I’ve never been one to brag about my kids except to say how kind and loving they are. But this is big!

This is my son Ryan, graduating High School last June. He is smart but always had to work hard to get good grades. Then senioritis hit and he was graduating by the skin of his nose.

He just got his grades for his first semester at college. I am so proud of him, a 4.0 average.!!

January 2011

Northport, New York
United States

Nikon D70
Edited in PS CS5
textures and filters used

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  • Joanne  Bradley
    Joanne Bradleyover 3 years ago

    What a great graduation shot and handsome young man! Love how he is in focus and the other graduates in blue serve as a wonderful shallow dof! For sure, there is a parental license for bragging rights when our kids do good! :-D

  • Thank you Joanne, I appreciate your wonderful comment about my image and my son. We are so proud of him; and better than that, he is proud of himself.

    – tori yule

  • kathy s gillentine
    kathy s gillen...over 3 years ago

    handsome young man, and wow that is great about his 4.0, what a proud moment

  • Thank you Kathy, it is a proud moment for our family.

    – tori yule

  • Corri Gryting Gutzman
    Corri Gryting ...over 3 years ago

    Great shot Tori!
    Congratulations too!
    Sometimes they just need a challenge.

  • Thanks so much Corri, Your comment means a lot to me.
    ‘Sometimes they just need a challenge.’ What a very smart and intuitive thing to say.

    – tori yule

  • Trudi's Images
    Trudi's Imagesover 3 years ago

    Well done Ryan and well done Tori, a very proud moment for you all,lovely shot !

  • Thank you Trudi, We are all so proud here.

    – tori yule

  • JanT
    JanTover 3 years ago

    Nice looking kid/son, Tori, and indeed, one does not sneeze at a 4.0!

  • Thank you Jan, there’s no sneezing around here.

    – tori yule

  • Tania Palermo
    Tania Palermoover 3 years ago

    Yay! Go Ryan!! :))

  • So kind of you Tania! Thank you for that!!

    – tori yule

  • CarolM
    CarolMover 3 years ago

    You should be proud, Tori. It sounds like he is on the right track. This is a really cool image too. My son graduated from college about 2 years ago. I know how you feel!

  • Congratulations to you, too. I am so proud of him and although the road has been rocky, he is right on track now. Thank you!

    – tori yule

  • Catherine Hamilton-Veal  ©
    Catherine Hami...over 3 years ago

    what a lovely shot dear Tori, and congratulations Ryan.x

  • Thank you Catherine, and so does Ryan. We appreciate your kind comment.

    – tori yule

  • talbotpictures
    talbotpicturesover 3 years ago

    really like this Tori
    It’s a very surreal combination of portraiture & landscape. The mass of figures in the background almost form a landscape element. Excellent composition

  • Thank you for your very nice comment, it’s always nice when someone thinks you’re work is good.

    – tori yule

  • SPFisher
    SPFisherover 3 years ago

    a massive congrats to you and ryan! really wonderful piece btw! i love the sea of students blurred in the background :)

  • Thank you from both me and Ryan, I also appreciate your nice comment on my work.

    – tori yule

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