Saturday, January 15, 2011
I've been dragging my feet on formally putting the blog on hold, but it's time to quit ignoring the inevitable . . . the pause button has been pushed.
I still encourage people to jump their little hearts out at any and every opportunity possible. I still believe ACTION! shot can change the world. I still want to share the amazing and smile invoking jumps from people around the world, so be sure to check out these amazing sites:
Happy jumping, friends :)
Sunday, August 22, 2010
Soooo, it's looking like Sundays are going to be the day. I've tried to squeeze a mid-week post in there too, but no such luck so far. I just keep telling myself that once a week posting is better than no posting . . . right?!?
Anyhoo, I've got a TON of action shots from my summer to post, but those will have to wait a bit. Today, we've got pics from some of my favorite peeps across the country.
Utah or bust ACTION!
Those of you who haven't explored Flickr before really should spend some time getting familiar with the site. Not only do you get to see some absolutely amazing photography, but you also "meet" some of the greatest people. These two shots from Salt Lake City, Utah are prime examples - the first is from the awesome Rick of the equally awesome Ashley & her kiddos, and the second is from Ashley of her adorable daughter.
State fair hula ACTION!
Not a traditional jump, but an action shot none the less - this time from our dear friend LA of her rock star daughter Kana. You gotta love the North Carolina State Fair - food, rides AND hula hoops!
Splish slash ACTION!
And last, but not least, check out these fun in the sun shots from my cutie cousin Briana, snapped while on her Summer vaca in Kokomo, Indiana. The only thing better than a day at the pool is a day at the pool with some action :)
Hope everyone is having a great weekend! Live it up - Summer is fading quickly!
Sunday, August 15, 2010
I've been sitting on some great submissions and today seems like the perfect day to share the fun with the rest of you. So, without further ado, I present you with . . .
Sand Dune Sunset ACTION!
You know I love me some silhouette action, and these shots from Marie are perfect! She snapped these at White Sands National Monument in New Mexico while on a fantastic road trip with a friend - so jealous!
Fun in Fiji ACTION!
I so love this shot from Joshua of his daughter Keilana snapped at Wailoaloa beach near Nadi, Fiji. Can't wait to see more jumps from this action star!
Fun in the Sun ACTION!
Check out the good times being had by Wanda & pals at Praia do Rosa beach near Florianopolis, Brazil. If that gorgeous sunset doesn't make you want to jump, than I don't know what would!
Kickin' it in the Keys ACTION!
Jump guru Carrie is back with another great shot, this time with friends Kim & Summer. They were in Key West, Florida, jumping at the southern most point in the continental USA - how cool is that?!?
Sunday, August 1, 2010
(I'll spare the excuses for my pathetic attempt at regular posting and just get to it!)
Lighten up & shoot ACTION!
I've been sitting on these awesome shots from Medellin, Columbia snapped by Michael Thompson for awhile now and am excited to finally be able to share them. Not only is Michael a very talented photographer, but he also teaches online (for FREE!) over at Lightenupandshoot - check it out!
Over the Bay ACTION!
And then there's this gorgeous shot from Amy, taken in the lovely San Francisco, CA. Not only is she a great jumper, but she's got a fantastic eye for photography so be sure to check out more of her shots over at Flickr!
Considering my less than stellar track record for posting, I doubt there's many of my regular followers out there any more. I have every intention of getting back on track (yeah yeah yeah, I know what they say about good intentions ;) . . . so please bear with me!
Sunday, July 11, 2010
Hellllllo my friends! Long time, no chat ( . . . or post . . . or jump . . . )
It's been a busy few months, but life is starting to slow down a bit so I'm ready to get this action ball
rolling jumping again! No doubt you've noticed the obvious layout changes - goodbye boring black and hello pre-designed template that took absolutely no creative input by me ;-). I may be playing around with different designs until I find one that really tickles my fancy, but don't fret - the quality of shots from peeps around the world will stay the same!
Let's start our return to action with a slew of shots from our trip to California last month ( . . . the trip that was one of the main reasons I had to break from the blog). It was a week of ridiculous hours, followed by a week of ridiculous fun!
