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“To me, if life boils down to one thing, it’s movement. To live is to keep moving.” Jerry Seinfeld

Weekly Photo Challenge: Movement… Janet Jackson and her crew

Weekly Photo Challenge: Movement… Janet Jackson

For more: See Janet Jackson concert post

Weekly Photo Challenge: Movement… Sade and crew doing a little jig

Weekly Photo Challenge: Movement… Sade in the spin around

For more: See Sade concert post

Concerts are a great place to see the human form in action; gyrating, spinning, jumping, doing all sorts of gymnastics to stay in sync tune with the pounding music. For this week’s photo challenge, I decided to share shots from concerts depicting movement. I choose shots that had some of that hand shaking effect my camera hates, but hey that’s life…

“In silence and movement you can show the reflection of people.” Marcel Marceau

Weekly Photo Challenge: Movement… Chris Brown and crew

Weekly Photo Challenge: Movement… More Chris

For more: See Chris Brown concert post

Weekly Photo Challenge: Movement… Kanye and Jay-Z

Weekly Photo Challenge: Movement… More Kanye and Jay-Z

For more: See some Watch The Throne concert shots here and here

When we turn our cameras to capture movement at a concert, anything can happen. It’s hot, loud, smoky, crazy, and people are bopping away to the songs… Sometimes we capture the energy of the event and, at other times, the energy carries us away and we forget to take the shot or it’s an afterthought. I’ve learned to appreciate whatever my lens snares… some good, and some damn awful; all entertaining. More below!

“Many a trip continues long after movement in time and space have ceased.” John Steinbeck

Weekly Photo Challenge: Movement… LMFAO crew member

Weekly Photo Challenge: Movement… The Quest Dance crew

For more: See LMFAO concert post

Weekly Photo Challenge: Movement… Kelly Rowland and her dancers

Weekly Photo Challenge: Movement… More Kelly Rowland and those hot dancers

For more: See Kelly at Chris Brown concert post

Inevitably, when it’s time to choose what to share, it all becomes a jumble of moving parts competing for attention. The questions fly: Which shots will do? Which ones truly capture the action, dance moves, energy, sexiness, the exhilaration…? Who knows. What do you think? More below. Enjoy it!

“Music is the movement of sound to reach the soul for the education of its virtue.” Plato

Weekly Photo Challenge: Movement… Far East Movement moving…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Movement… LMFAO spraying the fans

For more: See LMFAO concert post

Weekly Photo Challenge: Movement… A fountain at the Culinary Institute

Weekly Photo Challenge: Movement… And the birds move too.

For more: See Hope For the Birds post

Hope you enjoyed this! What are your thoughts? What photos did you share on Movement to fit the task? Was it easy/hard to find photos that supported your perspective on the subject? Were you drawn to certain types of photos for the prompt? Do share? Thank you! πŸ™‚ πŸ˜‰

*Please bear with me as I continue to catch up on your blogs and commenting… Thank you all for your patience! πŸ™‚

My fellow bloggers were equally creative with their selections. I listed several via Zemanta & WP Daily Post below. (I will update it and add more). We all appreciate trackbacks/ping-backs and LIKES from fellow bloggers too! Check out how others interpreted the theme – Movement – below. ***

This post was inspired by a prompt from WP Daily Post: Weekly Photo Challenge: Movement How do you show movement in your photos? This photo choice is a very deliberate show of movement through the camera lens and the blurring lights, but how else can you show movement of objects, or of the action that’s happening in your picture?
Share a picture that means MOVEMENT to you!

Positive Motivation Tip: The world we inhabit is in constant motion. We capture some with our cameras and we create others with software. No matter what, we are moving forward. Enjoy the moment.

PHOTO CREDITS/ATTRIBUTIONS: All Photos from my personal collection.

Until Next Time…
Ask. Believe. Receive. Β©
Elizabeth Obih-Frank
Mirth and Motivation
Positive Kismet

49 Comments leave one →
  1. 06/07/2012 9:03 pm

    Awesome!!! Love these. πŸ˜€

    • 06/07/2012 9:37 pm

      TY Fiztrainer! It was a fun exercise to do. πŸ˜‰

      • 06/07/2012 9:45 pm

        Totally was. Thanks. πŸ˜€

      • 06/07/2012 9:54 pm

        πŸ™‚ Will do the rounds to see what fellow blog friends have contributed. πŸ˜‰

      • 06/07/2012 10:00 pm

        I just did that … everyone’s interpretations were great. I’m sure you’ll love them! πŸ˜€

