Sunday, April 29, 2012

iPhoneography: Beachin' collages


It's a beautiful, sunny, but very windy Sunday here in the Northeast. This morning my daughter Elise, her boyfriend, and I all volunteered to help out with one of the water stops at the 'Chief Maloney Memorial Run/Walk'. Chief Maloney was shot and killed in the line of duty on April 12th, the week before he was set to retire. It's been a rather emotional experience for many of the locals. Things like that just don't happen here. Nor should they happen anywhere.

Needless to say it was a great morning! Everyone was up beat, friendly and positive. Willing to do whatever it took to make the run/walk a success. My husband decided to run the race and out of over 2,000 people he came in 29th! The man can move I tell ya!

After a quick nap, a cup of coffee, and a little collage work it's off to the gym for me. What are you up today?









I had fun making the bottom collage on Picmonkey. They don't offer collages yet but if you want to know how to make one manually just head on over to Ashton's blog post on Something Swanky. That girl is one smart cookie!

Till next time, thank you all for the warm response you've given me after being away for so long! It's a real boost to keep me going. My other blog, The Sweetest Days, has a new post as well which you can view here or at the top right of my blog.

Sharon


Linking up with Mary's Little Red House blog for Mosaic Monday

30 comments:

barbara l. hale said...

Love your beach pics! It was so distressing to hear of Chief Maloney. Glad there is something positive coming out of it.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Great shots of the beach. Congratulations to your husband - he did good!
I started looking into picmonkey, since photobucket has changed their edit program and not to the better. :( So far picmonkey and picasa does not have some of the features I used on PB, but maybe they will soon.
Have a great week.

Kerri said...

Beautiful captures!

Carol Mattingly said...

Such beautiful images. I love images of footprints in the sand. Carol

Laura said...

I've got to check out Picmonkey! Congrats to your hubby - impressive!

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Wonderful mosaic Sharon, I always feel so at home with the ocean and the beaches...grew up on Long Island and now reside at the Jersey Shore.

A Garden of Threads said...

Beautiful shots of the beach. Love the soft and warm feeling.

Leslie's Garden said...

Very pretty, I'm wishing for the beach right now! Can't wait to hear that ocean sound and feel that breeze. I hope we can make a trip there this year.

Mary Lou said...

These are so peaceful with the beauty that only the ocean gives.
I was so happy to see you back.

Snap said...

Welcome back! You always have the prettiest images --- so calming! Sounds like a wonderful morning and a wonderful thing to do for Chief Maloney's family. I do love the beach!

Carol said...

Beautiful shots. Gorgeous beach day!

Country Girl said...

Oh, I can tell you're having fun. So pretty!

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

The beach looks so inviting. You had a pretty busy day. V

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Welcome back! Your mosaics are lovely. Thanks for the info about Picmonkey.

Vee said...

Wonderful mosaics. You truly captured the sense of being seaside. Oh that story was just so sad. We have been following it as well. So glad that something good may come from something so very tragic.

My Little Home and Garden said...

Your photos have such a gentle, "beachy" feel to them. I'm sorry to hear of the sad event in your corner of the world.
-Karen

Stephanie said...

Greetings from a fellow New Englander. Your beach photos are great. Chief Maloney's story was so tragic - I saw the Run on TV this weekend. Great turnout.

Donna said...

I love the collages! That's so neat that you helped out with that run. What a sad thing to have happened, but what a good thing to do in remembrance of it and in honor of that police chief.

Ingmarie We said...

Lovely photos of the beach. Great collage too. Sorry to hear about Chief Maloney.

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

So sad about the Chief! I couldn't believe they pulled that road race together so quickly! That's community work in action! Congrats to your hubby for coming in 20th!!!

Love your photos!

Keith said...

Thanks for your support and participation in the event yesterday! Myself and some fellow photographers volunteered to cover the race and donate the digital images to the participants, and profits from any print sales. Not sure if I grabbed the right one for you here, http://championphoto.zenfolio.com/p81826220/hd4d8eb6#h173232b0
Great photos from the beach, If you are in to iPhone Photography, you might like Tiny Shutter, it's a podcast on iTunes and TinyShutter.com

Lorrie said...

Such a tragedy that happens all too often.
Your beach photos are gorgeous - there's nothing like the ocean for getting a little perspective on life.

Mary Howell Cromer said...

# 29 is not a bad place to come in at all, congrats and the beach looks so beautiful, and I wish to walk on the sand again one day~

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Tutti Chic said...

such gorgeous photos! I LOVE maine....:) chris

Maison Beldecor said...

Sharon, I love your wonderful and peaceful beach pics... but sorry to hear about Chief Maloney.
Bine

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Pearl Maple said...

Delightful photos of your beaches, love the beach off season, in no time at all they will be full of holiday makers

sharon said...

love the beach. I could spend a life time there!

Jeff Foliage said...

thanks for sharing, Sharon. I watched the news footage of the standoff and was distressed to hear of his death so close to his retirement.
Love the ocean pics as they revitalize our souls and make us feel young again.
Jeff Foliage