Category Archives: action photos

Gateway to the West

It takes a little bit of crazy to ride those bulls!

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Image and design by Joyce Meyer

Image captured during the 2017 Gary Rodeo located on the west edge of Gary, South Dakota.

4-H Changes Lives…

 

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Image by Joyce Meyer, Manfred Township, Lac qui Parle County

With the 2016 Minnesota State Fair opening today, August 25th, 4-H members that qualify for a state fair trip will be making their way to St. Paul during the next few days filled with anticipation for the “Super Bowl” of the 4-H world.  Many hours of creative thinking, problem solving and work have gone into the vast array of projects presented at this level. Why would anyone go through all of that work?

4-H changes lives, helping youth to become confident, mature adults ready to succeed in today’s challenging world. Studies show that youth participating in 4-H do better in school, are more motivated to help others, feel safe to try new things, and develop lasting friendships. ~Cornell University Cooperative Extension

Sounds like a good deal…

Nudging Mother Nature…

“I believe the world is incomprehensibly beautiful — an endless prospect of magic and wonder.”
— Ansel Adams

Give an autumn image a little nudge using Photoshop.

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Image by Joyce Meyer
Image by Joyce Meyer

Another option is using Photoshop to add lens flare for an extra kick.

Enjoy these last days of autumn…Giese-7896fall12x12r2snow2web…until that magical first snowfall!

Above is a Photoshop tutorial on creating an autumn effect:

Lost in the past…

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One net, one volleyball

2014GDVB-3788pl…but so much more.

2014GDVB-4054Dig deep.  Practice makes better, but you will rarely be perfect.

2014GDVB-4020Help set others up to experience success.

2014GDVB-4065You play as a team, but sometimes you may be the one needed to keep the momentum going.

2014GDVB-0059popWhat it takes is all you’ve got.

2014GDVB-3792pl50Be there for each other.  Being positive moves us further in life.

2014GDVB-0061plWe all have our roles to play, focus on what you can control.

2014GDVB-3821Meet opposition and challenge straight on.

2014GDVB-4027Things may not always go your way.  Pick yourself up and move on.

2014GDVB-3897Listen.   Everyone has something to offer.

2014GDVB-3889Know that you have done something good in the world.

2014GDVB-3935Appreciate your fans. It is an opportunity to bring family and friends together.

Seniors… buckle up, it’s about to get nostalgic. Remember these walls that have soaked up your pain and exhaustion and know that you’ve learned to win and lose with dignity.  

Now, take a deep breath and  enjoy the ride with Wildcat pride in your hearts…

2014GDVB-0010… while the band plays on.