camera shy

Millay looking up_1065

Maybe it was the city:  Sagunt, Spain.  Something about the place made you relax and want to settle in, even when there was a camera pointed at you.

Millay in narrow street_1053

My older daughter and the camera, they’re buds. Always have been.

But this one?

Millay in Sagunto_1062

It’s a tentative friendship, what she and the camera have going these days. She may be on the way to deciding that it won’t bite, won’t get critical, doesn’t intend to be intrusive.

Millay looking out through the rock_1606

The challenge with a child who sometimes steps out of focus: there are fewer images to document her life. I’ve been sharply aware of this during our stay here in Spain.

Millay at top of ruins_1224

Maybe that’s one reason I’ve grown to love this country so much. Gradually, without Miss Zinnia realizing it, Spain up and decided to collaborate with the Eleven O’Clock Camera Lens, the Country and the Camera quietly deciding that the former would stage something to distract Miss Z, and the latter would capture that magic moment when she responded.

Profile, standing_1632

Yeah, I think the friendship might last.


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