Dream Girl

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© Deborah Downes
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Recently had the great pleasure of viewing and capturing shots of Sasha (9), my oldest granddaughter, during her ballet class. I watched and photographed through two windows, one in the door to the studio and the other a screened viewing window with numerous reflections. I was deeply moved by Sasha’s gracefulness, presence, poise and concentration. She loves classical ballet, thanks to her excellent teacher, and it shows through her every stance and move. To say the least, she doesn’t get this talent from me. Good possibility it was passed down from her great aunt Nonna, who danced professionally for years. Caught this image through the viewing window and then had fun adding some textures, layers and mirrored frame.

In the Seize the Moment photo essay.

21 responses

  • Kim Bullock

    Kim Bullock said (23 Feb 2011):

    Love, love, love this shot!

  • Maura Wolfson-Foster

    Maura Wolfson-Foster gave props (23 Feb 2011):

    every little girl's dream......

  • daniele castellucchio

    daniele castellucchio gave props (23 Feb 2011):

    wonderful series!!!!

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (23 Feb 2011):

    I like the "dream" effect in this shot.

  • Richard Knight

    Richard Knight gave props (23 Feb 2011):

    How very nice!

  • sandeep mishra

    sandeep mishra gave props (23 Feb 2011):

    Nice effect

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda (Deleted) gave props (24 Feb 2011):

    Wonderful entry

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (24 Feb 2011):

    love the editing!

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham gave props (25 Feb 2011):

    This is so beautiful! The post processing creates such a beautiful mood.

  • Alexis - Now on Flickr

    Alexis - Now on Flickr gave props (25 Feb 2011):

    The effect you achieved by photographing under these conditions is really wonderful!

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (25 Feb 2011):

    Love how you composed this, Deb!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (26 Feb 2011):

    fabulous indeed.

  • Lanis Rossi

    Lanis Rossi gave props (26 Feb 2011):


  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (26 Feb 2011):

    This is like a vision...Lovely and eloquent dreams of the future.

  • Michael Ball

    Michael Ball gave props (26 Feb 2011):

    Fabulous work Deb!!

  • Debbie Smartt

    Debbie Smartt   gave props (27 Feb 2011):

    Love the effect!

  • Bruce Miller

    Bruce Miller (Deleted) gave props (28 Feb 2011):

    Sweetly sentimental!

  • Laurie Search

    Laurie Search gave props (5 Mar 2011):

    Ohhh, this is just so beautiful, Deborah, and I can feel your love in this, too!!

  • Ronnie Ginnever

    Ronnie Ginnever gave props (6 Mar 2011):

    Lovely poetry!

  • Maria Mutch

    Maria Mutch (Deleted) gave props (12 Mar 2011):

    such a tender series --so well composed

  • Michele Wambaugh

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

    Nice capture, nice effect

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