January 19, 2011

and then we're going to jump....

you already know i'm passionate about photography
and
there are days
where
i'm even more passionate about jumping
~many of you already know this~
and
when the jumping involves unsuspecting strangers
well
then my day has been totally and completely made
i ask "do you want a photo of all of you"
they say "sure"
i say "we can do a normal shot but then will you jump for me"
they say "okay"
~while nervously laughing with each other~
then
they hand me their camera. usually a point and shoot.
i ask them to find the sports mode for me.
then i tell them what to do. how to jump. how i'll count them down.
~
the best part. always. is the laughter.
then
the "look at you" the "you jumped so high" the "your shirt came up"
the
"can we do another one"
~
honestly. i can't begin to tell you how happy the jumping photos make me.
~
and
if you think these are the only jumping photos i have from the beach. you're mistaken.
i have so many to share with you.
~
~these just happen to be the only ones where my hubby caught me in the act~
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ps...the girl i'm talking to in the first photo told me she's a first year photography student. we talked shop a little bit. you know us camera geeks. that's what we do.

38 comments:

  1. Isn't it funny how complete strangers will do what you ask them to? This made me smile.

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  2. You remember the Van Halen song, don't ya?

    Might as well JUMP!!!!!!!...

    Love these, love your spirit..love all around.

    and oh, that your husband captured you in the act..it's a beautiful thing -

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  3. I wish I had the guts to talk to a group of folks like that. Love your jumping shots.

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  4. I am going to use this with a child I'll be shooting in a couple weeks. I'm sure she'll love it. Great idea!

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  5. These are great! You are so good. I would have no idea how to take that type of photo.

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  6. this is a blast.....I am so happy hubby caught you in action.The day I jumped with you was a blast, and I had no idea there were so many tips and tricks to such a simple movement....and what a blast it is...JUST JUMP!! ( I typed BLAST 3 times!!)

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  7. I bet you made their day!!! Your joy is infectious!

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  8. I love these shots you captured...love jumping shots...I can imagine their joy and laughter at meeting such a kind stranger that wanted to take their photo...what a memory you gave them.

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  9. You should publish a book of this.

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  10. I need our family's picture taken whilst jumping.

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  11. Oh thats funny! Great shots, especially the last one, the water in the background, really nice

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  12. your jumping shots are the bestest!

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  13. those are great... who was there to capture you taking the pic! How fun.
    I love how white the sand looks there. It is beautiful.

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  14. Sounds like you had great fun with your new friends.

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  15. How fun it that!!! Love seeing you in action, laughing and playing and taking jumping pictures.

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  16. Look at you. . . spreading the gift of jumping for joy!

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  17. I feel like this is 'the gospel according to beth' and I *love* it!!! Sorry I missed your birthday, I know it was good as I've been reading about it :)
    xoxo

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  18. Big smiles for you and all the fun you have!

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  19. You are just too cute! If I could measure the miles of smiles you have created on this earth, I'm sure it would reach the moon!

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  20. Oh my gosh. I love it! I love it so much! That made me smile... BIG :D

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  21. These are wonderful! So full of fun and energy!
    Love that you are in them as well!!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  22. Yay for Beth and her Jumping Subjects ! I have some great shots of you "getting the shot" in my photos from seaside too.
    Hey, the idea of a book sounds intriguing...
    Enjoy it, Beautiful One !

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  23. I love these photos and the story. Missing the sugar white beaches of Florida.

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  24. I love it! It makes me happy!

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  25. Couldn't resist -- sharing your joy with others. I linked you.......

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  26. Jumping looks as much fun as dancing! What joy you must bring to those around you.

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  27. Oh I just LOVE this...LOVE that you are doing this...making all those unsuspecting strangers find true glee in that moment...!
    wow.
    thanks for this :>]]

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  28. I love, love, love your connection with strangers. I also love that your husband caught it on camera. So fun to see you in action.

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  29. Jump for JOY! Enough said. :o)

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  30. Can't help but smile at this one!

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  31. DOUBLE JOY!! I love your spirit...you make me FLY!

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  32. Oh what great pictures, they really are full of joy and laughter. I sometimes do this with clients and they all love the results.

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  33. Yay for you being in the Sharing the Joy gang ! Thanks to Meri for knowing a great addition when she sees one !

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  34. Beth, I just love you. I love how you make these jumping shots...how you bring joy to everyone, even complete strangers.

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  35. This is one of the most intriguing posts I've ever come across. This evening, I fee,l I will be mostly exploring your blog!

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  36. Jumping photos are great! Fooled by Judy and her grand child ... didn't notice at first that Judy had one foot on the ground until I read your comments ... must be the jumping fever in her expression!

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**I love reading the comments you leave, as they make me feel like we're sitting in my kitchen, having a cup of tea, discussing life and wondering where all the time has gone ...beth