Click here to view at full resolution.
Uploaded: 01/14/14 7:57 PM GMT
Views: 851
Dlds: 313
Status: active

I thought my little chippy could pray for spring to come soon, lol. Today's it's snowing of course and gloomy, but the temperatures are warmer, only -2C/28.5F. That feels like a heatwave to us since the Arctic Blast. Can you believe I said heatwave, lol.

I took this image when I was in Colorado Springs CO at Seven Falls in the summer of 2012. You can view the Original by Clicking Here

Decided to change it into B/W for the Challenge.

Enjoy and Thank You for your time and comments most welcomed.

Have a great day, ♥ Skates

PS: I'll be busy in a day or 2 for the skating competition computer work, meetings with the rink people and also running all the equipment all weekend. So I'll try and keep up with commenting


Post a Comment  -  Subscribe to this discussion
01/14/14 8:04 PM GMT
Will be a nice one for challenge, Nice shot Pat.
3∈ [?]
01/14/14 8:04 PM GMT
Oh my, how I love these creatures... They are so cute, cuter in reality than Chip & Dale ever were. :)
Thanks, dearest SABK, for both !!!
3∈ [?]
With all my love and respect, Marzena
01/14/14 8:05 PM GMT
Look good in B/W WELL DONE PAT,Good luck in the challenge.
3∈ [?]
01/14/14 8:27 PM GMT
This looks great in b/w, Skates. He needs to get back in the sun to get his color back.
Good post.


(Viewed Full Screen)
3∈ [?]
People are like cameras--sometimes they lose focus.
01/14/14 8:30 PM GMT
Our weather forecast for tomorrow is 10 - 12C which I realise that compared to you that's almost tropical heat. Your little chap is very cute and I hope his prayers are answered.
3∈ [?]
"Horse sense is the thing a horse has which keeps it from betting on people." W.C. Fields. So I bet you'll go over to see My Gallery.
01/14/14 8:40 PM GMT

If that's the wish of this little rascal, I hope it soon will come true.

Excellent B&W capture Pat. Very appropriate for the challenge.

The first sentence of your narrative was rather funny to me. It made me smile from ear to ear.

You've made my day with your wonderful posting, my friend! Thanks!

Regards, Cornelius
3∈ [?]
Try to change what you can't accept, but accept what you can't change. Please CLICK HERE to see my journal! Feel free to save my images or to add them to your favorites.
01/14/14 9:19 PM GMT
Your light and shadow in this is wonderful Pat and a good one for the BWC.
3∈ [?]
. . . "What a desolate place would be a world without a flower! It would be a face without a smile, a feast without a welcome." A.J. Balfour
01/14/14 9:45 PM GMT
This works well in B&W Pat. It looks like Chippy may have picked up a nasty cold too. Nice work.
3∈ [?]
The thing that goes the farthest, towards making life worthwhile, it costs the least and does the most, is just a pleasant smile.
01/14/14 9:55 PM GMT
Very nice B/W shot of the cute fellow Pat. He/She does look as though praying for better weather. It will be a good entry for the B/W challenge.
3∈ [?]
Smooth seas do not make skilful sailors.
01/14/14 10:04 PM GMT
Just as cute as the color version, Pat. I see them running around my yard in the summer.
3∈ [?]
01/14/14 10:31 PM GMT
This little cute looks good in both B&W and color, I love that poise. Faved!

I was wondering what you thought was on the skating controversy going on with the that one gal who finished 4th bumped the skater who finished 3 rd.?

3∈ [?]
Nature in all her glory is my uplift on life and so is my love of photography. sandi ♪ ♫
01/15/14 12:46 AM GMT
He's a cute little critter. There is a lot of wonderful play on light and shadow in this image. The choice of black and white enhances that a lot. Good image for the b&w challenge Pat.
3∈ [?]
Life's moments are sweet. I just want to capture all that I can of them.
01/15/14 8:23 AM GMT
I agree with the wee fella!....Although 'we' ain't had snow...yet!..the temperatures have plummeted to the unknown!

Good one for the challenge
3∈ [?]
"Never stop photographing. It is very likely that your best photograph has not yet been captured">
01/15/14 10:23 AM GMT
Great lighting and composition. Congratulations Pat!!
3∈ [?]
01/15/14 11:21 AM GMT
:) what a delightful little animal and he will be rewarded - Spring always comes, sometimes it just seems to taker longer :)
Nice BWC entry Pat
3∈ [?]
My thanks to all who leave comments for my work and to those of you who like one enough to make it a favourite. To touch just one person that way makes each image worthwhile. . . . . . . . . .. . . . "The question is not what you look at, but what you see" ~ Marcel Proust
01/15/14 3:41 PM GMT
I am surprised I must admit it looks great in black and white so well done to a nice manipulation my friend.
3∈ [?]
01/16/14 8:40 PM GMT
What a cute pose and expression you caught here, Pat...looks great in b/w too.
3∈ [?]
Dear Customer Service: First of all, you should know I am typing this with my middle finger...
01/17/14 4:48 PM GMT
That is so cute Pat - and I agree!
3∈ [?]
Life is a Constant Audition
01/20/14 11:34 AM GMT
I like the attitude of this little fellow. It really looks like
praying or asking for food. Very nicely done.
3∈ [?]
01/23/14 6:37 PM GMT
Great capture!!!
3∈ [?]
01/25/14 5:50 AM GMT
I suspect your little chippy friend is currently holed up in some nice warm den sleeping away the cold of winter. A great close up on the chipmunk, Pat. Nice b/w presentation of the scene.
3∈ [?]
Sometimes the appropriate response to reality is to go insane. -- Philip K. Dick, Valis
02/17/14 9:14 AM GMT
Perfect capture. Viewing the full version allows complete appreciation for the excellent clarity, details, and outstanding composition. Could not have been done any better.
3∈ [?]
No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.

Leave a comment (registration required):