Going for It

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© Deborah Downes
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UploadedJanuary 20, 2014
TakenDecember 11, 2013
MakeNikon Corporation
ModelNIKON D7000
Exposure1/13 sec at f/5.6
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length36 mm
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When my eight-year-old granddaughter Ashlyn started dance classes four years ago, she loved jazz and musical theater far more than ballet. This year she also fell in love with ballet, thanks to an excellent teacher and healthy doses of encouragement, including from her older sister Sasha. Like her big sister, Ashlyn is a natural at ballet. Plus she has incredible focus for one so young. She's determined to one day be a company member, as is Sasha, of the Chamberlain School of Performing Arts. I've no doubt she will achieve that, as long as her love of ballet continues. Both she and Sasha dance for the pure joy of it. Feel blessed to get to watch and capture that.

35 responses

  • Pamela Haberman

    Pamela Haberman gave props (20 Jan 2014):

    What an angel.

  • daniele castellucchio

    daniele castellucchio gave props (20 Jan 2014):

    great image!!!!

  • Joy B

    Joy B gave props (20 Jan 2014):

    Beautiful capture for sure.

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (20 Jan 2014):

    Well done, Deb!


    ROCIO GUILLEN gave props (20 Jan 2014):

    Perfect timing, Deborah! Great entry for the challenge.

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (20 Jan 2014):

    Excellent entry...beautiful portrait and how proud you must be of your talented granddaughters.

  • Jason Platt

    Jason Platt gave props (20 Jan 2014):

    great moment with those feet in the air!

  • Ioana Caravan

    Ioana Caravan   gave props (20 Jan 2014):

    Fantastic shot, again! Perfect entry for the theme!

  • Cindy Griff

    Cindy Griff said (20 Jan 2014):

    Lovely for Theme!

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (20 Jan 2014):

    love the look of pride on her face. this is wonderful!

  • Lynn E. Harvey

    Lynn E. Harvey gave props (21 Jan 2014):

    I look forward to seeing them at Lincoln Center one day!!!! You should do a book on this, very inspiring for ballerina's!

  • Raymond Fausel

    Raymond Fausel gave props (21 Jan 2014):

    cool shot

  • Kim Bullock

    Kim Bullock gave props (21 Jan 2014):

    She is really blossoming as a dancer. Still can't believe she wants to wear a bun to school every day.

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (21 Jan 2014):

    The determination is obvious, both in her expression and her body language. Excellent theme entry!!

  • Betty Maxey

    Betty Maxey   gave props (21 Jan 2014):

    What an awesome capture!! Aren't grands fun !!!

  • Geoff Plant

    Geoff Plant gave props (21 Jan 2014):


  • Sarah Springer

    Sarah Springer (Deleted) gave props (21 Jan 2014):

    I think this is one of your best in the series....she is already showing the talent of a Prima Ballerina

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins (Deleted) gave props (21 Jan 2014):

    I love her expression! This is great for the theme.

  • Carl Kuntze

    Carl Kuntze gave props (21 Jan 2014):

    Dance studios are prolific for images.

  • Michele Wambaugh

    Michele Wambaugh (Deleted) gave props (21 Jan 2014):

    Perfect for the theme & so FAB! I love Ashlyn's expression!

  • Carol Arntsen Masiak

    Carol Arntsen Masiak gave props (22 Jan 2014):

    love this capture and perfect entry!

  • Aaron Schwartz

    Aaron Schwartz gave props (22 Jan 2014):

    Eloquent. Great image, nevermind how perfect it is for this theme. Of all the performing arts, dance is the most physically demanding obviously, and calls for the utmost determination

  • Charles Rushton

    Charles Rushton said (23 Jan 2014):

    I like the effect. It looks like she is levitating.

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (24 Jan 2014):

    Spectacular indeed and perfectly timed!!!

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda (Deleted) gave props (24 Jan 2014):

    So very beautiful on all levels, Deborah

  • Ted Anderson

    Ted Anderson (Deleted) gave props (25 Jan 2014):

    Good timing on the perfect entry

  • Ronnie Ginnever

    Ronnie Ginnever gave props (25 Jan 2014):

    Wonderful portrait, Deborah, something to be treasured.

  • rekha nag

    rekha nag gave props (28 Jan 2014):

    Excellent entry!!

  • Bailey Cooper

    Bailey Cooper said (31 Jan 2014):

    The girl gettin' serious air. Love this.

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (1 Feb 2014):

    Determined to rock JPG's Theme Park most excellently!

  • Elyseo

    Elyseo gave props (2 Feb 2014):

    very very soft

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece gave props (9 Feb 2014):

    I love the photos of your granddaughters dancing, I know how proud that you are of them, no doubt they will make their goal, if the interest continues through the teen years - LOL : )

  • Saroj Swain

    Saroj Swain gave props (23 Feb 2014):

    great shot!!!

  • Laurie Search

    Laurie Search gave props (25 Feb 2014):

    Oh, deborah, I just love this!!!! What a special, precious capture this is!!!!!! Excellent timing, too!!!! :)))

  • Michael Asaro

    Michael Asaro   gave props (23 Apr 2018):


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