A lot of people do a snow-queen themed shoot. I've been wanting to myself for a while. The challenge for me was to try to create a unique spin on the idea. I hope I was able to add something new to this beautiful mythology. I will post images from our session as I finish them :)
I am admittedly not the world's best or most timely blogger, but I am *trying* to make sure I go back to my finished sessions and share them.
Melissa and Curtis flew down from Alaska to spend a long weekend in Southern California to celebrate their 10th wedding anniversary and asked if I could document this time in their lives. I was thrilled to meet up with Melissa in "real life". (She herself is a photographer and we "met" via my FB Textures page a few years ago). I drove out to the desert and we met up outside of Palm Springs. It was a gorgeous night and aside from all the rattlesnake holes, a wonderful location to shoot.
I should also mention that Melissa MADE her own beautiful dress. :)
Thanks Melissa & Curtis for asking me to be a part of your special anniversary. And since I may have been somewhat responsible for baby #4 as a result this shoot, I humbly submit the name "Jessica" for your consideration if the next is a girl.
Textures = Industrial (soft light) and Atlantic (blurred, color burn mode, appx 20%) from Super Grunge Urban and Sands from Texture Pack 3.
I was looking out and saw the freeway below me and thought: Oh, that would make a pretty dress. 2 days later, this was what I was able to come up with. It's still not the image I saw in my head, but will do for now. Processed with Mist from Super Grunge Urban and Rust Spots from Illuminations 1.
As many of you know, I'm hosting a monthly challenge. January's Challenge is to be Inspired by a Song.
Here's my take: Initially, I was leaning toward some different songs,
but Thursday, the song "Mad World" by Gary Jules popped up on my
Pandora. I was struck by the song's seeming preoccupation with ideas of
existentialism / absurdism. This image is based on the first few lyrics
in the song:
All around me are familiar faces Worn out places, worn out faces Bright and early for their daily races Going nowhere, going nowhere
Textures: Aged from Super Grunge Urban and Mist from Super Grunge Vintage, plus additional hand editing.
You may participate in as many challenges as you'd like. You can simply
opt to share by pasting your image on my wall (and then please be so
kind as to look at and comment on others' work as well so this has a
community feel) without the pressure of being in the contest. You do not
have to use my textures to participate in this way.
like to enter the monthly CONTEST for a shot of winning one of two prize
packages, valued at $250 each, you will need to use one of my textures
(can be a freebie) and label it. This app is the only means by which you
can enter for Contest consideration, sharing on my wall alone WILL NOT
COUNT. Please enter via the Photo Contest tab, below my timeline picture
OR her is the mobile link :)