…lady with umbrella…….early morning at the lake………


There was a couple on the beach, and he was taking photos of her.  This was a shoot, as she was nicely dressed in a long skirt and was purposeful in her posing.

I snapped this while passing by with Boucle. Toronto skyline in the background.

…….this morning at the lake…..


…lady in striped hat……….


….I haven’t picked up the camera for a while and yesterday morning I got the bug.  And when I feel I have a shot in mind, I need to do it  or else I  eventually forget about it.  So this is this yesterday’s inspiration.

…I picked this shot because I like the wave in the hat…….

Happy Friday! 🙂

…lady….turn of the century…………..


This was my Boxing Day playing.  Set up to look like turn of the century, with pattern upon pattern layered and deep rich colors.

This was taken in my soft colored livingroom, with things brought in from around the house.  The rug is from the entrance, the flowers from the bedroom.  The chair is a diningroom chair and the background is fabric that I clipped to my livingroom drapes.

The hat is a faux sable mink winter hat, jacket is a Max Mara business jacket, shoes are summer shoes of lacey leather, which I thought worked well with the jacket colors and the look of the era.  Leather gloves. The skirt is a very old skirt that I made 15 years ago.  I originally put a piece of luggage in the frame but it became too busy.

Lighting did not work out as well as my previous set up.  I am not sure why.  I moved it around, went from one to two umbrellas, and still was not completely satisfied. Perhaps it was so much burgundy surrounding me.  This one had to be processed, whereas the previous was very little processing.

I am thinking of doing the 70s next.


…lady in a black tulle hat………


Made my first ever crockpot stew yesterday. Received the crockpot from my Mom last year, so it was fitting to give it a go before Christmas this year.  A bit too watery, but incredibly good.

Yesterday afternoon was my time for play, so I put together this set up for a photo session.  One umbrella, one SB800 flash, camera right.  Black background.  This is processed only a little, as the lighting turned out quite well.

The set up: Hat, is the same hat from another shoot.  However, I placed some black tulle loosely around it to give it a completely new look.  The feathers, is a fascinator, i.e. headband with feathers, that I put around it.  The necklace is a Myriam Haskell necklace, (love her gorgeous pearl work).  The gloves are from a Halloween shop for $6.  The dress –  is really a camisole, with a Betsey Johnson scarf placed over it, to look like a dress.