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Uploaded: 03/22/10 6:55 PM GMT
Last Ride
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This is my entry to the Place Where I Live contest. I could use any photo of mine as I take most of my pictures nearby, but this one has special meaning for me. This is a place where I've lived and loved, rather than just a photo of my 'home'. My 95 year old father-in-law, Roger, passed away last summer and this was taken at his home. He went off this bag swing the day I got married and his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren grew up riding on this swing over the years. (I even went off it a few times though it was a pretty scary jump from the tree!) This was our last chance to enjoy it before Roger's house was sold. It was the Last Ride and though it was a sad time I loved the joy on the faces of the kids. I'm sure that made Roger smile.


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03/22/10 7:04 PM GMT
I would have taken the swing home with me Hilda. There's got to be someplace the hang it around your place. :) It's sad sometimes the way things change......and sometimes we don't even appreciate or know how special they really are until they're gone.
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03/22/10 8:23 PM GMT
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every day is a gift......that's why it's called the present!!
03/22/10 11:34 PM GMT
Hilda what a meaningful image this is. John said it very well. I think this is a perfect choice for the contest. That smiles on their faces are priceless. ♪ ♫ :)Sandi♪ =^..^=
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Nature in all her glory is my uplift on life and so is my love of photography. sandi ♪ ♫
03/23/10 12:10 AM GMT
A perfect panned shot, Hilda, as well as a great natural portrait. And the story is both sad and heartwarming.
I couldn't imagine a better choice for the contest.
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03/23/10 12:25 AM GMT
What a wonderful capture Hilda, a priceless moment. All the very best with the contest.
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03/23/10 1:03 AM GMT
What a terrific shot and crystal clear action! The sad stories bring me down a bit but once I view the photo full screen I get happy again! Really excellent and good luck!
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03/23/10 2:29 AM GMT
i agree about the sentiment of the place. what a wonderful family story. a perfect shot for the story.
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03/23/10 3:33 AM GMT
A very special photo Hilda and I am sure it will do well in the contest.
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03/23/10 4:02 AM GMT
A fun shot, Hilda & one that is full of fond memories. I like the facial expressions as well as the lighting. A definite keepsake & a wonderful entry for the contest. Best of luck.
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03/24/10 11:39 PM GMT
Definitely a family keeper I would say. Great action shot! Nice job keeping the subjects in focus while the rest of the image shows the movement. Very well, done.

Oh - I almost forgot -

HI HILDA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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So many pics and so little time can mean just one thing - it must be - tee time
03/25/10 5:16 PM GMT
I love this shot .... The smiles on your kids are priceless ... Good luck in the contest ..
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03/26/10 5:31 PM GMT
A lovely shot with great lighting and colour.
A fine entry :)
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03/27/10 6:20 AM GMT
A very special moment and photo Hilda, and also a perfect entry for the contest. Thank you for sharing and Good Luck in the contest!
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03/27/10 7:59 PM GMT
Wow...I am impressed with the perfect focus of those happy kids (all three of them!), combined with the great sense of motion in the background.
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03/29/10 1:12 PM GMT
Incredibly captured and love the sentiment and feeling behind the capture.
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