Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of earth,
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;
Sunward I’ve climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth
Of sun-split clouds, –and done a hundred things
You have not dreamed of –Wheeled and soared and swung
High in the sunlit silence. Hov’ring there
I’ve chased the shouting wind along, and flung
My eager craft through footless halls of air…
Up, up the long, delirious, burning blue
I’ve topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace
Where never lark or even eagle flew —
And, while with silent lifting mind I’ve trod
The high untrespassed sanctity of space,
Put out my hand, and touched the face of God.
~John Gillespie Magee, Jr.
It seems that humans have always been enamored with flight, from the ancient Greek story of Icarus to the movie Gravity. What is it about weightless floating that captures our minds and our hearts so much? This photo is of an amazing young lady who loves to dance and soar. My husband works with the Special Needs youth in our area, but in reality, they are working with us to teach us what freedom really is.
IN A NEW POST CREATED FOR THIS CHALLENGE, SHARE A PHOTO OR TWO WITH FLIGHT.
Take photos of various forms of flight. Then blog your finds and post a link to your masterpieces here.
Everyone is welcome to participate, even if your blog isn’t about photography.
Here’s how it works:
1. Each week, I’ll come up with a theme and post a photo that I think fits. You take photographs based on your interpretation of the theme, and post them on your blog (a new post!) anytime before the following Thursday, when the next photo theme will be announced.
2. To make it easy for others to check out your photos, title your blog post “A Photo a Week Challenge: (theme of the week)” and be sure to use the “postaday″ tag.
3. Follow nancy merrill photography so that you don’t miss out on weekly challenge announcements.
54 thoughts on “A Photo a Week Challenge: Flight”
Great challenge… Here’s my entry: