…another one from the shoot on Friday………

This one I liked because you can see the shape of the tophat.  The other one I liked because it had a feeling of a person.

The tophat is quite special to me.  I was 17, and my boyfriend at the time had a tophat.  In those day, tophats were still worn for certain special occasions, such as weddings and special affairs.  One afternoon, he said he was going to buy me a tophat, and we went downtown to St. Catherine Street in Montreal, to Classy Formalwear.  If you are Canadian, you probably remember them.  I tried it on, and M.L. purchased this hat for me.

Someone accidentally sat on it in Jasper, Alberta, as we were using it for a talent show we were putting on.  There is a big crease in the center.  But it is still with me, a genuine tophat.


…one long beautiful wave…………

We were so fortunate on Sunday to have beautiful south winds.  It was very warm for a November day, though there were hazy clouds in the sky.  Winter is on our doorstep, and we will not have such a day again until at least March.

…Lake Ontario…..Sunday………

This is available as a fine art print.

…it’s all about the light………..

I envisioned almost spotlight lighting on me,  with lots of surrounding black, using flash,  and I am happy with the results.

This was an experiment  and I used black backgrounds, a black chair for the set up.  And two flash umbrellas camera right.



…my feel good inspiration board……while I work……..

This is supposed to be my business bulletin board for contact numbers at a glance and other at a glance info.

I don’t know what happened…….but somehow it morphed all on its own to my feel good inspiration board.  The business info is buried under the pics, and there are only 3 business contact info sheets visible (I blurred out the numbers and names).  How can this happen? :))))))

I love this board, it does make me feel good when I look at it.  I just looked into expanding it.  I will get two 40 inch wide cork boards for a mix of photos, inspiration, and business info.

…this morning………November at the Lake……..

November is not my favorite month of the year…actually a toss up between November and February as the least favorite.  When I think of November, this image is the kind of picture in my mind that I see, very November.

All the leaves are gone…skies are grey……cold is settling in….windy…….

Trying out my new 24mm lens this morning at the Lake with Boucle.

To see Boucle’s picture at the lake visit Boucle’s blog