First Photo-op with Nana........

Brenda Dow

Bonita Springs, United States

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Some things are just so simple to understand…. how relationships work, and grow, and glow….. This is my youngest granddaughter, 8 years old she is, and I invited her on her First Photo-op…..
This day will always be a joyful memory, a time to share one of my loves with one of my other loves….
As i presented to her my Canon Powershot SX200 IS, and gave her a little talk about the zoom lense and what to look for in a very good shot, we traveled a few miles to begin this lovely experience.
I told her to begin shooting out the window as I drove, in order to get a feel for the camera and I pointed out different views as we moved along. She exclaimed about the church steeples and the bookstore and then we came to the ocean…. The first sign that she had begun to “get the bug”!!!!!
Arriving at Long Sands Beach, from the back of my XC wagon, we set up shop…. and then the fun began…..
We were connected. Whether we were side by side or many feet apart…. we were connected. My heart was beaming as I saw this lovely granddaughter smile at what she was seeing…. yes…. she was exclaiming about what she was “seeing”!!!!
i had taken so many shots of this beach and waves that I turned off my camera and enjoyed this young person with a new vision…. it was wonderful to me!!!!
We went from Long Sands Beach to Short Sands Beach and then on to The Nubble Lighthouse. She never tired of her opportunities and would shout out for me to see this and that!!!! Really fun!!!!
We finished our outing with her having 78 new pics…..lolol and lunch out and a shopping trip to Kittery Trading Post for a new relaxation CD… yes it was her choice, a bag of malted milk balls for each of her parents, and a calender book.
Later that evening I uploaded all her images and I selected 3 terrific shots. I called mom, dad, and “new photographer extraordinaire” to see what had been accomplished.
I put the first shot up….. and told her this was hers…. and after the hugh inhale, she exclaimed, “Nana, do you mean that I took THAT??”
I loved her response… and her parents were so pleased……
As to her skills, her horizons were all straight, she filled her screen with things balanced and in the best light….. and she could appreciate a fine photo.
Well, I have yammered enough about this time…. but I know that each photographer will understand and agree that sharing our knowledge and skills with others is a wonderful treat, a wonderful experience…..
Thanks for listening to this proud Nana expound on her amazing relationship with her grandchild…
I am sure of the future of photography for this one…. I am rich in life and love beyond measure!!!!

much love to all of my RB friends….
Brenda
aka Jazzy

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She didn’t want to miss one opportunity to capture every wave that was coming at her….lol…. but she turned her head as requested…. for one second….then she was back enjoying her new hobby.

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She hollered to me and as I turned and looked, she did “pay back” by snapping my pic…… Oh my….. I can see the future now!!!!! lolol

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So from the cold and sunny part of Maine that I love, I will leave you with a shot of what my granddaughter and I felt at peace with, and excitement with, and a sense of, “can we do this again Nana?”

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