We’re just home from a quick trip to North Carolina to see my husband’s sister and her family. During the visit we had the opportunity to explore several parks in the Raleigh-area, including Pullen Park. The kids loved the restored carousel and the new climbing areas, which is where I caught this week’s snapshot.

I had recently read a post over at Digital Photography School on shooting through a wire fence, which inspired me to try capturing Sophie through the climbing ropes. While I like how the ropes in the foreground are out of focus, it’s Sophie’s look of determination that made this a photo I wanted to share.

For those interested in these things – I wasn’t very close to Sophie when I took this photo. Instead I ended up cropping the photo pretty aggressively.

I’m realizing that each week I will probably have a few runner ups, but rather than share them here, I’ve set up a new album through my Google+ account. Feel free to check them out!

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2 Responses to Snapshot: Determination

  1. Amy says:

    That’s a great pic of Sophie! & I’m all about cropping in to get the most of precious faces!

    I’ve always loved photography (worked in a studio for a couple years). I got my first DSLR camera @ 6 years ago, but didn’t know how to take full advantage of it (I kept it in the auto mode). I finally took a 4-week course online from a fellow adoptive mama this past summer & am just stunned with how far my pictures have come! I’m in full-time manual mode & will never return to auto!! It’s so worth a few lessons for anyone who has a DSLR! My hubby just upgraded my camera & lens for Christmas & I’m ecstatic with the results! I’m now officially part of the “mama-razzi”!

    If you want to see how far I’ve come, you can check out my blog (www.babybelly laughs.blogspot.com). I took the class in August 2011, so anything before that will be “auto mode” & everything after is all manual.

  2. Kathy T says:

    Love, love, love the look on her face. Great photo!