Monday, June 4, 2012

Tuesday......Around the World.

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A few days ago, I got my hot little hands on the new Nikon D4. Which is the equivalent of "nirvana" to a photographer.
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So, I had to try it out....Dahlia had the day off from school and though the clouds were rolling in....we headed to our little park around the corner.
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You might think that I direct her, suggest props and coax her into these poses....but I really don't. I just have one mantra. "Relax your mouth". That's all I ever say....the rest is pure Dahlia.

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I laugh every time I remember how she used to growl at me as a toddler, whenever I would bring out my camera. I really had to work hard to get a decent picture.
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Yes.....that would be me in the garden globe. I little souvenir of working with such an amazing camera.
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My goal this year is to get the new Nikon D800 but after getting to play around with the D4.......well....it's like a Ferrari. Anything less is.......just less.

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However.....I'll still work for the D800. And be very grateful when I get it. (My motto has always been - never own anything you can't afford to replace.)
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So...back to Dahlia. She can look so mature and serious one minute and then becomes my crazy little girl the next.

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I just love all the different sides that make up my Dahlia Grace.
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Sweet Shot Tuesday with Kent Weakley

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Join in the fun and tour the world this Tuesday.

Happy Day!
xo


9 comments:

Dita said...

Wanda...SWOON...D4...SWOON...oh, how I see the depth of what you can do with that amazing camera....it really is indescribable, isn't' it. I am so thrilled that you had the chance to take this Ferrari out for a test drive..and I have a feeling that once your sights are set, well, they are SET!.

Dahlia is growing before our eyes. Your baby girl is much more teen than tween. I love all her expressions and the poses...she's been watching her glamourous Mama so its no wonder she knows exactly how to "work it".

Beautiful Beautiful images, my friend.

Can't wait to hear about your weekend escapades with Mr. D4 rockin the shots

xoxoxo
Dita

Pieni Lintu said...

Beautiful shots!

Buckeroomama said...

Wanda, she is growing up so fast!!

Can I say jealous? I would so love to get my hands on a D4. :) I did have a chance to try out the Canon 5D this weekend and I am in love, even though I feel a tad disloyal to my Nikon.

Life with Kaishon said...

Awwww! Look how much she is growing. Your little model is fierce! : ) I hope you can get the camera soon. I know you will love it.

Gail said...

You have one INCREDIBLE little model...wow!! Had to laugh because I say exactly what you do to Grace and sometimes other children I photograph, "relax your mouth."

Well the D4 is one incredible camera...would love to try one too someday. The depth of color in these images is amazing!!!

Our girls are growing up way too fast I think. sigh.

hugs,
Gail

Elena said...

What amazing and vibrant shots! She is a cutie! What a great model (no direction needed)! She photographs well too! Love your motto by the way; I couldn't agree more :o)

Jill Wellington said...

What a great little poser! Love the self-portrait in the garden globe. Some really beautiful photos, Wanda!

Stephanie Mullen said...

Wow! Beautiful photos! Love the all of them. So inspiring...Grateful to have stopped by. Many blessings.

Shannon Pate said...

I am so jealous of that camera! But I'm pretty happy with my little camera too! All great photos... she is gorgeous!