Picture of the day - December 26, 2008
Madison playing "Peek-A-Boo"
|Photo by Cheria Rouse.
Some photographs are elaborately planned with the subject(s) getting
all dressed up in their "Sunday best", then visiting a studio where
a professional photographer will have them pose this way and that
under lighting that is virtually guaranteed to make them look like a
million bucks. Other photos are nothing more than snapshots taken on
the spur of the moment to capture forever a fleeting moment from
someone's life that quite possibly might never be repeated. Take
today's picture for example...
My one and a half year old granddaughter Madison spent much of
Christmas Day at her Granny Martha's house, and during her stay she
kept herself busy running around, pulling ornaments from the
Christmas tree, playing with her fascinating new "Elmo Live!" toy,
and of course entertaining everyone else in attendance with her
While Granny Martha and Aunt Dot were preparing the Christmas feast
that we would all soon enjoy, Madison decided that she wanted to
play a game of "Peek-A-Boo" with Granny Cheria - who as usual was
ready and waiting with camera in hand. The result is one of those
precious snapshots that will bring joy and remembrance to us all for
many years to come. You can't pose "life" - you have to catch it
while you can.
Name: Karen Hines
Town: Fremont, NE
What a precious child and an equally precious picture!
Name: Sarah Duncan
Town: Kent City, MI
What a great choice for the Picture of the Day. Christmas is all
about spending time with family and making memories. You have
certainly made one here!
Name: Sean Muncey
Town: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Little Madison reminds me a lot of my daughter Alicia. I love how
you managed to capture all the life that a little girl has within
her, and I'm sure this picture will be a treasured keep-sake for the
rest of her life.
Name: Jack Siekel
Town: Fort Mill, SC
I too try to take as many snapshots of my family members as I
possibly can, often to the extreme of becoming annoying I'm sure.
Posed portraits are great, but it's the snapshots of our lives that
really give them meaning.
Name: Phyllis Helton
Town: Bristol, VA
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