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© Deborah Downes
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UploadedJanuary 8, 2014
TakenDecember 12, 2013
MakeNikon Corporation
ModelNIKON D7000
Exposure1/10 sec at f/5.6
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length52 mm
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Shortly before Christmas, I had great fun filming and capturing my granddaughters during parents' observation week at Chamberlain School of Ballet. Here my oldest granddaughter Sasha (12 and center) does a stretch with her classmates that makes me hurt just looking at it. For anyone who doesn't regard ballet dancers as athletes, you'd change your mind quickly just sitting and watching this two hour class. Due to intense concentration not a single girl cracked a smile throughout class. The woman in the background (Kathy Chamberlain), founder and artistic director of the Chamberlain School of Ballet is one of their instructors.

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  • Geoff Plant

    Geoff Plant gave props (8 Jan 2014):


  • Jason Platt

    Jason Platt gave props (8 Jan 2014):

    well done!

  • Ma. Dolores Guillén Solí­s

    Ma. Dolores Guillén Solí­s gave props (8 Jan 2014):

    Very beautiful, Deborah... I love it!

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (8 Jan 2014):

    what a fantastic shot, Deborah! they are amazing. i could do this maybe once before they have to take me to the ER.

  • Susan B. Griffith

    Susan B. Griffith   said (8 Jan 2014):

    Love seeing your photos of your granddaughter and her experiences with dance.

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (8 Jan 2014):

    Well seen and presented!!! Excellent photo journalism, Grandma. ☺

  • Bailey Cooper

    Bailey Cooper said (8 Jan 2014):

    Regardless of what they do it just a never ending river of smiles until it ends, yes? Keep 'em comin'.

  • Raymond Fausel

    Raymond Fausel gave props (9 Jan 2014):

    cool shot

  • Zapata Juan P

    Zapata Juan P   gave props (9 Jan 2014):

    So lovely. I have always wanted to take photos of ballet. Thanks for sharing.

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins (Deleted) gave props (9 Jan 2014):

    Excellent B&W photo!

  • Ted Anderson

    Ted Anderson (Deleted) gave props (9 Jan 2014):

    Another nice composition, and I like the cool tones.

  • Michele Wambaugh

    Michele Wambaugh (Deleted) gave props (10 Jan 2014):

    FAB barre image!!

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (10 Jan 2014):

    Your photography of your grandchildren is just terrific my friend, BRAVO!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (11 Jan 2014):

    Focused, limber plus dedicated to reach their goals is portrayed on this beautiful capture. Excellent photography!

  • Joy B

    Joy B gave props (11 Jan 2014):

    Beautiful photo - does make me wince LOL

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (12 Jan 2014):


  • Kim Bullock

    Kim Bullock gave props (13 Jan 2014):

    This still looks painful to me, no matter what she says!

  • Carl Kuntze

    Carl Kuntze gave props (15 Jan 2014):

    Astute capture of grace.

  • Lynn E. Harvey

    Lynn E. Harvey gave props (17 Jan 2014):


  • Charles Rushton

    Charles Rushton said (18 Jan 2014):

    Ouch! Looks painful.

  • Laurie Search

    Laurie Search gave props (25 Feb 2014):

    Absolutely wonderful, dear Deborah!!! :)))

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