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Contemplating Thirteen

January 6th, 2009 · 14 Comments

Comptemplating Thirteen

I took this photo of my daughter on her thirteenth birthday.  I took a whole series of photos of her, but this out-of-focus, soft shot is one of my favorites.

Go over to Shutter Sisters and check out the beautiful soft images in the post and in the comments!

Tags: Amazing Daughter Posts · Family · Photography · Shutter Sisters

14 responses so far ↓

  • 1 marty // Jan 6, 2009 at 10:44 am

    Found this thru shuttersisters…I smiled because when my daughter turned 13 back in July we did a photo session too :-)
    It’s sucha wonderful age isn’t it?
    Thanks for sharing

  • 2 Gayle // Jan 6, 2009 at 11:04 am

    Hi marty!

    Thank you for visiting and commenting! Yes, it is a great age!

  • 3 tracey // Jan 6, 2009 at 1:32 pm

    sweet. 13, huh? i have a few years with mine. she’s just 11 now. time flies, huh?

  • 4 Gayle // Jan 6, 2009 at 1:45 pm

    Hi tracey!

    Yes, time does fly, way too quickly! My oldest, a son is almost 16. I can’t believe my baby is almost 16!

  • 5 lmerie // Jan 6, 2009 at 1:52 pm

    Such a deep look of thought and it comes through so well in the picture!


  • 6 Gayle // Jan 6, 2009 at 2:04 pm

    Hi lmerie!

    She’s my favorite model!

  • 7 ELK // Jan 6, 2009 at 3:03 pm

    13 has ALOT to think about…sweet shot mom!

  • 8 Gayle // Jan 6, 2009 at 3:05 pm

    Boy, oh, boy is that ever true! Thanks, ELK!

  • 9 anna b-bonkers // Jan 7, 2009 at 2:57 pm

    I love the effect! I am always trying to get the focus right and ignore all the shots I take out of focus. I must learn to see the art quality in different styles of shots. I just love this!

  • 10 d @ qdm // Jan 7, 2009 at 3:00 pm

    Oh, and I don’t know how I never noticed your flickr badge. I just added you as a friend…

  • 11 Shalet // Jan 8, 2009 at 12:43 am

    We have six months to thirteen …the teenage years will be fine for our oldest, a boy. The girls I’m not so sure …

  • 12 Gayle // Jan 8, 2009 at 9:31 am

    Hi anna!
    Thank you. I am the same, always trying to get sharp focus. This photo was a mistake in focus, but I like it anyway!

    Hi d!

    Hi Shalet!
    My oldest is a son. He will be 16 next month. I also find my boys easier than my daughter in lots of ways, but she is handling the middle school years very nicely. Way better than I did!

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  • 14 diane // Feb 26, 2009 at 10:42 pm

    Ah yes, I can certainly see why this is special to you. Thank you for sharing it with me!

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