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© Carrie Courtney
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UploadedJanuary 20, 2011
TakenDecember 19, 2010
ModelCanon EOS 5D Mark II
Exposure1/60 sec at f/3.5
FlashCompulsory Flash
Focal Length24 mm
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My 13 year old daughter practicing dance jumps in our basement.

18 responses

  • Carrie Courtney

    Carrie Courtney said (20 Jan 2011):

    My 13 year old daughter loves to dance. She came downstairs to the basement and started practicing jumps. I grabbed my camera and capture this shot of her "Flying". I had never photographed her dance movements before and I was amazed at the height she could jump and love the suspension in time the photo captures. She almost "flew" out of my frame.
    My entire life is represented in this photo. The most important role I will ever have in this life is as a mom to my daughter. The photo represents to me many things. Emily, her spirit and her beginning of independence as a young woman to go after her dreams. My role is to give her the wings to fly on her own one day but always be there in the background ready to catch her if she stumbles.

  • Les Berkley

    Les Berkley said (20 Jan 2011):

    Very cool. I like the unconventional placement of the subject in the frame.

  • Carrie Courtney

    Carrie Courtney said (20 Jan 2011):

    Thank you Les! The "placement" was purely accidental, actually. She started closer to the left of the frame and then shot up and out like a rocket. The reality is that I almost missed it. She only executed this particular jump once.

  • Liberty Kifer

    Liberty Kifer gave props (20 Jan 2011):

    made me catch my breath! my daughters are my inspiration as well, they're 2 and 4. great work here.

  • Monte Arnold

    Monte Arnold gave props (20 Jan 2011):

    Gorgeous image, love the movement and height! and get a load of the arms on that kid!

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins (Deleted) gave props (5 Mar 2013):

    Awesome action photo with wonderful composition. Love it!

  • Pedro Teixeira

    Pedro Teixeira gave props (6 Mar 2013):

    Brilliant work!

  • s. hines Lodder

    s. hines Lodder gave props (6 Mar 2013):

    wow ! excellent shot ! love the flying hair . . .

  • Carol Arntsen Masiak

    Carol Arntsen Masiak gave props (7 Mar 2013):

    wonderful and congrats on the JPG spotlight!

  • Carrie Courtney

    Carrie Courtney said (7 Mar 2013):

    Thank you! I am quite grateful for the JPG Spotlight and all of your comments. This picture will always be the one I cherish for the rest of my life. It's more than a picture, it captures the spirit of my daughter of whom I am in awe of.

  • Ted Anderson

    Ted Anderson (Deleted) gave props (7 Mar 2013):


  • James Wiley

    James Wiley gave props (9 Mar 2013):

    You say the composition was accidental. I say brilliant...Perfect peak action and wild hair!

  • Joe Dunckel

    Joe Dunckel   gave props (10 Mar 2013):

    Wonderful shot, Applause, Applause, Applause!

  • Carol Arntsen Masiak

    Carol Arntsen Masiak gave props (18 Mar 2013):

    thrilled to see this fabulous image get JPG blog recognition - congrats!

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins (Deleted) gave props (18 Mar 2013):

    Congrats on making the blog!

  • Carrie Courtney

    Carrie Courtney said (18 Mar 2013):

    Thank you everyone! I had no idea until you commented here! :-) I have been out and about with the subject of the photo, my gal Em, goofing around for Spring Break. This made my Monday SO much better! Very much appreciated!

  • JPG

    JPG gave props (21 Mar 2013):

    Congrats on being featured in the "Photo Challenge: Model of Fitness"

  • Carrie Courtney

    Carrie Courtney said (21 Mar 2013):

    JPG! Thank you so much! My inspiration to go on is all because of my daughter Em who is the model "Flying" in the photo. Doesn't get better than that! :-)

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