Wednesday, April 28, 2010

050 - Round and Round

This is an oldie but of my favorites.

Friday, April 23, 2010

049 - Project Runway

I am a huge fan of Project Runway. My life revolves around it each season and this latest season has been no exception. Your house is burning down? Terribly sorry, can't help you right now. Project Runway is on! You have a flat tire? Ok, I'll be there as soon as Project Runway is over! Seriously, it's an addiction.

Last night was the season finale and Melissa and I were on pins and needles, fingers and toes crossed, begging the box with with pretty pictures to give us the verdict we were waiting for. Silly to get so worked up over a tv show, but it's one of the very few that truly bring me joy. (Seth Aaron won...yay!)

I too have a knack for sewing and have made everything from Halloween costumes to formals. I haven't designed anything of my own, but I can follow a pattern with the best of them. Last year, (during Project Runway's last season), I was diligently working on the masterpiece the lovely KK is modeling below.

I had such a good time working with her. She's beautiful and the dress fit her perfectly.

The entire dress is silk and chiffon; yards and yards and yards of it. Fully lined, boning in the bodice. I don't even know how many hours I sat crouched over the machine working on this. It's a size 2...I could probably be talked into selling it if any one's interested... :)

Thursday, April 22, 2010

048 - baby parody

Sometimes you just can't take things too seriously.
I had an assignment once where we were given a handful of words and needed to photograph something that could be described by that word. One of my words was "parody". Almost immediately I knew what I wanted to do. Off to Walmart in the wee hours of the night searching for a "baby" double and some silk flowers. The end result was my Anne Geddes parody.
This photo amuses me quite a bit. Elliott on the other hand, is completely creeped out by it. I guess it falls into whatever valley he spoke about once. I have wanted to do a series of baby double poses and hang them around the house for laughs. Gallery style! Probably not such a nice thing to do to the man I love but I would get quite a chuckle out of it!

Friday, April 16, 2010

047 - Birds in the Bay

OMG - I can't believe I haven't posted since Tuesday! Where did the week go??? It's been pretty busy here between packing and quarterly tax returns. I am soooo sleepy...

Anyway, amongst the stress and turmoil I wanted to post something soothing and calming today. These birds were just lounging about on some wreckage in Tampa Bay...seems like a good idea...only I'll take my bed over sharp scraggly concrete any day!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

046 - Scottish Highland Cattle

Once upon a time in my early photography shooting days I was quite nervous about stepping out with my camera and intruding on private property. There was a farm in Wisconsin that had this herd of Scottish Highland cattle and I thought they were just adorable. However, we had to return to this farm quite a few times to actually get a good photo. I think the first time I wouldn't even get out of the car. I used a zoom lens from the passenger seat and the pictures sucked. I think it was probably the 3rd time approaching this farm that I actually got out of the car and walked all the way up to the fence.

This amuses me today since Elliott and I frequently "invite ourselves in" to numerous locations without blinking an eye. The only time I get a bit nervous is if we had been someplace already and there are signs that someone knew it when we go back. (ie: padlocks when there were none before.)

I'm glad I have for the most part gotten over this shyness...after all, what's the worst that can happen?

Saturday, April 10, 2010

045 - Sea Shells

Since we will be moving from Florida in a few short weeks I thought that I should try to cram as much Florida type stuff into my posts as possible. Today's theme are shells and other ocean-y type creatures.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

044 - Tulum

Another place we are not moving to...Tulum, Mexico.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

043 - Red Rock Canyon

We just found out today that we have a house to move into! I am so relieved! Here is a wonderful photo of where we were originally moving to, but are no longer moving to... Are you keeping up? lol

This is in Nevada, just outside of Vegas. Absolutely stunning.

Monday, April 5, 2010

042 - 6202 Violators

Lol - So I guess this means you would want to be violator #6203 or later?! Should I take a number?

Sunday, April 4, 2010

041 - Mel's bunny ears

Happy Easter!

A while back Melissa came along to one of my studio lighting classes. We played around with all types of lighting, including backlit light. Her feet were just in the right place to look like bunny ears. Of course, this is a no no in the photography world, but I thought it was amusing just the same...

Saturday, April 3, 2010

040 - Sand Dollar

As you may or may not have noticed, I haven't had a post in a few days. I have agonized over this, but decided it had to be done (well technically, not done). We are moving in a few short weeks, and I had to choose between spending my evenings shooting something new and exciting to post, or pack my house. Packing up the house won. I don't want to abandon this project completely, so I will still try to post as often as possible with my previous work. Don't worry, it will be exciting just the same!