Granny Smith

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  1. ShutteredEye

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    Shot this candid of my grandmother, (almost 90.) Time is short for her, and I was very glad to have the opportunity to grab a few frames. I got a few shots of her with my daughter, and a 4 generation picture of all of us--and she's got her happy picture smile on. But, I caught this when she wasn't looking, more of a pensive mood. My mom doesn't like it--because it makes her cry.... The flannel coat she's wearing is my grandfather's--he died in 1993.

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    I eventually want to get this printed, so any comments would be more than welcomed.
     
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    love it! nice tones too :)
     
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    Oh I really dig this!! Nicely done!! : )
     
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    Love this photo! The last time I saw my grandmother she was lying in a hospital bed and not at all with us.. In her own little word I Guess.. We live 12 hours away .. The moment I walked in and started talking she came out of that state of mind.. Talked ot us and got to meet the baby for the first time. :) THe entire next day she was lively and looking good.. Talking to us and all.. :)

    After I left it started to go down hill again.. Wish I could have stayed longer to be with her.. But I couldnt.. I Wish I had taken pictures, however, I couldnt find it in my heart to take them while she was like that.. BE Very glad you got these pictures now!! :)
     
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    Awesome image. I think the printed version will look really amazing. Great job !!!
     
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    That is a wondeful candid shot. I love captures like that, that are not posed at all. She is a beautiful woman!
     
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    Very nice!
    I like that there's a story behind it with the flannel.
     
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    I agree with Holly.

    This is a beautiful shot; she looks contemplative and content. Like Holly, my last memories are of my grandmother in her bed at the nursing home. It was awful. No matter how many pictures I see of her from my childhood, I still have images of her in the nursing home burnt into my mind. Be glad that she is happy and able to see 4 generations!

    Thanks for sharing...makes me think of my grandma and that makes me happy.
     
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    I'm with Woodsac ... the story makes it that much sweeter!

    Aprilraven and I ... our paternal grandfather is 96 this month ... still walks, drives, cooks and cleans ... even keeps a garden.

    It is certainly a blessed family to have them around for so many years.
     
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    That's how my grandfather was. He died at 97 in 1993 from a stroke he suffered in 1992. Until that time he irrigated, cut, and baled hay on the family farm. The stroke didn't kill him--not being able to get outdoors and work in the sunshine is what did him in.
     

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