the perfect shot


this photograph was taken by a friend of mine. i saw it on Instagram & begged him if i could share it. you can see, he said yes. this is his daughter, Ru. you can follow Dan Robertson on Instagram, he takes some amazing photos. and he has a wicked sense of humor.

i know this may sound a little nuts, but i judge a great photograph on the physical effects it has on my heart-because that squeeze is the first reaction i have. the reaction to a great photograph reaches my heart before any thought has time to form.

my heart says this photograph is great.

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  1. keebslac1234 says:

    The light in this photo just makes it pop! And the black and white treatment emphasizes that so well!


    1. He really, really got a fantastic shot. I fell in love with it the second my heart squeezed. And i’m so grateful that Dan let me share it with you. ~amy


  2. Beautiful lighting. What a sweet little girl and kindred spirit: I’d always rather be reading, and snuggling up with a blankie, underneath the Christmas tree = sheer magic!


    1. I agree with everything you said. Because we always had a Christmas tree growing up, i buy the pine tree candles, so i can still smell Christmas among all my Hanukkah stuff. I hope Dan is reading all these amazing compliments! thank you! ~amy


  3. Beautiful lighting. Your heart…..the barometer of love.


    1. You know, Gretchen-it is said we only use a small portion of our brain. the rest is hidden away from us. but when i say my heart understands it’s a great shot before my brain does, i think that is the hidden part of us, we only get glimpses of, the God part of our brain, is what i am feeling. i also think the sudden flash of an idea(creation) we sometimes have, that JUMPS out of us-seemingly without thought-that is the hidden part of our brain too. Crazy? ~amy

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  4. Angeline M says:

    This is a wonderful photo. I just went over to his Instagram, and really smiled when I saw his avatar 🙂


    1. Yes, i laughed at the photo too, still do every time i see it. Perhaps i can post it–as everyone needs humor throughout their day! ~amy

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  5. loisajay says:

    I love how the page she is reading almost seems illuminated. Very beautiful photo. Hope you are doing OK, Amy. ❤


    1. hi Loisajay, I love playing with light & the light bouncing off the page she is reading is almost angelic…no it is. i’m hanging in there, today. Yesterday was great & i hope tomorrow will be. Thank you for asking. ~amy

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  6. I agree. This is a very special photo!


    1. i’m glad you think so too!


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