      • 06/07/2012 10:03 pm

        Will do and that’s a great part of the fun too. πŸ˜‰

      • 06/07/2012 10:19 pm

        Absolutely. I agree. πŸ˜€

  2. 06/07/2012 9:18 pm

    constant movement
    the pictures sounded loud
    even though there was no sound
    the sound was moving…
    great concept..yes you captured movement
    this was good…and interesting!
    Thank you for sharing …
    Take Care…

    • 06/07/2012 9:36 pm

      Thank you Maryrose! I love going to concerts and each one is so different… I hope I captured as much movement as was possible. πŸ™‚

      • 06/07/2012 9:38 pm

        you did a great job…
        they are really good …!
        (and they look as if the person taking them was really into the music..which makes them even more from motion to emotion!)
        Great job…

      • 06/07/2012 9:41 pm

        Thanks again! Much appreciated from this corner of the blog world… I do have a great time at concerts… Watch The Throne was a challenge but the music rocked too. πŸ˜‰

  3. 06/07/2012 9:32 pm

    Stellar choices all πŸ™‚

  4. 06/07/2012 9:34 pm

    Great quote!

    • 06/07/2012 9:42 pm

      TY! Are you referring to the Jerry Seinfeld one? I love it too… πŸ˜‰

  5. 06/07/2012 9:42 pm

    Awesome…loved the Janet Jackson shots and I bet she was great in concert. Thanks for sharing πŸ™‚

    • 06/07/2012 9:44 pm

      Yes, she was and you are welcome to check out the post I put together after the concert. There are several great, up close shots and a write up. πŸ™‚

      • 06/07/2012 10:30 pm

        Thanks, I will need to do that. Have a great weekend. πŸ™‚

  6. 06/07/2012 9:51 pm

    Very exciting! Lots of action and movement. Need the soundtrack to accompany Janet! WOW.

    • 06/07/2012 9:55 pm

      TY Ruth for your comment and pingback! The music was great too! πŸ™‚

  7. 07/07/2012 1:09 am

    Cool @Kelly Rowland presentation.. I thought this is real @Rihana rivals ..:lol:

  8. 07/07/2012 1:48 am

    That is a LOT of movement! Wonderful selection Elizabeth πŸ™‚

  9. 07/07/2012 2:00 am

    Wow you’ve been to some brilliant gigs!

  10. 07/07/2012 2:06 am

    Very cool! Perfect for the theme.

  11. 07/07/2012 2:11 am

    You go to a lot of concerts πŸ™‚

  12. Madelaine permalink
    07/07/2012 7:10 am

    OMG…..movement EVERYWHERE!! πŸ™‚

  13. 07/07/2012 7:40 am

    I want to dance to the music of all these groups in the middle of that block of birds! You have my toes a’ tappin’!

  14. 07/07/2012 8:47 am

    Great display of movement…you caught it! ~mkg

  15. 07/07/2012 8:57 am

    How do those dancers keep going? Love to watch them though. πŸ˜‰

  16. 07/07/2012 10:18 am

    Wow you have been to a lot of great concerts! I especially love Sade and it would be great to see her live. Great entry!

  17. 07/07/2012 10:40 am

    All fun shots – concerts are always so exciting! The photo of the seagulls reminds me of my friend’s assertion that they are “rats with wings!”

  18. 07/07/2012 3:48 pm

    Janet Jackson is just too awesome… I wish I could see her live!!! Btw – movement is the best salvation πŸ™‚

  19. 07/07/2012 4:39 pm

    Enjoyable post, Elizabeth, and great pics

  20. 07/07/2012 11:42 pm

    Stunning photos… I love musics… πŸ™‚
    Have a great week end.

  21. 08/07/2012 12:24 am

    ok nice 1…

  22. 08/07/2012 7:58 am

    The world we inhabit is in constant motion…

  23. 08/07/2012 8:35 pm

    I love to watch all the dance shows, in particular the competitions like “So You Think You Can Dance.” I have been known to tear up just watching the young bodies do the impossible! I marvel at the way our bodies are made…my own dancing ability isn’t much, but I’m grateful I can move! That’s enough for me, but I can marvel at the talent in others. Movement is a wonder to contemplate, so thank you, Elizabeth! Debra

  24. 09/07/2012 7:02 am

    Great ways to depict movement!

  25. 09/07/2012 7:26 am

    Truly on the move!

  26. 10/07/2012 7:12 pm

    Movement is life, it’s energy! Great shots depicting movement πŸ™‚

  27. 12/07/2012 9:49 pm

    A post that celebrates life and movement at its best. Love the concert images. The excitement can be seen in all of them. Beautiful words that makes you want to jump. Have a great weekend.

  28. 13/07/2012 7:50 am

    That’s some slammin’ dancin’ πŸ™‚


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