Thursday, July 2, 2009

Crisfield "My Town" Shoot Out -Celebrate Life

“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” ~ Howard Thurman

I have been a little busy, so excuse the lack of commentary. Also, I usually schedule my shoot in advance so it will post late on Thursdays, but it did not work the last two times. Since a lot of people will be traveling this weekend, I am hitting the "Publish Post" button now. Enjoy!

These photos were taken at the Crisfield Elks Lodge on rib night. Nothing better than sitting around with friends and enjoying a good meal.

These are random photos of people enjoying life.

“Dream as if you'll live forever, live as if you'll die today.” ~ James Dean

Doreen in Michigan was chosen to pick this week's assignment. Since it is a holiday weekend, I think she picked a wonderful subject. Thanks Doreen!

For an updated list of our shooters, and to find out how to join out little gang, check out our information site.

Assignment for the July 10, can be found there as well.

Everyone have a great weekend, and "Celebrate life!"

Oh, I will be late getting around to everyone this weekend because it will a busy weekend for me.

Thanks to Gordon for keeping the motor running on our Friday shoot outs!


Joanne said...

I always know I can find people enjoying life here in Crisfield ... Have a wonderful holiday weekend, Patty!

Zaroga said...

Wonderful post, Patty! Everyone really looks like they are enjoying life. Have a great weekend!

Doreen said...

I agree with you Patty. what could be better than friends, family and food! I love the crab shirt, very cool. I have posted early because I will be gone all weekend. everyone's post puts a big smile on my face. Celebrate Life!!

Sarah Lulu said...

I hope you have a beautiful 4th of July weekend.

Such fun lively photos you posted.

It's freezing cold and winter here and I'm starting to move house today.

I'll be mindful to do it with the spirit of joy.

Sarah said...

Oh wondeful pics!!! I feel like I was there too!!! Have a great 4th, Sarah

Anonymous said...

Oh Patty, I loved your post - it made me hungry, and not just for the food, but for that wonderful sense of community that radiates so clearly through the pictures. I am totally impressed with the baseball shot! WOW!
Have a wonderful 4th of July!

GingerV said...

even though your photos are always nice I always have favorites, the first one is wonderful - is it a composite or did you just get lucky with the salute/flag/ fireworks all in one frame? the second on is the little boy with green hat fishing from a pier. what a nice photo that is. have a great weekend. GingerV

Cynthia L. H. said...

Wonderfully well done!!!

Thank you!!!

Butler and Bagman said...

Great shoot-out, Patty. I loved the one of the older guying oohing --- I don't know how else to describe it. And the golf cart going upstairs. And the rest. I've missed you. Hope to be back in the routines next week, although have also loved being gone.

Linda said...

All those crabs and your eating ribs???????? What say you Chef E????? Crisfield residents know how to live! I'll just finish eating my KD and peas before I scan the other posts. Happy fourth! Find some down time. xoxo

Simply Heather said...

Patty, I love what you did for this theme; finding everyday people and capturing the joy in their faces. These are wonderful!!

Happy Fourth, Friday and Life :)

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

Patty - what wonderful and fun photos of celebration! Great post!
Happy 4th!

Natalie said...

Yes,I liked the baseball one too! Have a great weekend,Patty. :D

Patty said...

GingerV: No trickery in the flag/ salute photo. It is all in one frame. Tripod, a slow shutter speed with quick burst of off camera flash, and a good subject who heard me say, "Hold that pose and don't move." made the shot work.

Glad you liked it. I have to try and outdo myself this year.

Linda: Oh, I will be there for their big Cruise and Crab event. Elks members from all over come for a crab and seafood dinner and then go on a bay cruise.

As much as everyone loves crabs, they couldn't eat them all the time.

I was at Linton's Seafood yesterday, and they had boxes and boxes of crabs, packed in dry ice, being labeled to go out all over the US, some as far as away as Hawaii. The UPS man was loading them onto his truck as fast as he could. I was thinking how lucky we are to have crabs right in our own back yard.

Butler and Bagman: Missed you, too, my friend. The older guy is Dan. He is the head man during our most famous crab races. He is a sweetheart, too. Always so pleasant.

Sarah Lulu: Winter?! Burrr. Happy house moving. Stay warm.

Audry: Yes, we do a great community here.

All: Wish I had time to answer everyone but have to run. Thanks. I will get around to visiting all your sites soon.

HAPPY 4th!

Keats The Sunshine Girl said...

A community that's really enjoying themselves! So, let's enjoy ourselves too before it's too late!!

Denise said...

I love the captured shots of people. wonderful! Life is grand!

Ellisa said...

I love the story you captured. Looks like a great party is going on in Maryland! The first shot is especially awesome.

Kerri said...

Those Ribs looks AMAZING. Hope you have a great weekend.

T said...

What great shots! I've yet to try shooting fireworks.

Family and friends - the very fabric of life!

Rebecca said...

I love that first shot and I am really enjoying everyone's photos on this theme.

Kerry said...

I am listening to the sounds of fireworks right now as I write this and look at your post! Nothing better than ribs, except maybe crabs? I enjoyed the Maryland flavor of this post. Have a good weekend!

gigi said...

My bloggin friend,
Blessings for you and your's on this our Nations Independence Day.
God Bless America!
Enjoy and "Celebrate Life"!

REDLAN said...

These photos are real celebration of life! Ebndless celebration, endless ideas, lots of photos Patty. Thanks for sahring them always!

Anonymous said...

fabulous photos!

Grace Albaugh said...

Looks like everyone is having a great time! Nice shoot.