WELL, NOT REALLY ;) ~ YEP, I AM A DIE-HARD AND OFFICIALLY NUTS. ( Well, you knew that anyway....) ~ BUT I COULDN'T RESIST JUST ONE MORE OUTDOOR SHOT. IT'S OFFICIALLY 21 DEGREES WITH A WIND-CHILL BELOW ZERO. - plus the snow acts as a 'white board' to reflect light and make you look all dreamy. You can't even see the snot running down my face :)
I THRIFTED THIS DRESS BACK IN THE SUMMER WHILE ON A TRIP TO MY PARENT'S.
MY MOM SAID "GOOD GOD, YOU WON'T WEAR THAT" BUT SHE DOESN'T KNOW HOW LOW MY HUBS KEEPS OUR THERMOSTAT. 65 ON THE BUTTON AT NIGHT, 68 TOPS DURING THE DAY.
( I KNOW .... I TAKE LOTS OF HOT BATHS ;)
THIS QUILTED BABY IS LINED, AND HAS VINTAGE PATCHES OF MATERIAL. IT WAS MADE IN HAITI BY 'MOUNTAIN MAIO l'ARTISIANE'. I SAW IT AS THE PERFECT HIPPY DRESS.
IT ISN'T HEAVY EITHER, BUT SUPER-WARM. I SUPPOSE IT WAS DESIGNED THAT WAY.
Plus, pockets , Yippee !
ON TAKING PHOTOS :MY HUBBY REALLY LOVED ALL THESE PHOTOS, BUT THE EXTREME TEMP WAS WAY TOO HARD ON MY BABY. I took her lens of immediately and let her warm up. Frigid temps are very hard on cameras. So, until warmer days show up again, I guess I'll say goodbye to my back yard ( Well probably :) ~ This was the fastest 'shoot' ever !!! ~
I think my 'cheapo' has died on me :( So that option is out. I am not a fan of taking indoor photos. They seem to have a mind of their own, and my house is very dark, thus the need for a flash .
I also used fill-flash ( here ) and I wonder why so many blogger's don't use it. Of many blogs I read, flash is a turn-off. I wonder why? All of these were taken with a fill-flash and seemed to turn out OK.
Otherwise, you'd have seen a dark figure and the sun-set. ( I tried it )
MY CANON REPS ( Who I call all the time for pointers, and they are really cool about it ), ALWAYS SUGGEST A FILL-FLASH, EVEN OUTDOORS DURING THE DAY, AS TO REMOVE THE SHADOWS.
( Since the photos are a big part of my blog experience, I like to know what other's think )
What's your take on fill-flash? A Yahoo or Faux Paux ? ( I need all the help I can get ;)
My Favorite ( with fill-flash....) as well as the top photos.
( Hubs favorite w/o flash....) before the sun had moved lower.
Dear Playboy; My turn-ons include standing around in the snow, taking pictures of myself in a giant quilt, and throwing snowballs in my undies, tee,hee ;)
My turn-offs: Fill Flash. It makes me all dizzy ......
attire: Hat: Land's End, clx. - Earrings: Claire's $1.00
Wellies: JCrew, thrifted - Ribbed Turtle neck: Covington, Sears.
Quilted Dress: thrifted $ 4.00, Goodwill. - Gloves: ? (cheapos)