Gail and JoAnna's Real Estate Thoughts


Speechless Thursday

I know the title is kind of irrelevant to our traditional Wordless Wednesday or Speechless Sunday... but these pics left me Speechless! 

I stumbled across this album while catching up on Facebook.

It is a collection of photo's taken by my 14 year old daughter, Danielle.  She's had no training and is using a regular, common digital camera she got for Christmas.  I love that I "found" them and that she wasn't taking them for any special reason.

I was blown away by her knack.

I tell you... it is amazing what you are born with! 


A proud Mom...


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JoAnna Siminerio, Weichert Realtors

JoAnna Siminerio
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Comment balloon 19 commentsGail Szeluga & JoAnna Siminerio • May 21 2009 12:06AM


Jo, your daughter, Danielle, has an artists' eye. Thank you both.

Posted by Maria Morton, Kansas City Real Estate 816-560-3758 (Chartwell Kansas City Realty) almost 10 years ago

I agree with Maria, your daughter has that artistic eye!

Thank you for sharing, and let her know how much we love the photos!

- Harrison Painter

Posted by Harrison Painter, New Media Consultant (GoGladiator Media) almost 10 years ago

Wow JoAnna!
Your daughter has a real talent!  I particularly like the yellow flower with the sun peeking through! Amazing photo!

Posted by Paula Swayne, Realtor-Land Park, East Sac & Curtis Park -Dunniga (Dunnigan, Realtors, Sacramento (916) 425-9715) almost 10 years ago

Hmm, anyone can learn photgraphy but not everyone is a photographer.  There is definitely some artistic talent there, I would encourage as much as possible.

Posted by Robert May, Real estate consulting (Robert W May - Lethbridge Real Estate) almost 10 years ago

Thanks for sharing Jo.  I can't quite figure out how the photographer managed to get some of those pictures.

Posted by Richard T. Dolbeare, R(B), ABR, CRS...Hawaii Multi-Island Specialist (Keller Williams Realty Maui) almost 10 years ago

These are just beautiful reminds us,we should all stop and smell the flowers!

Posted by BLR Guy (BLRGUY(Beach & Luxury Realty Inc)) almost 10 years ago

Wow, ....these are excellent! She has a great perspective. Tell her you need more pictures because I want to see them :) !


Thanks, Jess

Posted by Jess Graves, Bucks County Decordiva of Home Staging (JessGravesDesigns.Com) almost 10 years ago

JO, They are very beautiful. Did she enter anything in the Manalapan Photo Contest? Maybe she should start taking the pictures for our listings... I'm sure she can make any home look great!

Posted by Gail Szeluga, Manalapan, Marlboro & Monmouth County (Weichert Realtors-Marlboro, Manalapan) almost 10 years ago

Thanks all!

I can't believe she did not enter anything in the photo contest!  She really wanted to enter a meaningful photo that is representative of the town.  Maybe next year!

Posted by Gail Szeluga & JoAnna Siminerio, Fostering Community Spirit Through Real Estate (Weichert Realtors - Manalapan - Marlboro) almost 10 years ago

I have been whining and nagging my husband for the past few years to get me one of those fancy Digital SLR camera's with the interchangeable lenses, 10 megapixels, etc.

Then she comes up with these with her simple point and shoot camera! I guess my point is now moot!

His feedback is you can teach anyone how to use the features a camera with regard to lighting, etc., but it is much harder to teach someone about composition... that needs to come more naturally.


Posted by Gail Szeluga & JoAnna Siminerio, Fostering Community Spirit Through Real Estate (Weichert Realtors - Manalapan - Marlboro) almost 10 years ago

JoAnna, Danielle is a talented photographer! She needs to pursue a career in photography!

Posted by Caren Wallace, Portland Caren Real Estate (Premier Property Group LLC) almost 10 years ago

Joanna your daughter could have a career already lined up for her. These pictures are great!

Posted by Bill Gassett, Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate (RE/MAX Executive Realty) almost 10 years ago

You have some serious talent going on with your daughter,Danielle. Encourage her talent. Look forward to hearing and seeing more of her in the very near future.  What was her reaction to this post?

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) almost 10 years ago

Hi Jo,

Love all the pics!

I especially liked the yellow flower with the sun shining through! That is one I can see in a magazine.

She must have inherited my photography talent!   ; )

Posted by Tony Orefice, Realtor/Harrisburg NC,Concord NC (Wilkinson ERA/ almost 10 years ago

Some of these are REALLY good - especially the yellow "sparkle" one. You better put your name on some of these, you'll want the credit later when in a magazine.

Posted by Stephen Kappre, Helping You Home (KW Hometown) almost 10 years ago

Jo, Great photographs, I love the perspective of them especially on the dandelions!

Posted by Tony & Darcy Cannon, The C Team (Aubrey and Associates Realty) almost 10 years ago

Jo, Danielle is a very talented photographer. Maybe she can do virtual tours, as well as nature photos! You, and she, should be very proud!

Posted by Lynn Michaels, Marlboro-Manalapan Real Estate (Weichert, Realtors- Marlboro & Manalapan, NJ) over 9 years ago

She did an excellent job! Looks like somebody has a future in photograpy.

Posted by AMBER NOBLE GARLAND - Top Real Estate Expert, Property Tax Appeal Specialist & Author, - The Agent You Can Trust To Deliver REAL Results! (Strategic Marketing Expert & Relocation Specialist Serving New Jersey and nationwide!) over 9 years ago

I love your pictures.  Thanks for sharing

Posted by Xinh Truong (Connect Realty.Com, Inc.) over 9 years ago