Picture this; it's a beautiful August day. You're at the Farmer's Market, and you just purchased a bouquet of flowers, and then you see this gorgeous red dahlia!
What do you do??
Well, if you're Sally, you bring it home with you...I didn't have to stand there long before it was in my hands.
Hands full of flowers!
Normally I would run home, grab the tripod and run out the door, flowers in hand. But I had things to do, so photography would have to wait till later.
It was late afternoon when I finally got out. The afternoon sun was already fading, and the backyard was heavily shaded. When I finally found the perfect spot, I photographed her till almost dark. It was becoming difficult to get my focus because there was a slight breeze. I held the shutter open for as long as possible while taking my last shot. Now all I can say is that it's good that my neighbors were not out because they would have heard a squeal emerge from my general direction. I could not believe my eyes. When I'm photographing, I am totally immersed in my subject. When I take a step back and look at the image on the back of the camera, I realize how beautiful it really is.
Like a beautiful red velvet dress, the petals flow and curve as if swaying with every step. The movement is incredible, and that's what attracted me to this flower.