Down an Italian Country Road

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© Deborah Downes
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UploadedJuly 7, 2010
TakenJune 20, 2010
MakeNikon Corporation
Exposure1/500 sec at f/6
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length155 mm
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Our daughter Kim, son-in-law Max, and granddaughters Sasha (9) and Ashlyn (5) arrived in Rome on June 20th. Not only had Sasha and Ashlyn never experienced jet-lag, it was Ashlyn’s first plane trip. As expected, Ashlyn loved take-offs and landings (she’s really into speed), but found most of the plane rides boring and tiring. She did, though, handle the long trip well, as did her big sister. A couple of hours after arriving at our home in Monterosi, Ashlyn asked to go to bed and quickly fell asleep. Sasha, a country girl at heart, said she wasn’t tired and wanted to see the ancient Roman road at the end of the old gravel one that leads to the tufa farm house we currently call home. I captured this shot of Sasha returning to the farm house after she took pictures of the Roman road with the Fuji digital camera Grandpa gave her (she loves the camera and within a short time figured out many of its features without help). She’s wearing Grandpa’s windbreaker, because I told Kim just to bring summer clothing. Well, we went from 95 the day before they arrived down to a windy high 60’s the day they got here. Thankfully, it warmed up the next day. BTW, Sasha climbed two hills after she got back to the house and then collapsed for hours.

For my JPG friends: Yesterday my daughter, son-in-law, and granddaughters headed back to their home in Dallas. All of them fell in love with Italy. As I mentioned, I took loads of photos while they were here (nineteen albums). Over time will post the best image from each album. This coming Sunday I’ll take off for my home in the Dallas area. I’ll return to Italy mid-September.

In the An Italian Connection photo essay.

24 responses

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (7 Jul 2010):

    Oh Sashe has grown! What a delightful capture, looking so cute in her 'too bit for me' jacket!

  • Steve Baker

    Steve Baker (Deleted) gave props (7 Jul 2010):

    The joy of youth. And the great advantages of seeing "somewhere else" at an early age. Does wonders for the soul. I love this shot, as this would have been me, maybe 45 years ago.

  • Anthony Cronin

    Anthony Cronin gave props (7 Jul 2010):

    not only is this an excellent image , it is a wonderful momento and the story brings it to life .. a good reminder kids everywhere are pretty much all filled with the same energy, wonder and ability to make us look foolish when it comes to technology! Safe trip

  • dp *

    dp * gave props (7 Jul 2010):

    sweeet capture

  • Maura Wolfson-Foster

    Maura Wolfson-Foster gave props (7 Jul 2010):

    Full of wonder......captured so beautifully Deborah ~ ! :)

  • Laurie Search

    Laurie Search gave props (7 Jul 2010):

    Aww, this is just precious....I love it....And thank you for sharing your family's visit with us...It was really fun to read. :)

  • eithne mythen

    eithne mythen gave props (8 Jul 2010):

    The girls are lovely Deborah, I love this shot of sasha in grandpa's coat, love this road to your house too, seem to remember a wonderful shot of it in the mist..

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (8 Jul 2010):

    POVdacious to the Max.

  • Jan Hoffman

    Jan Hoffman gave props (8 Jul 2010):

    This is wonderful and evokes a mood of a kinder and gentler time...

  • Judy and Wayne Wanamaker

    Judy and Wayne Wanamaker gave props (8 Jul 2010):

    What a wonderful memory! I am so glad you had so much fun with them, Deb.

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (8 Jul 2010):

    This is a it and what a wonderful experience for both of your granddaughters to remember on their travels ...It is so nice that Sasha has taken an interest in photography..that is a good age to start...

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (8 Jul 2010):

    The resilience of children! Don't you wish we had some of that? This is a beautiful shot and it takes my back to some of my memories from years ago!

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (8 Jul 2010):

    Absolutely delightful my friend!

  • Michael Ball

    Michael Ball gave props (9 Jul 2010):

    I LOVE this shot!!! So very precious!!

  • stuart s

    stuart s   gave props (10 Jul 2010):

    Instant favourite.

  • Nelson Campbell

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  • Al Gieryna

    Al Gieryna gave props (11 Jul 2010):

    A beautiful image!

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda (Deleted) gave props (14 Jul 2010):

    Excellent Deborah

  • Maria Mutch

    Maria Mutch (Deleted) gave props (15 Jul 2010):

    It's amazing how the grass shimmers in this. Sounds like a wonderful visit all around.

  • david ong

    david ong gave props (18 Jul 2010):

    beautifully captured!!! well done!

  • Winky Vivas

    Winky Vivas (Deleted) said (20 Jul 2010):

    A wonderful image and narrative. Very well done, indeed...

  • Denise Sarazin

    Denise Sarazin (Deleted) gave props (28 Jul 2010):

    This is beautiful in many ways. I love how the white road conveys heat and dryness.... you get a sense of what it's like to be there. It's also great how her dark sweater picks up on the trees in the distance. The eye is carried exactly where it should.

  • Kim Bullock

    Kim Bullock gave props (27 Aug 2010):

    She had so much fun with all the freedom she had there. Wish I could give it to her at home.

  • Kelly Nichols

    Kelly Nichols gave props (23 Aug 2012):

    Charming photo!

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