Young violinist; 9 Sept 2012.

I’ve mentioned before that I’m fortunate in having four darling little girls in my life.  Two are our granddaughters, the other two the children of friends.  Yesterday we went to visit those friends, so that my wife could measure the kids for knitware that she is giving them for Christmas.

As is usual when I get together with these little ones, who are now aged 7 and 2, mayhem and anarchy reigned!  Within minutes of arriving, I was down on my hands and knees on the kitchen floor, giving a ride to the two delighted and squealing monsters, and things just got better from there on in.  But I have no aches or pains this morning – must be tougher than I thought!

And the family have a beautiful new cat, who seems to have a very calm and friendly personality.

So, here is the elder sister with her new violin and a pensive expression.  She can’t play it yet but these are early days, and she is now playing pieces on the piano.

Technique: D700 with 105mm Nikkor lens; 1250 ISO.


About Adrian Lewis
Photographer - using mono, colour and combinations of the two - many types of subject, including Minimalism, landscapes, abstracts, soft colour, people, movement, nature - I like to be adventurous, trying new ideas, working in multiple genres. And I've a weakness for Full English Breakfasts and Duvel golden ale, though not necessarily together.

13 Responses to ARCHIVE 399 – MAYHEM AND VIOLIN

  1. bluebrightly says:

    I’m confused – she’s seven now, but the photo was from 2012? Sorry, it’s not making sense. But the photo – wow, what an extraordinary portrait that is! The expression is perfection, then add to it those browns in the eyes, hair and violin. Just so full of love! As is your story. A gem, Adrian.


    • Adrian Lewis says:

      Hello, Lynn. Re your confusion, the text on these Archive posts is 99% the original text, in this case from 2012 – she was 7 then, I think she’s 14 now. If I add substantially to an Archive post’s text, I do it under an Update at the end of the original text.

      I’m glad you like this – thank you! I took many, many photos of these two girls in their younger years, and their very up to it parents have always been quite ok with my publishing them – anonymously of course – on my blog. I don’t get to see these girls so much now but, when I do, they’re very used to having my camera pointed at them.

      As forecast, we have our first snow of the winter this morning >>> so nice to be retired and not to have to go anywhere! I can feel Irish coffees coming on a little later … 🙂 🙂 🙂


  2. Meanderer says:

    Ha – I love that riding around on hands and needs with the youngsters made the aches and pains disappear! Beautiful portrait 🙂


  3. Fabulous shot. Beautiful pianist on the way to violinist



  4. paula graham says:

    Learning early is the key to old age contentedness!


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