Monday, May 4, 2009

I ♥ Faces Contest / Hats



Ever since I got this new camera (Nikon D300 - eeek....I can't believe it's mine!) I've been so excited to use it, use it, use it. After all, how else do you get to Carnegie hall? Answer: no other way but practice your pants off! (After 13 years of classical piano, I know that.)

Now, don't get me wrong - I'm not planning any trip, anytime soon to Carnagie hall - I just want to take better pictures of my little sweetie (and our soon to be little sweetie #2). And maybe some pretty flowers and pictures to paint, that's it. I am in awe of the beautiful, artistic creations I have seen recently on some of fav blogs like http://2happy.typepad.com/ and http://www.salsainchina.blogspot.com/ and http://www.thelongroadtochina.blogspot.com/ and http://www.pixelfairyprincessphotography.blogspot.com/ as well as the fantastic contestants every week on http://www.iheartfaces.com/.


So when I heard that this week's theme was 'faces and hats' I was off to the park with my little sweetie, my groovy new camera and a hat (actually a few, but we have to pick just one - bummer!). I love the contrasts in this picture and it defines Dahlia perfectly as she is a study in opposites. The hard background of the rock and black leather (she can be hard as nails and oh so stubborn), the fancy hat (Dahlia is a fancy smancy girl at heart) and the softness of the tulip which picks up the soft pink in her cheeks (deep inside that solid exterior lives a very sensitive, sweet soul which I am honored to uncover and discovery daily). And the diamond that caught the light? It speaks for itself!!!


Be sure to head over to http://www.iheartfaces.com/ to check out all of the beautiful face entries this week!

7 comments:

Donna said...

That's a fun picture! What an amazing hat! (Gotta also say that the leather jacket is pretty spiffy too!)

;)


Donna
Our blog: Double Happiness!

Mom 2 Four said...

Wow, what a cute shot.

Carmen said...

great picture, she's beautiful

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

That is a great picture....love the hat, jacket, and the tulip....she looks so cute:)

How very sweet of you to link me in your post....as you know, photography has become a major addiction and I just can't get enough and feel the need to keep learning......there is SO MUCH TO LEARN!

I know you will have fun with that new spiffy camera....enjoy:)

Lisa

AJ said...

Awesome shot!

Mireille said...

I love the glittering of the 'diamond' and her sweet adorable face! Hope that her sister is coming soon! We have 2 girls adopted from Thailand, although they are twins so I only had to wait once...

McFadden Family said...

nice job.