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.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Hello, Summer!

My son enthusiastically entering the pool no matter the consequences!

Ouch! Do you remember doing belly flops during your own childhood?

Photo taken with a $10 disposable underwater camera from Walgreens!

(photo taken Summer 2008)


Jim said...

Great shot, he dont have a belly to hurt yet.

Connie said...

Good photo. I confess I've been trying to figure out where this pool is. Looks like fun.

gogouci said...

Fantastic shot. I was wondering how you took the photo without fear of water damage. Those disposables do a pretty good job.

Tanya said...

Oh Hope, this title and photo says it all! Are you guys on summer vacation yet? Our last day is the 12th! Yay!

Ann (MobayDP) said...

oh you gotta love this shot! :))) Consequences and all.

Jacob said...

Great photos! As Ken Rockwell (, the photographic genius always says, "It ain't the camera, it's the person holding the camera!"

You've done very well here. I'm not sure I could handle such enthusiasm any more, though!

Good-looking boy!

Hope said...

Connie....this was taken at Dolly Parton's Splash Country Water Park! Lots of fun and belly flops to be had there!

Hope said...

Tanya...Our last day of school was May 22nd! We start school early in August so usually are out before Memorial Day.

Hope said...

Thanks everyone for the really nice comments. You've made my day. :)

Connie said...

Thanks Hope.

Michele said...

Hehehehe.... LOVE it!!

magiceye said...

superb action capture!

Have started a new meme Pet Pride where you can display your or your friends’ pets every week beginning every Sunday! Do join in and share your pet pride with the world!

Linda said...

Great picture! Goes to show it's not the camera that counts so much as the person behind 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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