Sometimes the most interesting parts of a photograph are the details and possibilities that are suggested.
I'm not sure what I love more about this photograph: the seen or the unseen.
I love the visible part of this sweet girl's legs and feet, as she's jumping ever so slightly above the edge of the wave... Daddy standing tall nearby to protect her and lift her should she lose her balance. It's a quiet, gentle image of a father and daughter that I find myself coming back to again and again.
But I'm also drawn to the reflection of her, arms stretched upwards in a ballerina's pose. That water-filled dip in the sand that suggests that she was just standing in that very spot, just before the tide washed its most recent wave up to the shore. Just before she leaped over that wave and into the deeper tide. Bravery and spirit, confident youth.
Daddy -- and his shadow -- planted as firmly as possible in the soft, wet sand, watching over his little girl to make sure she doesn't dance too far from his protection. He knows that someday she'll dance a little further and further from him as she grows up, as she moves confidently into her life's path, into her own oceans.
So I'm curious... what do you see? :)