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Weekly Photo Challenge: Down

What does down mean to me?  It’s something I prefer not to be.

I’m Down by the Beatles is a favorite

Down on the Corner by Creedence Clearwater Revival.

The Stars Look Down by Rush

Lots of songs with direction.

We all know plenty of people who try bring us down. One thing I know- I used to shoot a lot of single gloves and mittens on pavement,  a baby shoe in the gutter, scratch-off lottery ticket, manhole covers, sidewalks that are stairs.  Brides pushing the down elevator button to the lobby.

I used to hear,” I’m down with that.”

Here’s my response to the weekly photo challenge: down.  Looking down at my granddaughter Anna as she’s playing in the grass at Aunt Linda and Uncle Frank’s house. I have her in focus in another image with the feet blurred but I selected this single shot for down.   Original file not available so it’s a cropped screen shot from an online photo gallery I don’t use much anymore. 

Here are the responses of fellow bloggers for this week’s challenge: down.

35 responses

  1. Great shot. So cute!

    February 18, 2012 at 12:16 am

  2. Very, very cute ! I like it!! :)

    February 18, 2012 at 12:21 am

    • Thanks Sunshine. I thought it was fun.

      February 18, 2012 at 12:22 am

  3. Very good photo choice!

    February 18, 2012 at 12:43 am

  4. thanks for the idea with CCR!



    February 18, 2012 at 2:28 am

    • Cool link, thanks Frizz

      February 18, 2012 at 10:04 pm

  5. ChgoJohn

    Ruth, no lie, I, quite literally, laughed out loud when I saw that photo! Not only do your grandchildren relax before your camera’s lens, they’re learning that the camera is nothing to fear. I foresee many great photos in their collective futures, even more so because of your “sympathetic” eye!

    February 18, 2012 at 5:44 am

    • Hearing your laughter (via your comment) made my day! What more could a photographer ask for than to know an image evoked such a response?
      Thank you for your encouraging words, Chicago John.

      February 18, 2012 at 10:04 am

  6. Erica Wells

    Feet are so interesting! :-)

    February 18, 2012 at 6:46 am

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  9. mommywritervkent

    This is absolutely wonderful and brilliant! Thanks for sharing

    February 18, 2012 at 7:31 am

  10. This little piggie went to market, this little piggie stayed home. This is just fun to look at and remember the days of our youth. Great photo for the weekly challenge.


    February 18, 2012 at 7:38 am

  11. Kristin

    I love it!

    February 18, 2012 at 7:55 am

  12. What a fun shot!

    February 18, 2012 at 8:16 am

  13. Nandini

    Very interesting, and such a great photo. :)

    February 18, 2012 at 8:32 am

  14. peeee-uuuuuu!

    February 18, 2012 at 8:36 am

  15. River Watcher

    Thanks for keeping me up….never down with your daily dose of smiles….

    February 18, 2012 at 10:03 am

  16. Joyce

    Terrific photo that made me laugh!

    February 18, 2012 at 10:16 am

  17. Amar Naik

    great shot


    February 18, 2012 at 11:18 am

  18. Very nice perspective.

    February 18, 2012 at 3:21 pm

  19. These weekly challenge shots always impress me. So cool and creative.

    February 18, 2012 at 8:50 pm


  21. Adorable! Great shot!

    February 19, 2012 at 4:57 am

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  23. I’ve said it before, but you always have the best candid shots of kids!

    February 19, 2012 at 10:41 am

  24. So cute!

    February 19, 2012 at 3:27 pm

  25. Great interpretation…and I like it feet-focused, it tells a great story. Plus you can see her expression just well enough to add to that story. Great job!

    February 19, 2012 at 3:45 pm

  26. Great shot. Cute & Sweet post.

    February 20, 2012 at 6:21 am

  27. How does it feel, upside down, uhhh ? Brilliant picture :-)

    February 20, 2012 at 8:58 am

  28. I so remember the barefoot days…I’m not so down with that on a personal level lately…more like…down in the back.
    Bless You
    great photo

    February 20, 2012 at 11:35 am

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  30. That put a smile on my face. :-)

    February 22, 2012 at 12:14 am

  31. Little toes always make me smile; and seeing her innocent grin in the fuzzy background adds eve more delight to this image. Wonderful.

    February 24, 2012 at 8:39 pm

    • Thanks for always making time to look and write a nice comment, Stef.

      February 24, 2012 at 11:32 pm

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