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© Deborah Downes
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Throughout our home in Dallas, mementos Fred and I collected from places we lived around the world and treasured keepsakes passed down through our families adorn shelves and table tops. I do value these items, but most treasure photos representing special moments I shared with our daughter Kim and granddaughters Sasha (9) and Ashlyn (5). Recently I had the great pleasure of capturing these dance shots, the one during Sasha’s ballet class and the other during Ashlyn’s tap/jazz class. Both were taken through a screened viewing window with reflections. I then had fun adding some textures, layering, and framing.

In the Seize the Moment photo essay.

50 responses

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham gave props (16 Feb 2011):

    This is a precious memento! My vote!

  • Debbie Smartt

    Debbie Smartt gave props (16 Feb 2011):

    They are great mementos! A wonderful entry Deborah!

  • Judy and Wayne Wanamaker

    Judy and Wayne Wanamaker gave props (16 Feb 2011):

    These are wonderful! I love the way your added work makes them seem like a distant memory! voted!

  • Bruce Miller

    Bruce Miller (Deleted) gave props (16 Feb 2011):

    Awesome. very sentimental.

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (16 Feb 2011):

    Fabulous mementos! I love your processing. Voted.


    JOE FAILK gave props (16 Feb 2011):

    Yea Rad Vote!

  • Debrah Leonard

    Debrah Leonard (Deleted) gave props (16 Feb 2011):


  • Maura Wolfson-Foster

    Maura Wolfson-Foster gave props (16 Feb 2011):

    Such wise words.....my loving vote ~ !

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (16 Feb 2011):

    beautifully captured!

  • Kevin Kott

    Kevin Kott (Deleted) gave props (16 Feb 2011):

    Brilliant and voted!!!!!!!

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (17 Feb 2011):

    Absolutely wonderful, of course I voted.

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (17 Feb 2011):

    Oh YEAH! Rad!

  • Kim Bullock

    Kim Bullock gave props (17 Feb 2011):

    Brilliant shots of the girls, Mom!

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (17 Feb 2011):

    This is so adorable, Deb! voted. great mementos.

  • dp *

    dp * gave props (18 Feb 2011):

    Heck yeah this is way RAD !

  • Maria Mutch

    Maria Mutch (Deleted) gave props (18 Feb 2011):

    LOVE it --sweet and beautifully done, Deborah. Voted!

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (18 Feb 2011):

    Awesome.....Very well done Deborah! Bravo! You have my vote!

  • jan-louise haller

    jan-louise haller gave props (18 Feb 2011):

    Really great way to put this together Deborah...my vote !

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda (Deleted) gave props (19 Feb 2011):

    this is so precious,,love it

  • Suzanne McGeady

    Suzanne McGeady said (19 Feb 2011):

    There's something so special about capturing these precious moments....moments in your grandchildrens' lives.......love it Deb.

  • eithne mythen

    eithne mythen gave props (20 Feb 2011):

    This is so well done, the reflections and tones really add to the shots, I love it..voting.

  • Penny Nannini

    Penny Nannini   gave props (22 Feb 2011):

    just wonderful

  • Winky Vivas

    Winky Vivas (Deleted) said (22 Feb 2011):

    Outstanding images and narrative. Perfect for the theme. Got my Vote!

  • Michael Ball

    Michael Ball gave props (26 Feb 2011):

    Priceless!! My vote for sure!!

  • Linda Houghton

    Linda Houghton   gave props (28 Feb 2011):

    great rad entry

  • Christopher J Chalk

    Christopher J Chalk gave props (10 Mar 2011):

    Priceless images of two beautiful Grand-Daughters! Love how you managed to improve the effects!..........Voted.

  • Yasmina Baggili

    Yasmina Baggili (Deleted) gave props (12 Mar 2011):

    This is really beautiful. Wonderful work. My vote

  • Alexis - Now on Flickr

    Alexis - Now on Flickr gave props (14 Mar 2011):

    Delighted to vote for this

  • Ronnie Ginnever

    Ronnie Ginnever gave props (14 Mar 2011):

    This is a wonderful entry - voted!

  • Zerina Phillip

    Zerina Phillip gave props (23 Mar 2011):


  • Jean Pierre Vacherot

    Jean Pierre Vacherot (Deleted) gave props (2 Apr 2011):

    Nice work, voted

  • Michele Wambaugh

    Michele Wambaugh (Deleted) gave props (12 Apr 2012):

    i love this

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (30 Apr 2014):

    Oh YEAH! Rad!

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield said (30 Apr 2014):


  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes gave props (30 Apr 2014):

    I get teary when I look at these. Time goes by way too fast. Sasha's now going on 13 and a trainee in the dance company of the Chamberlain School of Performing Arts. Ashlyn is also developing into a beautiful dancer at the same school. This summer she'll turn nine.

  • rekha nag

    rekha nag gave props (1 May 2014):

    Precious! Voted!

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (1 May 2014):

    back to vote!

  • Saroj Swain

    Saroj Swain gave props (1 May 2014):

    fantastic shot....voted

  • Davide Simone

    Davide Simone gave props (1 May 2014):

    VOTED !

  • Ronnie Ginnever

    Ronnie Ginnever gave props (2 May 2014):


  • Carlo Pagan

    Carlo Pagan gave props (2 May 2014):

    My vote!!

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (3 May 2014):


  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (4 May 2014):

    it is wonderful how they have kept up with their dancing through the years...You have my vote!!!

  • Lanis Rossi

    Lanis Rossi gave props (5 May 2014):

    Voted Yeah Rad!

  • Sarah Springer

    Sarah Springer (Deleted) gave props (7 May 2014):

    Oh yeah, voted big time!

  • Michele Wambaugh

    Michele Wambaugh (Deleted) gave props (9 May 2014):

    Beautiful & wonderful entry! voted!

  • jan-louise haller

    jan-louise haller gave props (12 May 2014):

    Love It! My vote!

  • Lynn E. Harvey

    Lynn E. Harvey gave props (13 May 2014):

    The textures and layers are just perfect Deborah..voted.

  • Mark Andrews

    Mark Andrews (Deleted) gave props (25 May 2014):


  • Thad Zajdowicz

    Thad Zajdowicz gave props (25 May 2014):

    Superb, Deborah - voted!

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