Life Happening - May 5, 2012

We asked you to consider if each one of us decided to share just one aspect of our personal lives through an image, what would we experience?

You have delighted us with the response. Thank you Aminus3 community for sharing with all of us your passion for photography and joy of life!

In your posted images and stories we can experience the magnitude and uniqueness of May 5th 2012. You've brought our attention to the world in your backyard, where you live, the streets you walk, and you shared your togetherness, along with your silly fun.

We've seen the magnificence of nature in the Super Moon that takes our breath away, colorful rainbows, majestic mountains, glistening waterfalls, fields of crop, fall colors and seasons changing down-under.

How we play, where we work. The dance that keeps us young. The art we are inspired to create. The music that plays to our soul. How we care for each other and how our furry 4-legged friends care for us and make us smile!

What we eat, how we shop. Where we live, how we learn. What we observe from ourselves, what we project onto others. The companions who make life worth living. The challengers that make us work harder.

The moments we are left waiting in our hearts. The special times and love we share even as our bodies age and change. A celebration of life for almost a century. The happy times of a first meeting, the sadness of saying goodbye.

The love of parents, children, grandparents, aunts, uncles and dear friends. Family life that comes together for weekly fun or taking the time to cook a special meal. Weddings that demonstrate the beginning, scars that remind us of where we've been and how we are healing.

The love, connection, diversity, creativity and spontaneity for one day shines through your images. Enjoy this warm offering and sharing of our lives and through the beauty of photography, remember what can be captured when we stop to observe the moment.

Thanks Aminus3 !

Life Happening from 133 people in 30 countries around the world.

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Tehran, Iran

! by حمید خاکساریان

Tehran, Iran

Brooksville, FL, United States, [i]...in Brooksville, Florida, on May 5, 2012. 

This Aeromed 3 medical rescue helicopter from Tampa General Hospital, an hour's drive south of us, is lifting off from the high school two blocks north of us. This hand-held shot was taken while they were moving at quite a good speed, heading west. Thanks to the training of the pilot and paramedics, hopefully the person in trouble will have their precious life renewed/restored/saved.[/i]

Life Happening... by Judy aka L@dybug

Brooksville, FL, United States, ...in Brooksville, Florida, on May 5, 2012.

This Aeromed 3 medical rescue helicopter from Tampa General Hospital, an hour's drive south of us, is lifting off from the high school two blocks north of us. This hand-held shot was taken while they were moving at quite a good speed, heading west. Thanks to the training of the pilot and paramedics, hopefully the person in trouble will have their precious life renewed/restored/saved.

Atlantic Shores, United States, [h]: 
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[i][b]Lilly[/b] :  Did you remember to take a photo for the AM3 'Life Happening' theme ?[/i]
[b]Ronnie[/b] :  No. Took your big note and a book and then clean forgot.  Sorry.
[i][b]Lilly[/b] :  Oh, well, I see Life Happened anyway - lucky you had the pigeon instructions with you, Ronnie.[/i]
[h]: 
[b]Our posting for the "[url=http://www.aminus3.com/theme/life-happening-may2012/]Life Happening - May 5, 2012' theme[/url]"[/b]
:[/h] 
**Reminder by Lilly, Image by Ronnie, Theme by Aminus3, Pigeons by appointment only**

Life Happening by OurTwoSense

Atlantic Shores, United States, :
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Lilly : Did you remember to take a photo for the AM3 'Life Happening' theme ?
Ronnie : No. Took your big note and a book and then clean forgot. Sorry.
Lilly : Oh, well, I see Life Happened anyway - lucky you had the pigeon instructions with you, Ronnie.
:
Our posting for the "Life Happening - May 5, 2012' theme"
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**Reminder by Lilly, Image by Ronnie, Theme by Aminus3, Pigeons by appointment only**

Canberra, Australia, Where I live, there are four very distinct seasons - and autumn is my favourite time of year. My garden is a place to think - and season's change often colours my sense of personal change.

[i]Claret of the vine 
drink in the liquid colour 
ornamental grape leaf[/i]

Season's change by Stephen

Canberra, Australia, Where I live, there are four very distinct seasons - and autumn is my favourite time of year. My garden is a place to think - and season's change often colours my sense of personal change.

