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my granny's first day at nursing home

Discussion in 'People' started by Flyfishdk, Jul 17, 2008.

  1. Flyfishdk


    Nov 1, 2006
    Hi all

    tuesday I helped my grandmother to move to a nursing home. I live 2 hr driving from her but I visit her twice a week. She has not been really happy about it but it was her own decision after long thoughts. I helped her and vent back today to visit her. I shoot these pics...

    EDIT: I shoot these in the easter where my granny told me that she wanted to move to a nursing home

    cam: D300 Lens: nikkor 50mm. f/1.2 AiS

    NIKON D300    ---       f/1.0    1/320s    ISO 100

    NIKON D300    ---       f/1.0    1/320s    ISO 100

    NIKON D300    ---       f/1.0    1/50s    ISO 100

    NIKON D300    ---       f/1.0    1/160s    ISO 400

    NIKON D300    ---       f/1.0    1/250s    ISO 200

    NIKON D300    ---       f/1.0    1/320s    ISO 100
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  2. Phil


    Nov 25, 2007
    These are nice shots, I'm sure she happy that you visit her twice a week.
  3. nico:

    1. these are very nice shots
    2. you are a wonderful person to help your grandmother and visit her twice a week from 2 hours away... how amazing
    3. my mom is struggling with a similar decision for her mom (my grandmother). my nana is adamant NOT to be put in such a place, but, at 90, she desperately needs it.

    a very "timely" thread for me

    so very well done
    nice of you to share this with us
  4. gnet158

    gnet158 Guest

    Great that you’re visiting but sad to think we’ll all more than likely end up in one. Sort of like when we went to pre-school, remember we couldn’t wait for our parents to pick us up and take us home. Except we won’t go home, well say after the visit. Great shots!
  5. Nico

    Wonderful shots.
  6. These are great captures. I'm glad you are able to make the trip so often to see her. I know it means a lot to her, too.
  7. this is wonderful of you...
  8. Wonderful series, especially number six. My siblings and I had to make this difficult decision for our parents (both are deceased now). They were relatively happy and well cared for... most importantly, they were never alone, even at the end.
  9. leahp26


    Apr 28, 2008
    Southern NH
    Nico - this is a beautiful series and you can clearly see the emotion. It is great to be able to spend so much time with a grandparent.
  10. niknd501


    May 13, 2006
    Kudo's to you Nico.

    I , too, have a grandmother of 94 and parents of 77 . . .Will have to go through this
    myself soon. . .

    These images are very well done.
  11. Trish5


    Mar 31, 2005
    The b&w really drives home the emotion factor in this series. You have captured well. Nicely shot!
  12. Flyfishdk


    Nov 1, 2006
    Hi all

    Thanks for the very nice comments. It's very emotionel for me. I hate that she have to live in a place like that. But it's a great place. the staff are great and are so carefull.
  13. gvg45


    Jun 16, 2008
    Los Angeles, Ca.
    Pictures last a life time. Take lots of them.

    Great shots. #3 is my fav.
  14. Really good photos, tells the story of her situation.
    You are a good man, driving to see her as you do.
  15. MeSince83


    Apr 3, 2008
    Nice story telling!
  16. These turned out very well! I particularly like the one of her walking away down the hallway. I grew up visiting my great-grandmother in a nursing home, till she passed away when I was in 8th grade... if the nursing home is a very nice one, the care they receive can be wonderful.
  17. Very lovely captures of her. I especially like the personality in #6. Thank you for sharing.
  18. Very touching.
  19. wendy


    Jul 5, 2008
  20. Flyfishdk


    Nov 1, 2006
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