Different girl, different crosswalk, dad not mom... yet the joy of the moment remains. Whether it is an ice cream cone, or bright red dancing shoes, it is easy to experience delight when you are this age.
I could hear the girl's grandmother out of the frame on the left talking to her son about the dangers of crosswalks. But the girl was safe, fingers clutched in her father's steady hand as she skipped across the street, oblivious to everything, but this glorious moment with sun shining and breeze blowing.
Would that life could always be so filled with carefree delight!
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Rinie_Hoff (9340) 2005-02-17 2:47
Did you see the nailpolish as well? I think she and her mum agree on the cloths, perfectly matched together. I like it that she's just not touching the ground.
Sweet moment of joy...
(I have a different Dutch word in my mind, but I can't find an adequate translation)
Fixfocus (9385) 2005-02-17 4:21
A wonderful capture of a lovely moment,Curtis!
A fine composition with perfect timing and excellent sharpness.
A great photo!
ash_parikh (2266) 2005-02-17 4:38
You have capture an amazing moment. Very well done specially with the DOF and very nice composition.
olopez (4959) 2005-02-17 5:19
Very good shot Curtis!
I like the girl expression jumping with the shining red shoes, also the zebra crossing.
Good cropped and DOF.
verge (1242) 2005-02-17 5:57
nice capture of a happy cute girl. really nice shot...rgds
clodreno (0) 2005-02-17 7:59
this is a great picture Curtis.. We can share what this little girl is feeling here : "Happyness".
I also love your angle with the zebra-crossings and the legs of the father..
An intelligent shot.
Janice (4403) 2005-02-17 23:08
Oh, the joy of childhood, so free and happy and wearing her pretty red shoes. Lovely shot Curtis. TFS.
Dionysos (1234) 2005-02-18 5:22
Thanks for the photo and smiling on my and my office friends faces !
Some naming suggestions for the photo: 'Photo of happyness','to be a child'...
One of my favorites.
ishai (4097) 2005-02-20 6:38
What a capture Curtis
All in her world, not aware of the dangers of the big world
Very clever capture Curtis, again
I like the papas hand in it too (“fingers clutched in her father's steady hand”)
Well seen and very well captured
sandip (3492) 2005-02-20 14:14
Very nice Curtis.A safe hand holding a small girl's hand.and yes ofcourse the dancing..Its the dance of happiness.A shot to make up the mind.Thanks Curtis.I put it to my favourite.
lestans (17162) 2005-02-21 3:04
There is much moviviment, a dance, in this photo! I like the girl's attitude in spite of the father's firmness. A good background helps the scene.
And I appreciate the story told in the notes! A warm way of looking at what happens around us: nice! It is nice to meet people like you, Curtis!
Kicka (0) 2005-02-21 14:10
A lovely photograph Curtis. I can really feel her joy over beeing out shoping with her father and maybe over her cute red shoes : )
A very well composed picture taken in exact the right moment. Well catched.
LCannon (2796) 2005-03-01 22:54
The joy of skipping across the street, gazing at your new red shoes, one of the reasons I so LOVE children, and why I do what I do for work. You've captured the essence of what I love most about children, the ability to find so much joy in the simple things. Excellent capture of the look on her face, secure in the safe grip of daddy's hand.
The only thing that gets me up most days is the thought of all the children's faces I'll see during my day, it's the adults in my life that make things difficult, children rarely do!
Thank you for this lovely reminder of what it means to be a child. Wish more adults would take the time to skip across a crosswalk too!
Pattyjy (2180) 2005-03-08 4:57
Une photo qui fait sourire, pleine de charme. Bravo pour le cadrage. Amitié, Patty.
pqrshanth (21) 2005-03-14 3:45
mumek (20202) 2005-03-15 18:28
This is one of the best child photos in TE. You captured the most important moment, the happiness of the child. The composition is excellent. The note is fantastic.
Thanks for sharing
thebecky (688) 2005-03-22 4:36
Great capture. I hope that this can remind us 'adults' how to be happy about life.
KellEy (1237) 2005-09-19 21:53
The crop, the colour, the action, the clarity, the note.
Thanks for sharing!
alita (477) 2005-11-24 2:52
an emotional moment caught! nice composition and colorsm cute careless little girl :)
lueur (50) 2005-12-20 14:33
I'm a young woman and I hate wearing pink (don't ask me why)but the color looks good on this cute little girl. She is beautiful, and careless, the scene looks peaceful... and you captured it very well !
Polonaise (5802) 2006-06-23 22:17
Astonishingly joyful photo of yours, Curtis.
That inch of space between her right shoe and the pavement seized the day.
And she must be a daddy's little girl...and a sugar and spice, and everything nice...
It's rather hard not to smile lovingly at this picture.
aralda (1240) 2006-06-26 12:44
As Patty noted, this is a photo full of charm...! I love those red shoes and the way your cropping focuses on the carefree attitude of the girl and the act of crossing a street -- which, given that you also focused on the tight grip of daddy's hand, could also be, on a symbolic level, the act of crossing one of life's bridges...
vmukherjee (612) 2010-02-16 23:27
Excellent shot!! The way the girl looks at her feet while skipping looks beautiful! I like the colours too. Thanks for sharing.
- Copyright: Curtis Grindahl (cgrindahl) (6113)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-02-16
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Canon EOS Digital Rebel, Tamron 28-75 f/2.8 DI, SanDisk Ultra II, B+W 67mm UV-Haze MRC
- Exposure: f/2.8, 1/800 seconds
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- Date Submitted: 2005-02-17 2:09
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