Claret of the vine
drink in the liquid colour
ornamental grape leaf

Canberra, Australia, My brother in law's first grandson was born in the USA and arrived back in Australia this week. Here's Nick meeting the wonderfully smiley Oscar, aged 9  months. They seem to delight in each other's company :)
[b]Posting for the Aminus3 theme Life Happening - May 5 2012[/b]

The joy and delight of love by Bron

Canberra, Australia, My brother in law's first grandson was born in the USA and arrived back in Australia this week. Here's Nick meeting the wonderfully smiley Oscar, aged 9 months. They seem to delight in each other's company :)
Posting for the Aminus3 theme Life Happening - May 5 2012

Toronto, Canada, This is my submission for the Am3 "Life Happening" photo theme, and it doesn't get any simpler or truer for me. Without music to create, or to listen to, my life would not fulfill its promises nearly as often. A sunny May 5th Saturday, and I saluted all that there is to be grateful for with a lift of my handcrafted Norman guitar, made right here in Canada where I have been blessed to live.

life (happening) sweetener by Rick

Toronto, Canada, This is my submission for the Am3 "Life Happening" photo theme, and it doesn't get any simpler or truer for me. Without music to create, or to listen to, my life would not fulfill its promises nearly as often. A sunny May 5th Saturday, and I saluted all that there is to be grateful for with a lift of my handcrafted Norman guitar, made right here in Canada where I have been blessed to live.

Honolulu, United States, Waikiki is one of my favorite places to photograph in Hawaii.  This image was made for the latest theme.  I went to Magic Island and shot back towards the full moon over Waikiki.  Diamond Head crater is also in the image.  To the right foreground is a rock outcropping of Magic Island, helping to give depth of field to the image.  That night was the night when the full moon was closest to earth for the year.  There were probably twenty photographers lined up along the edge of Magic Island to capture the moment when the moon broke through the clouds.  This was my best effort for the evening.

waikiki night may 5, 2012 by Jeff

Honolulu, United States, Waikiki is one of my favorite places to photograph in Hawaii. This image was made for the latest theme. I went to Magic Island and shot back towards the full moon over Waikiki. Diamond Head crater is also in the image. To the right foreground is a rock outcropping of Magic Island, helping to give depth of field to the image. That night was the night when the full moon was closest to earth for the year. There were probably twenty photographers lined up along the edge of Magic Island to capture the moment when the moon broke through the clouds. This was my best effort for the evening.

Kerman, Iran, Thanks for your visit and comments. :)

کند جلوه طاوس صاحب جمال
چه میخواهی از باز برکنده بال .
"سعدی"

The Pursuit of Happiness (2) !!! by ORBIT

Kerman, Iran, Thanks for your visit and comments. :)

کند جلوه طاوس صاحب جمال
چه میخواهی از باز برکنده بال .
"سعدی"

South Shields, United Kingdom, Another dull, grey, wet, and damp day in South Shields as I took a walk around the harbour and the area near the Groyne pier. Not many folks about that afternoon, although there seemed to be a tea dance going on in the Littlehaven Hotel, the sounds of music drifted by with a muted tone along with the squalls of stinging showers carried on a north westerly breeze.

That's where I found this man walking his dog, the two of them occasionally peering out to sea wondering if the lighthouses might eventually appear from behind the mist and rain. Call it a "life happening" event, it suits the theme.

April's showers seemed never ending!

Processed this one using the  Lucis Art plug in to try and create that wet watercolour look, then added a light canvass type of texture.

She needed the walk by Curly

South Shields, United Kingdom, Another dull, grey, wet, and damp day in South Shields as I took a walk around the harbour and the area near the Groyne pier. Not many folks about that afternoon, although there seemed to be a tea dance going on in the Littlehaven Hotel, the sounds of music drifted by with a muted tone along with the squalls of stinging showers carried on a north westerly breeze.

That's where I found this man walking his dog, the two of them occasionally peering out to sea wondering if the lighthouses might eventually appear from behind the mist and rain. Call it a "life happening" event, it suits the theme.

April's showers seemed never ending!

Processed this one using the Lucis Art plug in to try and create that wet watercolour look, then added a light canvass type of texture.

Arlington, Texas, United States, Life Happening - May 5, 2012
Saturday we spent the day celebrating Mike's mom's [b]90th birthday[/b]. We planned the party for about 100 people. My job ahead of time was to scan, edit, and print old photos of her to put out on the tables. My job on that day was to take photos of everyone and upload them later so all could see or have them.

