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Today is a new day! It is time to get away from the computer, put on those walking shoes, get out, get fit and be creative! How is walking a creative activity? Well, pick up your camera, take it with you and start clicking away! You will be amazed by all the interesting and wonderful things you will discover, on your ordinary walk, around your once familiar neighborhood.

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Creatively Fit is a fitness/photography blog designed to motivate blogger/photographers to get in shape. Each day, participants from across the globe are encouraged to walk, click, and connect with others who are grabbing their walking shoes and their cameras in an effort to stay creative and fit.

The task is simple. Leave a comment on a post, stating that you would like to join, and include your email address. You will receive an invitation to join the team. The assignment:

1. Walk 30-60 minutes each day (3-5 days per week). Work within your fitness level. Set a time limit that you are comfortable with (10, 15, 20 minutes). It's all about having fun and getting moving. Creativity and Fitness are bonuses!!
2. Click - Take photos of your journey.
Everything and anything goes, but we like creativity.
3. Connect - Post your name, state or country, time of walk, and 4 or 5 photos to the Creatively Fit blog.
4. Encourage one another with your comments and posts. Comments help to motivate one another into getting out there and sharing some more!
5. That’s it!

Our goal is to motivate and inspire one another as we unite together on our journey to creative fitness!! We are so glad you stopped by!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Cindy - Florida 8:50-10:10 AM

Today's walk, I focused on the unsightly. These are the things that I try avoid when I take pictures during my walk.

My desire was to find the beauty in these things. Have I done that? Not sure...but it was worth a try!
Trees never seem to bore me.
Here are some random things that caught my eye. I love the cracks in the sideway. (Great reference photo for murals and tromp l'oeil painting)

I passed by this pool on my way back from my walk. I wanted to jump in!

So what do you think? I'd love to hear your thoughts:)

I hope everyone has a great day!


julie said...

I like the architectural quality of the power lines. I think you found the beauty in them by photographing them with mostly sky as a background. If they'd been in front of something else, we'd be trying to see the background and the lines would not appear as sharp. Way to think outside the camera! The big, twisted tree(s?) is incredible. And I could have really used a jump in that pool, too! :)

Cindy @ Chalk it Up! said...

Thank you for your thoughtful comments. I agree a simple background (sky) works best for these busy power lines!
I really appreciate your encouraging words!:)

Hayley @ When I Grow UP said...

I really love the first collage. Who would have thought there could be beauty in power lines? There is a tower that I take continuously take photos of when I walk on the country road, but it never makes the post. It always captures my attention because of its colors and the clouds surrounding it. You've inspired me to try to take it again, and see what happens.

As you know, your water tank and pipe photos would have been top selection when I wrote engineering proposals. These are the best kinds of shots--when you capture the beauty of a water tank.

Finally, when I saw your cracked concrete with the grass growing through, I thought to myself, "This looks like something Cindy would paint." You are right! We definitely have reference material. What will we be using it for again?

Great post today!

Cindy @ Chalk it Up! said...

I look forward to seeing your power line pictures!
I do think all of these wonderful photos of ours must be put to use. I was on a very inspiring walk this morning and my wheels are turning....developing...:)

Tammy said...

Haha, awesome! I would have jumped in!
Great pics!!