The Swimming Lesson

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© Donald Garrett
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UploadedSeptember 5, 2012
TakenSeptember 5, 2012
MakeNikon Corporation
ModelNIKON D60
Exposure1/125 sec at f/5.6
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length48 mm
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I asked this man if I could capture this moment with the camera. He was teaching his little boy to swim in Fall Creek - Cumberland County, TN. About 12 feet behind them is the spillover of Ozone Falls. This place is a real frustration for a photographer because the only good view of the falls is from the pool at the bottom - which is a hike unto itself.

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  • Davide Simone

    Davide Simone (Deleted) gave props (5 Sep 2012):

    Don, very very very sweet moment !!!!

  • Oregon Curly

    Oregon Curly (Deleted) gave props (5 Sep 2012):

    Glad you got this shot Don, it is great, wonderful to see parents still participating in raising and teaching their children. Nothing better than learning to swim in a natural setting. As for hiking for a photo of the falls ... here is the advice I always got from the gals in high school: "take a hike" ;-) Start practicing for Crater Lake.

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (5 Sep 2012):

    A sweet capture...The little boy looks like he is having second thoughts about learning how to swim but he knows his Daddy is close by to rescue him. .

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (5 Sep 2012):

    cool, cool shot! the little guy has his tummy tucked in. water must have been cold.

  • Saroj Swain

    Saroj Swain gave props (5 Sep 2012):

    Father is the first teacher of a child!!!

  • Judy and Wayne Wanamaker

    Judy and Wayne Wanamaker gave props (6 Sep 2012):

    What a great father/son shot! I love the contrast in their expressions: the father confident and patient; the little guy cautious and reluctant. Wonderful setting too.

  • Patty Gross

    Patty Gross (Deleted) gave props (6 Sep 2012):

    What a heartwarming photo of a man and his young son. This is so wonderful, Don!! You did an excellent job with this photo. I hope the little guy learned a little about swimming too!!!

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (6 Sep 2012):

    Oh this is simply adorable!! What a wonderful capture!! I'm LOL at OC!!

  • Michele Wambaugh

    Michele Wambaugh (Deleted) said (7 Sep 2012):

    So precious!

  • Geoff Plant

    Geoff Plant gave props (8 Sep 2012):

    Absolutely BEAUTIFUL picture DON

  • Nancy Richard

    Nancy Richard gave props (8 Sep 2012):

    Reminds me of that pool at the top of Victoria Falls in Africa. Wouldn't want to go too near the edge!!!

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (9 Sep 2012):

    Awww ... love this photo of a father and son bonding. The little boy isn't so sure about this swimming stuff : )

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham gave props (9 Sep 2012):

    This shot is well worth the hike.

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes gave props (10 Sep 2012):

    Sweet. A wonderful bonding moment between father and son. One you captured beautifully, my friend.

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins (Deleted) gave props (10 Sep 2012):

    I agree with Deborah. Wonderful bonding moment!

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