So, here she is after her 90th birthday party with her brother-in-law who was celebrating his [b]94th birthday[/b] that same day!!

A total of 184 Years of [i]"Life Happening"[/i].

90 Years of Life Happening by B. Thomas

Arlington, Texas, United States, Life Happening - May 5, 2012
Saturday we spent the day celebrating Mike's mom's 90th birthday. We planned the party for about 100 people. My job ahead of time was to scan, edit, and print old photos of her to put out on the tables. My job on that day was to take photos of everyone and upload them later so all could see or have them.

So, here she is after her 90th birthday party with her brother-in-law who was celebrating his 94th birthday that same day!!

A total of 184 Years of "Life Happening".

Drenthe, Netherlands, Boterbloem

Boterbloem by Lenie

Drenthe, Netherlands, Boterbloem

Amsterdam, Netherlands, This was my May 5. 

I had envisioned on exiting the flat to take some beautiful photos; the little details of life which would have made for a more interesting subject.

Unfortunately, exam season and my decision to pursue an academic route gave me this...

May 5: Life Happening by Jennifer

Amsterdam, Netherlands, This was my May 5.

I had envisioned on exiting the flat to take some beautiful photos; the little details of life which would have made for a more interesting subject.

Unfortunately, exam season and my decision to pursue an academic route gave me this...

kudal, India, " Wake up and realize this is all made up of thoughts, just thoughts. Your appreciation of beauty is a thought; your aversion to an object that is ugly is a thought. Your craving or aversion is nothing but a passing thought in the mind. Realize this is just a thought and you will be free......."

...'' Lost '' For Ever... by Rupesh

kudal, India, " Wake up and realize this is all made up of thoughts, just thoughts. Your appreciation of beauty is a thought; your aversion to an object that is ugly is a thought. Your craving or aversion is nothing but a passing thought in the mind. Realize this is just a thought and you will be free......."

Chicago, United States, The Dailey Method purple socks

socks. by debbiG

Chicago, United States, The Dailey Method purple socks

Kyiv, Ukraine, Theme: Life Happening May 5th 2012

Storm in Kyiv by Kristina

Kyiv, Ukraine, Theme: Life Happening May 5th 2012

Iran, Iran

L I F E by farNaaz50

Iran, Iran

mumbai, India, I love watching these little fellows from my balcony. For months I've watched their mating, nesting and stretching. I have watched them fight to save their nest from the sparrows, crows and squirrels and work away at deepening their nests. I 've spent  two to three hours on days video taping them and watching them. What can be a better instance of life happening around me than these endearing critters.

copper smith barbet by anjana

mumbai, India, I love watching these little fellows from my balcony. For months I've watched their mating, nesting and stretching. I have watched them fight to save their nest from the sparrows, crows and squirrels and work away at deepening their nests. I 've spent two to three hours on days video taping them and watching them. What can be a better instance of life happening around me than these endearing critters.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Whole Moon by Shahab

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Kingston, Ontario, Canada, I am in the process of moving - so my life today is a sea of boxes - all colour-coded boxes - but boxes.

Life Happening 5 May 2012 by Scene by Sharon Photography

Kingston, Ontario, Canada, I am in the process of moving - so my life today is a sea of boxes - all colour-coded boxes - but boxes.

Tehran, Iran

Prayer by Ati

Tehran, Iran

Manila, Philippines, A blessed Sunday to you and  your family everyone  =)

Saturday is always a Family Day for us! Not even a world war would stop us from being together on this day. So when "Life Happening" theme was announced  and coincidentally fell on a Saturday, I was thinking exactly what is the best photo that I could share for this theme. It was quite difficult for me because, every second, every minute, every hour with my family is always the best moments for me. But then finally I thought, why would think of some hillarious or extraordinary composition for this theme? Why not post something natural and candid?

So this is it...MY FAMILY!  For better or worst, in sickness or in health, for richer or poorer....we are ENJOYING LIFE TO THE MAX!!!

