Sunday, August 2, 2009

Lois Anne on the run


Lois Anne loves to run on the Marjorie Carr Harris Cross Florida Greenway, a six-mile, paved loop through three different terrains - a mostly grassy area; an area of rolling hills and pine trees; and a forest with relatively steep hills.

I call this Lois in motion. And I think she does well for a young lady who's been married to me for over 52 years!

42 comments:

James said...

That makes me dizzy. I looks cool but some how it makes me dizzy. That is strange. lol

Olivier said...

bel effet, cela rend vraiment très bien. Bravo pour la photo et pour la marathonienne

nice effect, it makes it really well. Bravo for the photo and for the marathoner

Tash said...

Fabulous shot of a more fabulous woman! She is an inspiration. I'm getting to get my somewhat overweight rear our on the road.

Sean said...

I dont know you that well but I am inclined to agree :) Nice pic!

Don and Krise said...

Man! Look at her go. You must have had to run pretty fast yourself to catch up with a pretty lady like that Jacob.

Vogon Poet said...

She does much better of many people I know, obviously myself included. Very good shoot, I suppose from your bike...

Small City Scenes said...

She is lookin' gooood!! How come you married a 5 yr. old. Cradle robber. LOL. Lois anne you are mahvelous. MB

Marie said...

Wow, she looks great and the photo "renders" the speed and the movement very well. I used to run too. I stopped running two or three years ago due to problems in my vertebral column but I still exercise a lot :-))) I "speedfast," I ride my bike, and I swim whenever I can.

Bergson said...

too fast for my eyes

Per Stromsjo said...

This kind of shot is difficult. I like the way you caught her feet hovering above ground.

Kcalpesh said...

Really commedable! I really liked the motion blur you've given to the picture! Nice shot!

Leif Hagen said...

Zippy photo of Lois Anne! She's a young lady indeed! Very patient, too, I suppose.
: - )
Nice photo of your "girlfriend," Jacob!

Jacob said...

@ Leif - She's been my girlfriend for many, many years!

@ VP - Yup...but I stopped the bike first...

@ All - Thank you very much!

Nikki Beaumont said...

Love the action blur and my goodness! Lois looks like a 30-year-old! Amazing! Almost makes me want to take up jogging!

Bob Poris said...

She looks great but the background keeps moving

Dan J. said...

This has to be one of the best composed shots I have seen in a while. The motion bur is fantastic and the way you captured her is really well done. I struggle with these types of shots and have never had one turn out like this. Truly exceptional.

Oh and no wonder you are so happy all the time. ;-)

Lois said...

Oh wow Jacob, that is a fabulous shot! It makes me feel like a slug though. I need to get out and at least start walking again, but the heat is so bad this time of year!

B SQUARED said...

Now Jacob, is she running from you or to you? I used to jog every day when I had knees.

Sarah Lashbrook said...

Nice shot -- I love the motion!

slim said...

Lois Anne looks like a natural born athlete . . . wow she is an inspiration and a great looking lady. she should have the moniker "slim", not me. I really like how you celebrate Lois Anne; that makes my heart smile ;))

slim said...

Ooops! I clicked too soon. The second part of my comment is that this is a fabulous picture, Jacob. How did you make the background blurry . . . panning? Did you have to take many to get this one?

D said...

Very cool! The shot, and the fact that you've been married that long. She surely was a child bride! :)

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

Jacob, excellent photo and tribute to your lovely partner in life. Thanks for all of your comments on my site while we were away on the solar eclipse tour. We appreciate your words. I am enjoying catching up on everyone's photos. I love your photos and you have quite a variety. it will take me a few days to catch up at work and on all of your photos. Your technique and commitment to so many wonderful photos and sites is amazing and appreciated. We also finally got our travel website officially launched so it is now open at www.vivalavoyage.com or it can be accessed through the link on my website. I hope things are well. Enjoy!

Daryl said...

Clearly she married you when she was 2 ... ;-D

Asta said...

Hi Jacob,

WOW, My compliments to Lois Anne. - I wouldn't be able to run as much as 10 steps! She must be a pretty strong lady!

Best regards
Asta

Jacob said...

@ Slim - You know, I can't remember exactly...it isn't hard, though...it's a Photoshop procedure that uses the blur filter...I can look it up if you wish?

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

Ah, come on Jacob, round up! Make it 53! Congrats on the marriage and on the fabulous photography!

Maybe we can all meet up and celebrate with you at the morel mushroom festival in FL next May! Lois can lead the triathlon: run, pick mushrooms, ride bike around mushroom-laced, obstacle course. Portabello mushroom sandwiches for all who finish! Meanwhile, you can photograph all!

Memphis MOJO said...

Great shot and great-looking lady! I just wish you wouldn't lie about how long you've been together. You must be lying because she looks so youngish.

Frank said...

This photo sures beats a sunset, rocking chair or a golf bag full of fuzzy covers. You captured the real light in your life. 52 years??!! That is a great acomplishment. And it appears she still runs circles around you.

cieldequimper said...

Hello Lois Anne! I would fall to the ground after about 2 1/2 minutes trying to follow you! This is a fantastic shot, I love the movement!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I agree that she does look mighty good! Way younger than what she must be. Lucky you have chosen so wisely when you were but a youngster.

Halcyon said...

I love this photo! Such a neat effect.

You've still got 50 years of marriage on me. :) I hope to catch up one day.

m_m said...

Great!

Buenos Aires Photoblog said...

Wow, a whole post dedicated to your wife! This photo is fabulous! This must be sweet real love!

Snapshutter said...

Now that's well done. I've many times tried to photograph runners in action, and it's difficult. You panned it just perfect.

Lee Spangler said...

Nice to see you guys are trying to stay fit. Lois Anne is such a good example of trying to stay yooung. Sorry I missed your last posts. I've been away for a couple of days and it will be hit and miss for a few more days. Thanks for your kindness.

nopham said...

Wish I will look this good at her age! LA looks terrific!

MJ said...

Lookin' good, Lois Anne! Must be all that running away from you that keeps her in such great shape :-) LOL -- seriously, though -- cool shot & congrats on a long and strong relationship.

Jarart said...

Keep on running Lois! Nice effect for this shot!

Tricia said...

WoW Jacob, how'd you do that? that's so cool!

tapirgal said...

What a great photo. I've been missing your Ocala blog posts for awhile, as I visit various others of yours, enjoying them all. I'm glad I caught this one. Not only is the photo nice, but it's fun to see a wonderful woman doing what she loves! All my best to both of you! You're both inspiring.

Lisa Wilson said...

That's a great action photo!! Now I feel lazy. I've been meaning to get out and run all summer. :(

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