A few days ago, I got my hot little hands on the new Nikon D4. Which is the equivalent of "nirvana" to a photographer.
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.
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.
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.
Yes.....that would be me in the garden globe. I little souvenir of working with such an amazing camera.
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.
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.)
So...back to Dahlia. She can look so mature and serious one minute and then becomes my crazy little girl the next.
I just love all the different sides that make up my Dahlia Grace.
Join in the fun and tour the world this Tuesday.