Saturday, November 5, 2011

Five on the fifth: movement


UK Blogger Steven Chapman has a monthly feature called "five on the fifth." He says:

"Take 5 photographs on the days leading up to the 5th and publish those on your own blog and then add the link to my blog,  State of the Nation UK so that others can see your images.

This month's theme is MOVEMENT.   Driving through town, I had difficulty in deciding what to take pictures of with my cheap camera.  Our town is criss-crossed by numerous creeks and large rivers.  My take on the theme is "moving water."

It hasn't rained in nearly two months;  these rapids normally go from bank to bank.


This little creek is trickling over some of the oldest rocks in the world.
 
We're on a major body of water, technically called a "strait", complete with ocean-going ships.

















A light breeze moving the water on this slough behind my house. 
Pronounced "slew", it is a western Canadian term for pond.


This has to be the most boring set of five on the fifth pictures ever. Online exhibitionist that I am, how about a mainly-nekkid moving water picture taken in the shower?


This is what being +30 pounds overweight looks like ...
all gained in the past six months.  Tub-o-Lard. 
The front view was just too painful to look at, let alone post..

22 comments:

  1. Hey Buddy, great pics as always. I personlly liked the last one and would love to lather up and clean it. 30 pounds and you still look good. You should see me at 70 pounds gained. LOL Don't beat yourself up on the 30. Think of it as the look of an elder statesman of the movement. Someday you will have to tell me how you do those shots btw.

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  2. In addition to the obvious, my second choice is the shot of the creek. Something about the vertical flow of the water over the horizontal composition or the rock faces.

    Nice job.

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  3. Nice pictures. And, I second what skier said. You must've been tiny 30lbs ago.

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    1. I was pretty slim... some might say skeletal... but a perfect shape for marathon running.

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  4. I think your 'cheap' camera does just fine. I'd like to know who took the pic of you in the shower. Who's your shower buddy?

    About your weight... I know a way I could help you lose 1 or 2 ounces of fluid at a time. Of course, I'd be gaining that same amount...

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  5. anne marie in phillyNovember 5, 2011 at 6:47 PM

    "This is what being +30 pounds overweight looks like" - I CALL BULLSHIT! I think it's sexay allllll over. what I would like to do to those cheeks...(blushes)

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  6. Wow! What a lot of comments in a very short time. Let's face it; I'm an attention seeking blog whore, including the last pic.

    I use a mini-tripod and self-timer for all my self-pics. I am extremely heavy right now. My "ideal weight" is in the high 160 pound range although I would more realistically be about 175 pounds.

    At the end of marathon training, I am usually around 158 pounds.... I feel fantastic at this weight also because I have amazing leg muscles at the same time, but some people think it's too skinny.

    Right now? Once I got higher than 190 pounds, I stopped weighing myself, but I'm certainly in the 190 - 200 pound range. Way too heavy for someone who is 5'-10".

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  7. I agree with A.M. in Philly, "Sexy alll over" You look delicious to me. I like your photos. Nothing boring about them. ♥ CJ

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  8. I thought all the photos lovely

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  9. I wouldn't mind seeing the front view!

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  10. Yeah - you're morbidly obese. Shut up. LOL

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  11. Seriously, you don't look anywhere near 190-200 range. But I do know how you feel. I'd like to be about 145 (I'm shorter than you), but right now I'm at 155. And I definitely feel it. I gained about 5 lbs of that over the summer partying and drinking with our stream of house guests.

    What do you attribute your gain to? Stress? Not getting enough exercise because of the back issues? And do you have a plan for losing it?

    At any rate, I agree with most everybody, it looks pretty good!

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  12. Cubby, when are we having our next blogger meet-up? You'd be ingesting a wide range of high quality nutrients including vitamins, minerals, sugars and 150 mg of protein, all at a piddly 5 - 10 calories.

    So... you have no excuse NOT to swallow.

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  13. Thanks for the kind comments, everyone! WCS, my answer to your questions became so long that I turned it into my next post. Watch for it!

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  14. LOL! I'm so glad to be an inspiration! I will certainly watch for it. :)

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  15. Hahaha love that last pic. Brilliant movement indeed. And damn brave. Thanks for sharing!

    Love
    Daniel

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  16. Oh God . . . if that's you at 30+, I'm doomed at 50+!!

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  17. Have I told you before that you have a cute butt?

    Well, I told you again!

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  18. WranglerMan: Yes, you have said that before, but I'll never tire of hearing it.

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  19. late to the game, as i just found your blog, and i've been slowly reading your blog from the beginning to catch up.

    such a cute butt! *swoon*

    and btw, loving that you have a red bathtub/shower situation!

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    1. Thank you for your kind comments! I've added your blog to my blogroll.

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