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 and and and as well as the fantastic contestants every week on

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 to check out all of the beautiful face entries this week!


Donna said...

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


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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 the hat, jacket, and the tulip....she looks so cute:)

How very sweet of you to link me in your 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:)


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.