Spinnin' in the Summer Breeze by lyndemc

Spinnin' in the Summer Breeze

The blur of happy memories
of summer days gone by,
I see them when I close my eyes
and hear the pin wheel fly.

It spins with joy, with come-what-may,
thankful for this chance to play,
It hurries 'round, then waits a bit
For the wind to catch up with it.

Face the wind, make the most it!
the little pin wheel, it benefits.
Summer breezes, summer sun,
Making memories, one by one.

Nicely done! Great colors - you caught the movement perfectly!
July 15th, 2014  
Fabulous shot and perfect in motion! I tried to capture windmill movement with no success.
July 15th, 2014  
Lovely, joyful summer photo!
July 15th, 2014  
Love the movement in this pinwheel! Great capture!
July 15th, 2014  
HEW
very creative! and beautiful colours, it works so well
July 15th, 2014  
So pretty!
July 15th, 2014  
This is very cute shot!!
July 15th, 2014  
I do wish I could remember what I learn by studying your shots and the settings you used to achieve them. I'm going to have to start writing in a small notebook and keeping it in my pocket! Love this one - colors really stand out.
July 15th, 2014  
What amazing focus!
July 15th, 2014  
MB
Wonderful action shot. I love the movement.
July 15th, 2014  
Great action shot. Love the blue.
July 15th, 2014  
This is lovely. Did you write the poem too?
July 15th, 2014  
Such a fun shot!!! I was wondering the same as Sandy? Great job if it was you! Beautiful sky!! Fav!
July 15th, 2014  
p.s. thanks for great comment on my doves. I'm not sure what kind they are. Maybe someone will tell me: )
July 15th, 2014  
Oh lovey, love, love this one Denise!! It does spin with joy and summertime fun!
July 15th, 2014  
Great motion shot. Love the free, fun feeling it expresses.
July 15th, 2014  
creative and fun and wonderful!! fav
July 15th, 2014  
Really a great action shot and how pretty against the blue sky with clouds. It is very playful feeling and red, white and blue. FAV
July 15th, 2014  
Stunning capture - love the motion!
July 15th, 2014  
Fabulous motion shot nicely captured
July 15th, 2014  
Delightful. Great motion capture.
July 15th, 2014  
Oh I love these. Great capture
July 15th, 2014  
Lovely
July 15th, 2014  
Great capture.
July 15th, 2014  
Wow, just a lovely shot and you perfectly captured motion!
July 15th, 2014  
Lovely, I like the movement and colour in this.
July 15th, 2014  
Fab capture!
July 15th, 2014  
Adorable shot. This image captures what summer is to me! Fav
July 15th, 2014  
Great shot, lots of fun and love the motion. :)
July 15th, 2014  
perfect summer shot - love the motion and the red and white
July 15th, 2014  
@mccarth1 I got lots of practice with camera settings on this shot since the wind kept changing speeds. Thanks for the compliment.

@juliac This pin wheel gave me the chance to practice with various manual settings. The wind and the sunlight were quite inconsistent so I got to alter the shutter speed and aperture quite a bit, but I learned with each change. Thanks for sharing a comment.
July 15th, 2014  
@vstap @fayefaye @tabarlett @emiko @hwhittle77 ~

Thank you Gals for having a look and sharing a thought. Please know I so appreciate your stopping by.
July 15th, 2014  
Great motion shot
July 15th, 2014  
@milaniet Milanie, you flatter me. I should probably be writing down the things I learn from my own pictures too so I don't have to relearn them the next time I go to take something similar. As always, thanks for sharing your thoughts.
July 15th, 2014  
@linnypinny Focus was set on the middle wooden knob, the only thing that wasn't moving in the picture! I believe flash was used in this particular image to try and fill in shadows. Thanks for your enthusiastic comment. :)
July 15th, 2014  
@tahoemb @leestevo @marmaladeskyes @pauliek

Thank you, Gals, for the comments and observations. It's sweet to know others are looking at the details.
July 15th, 2014  
@skstein @wannabe Yes, the little poem was put together just for the picture. Thanks for noticing it. :)

And Catherine, thanks for the fav. That was sweet of you.
July 15th, 2014  
@lynnz @vegansusan @loweygrace

That you stopped by for a look-see and then shared a comment and then fav'd the pic — I'm touched. Thanks oodles!
July 15th, 2014  
@creativefool @tracelee @sangwann @ceilidh @neatz @custodiabaptista @lilminimonka @jazhirst @lynnilou @nwpixelchick

To take a picture and be happy with it, to then post it and be satisfied that the day's goal as been accomplished — that's all wonderful. But to have fellow photography enthusiasts stop by and have a look and then share a remark or compliment, well, that makes the image extra special to me. Thanks for your time and interest!
July 15th, 2014  
fab Fav
July 15th, 2014  
Love this wonderful motion capture with such neat contrasts.
July 15th, 2014  
Lovely summer colors and movement..............nicely captured.
fav
July 16th, 2014  
Deb
Excellent!! This is a beautiful shot that screams summer for me. To be a child again and find a thrill in the joy of making this twirl. Oh the memories.
July 16th, 2014  
@denisefuller A thanks for both the 'fab' and the 'fav'. :)

@nanm I'd be in trouble if I'd wanted to create this picture today. There's barely a breeze! Yesterday was good for motion capture. Thanks for stoppin' by.
July 16th, 2014  
@radiogirl Those are all the things I hoped to portray and accomplish in this image; a summer feel, action and a decent capture. Thanks for the confirmation. :)

@dgrynn I found myself thinking it'd be sweet to be able to go back to being that carefree child who stared at a pin wheel for what seemed like forever, for a few minutes anyway. I can remember just lying around in the grass, presumably bored but actually quite alive because my imagination kept me busy. I owe 365 another debt, for inspiring the purchase of this pin wheel and the fun I had playing with it yesterday. Thanks so much for your shared thought on the photo. Always love to read your comments.
July 16th, 2014  
Love the movement in this and how you've placed it against the blue sky. It really feels like summer.
July 16th, 2014  
Great shot, love the color and the movement, but also because it makes me smile and think of childhood summers :)
July 16th, 2014  
Great action capture, well deserved PP.
July 16th, 2014  
@bella_ss Thank you Sheralee. I had the pin wheel clamped to a stand and kept having to move it to where the sky was blue and the clouds were white. Grey clouds were moving in and they zapped the summer feel right out of the image.
July 17th, 2014  
@ukandie1 Thank you for stopping by and sharing your thoughts. I too associate pin wheels with childhood and lazy days of playing outdoors. Sweet memories for sure.
July 17th, 2014  
@bill_fe Hey, thanks for mentioning the PP or I'd probably missed it. I was there looking at others pics and missed mine all together. :) Thanks for coming by for a closer look and sharing a comment.
July 17th, 2014  
One of your very best! Adding this as a well deserved fav.
July 17th, 2014  
Lovely action shot
July 17th, 2014  
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