West coast adventures ACTION!
(the ever talented Tiffani)
(notice the action crasher??)
From Huntington Beach to Santa Monica, Universal Studios to Disneyland, Los Angeles to the OC, and a few places in between . . . good times where had, indeed!
Ta DAH! Man, it feels good to be sharing the jump love again!! Check back soon for more shots from others (I'm done hoggin' the lime light with my own shots, promise!). I won't be doing posts everyday, but I will be updating a few times a week, so see you soon!
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Wow - it feels strangely weird & exciting to be updating the blog! Guess it's natural to be a bit dusty after an almost 2 month break ;) I know in my last update so loooooong ago, I said we'd be back & jumping in June....but I'm not quite ready to resume normal posting (insert heckling here). Why the extra extension, you ask?
Weeellll, off I head to California tomorrow, for two weeks of hard work & hard play. If the cards play right, we'll be meeting up with some pretty cool peeps (the kind of cool that I know my fellow action lovers will appreciate). I can absolutely, hands down, 100% guarantee that no matter what happens or who we cross paths with, there will be TONS-o-jumps to share with everyone upon our return :)
I'll admit, I've personally been slackin' on the jumps over this break, but I do have a few to tide ya'll over until the end of the month...
Love Circle ACTION!
I took a trip to Nashville for my sis's birthday back in April and we managed to catch an in-sync shot at Love Circle ~ such a cool spot, overlooking the fabu city!
iphone Fun ACTION!
AH! So much fun to be had with an iphone - I'm seriously contemplating one, simply for the camera ;) Jenn & I spent a good hour snapping all sorts of silly shots with hers last weekend :)
Saturday Shindig ACTION!
If the first backyard gathering of the season isn't reason enough to jump for joy, than I don't know what is! Another Denver shot to celebrate spring in this awesome city :)
Okay dokey, folks - off I go. If you're just itchin' for some more jumps before I return, don't forget about these killer links to keep you happy:
~ ACTION! Shot Revolution Flickr group
See you in a few...
Saturday, April 3, 2010
So, here we are! It's been exactly one year since my very first ACTION! Shot Revolution post. What a long way we've come! We've shared over 300 posts, featured more than 500 amazing photographers, and enjoyed 700+ jump shots from all over the world. Not a bad year, if you ask me :)
I'm excited for the next chapter in the ACTION! adventure...but first it's time for a little pause. As much as I'd love to keep on jumpin' without interruption, I can't commit to regular posts right now so the blog is going to take an early summer vacation. I'll be back in a few months, bigger & better than ever!
I certainly don't want to leave you jump lovers in a lurch, so be sure to check out these sites while we're on R&R:
~ ACTION! Shot Revolution Flickr group
I'll be throwing in some surprise posts here & there, so peek in every now & then. Otherwise, keep up the grand jumping my friends...See you in JUNE :)
Thursday, April 1, 2010
And so begins the 4th month of 2010 - boy, does time fly or what?! Time to do a little jumping for spring joy :)
Down under cliff ACTION!
Stellar shot from Ryan Kitching, taken in Sydney, Australia. The sea, a sunset & some pretty amazing rock cliffs make for one killer action shot!
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Hope everyone survived Monday. Now we're at Tuesday, which means only 4 short days until the weekend. Let's celebrate :)
Imitate your idol ACTION!
Millennium Falcon ACTION!
And move over Han Solo - we've got Jedd taking over in his shot from Vancouver Island, BC, Canada :)
Have a good one, peeps. See you Thursday!
Sunday, March 28, 2010
I trust that everyone is having a lovely weekend, yes? I certainly can't complain - I've been pretty darn productive! Next on the agenda is catching up on submitted shots so I can keep up with the blog. We've got plenty to get us by, though, so let's get to it :)
Park & play ACTION!
How cute is this shot from Gina, taken of little Margaret at Clancy Park in Ennis, Co. Clare, Ireland?! Who knew an old door could make such a great jump prop!