Thursday, May 28, 2009

Miracle house


A few weeks ago, Per Stromsjo of Stockholm by Pixels Daily Photo, challenged me to find a house in Ocala painted in the Swedish colors of blue and yellow. While I was unable to locate such a house, I did find a horse barn in Swedish colors.

Still, I was dissatisfied. Then, the other morning while riding my bike alongside Lois Anne as she engaged in her usual 4-mile run, I came across a very beautiful and modern home painted a pale yellow. For some reason I thought of Per Stromsjo and as that thought entered my head the sky morphed into the Swedish flag.

I almost fell off my bike! Quickly I grabbed my camera and took the shot, which was a good thing as shortly thereafter the flag faded away to leave only a brilliant blue sky!

It was a miracle!

37 comments:

tapirgal said...

So creative! Hey, I almost believed your alligator story. We have some old, old stuff here in Oregon, at least by West Coast standards.

Lily Hydrangea said...

great story Jacob, very funny!

asf said...

Ha! So beautiful, worth falling out from your bike. Love how you blended the flag on the background.

Lee Spangler said...

Name that photo "Home Sweden Home" yikes, Lee

Olivier said...

BRAVO ;o)) c'est très bien fait.
BRAVO; o)) it is very well made.

Kcalpesh said...

That's nicely done! The flag looks great in the sky, nicely merged, as if it is actually there as seen in the picture!

Bergson said...

A miracle successful

magiceye said...

wow!!!!
brilliant!!!!

Shaun said...

What a lucky thing I came to this blog with this picture. You are really lucky to have caught the shot... and with the Swedish flag so perfectly morphed in.... :::)))) Nice pics by the way

Buenos Aires Photoblog said...

Haha, amazing story but I don't believe in miracles! (:

Buenos Aires Photo

Hilda said...

Hahahaha!

Christopher Raun Leth said...

Great miracle shot:-)

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

LOL! What a riot! Cool work.

What is FOTOERASE? I went there but didn't know how to work it/view it/find you.

Jacob said...

@ Mary - Fotoerase is a photo blog involving 50-60 photographers who have been invited to participate.

When you go there (http://fotoerase.blogspot.com), you need to scroll down and look for my name under a small thumbnail. The wording is like this: "Publicado por Jacob en"...and then the date.

Click on the words, "Ver Fotographic" on the right and the photo comes up with my description. Click on the photo and it will be enlarged.

I've posted 4 or 5 photos on Fotoerase.

To get to some of the earlier ones, you may have go to the bottom of the page and click on the words indicating previous posts...

Hope that helps....and thanks for asking!!!!

Vogon Poet said...

I don't know if it is a miracle, but it is very good and very funny.

Halcyon said...

Well Per... you've got your work cut out for you now! I hope you can find a house with 50 stars and 13 stripes to show off to us!

Wonderful photo Jacob. How lucky you were to catch such a magnificent sky!!

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Thanks, Jacob, for this info! :-D

cieldequimper said...

Excellent! :-)

amatamari said...

You win the challenge ... with the miracle!
:-)

And that beautiful sky!!!

m_m said...

Haha, don't you have any Polish miracles there in Ocala?:)

Great idea!

Have a nice weekend Jacob!
Regards,
m_m

JM said...

Really cool, you did it well! I'm sure Per will be happy! :-)

Tricia said...

Very cool effect!

Marie Reed said...

Oh no! I hope that you aren't scraped and bruised from your fall! I highly recommend superman band aids:) Wow! God is Swedish! Miraculous:)

Marie Reed said...

Hmmmn.. I have a photo challenge too if you're up for it! I'm obsessed with mailboxes:) If you ever see an interesting one pretty pretty please with sugar on top take a picture! I would love it so:)

Joy said...

Hahaha! A miracle indeed. That is a lovely house, and an even lovelier sky, Jacob!

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BeachILike said...

How you mix the background like that? beautiful.

Jacob said...

Thanks to all for your great comments...and for putting up with my craziness!

@ Marie - OK, I'll look for some interesting mailboxes...

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

Very creative. I'm still dreaming about another trip on those glass bottom boats. Are they still going strong?

Jacob said...

@ Greensboro - Yes, on the glass bottom boats. I posted a photo on them a few days ago...the park itself, though, has cut back and is now open only 3-4 days a week.

Cezar and Léia said...

That's really amazing! How lucky you were that the sky turned into the Swedish flag just in time to pose for your picture and then faded back to a regular sky again...
Cezar

Small City Scenes said...

Super shot. What an imagination. Love it!! MB

Merisi said...

Visions of sugar plums, er, Swedish flags, dancing in somebody's head! :-)

Jacob said...

@ Cezar - No, no, no, no! It wasn't "luck." It was a miracle!!!

;-))

PJ said...

Golly, Jacob, you have the most magical of bike rides. What's your secret? Glad your handler came along to keep you on the path. '~)

Lois said...

Fantastic job Jacob!

Marie-Noyale said...

I always knew the sky in Florida was a special blue!!!

Per Stromsjo said...

:) A true miracle, Jacob. Sorry to hear about the flag fading so soon. Then again, miracles require a lot of practice and most of us will only experience such brief moments.

Thanks!

"Photographers deal in things which are continually vanishing and when they have vanished there is no contrivance on earth which can make them come back again." — Henri Cartier-Bresson