Knoxville Daily Photo will post one photo per day taken from the Knoxville/Knox County, Tennessee area. Knoxville is the city of my birth, the place where I work, and the largest city near our hometown. It's a wonderful community in which to raise our family. It's really a beautiful place . . . . at least I think so.

I am not a professional photographer; I call myself a point & shoot photographer. I have had a genuine love for and interest in photography since childhood. My camera is a Nikon Coolpix S600 ~ which I love for many reasons that I won't list here. Sometimes I use my old camera which is a Nikon Coolpix 5900.

Photography is something that I enjoy immensely. My photographs & albums are treasured above all other material things I own. The memories that are captured and preserved through my camera are so precious.

I am glad that I have discovered City Daily Photo and started a photo blog. It's an honor to share my little corner of the world with those who find themselves here. Enjoy looking around my blog, and welcome to all who visit.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Playground at Brickey-McCloud Elementary

The monkey-bars at this playground are especially challenging! But my son conquered them in record time!


ft. lauderdale daily photo said...

Fantastic shot! The yellow bars against the blue sky and your son's expression are wonderful.

Tanya said...

I think boys are half monkey! Your boy is cute! That yellow pops against that bright blue sky!

Denise said...

Look at him go, great photo. Brings back memories of my own son at that age. Enjoyed visiting and looking at all your other lovely photos.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful post. I liked the slide show too. You are doing some really nice photography.

Steve Buser said...

Outstanding shot. The fact that you didn't lose the face tones of the boy against the bright background amazes me.

Tash said...

Terrific photo - with action & concentration visible on your son's face with the great colors of the sky & the jungle gym. Perfect sunrise shot too - you get great colors - mine get too washed out.
BTW - I looked thru your Picassa photos - they are just wonderful. The one of the baby & son peaking out & the son on the shutters are award winning photos.

Hope said...

Thanks, Tash, for visiting my blog and leaving the very kind comments. Those photos in my Picasa album will be posting on my blog in the next few days. I appreciate all the kindnesses everyone has shown me around the CDP site. I'm kinda new to photo blogging and am still not confident in my photo abilities.

Hope said...

Thanks everyone for your kind words.

Rambling Round said...

This would make a great Skywatch photo!

Hope said...

Thanks, Rambling Round! I haven't quite gotten involved in the Skywatch group just yet. Photo blogging is all so new to me. I'm just getting started. Maybe someday :)

Laurie said...

Great heavens, Hope. You shot this with a point and shoot? Did you use a flash fill? I'm amazed at the tones in your son's face, too -- like Abe. This is outstanding. You have the gift, girl. Truly.

Hope said...

Thank you, everyone, for all the nice comments.

Laurie, I didn't use a fill flash on this photo. And I did use a point & old camera...the Nikon Coolpix 5900.

I only use my little digitals as I haven't learned how to use the pro cameras. My husband has offered to teach me, as he uses pro equipment...Nikons, Leicas, Olympus, etc.

Belgrade Daily Photo said...

I agree with the others, this photo is outstanding! Love it. :)

10/21/08 ~ Thank you to Leedra from Photography by Leedra

10/23/08 ~ Thanks so much to Tanya from Around Roanoke Daily Photo Blog

10/23/08 ~ Thanks also to Laurie from Glimpses of South Pasadena and your very kind words (to follow) . . .

"With gratitude and great pleasure I would like to pass the award to these photography bloggers:

Hope of Knoxville Daily Photo. Hope can squeeze images out of her Nikon Coolpix that will astonish you. The photographs of her kids capture the essence of childhood and a mother's love with the same poignancy and joy of the paintings of Mary Cassatt..."

Tanya and Laurie . . . . I am truly honored and flattered that you have chosen me to receive this award. Sincere thanks to both of you for this award and your nice comments!

10/28/08 ~ Sincere thanks to JM of Oeiras and Environs Daily Photo who has given this award to me. I am truly honored and will enjoy passing this award on to others.

11/4/08 ~ Thanks so much to Sean Claes of Kyle, Texas Daily Photo for giving this award to me, also. It's a great honor and I appreciate it so much!

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