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Picture of the Day - June 24, 2009

"Storm clouds rolling in on a Florida beach"

Photo of storm clouds rolling in on a Florida beach.
Photo by Olivia Hall.               (Click on the photo for a larger view)

When our granddaughter Olivia was getting ready to leave for her yearly Florida vacation, I offered to loan her my trusty old Sony DSC-P41 digicam. She gladly took it along with her, and while she was in the Sunshine State she took several very nice pictures. This one shows the dramatic approach of some pretty ominous looking storm clouds.

Olivia has always enjoyed taking pictures. And although she is just 14 years old she does a pretty darn good job at it - even with a five year old 2.1 megapixel point-and-shoot!

I once heard it said that the most important piece of equipment at a photographer's disposal is located between his/her ears. My guess is that Olivia will turn out to be a very good photographer if she decides to develop her obvious knack for it. And by the way, that trusty old Sony digicam (the very first digital camera I ever owned) now belongs to her.

Visitor Comments...
    Name: Cheria Rouse
    Town: Abingdon, VA

    Way to go Olivia !!! I'm very proud of you also and hope you enjoy using this 'special camera'. I know there is a great future for you and just maybe you will be one of those 'special' photographers. And this is a great picture (think ya got a little of that talent from this proud GranGran).
    Name: Edward Farnsworth
    Town: Maryville, TN

    Now those are some amazing clouds. You did a fine job on this one young lady!
    Name: Phyllis Helton
    Town: Bristol, VA

    Great job Olivia!!!!
    Name: Barbara Shupe
    Town: Norton, VA

    Very nice photo!! She caught it all! Our young people are so amazing and talented.
    Name: Ron Trees
    Town: Spokane, WA

    Very nice photo Olivia!! I think that you captured a very nice scene and that cloud bank is tremendous.
    Name: Winston "Rocky" Rockwell
    Town: Kirkland, WA

    Wow... impressive work! Looks almost like the impending end of the world... well done, Olivia! And as "Grandpa" says, the most important asset any photographer has is not the camera, nor the lens, but the ability to SEE, and to capture images of beauty or emotion or a unique perspective that others might miss. Seems to me young Olivia has that knack...

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