52 Week Challenge

52 Weeks of Susan's Life

Week 6 – #5 An Action Shot


Action Shot, Hilton Head Island, SC

For the past 2 1/2 weeks I had the pleasure of having my 6 1/2 year old grandson Brady stay with me.  During his visit, we took a trip to Hilton Head Island to see some dear friends who also have young children.  One of the kids toys that fascinated  me was something called a ‘Champion Sports Swing Ball’. The description for this item is:  “Swing Ball is great for coordination and timing. Put your ankle in the 5-1/2 in ring and swing your leg to get the ball moving. Ball is attached to an 18 in long cord. Swing Ball keeps kids moving, and can be used indoors or outdoors.”  One thing for sure is that you must be coordinated to time the action or you will surely trip.  Brady picked this up and was proficient immediately.  In fact, his quick acclamation to this almost led me to try it myself but my common sense kicked in and remembered the new hip and knee that I have acquired in the last few years.  No need to test how strong they really are!


Author: susanbeausang

What inspires a photographer?  My journey began taking product photos for my business.  I had a company that provided fashionable headscarves to women and girls with medical hair loss. Photos needed to be updated constantly and the expense of a photographer led me to my first camera about 5 years ago.  I’ve since sold the company but my love for photography has continued to grow.   I’m constantly looking for new places, people, food, new colors – just about anything and everything appeals to me through my lens.   Suddenly light shapes, colors, textures, people, buildings, trees, flowers…. everything around me looks different when I start to see the world as a photographer. For me, an image captures more emotion than your native eye or a written word.  Lingering on images that I have taken and reliving the scene, person or thing is like reading my favorite story over and over again only with the benefit of a visual companion.  I love to study the light and the composition and see how I can tell the story through the lens.  Everyday objects can be exciting when I think of them as capturing a moment in time. Once I started to notice details I realized there was beauty all around me.   My photography allows me to share my perspective with others; it allows me to tell my story and for that I am grateful.  As the lens opens to capture an image, so do my eyes. Susan M. Beausang- susan@smbphotos.com - www.smbphotos.com 8049 Tybee Court, University Park, FL 34201 215-421-9668

7 thoughts on “Week 6 – #5 An Action Shot

  1. I’ll get one and we can try it together!


  2. Sometimes we actually know our limits! Your grandson is really concentrating! This is a great capture!


  3. Great action shot. I enjoy young people trying these toys. I have been told I need a knee replacement. i do not think my knee would let me try either!


  4. I love the tongue. It shows his determination.


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