Performance in the park (New shot sequence added)

Discussion in 'People' started by tomj, May 19, 2007.

  1. tomj

    tomj

    Feb 5, 2006
    Oklahoma
    While Ellery and I were at the park the other day, I spent most of my time following her around trying to sneak a shot when she didn't expect it. She has been in a phase for some time now where she refuses to pose for me. Usually I have to just wait until she is in good light and call her name to get her to look my way.

    I was following behind her in a shadowed area when she stepped into a sunlit area. Out of nowhere she began to perform what I considered to be a beautiful and graceful dance routine. This was definitely uncommon due to the fact that there were a few strangers present and she is mostly quite shy and reserved in these situations.

    The performance didn't last but 30 seconds but it imprinted a lasting memory that I will cherish for some time. I had a hard time containing my chuckles and yes I will say it, tears. The onlooking strangers were apparently entertained as well, apparent by their light applause and praise directed toward my daughter. When aware of the attention she was receiving, Ellery quickly clammed up and ran to my side.

    I just thought I would share this special moment with my forum friends.

    I did shoot a couple more shots of this performance and I will upload these when I do a little cleanup on my pBase site to make room for them.

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  2. dtbh

    dtbh

    Mar 9, 2006
    Malaysia
    Tom,

    If a picture paints a thousand words this one has to be one of them. I like it very much. The lighting, the compo and the pp are all superb. Great work, Tom!
     
  3. tomj

    tomj

    Feb 5, 2006
    Oklahoma
    Thank you Banhup. I always appreciate you input.
     
  4. The unabashed joy of youth is captured in this image. Love the lighting and excellent clarity of this shot. Your daughter is a natural.
     
  5. jahuel1

    jahuel1 Guest

    Tom,
    I really like this photo. The subject is perfect. God's design. The lighting is very nice. I like the shadow that shows up as well. Nice job. On the shot and your part in the design.
     
  6. Absolute keeper Tom :smile:

     
  7. Seneca

    Seneca

    Dec 4, 2006
    Texas!
    Welcome to the club!!! What I mean by that is...I've had a camera in hand for as long as I can remember (probably 11)...anyway, when I had my son, I would constantly take pictures of him. To this day, he now turns and walks the other way when he notices the camera in my hand; he's now 15. His favorite phrase is..."Nooooooooooooo mommmmm".

    P.S. Your picture is just precious!
     
  8. Gale

    Gale

    978
    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Precious beyond words
     
  9. Tom I think this is my favorite of all your shots of Ellery. If I had one of Sam like this I'd blow it up large..Really beautiful..
     
  10. One to cherish forever!
     
  11. We are lucky that you have shared this wonderful story and image Tom.
    A beautiful photograph........... of a very special memory. :redface: :redface: :redface:

    G
     
  12. tomj

    tomj

    Feb 5, 2006
    Oklahoma
    Thank you Gordon!

    Thanks so much Clay for the very kind comments.

    Hello Panos, thanks for the kind response.

    Thank you very much Seneca. I may need to lay off a while and maybe she will warm up to the camera once again.

    Thanks Gale!

    Hey Eric, thanks so much. I will definitely be printing this one for my wife and the grandmothers.

    Thanks Roy!

    Thanks Graeme, I do enjoy sharing these moments with others.
     
  13. tomj

    tomj

    Feb 5, 2006
    Oklahoma
    Dance sequence

    I mentioned in the original thread that I would post a sequence based on the original shot. The first five are consecutive shots made from the same shooting location. The final two were obviously shot from a different perspective.

    In the first shot, I assume she is contemplating what dance she is going to perform. In the last shot, she has realized that she has an audience other than myself and is now quite embarrassed. The shots in between need no explanation.

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  14. MurphyD

    MurphyD

    469
    Jan 17, 2007
    South Texas
    Tom,
    That is a great series of images. Wonderful stuff.
    David
     
  15. Tom.......... precious my friend! :wink:

    G
     
  16. I love it. You have captured the world of a child. Awesome.

    Sarah
     
  17. What a wonderful moment in time. She gave you a gift that you accepted and in turn shared with us. Win win win
     
  18. Tom, that first shot is tremendous...sensational...all of the above and more...well done for sure...
     
  19. Truly precious! Great job of stealth!
     
  20. Wow man, Just WOW!!
     
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