyholepictures.blogspot.com/

Carly - Posted!
Ellipsis
http://ellipsissuddenlycarly.blogspot.com

Linda
Mommy's Treasures
http://mommystreasures.blogspot.com

Nancy - Posted!
Nancy Luvs Pix
http://nancyluvspix.blogspot.com/

Suzanne R
SuzyQ421's Photo Blog
http://suzyq421sphotoblog.blogspot.com

Jama
Sweet Memories
http://mummyjam.blogspot.com

Karen
Outpost Mâvarin
http://outmavarin.blogspot.com

boliyou - Posted!
endomental
http://www.endomental.com

Carolyn **Welcome, new member!**
Ford Family Photos
http://carolyn1209.blogspot.com

Lana G - Posted!
Above the Clouds
http://airmiles.wordpress.com/

Margaret
Facts from a Fact Woman
http://factwoman.blogspot.com/

ellen b. - Posted!
The Happy Wonderer
http://happywonderer.wordpress.com/

Teena - Posted!
It's all about me!
http://purple4mee.blogspot.com

Peggy - Posted!
Holmespun Fun Memes and Themes
http://holmespunfunmemesandthemes.blogspot.com

And don't forget these other memes:

The Ellipsis Monday Photo Shoot - hosted by Carly every Monday
The Weekend Assignment - hosted by Karen every Friday (or, er, occasionally Saturday).
Karen

11 comments:

ellen b said...

Hi Karen! Your really captured movement well. I love the car spray one!!

Teena in Toronto said...

Nice array of in motion pix!

I played too :)

Carly said...

Hi Karen

That is a really nice variety of "In Motion" shots. I really like the capture of the water and of the puppy moving her face from side to side. Well done! The bats... oh my... I would love to see that one day. How big are they? I just saw some Fruit bats at the Zoo, and they are HUGE! I expect that the bats in your photo are small, like the ones we have out here. Cool shots!

-Carly

MyMaracas said...

Fun shots, especially the bats! The water splashes are nice too.

shopannies said...

wonderful captures

Suzanne R said...

Neat pictures, especially of the water being splashed up by the cars. Good job!

Jama said...

I love the first photo, Karen!

rambling woods said...

Nice selection..I like the bat photo and would love to go to an event like that. Bats are so important and are so threatened in our area from a disease called 'white nose' that is killing them while they hibernate. whoops..went off on a tangent.. Michelle

fdtate said...

A great selection of photos, but the bats are really a great blur of movement.

Nancy said...

Nice variety of nice shots!

Nancy

http://nancyluvspix.blogspot.com/2009/10/in-motion.html

Linda said...

Love the motion pictures, especially the water splashing. For some reason my pics didn't post until today, but they're up now.