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By madeinbrooklyn
Please forgive me for a moment of indulgence born out of a burst of pride. This little girl has surprised me at every turn in her life starting with horseback riding lessons at seven years old and quickly rising to a class with teenagers doing low jumps and dressage. During the horseback riding era, which lasted four years until the stables closed themselves to the public, she also got my Fuji camera and we started taking photos together. I realized quickly that she had a natural eye for composing shots and seeing a story in what she was photographing. I will post a few of her shots down the road, but this pic just reminded me of her growth and how quickly and how well she acquired so many skills that she'll be able to use in her life going forward. I'm very proud of both her and her brother... just want to share with all you parents and grandparents... I know you share the same pride in your kids too.

Tags: Candid photography Portraits and people

Voters: tomriley, mike9005, Alan_Baseley and 27 more

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tomriley 17 4 United Kingdom
28 Aug 2021 6:48PM
Beautiful image.. treasure the moments... I'm still to meet my granddaughter as covid has put a stop to that ... hopefully travel to the States will resume soon.
RonDM Plus
6 211 United Kingdom
28 Aug 2021 6:50PM
Wonderful image you must be very proud and rightly so

KarenFB Plus
15 5.8k 183 England
28 Aug 2021 7:05PM
Did you realise your grand-daughter could have her own portfolio, here on EPZ! (As long as she is under 16 she will be classed as a Junior). Smile
28 Aug 2021 7:13PM
Yes, start them young. Brilliant capture.

taggart Plus
17 47 14 United States
28 Aug 2021 7:43PM

A brilliant child ! doing special things because her family is there providing!
28 Aug 2021 8:54PM
Delightful shot !
28 Aug 2021 9:43PM
Such an endearing image, hope she shows us more of her pics like Karen above suggests on the junior group!

28 Aug 2021 10:54PM
Delightful shot, gorgeous girl...Lin
Thank you all so much for your votes, but mostly for your kind words. Karen FB, yes, I am aware of the program, but she is smashed with school work, and with basketball and piano she has precious little time. Seeing her I really how much time I wasted as a kid.
gconant Plus
10 31 1 United States
29 Aug 2021 1:35AM
A great image of this beautiful little girl Frank !!
Your pride is understandable.

29 Aug 2021 3:23AM
It is wonderful seeing those abilities develop. I remember seeing my daughter's artistic abilities develop at an early age....even before she know she had "it". She ended up studying fashion design in art school later...Now she does computer graphics and web design (and has two kids....3 1/2 and 7 months, our grandchildren._

Great shot Frank. Your pride is evident.

johnke Plus
8 231 17 England
29 Aug 2021 9:20AM
Apologise for what frank. I am on tender hooks to see your Granddaughter's work

I like your Image from today looks like she is full of concentration, now lets see some more.....John
cats_123 Plus
17 5.1k 30 Northern Ireland
29 Aug 2021 11:40AM
Treasure the moments😁
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
29 Aug 2021 12:43PM
How adorable... Beautiful work...
Isabel GrinGrinGrinGrin
Lovely photo!! and such a cute little girl. Wow, what a talent for riding.. Too bad the stables closed (I took ridng lessons for many years and have had had the 'horse bug' since.. Am looking forward to seeing her pictures..
sparrowhawk Plus
12 282 2 United Kingdom
30 Aug 2021 7:36AM
thats it start them early such a wonderful hobby sand shot
capto Plus
9 6.8k 25 United Kingdom
30 Aug 2021 10:26PM
Grand kids are to be treasured.Smile
dudler Plus
18 1.7k 1878 England
31 Aug 2021 7:16AM
Specifics illustrate universal truths. Looking forward to this stage with our as-yet unborn granddaughter... no apology necessary!
John... what an exciting time expecting your first granddaughter, May you enjoy your time with her as much as I have with mine. Now I'm looking forward to seeing all the wonderful accomplishments in her life and my grandson too... not to leave him out.
dudler Plus
18 1.7k 1878 England
1 Sep 2021 10:41AM
Thank you, Frank. First, there may be one or two sleepless nights when visiting, of course!
Jukka Plus
10 1 Finland
5 Sep 2021 8:37AM

Quote:How adorable... Beautiful work...
Isabel GrinGrinGrinGrin

I agree , and very nice to be the 30th!


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