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The Wisdom of 11 Year old Eyes
08-SEP-2007 #1 Daughter

The Wisdom of 11 Year old Eyes

Newport News Park, VA

I was reminded of something very important by my 11 year old daughter today. Had my camera on a hike today when she asked me it she could borrow it to take some shots -- "sure", I said - happy that she was interested in photography.

I guessed that she might not get things quite right on this camera with so many knobs and dials... but what the hell.

So she took about a dozen photos. Of these, at least half were absolutely gorgeous shots of ordinary items - like the photo shown here. She saw them for what they were, beautiful everyday things, and just pressed the button.

#1 daughter - thanks for reminding me to forget about the knobs and dial, levels and zones, DOF and bokeh... and just SEE.

Dad


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John M (300m) 21-Apr-2008 22:36
Pablo
Great shot by your daughter. Yes it is amazing what our kids see and the vision they have. I am amazed when I sit down with my daughter after a shoot and see what she has and how she see. Great time we have with our kids at the park. Nice comment on the site, thanks.
On the Helicon focus, it free for 30 days then $30 a year BTW. No you do not have to tripod mount. The lilly was as I wanted a good close focus. I took an azalea in the back yard hand held and not centered. Here is the results of both shots. I cannot add a hyperlink here, but the shot is in my daily contenders gallery
(300m.smugmug.com/photos/282484047_WxHvs-L.jpg)
Thanks and have a great day
John AKA 300m
Jennifer 12-Sep-2007 01:25
This is beautiful. I've had a similar experience giving William (age 8) my camera--especially when he takes shots of people. Your comments about your daughter's perspective were very moving. J
Constanza 11-Sep-2007 14:43
Congratulations - wonderful colors and beautiful image -
Guest 11-Sep-2007 13:41
Thank you for the beautiful picture, makes me want to go out and play!
Sandra 10-Sep-2007 03:38
Beautiful and so peaceful
Francisco Figueras09-Sep-2007 09:40
interesante tonalidad!
Guest 09-Sep-2007 07:57
Wow - Fantastic Eye