I choose this treatment for us to cherish on the yesteryears =)

Life Happening My Family by Dokmateo

Manila, Philippines, A blessed Sunday to you and your family everyone =)

Saturday is always a Family Day for us! Not even a world war would stop us from being together on this day. So when "Life Happening" theme was announced and coincidentally fell on a Saturday, I was thinking exactly what is the best photo that I could share for this theme. It was quite difficult for me because, every second, every minute, every hour with my family is always the best moments for me. But then finally I thought, why would think of some hillarious or extraordinary composition for this theme? Why not post something natural and candid?

So this is it...MY FAMILY! For better or worst, in sickness or in health, for richer or poorer....we are ENJOYING LIFE TO THE MAX!!!

I choose this treatment for us to cherish on the yesteryears =)

Barcelona, Spain, A pastry shop near my house. The owners strive to present wonders. Now celebrating spring with beautiful shoes made of chocolate colored ... A lady is fascinated by the beautiful shoes. I wanted to leave testimony of the moment with this picture ... fleeting moments and happy.

Theme by Aminus3

* Life Happening A pastry shop by Adela Fonts

Barcelona, Spain, A pastry shop near my house. The owners strive to present wonders. Now celebrating spring with beautiful shoes made of chocolate colored ... A lady is fascinated by the beautiful shoes. I wanted to leave testimony of the moment with this picture ... fleeting moments and happy.

Theme by Aminus3

Tehran, Iran, [b]Life's Happening! May 5th[/b] 
From when she was a little baby, her father's worked in a drilling Company which needed him to be away from us every month. Well we didn't like that obviously! She missed him a a lot! But it's life and you get used to it any how! Though still she waits with passion for her fathers arrival every time he's away! In this photo you can see her waiting for her daddy to arrive home from that  business trip in a few seconds. :)

Waiting for daddy! by Nfs

Tehran, Iran, Life's Happening! May 5th
From when she was a little baby, her father's worked in a drilling Company which needed him to be away from us every month. Well we didn't like that obviously! She missed him a a lot! But it's life and you get used to it any how! Though still she waits with passion for her fathers arrival every time he's away! In this photo you can see her waiting for her daddy to arrive home from that business trip in a few seconds. :)

Brussels, Belgium, 
This horse lives nearby my new house and is on my dog walking route - also featured recently as the toast eating horse. The pasture is slightly up hill from the road which allowed me to get this nice ground level image without lying on my stomach :)

Life Happening Eizer Belgium by Jason Kravitz

Brussels, Belgium,
This horse lives nearby my new house and is on my dog walking route - also featured recently as the toast eating horse. The pasture is slightly up hill from the road which allowed me to get this nice ground level image without lying on my stomach :)

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Picture taken on the evening of 5th of May 2012.....showing the splendour of the city skyline at the expense of sky pollution.   The vertical uplights, dust in the atmosphere & high vapour densities rob the urbanites the chances of seeing the beautiful stars in  the night.

Night Sky Pollution by sawsengee

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Picture taken on the evening of 5th of May 2012.....showing the splendour of the city skyline at the expense of sky pollution. The vertical uplights, dust in the atmosphere & high vapour densities rob the urbanites the chances of seeing the beautiful stars in the night.

Kyoto, Japan, May 5 is a national holiday to celebrate children's happiness in Japan.  People eat 柏餅 Kashiwa Mochi,  steamed sticky rice filled with sweet bean paste and wrapped in oak leaves.  Since an old leaf did not fall until the sprout grew, the leaf of oak is considered to be a sign of prosperity.
[url=http://1961.aminus3.com/image/2009-05-05.html]Carp streamers[/url], dolls of a samurai, a tiger or something gallant are often displayed because this day is originally for boys, March 3 is [url=http://1961.aminus3.com/tag/%E3%81%B2%E3%81%AA%E7%A5%AD%E3%82%8A/]Girls' Day[/url] on the other hand.
May 5, 2012
流鏑馬神事 Yabusame series is going to be continued tomorrow again.

Life Happening Children's Day by Hiro

Kyoto, Japan, May 5 is a national holiday to celebrate children's happiness in Japan. People eat 柏餅 Kashiwa Mochi, steamed sticky rice filled with sweet bean paste and wrapped in oak leaves. Since an old leaf did not fall until the sprout grew, the leaf of oak is considered to be a sign of prosperity.
Carp streamers, dolls of a samurai, a tiger or something gallant are often displayed because this day is originally for boys, March 3 is Girls' Day on the other hand.
May 5, 2012
流鏑馬神事 Yabusame series is going to be continued tomorrow again.

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