A moment of joy

NS April 13th, 2010

Tara asked us to post a photograph that expresses Joy this week for the Gallery. While this is not a technically great photograph, I loved capturing a moment of pure, unbridled joy between father and daughter on a beautiful autumn day last year. It has quickly become one of my favourites.

36 Responses to “A moment of joy”

  1. Dara says:

    Yeah, so, ummm … your husband’s hot. Just saying.

    It’s a beautiful pic. Even though you can’t see your daughter’s face, the gigantic grin is obvious.

    NS Reply:

    @Dara, Oh Dara, you just made NH’s day. :) )

    Claire Reply:

    @Dara,
    I was about to write what a fab pic, but read your comment and pissed myself!
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    Dara Reply:

    @Claire,
    You’ve got to agree, right?
    Someone had to say it.

  2. Tara says:

    Not technically great? I think it’s a fabulous photo with the subjects framed by the green and gold of autumn.
    And you’re absolutely spot on: it’s about capturing a moment which speaks to you and tells a story.
    Plus you can’t beat dads and their girls together. Just lovely x

    NS Reply:

    @Tara, Thanks Tara! Maybe I was being too modest before. Screw it, it’s a great picture! ;)

  3. LOVE IT!!! Looks so much fun :-)
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    NS Reply:

    @Maggy, red ted art, It was definitely a fun day. I love autumn so was in my element by the Thames on such a gorgeous day.

  4. TheMadHouse says:

    I can see why it is so admired. I great animated shot, NH has a great expression
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    NS Reply:

    @TheMadHouse, Yes, I love his expression too. Also, knowing exactly what NG’s face looks like as she’s being swung around, without being able to actually see it…it makes me smile every time I look at it.

  5. Heather says:

    oh wonderful! A moment that will last forever now.
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    NS Reply:

    @Heather, Thanks, bitch. ;)

    Heather Reply:

    @NS, ha ha ha, you know how to make a girl smile first thing in the morning :)

    so to speak.

    Ahem.
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  6. Josie says:

    BEAUTIFUL! I love shots like that, a moment in time captured forever :)
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    NS Reply:

    @Josie, I loved your photos of Kai too. He is such an angelic-looking little boy.

  7. Nova says:

    What a great picture, I like the way the background is there but the focus is on your husband and daughter.
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    NS Reply:

    @Nova, Thanks Nova!

  8. geekymummy says:

    Lovely motion shot! A great representation of the parenting strategy often employed in our house of “if stuck for what to do to resolve a child related situation, turn them upside down”

    I dread the day mine get too big for it!
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    NS Reply:

    @geekymummy, It really does work! That or singing very loudly and dancing around like a loon. Never fails.

  9. Great photo that really captures a lovely moment. It’s great when you manage to click just at the right time isn’t it?
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    NS Reply:

    @Kath@Parklover, Yes, it is. I’m telling you, that SLR is worth it’s weight in gold.

  10. Michelle says:

    What a great capture, lovely!
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    NS Reply:

    @Michelle, Thank you!

  11. Susie says:

    Beautiful picture!
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    NS Reply:

    @Susie, Aw, thanks!

  12. Chris says:

    What a fabulous shot! I can almost hear her giggling!
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    NS Reply:

    @Chris, There was definitely a lot of giggling! One of my nicknames for NG is Gigglepot.

  13. I love it! Cannot go wrong with a good motion shot xx
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    NS Reply:

    @Notes Red Shoes, I do love a motion shot!

  14. MuddynoSugar says:

    Great shot – lovely
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    NS Reply:

    @MuddynoSugar, I just had a look at your photo, it’s wonderful! What a lovely expression to capture on a gorgeous little girl. Well done!

  15. Cheshire Mum says:

    I can hear the squeals of laughter – love it!
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    NS Reply:

    @Cheshire Mum, Thanks!

  16. Priness_L_88 says:

    That’s lovely, looks like great fun too!
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    NS Reply:

    @Priness_L_88, I do believe that playing in leaves is one of the better things in life. :)

  17. Jo Beaufoix says:

    That is so lovely. Brings back memories of my own Dad hurling me about as a kid. Definitely joy.
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