this was an unexpected image i took of my daughter on the day of my accident.. one of the last images i saw thru my lense... i hope it will not be the last image i enter here- and it was not an image I ever would have thought to enter for a challange but it was one of the images that was on the SD card in my pocket that i printed just minutes before the collision - my daughter rides horses; she is an amazing rider she loves them and has no fear whatsoever, the bigger the better in her mind, the faster the more fun- she is my heart and my soul; i've said it since the moment i knew i was pregnant. it is her and her alone that i think of when i think of unconditional love and all that is beautiful and wonderful in this world. I could not edit this image my computer was destroyed- all my programs gone; and the computer i have this on now well... it simply is what it is; i don't care what DPC scores me... I wanted to share this image with everyone because I can see. and because i was fortunate enough to have the images from the men at bestbuy from my computer! how they pried the hard-drive out of my busted computer and copied it is amazing to me - / I am lucky to be alive...and the next time my daughter rides will be one week from the day of my last photoshoot with her using my tameron lense...
well this is what my photograph looks like unedited... perhaps someday i will be able to edit it and show it dodged and burned...instead of merely cropped!
Tuesday, November 23, 2010, 12:14:34 PM
i know it is average...and that is ok with me! savannah is not one of the horses my daughter rides she is a touch smaller than tony who she rides about the same color- and his blaze is bigger down his nose; but my daughter was patting savannah and feeding her carrots so I called her name and when she turned and smiled a touch I snapped it... my almost 4 year old princess...
all that we leave behind in this world when we die is the images we've taken and immortalized on film, and memories we've made in the minds of others;
in submitting this image I have made it a memory in each viewer's mind, for better or worse it will always be there somewhere in the subconscious..and for that- I am glad.
Even though it could use a little work, I wanted to let you know that I gave it a 7, as is. It was a wonderful capture of a very special moment. Sometimes it's not about perfection, imo. Sometimes it's about life -- and this one shone through. :)