This past weekend a friend came to my new studio to help me do a shoot to test the lighting. I took several photos of her “looking down” because I was in awe of her REAL eyelashes! There isn’t enough mascara in a full tube to give me eyelashes like that!
We had ourselves a little photography adventure yesterday. My plans fell through on another project that I had scheduled so I had some time I hadn’t counted on. I gave another blogger a call and we set out to a local antique shop on a hunt for a specific prop I have been looking for. Of course we had our cameras with us too.
The shop is called Retro Rosie’s Vintage Clothing and Accessories and Cobweb’s Unique Finds. It sits along Manatee Avenue near downtown Bradenton. It’s one of those little places that I drive past all the time in a hurry and always think, I wish I had time to stop by and look around. I’m always in some big hurry to go someplace I think is important at the time. Or I am with my husband who thinks it’s a bad idea. You know what I’m talking about ladies! I do the head pivot and say I’ve always wanted to stop there and he acts like he didn’t hear me and drives faster so I can’t say it twice!
The girls at the shop were very nice and welcomed us to take all the photos we wanted. I think they even stayed open a little late because we were having so much fun! I thought this photo would be nice for my blog. I think it is full of all sorts of treasures! My husband might think the other!
I debated and debated about what theme I wanted to attach this photo to. I considered On A Farm and All Alone. But I finally decided on In a Row. I took a trip to Arcadia, FL today with a fellow blogger for a little photo adventure. As we were driving I noticed this group of cows standing in a field. What caught my attention was the 1 black cow in a group of all white cows. Those things always make me wonder! As soon as I got out of the car and walked down the fence line all the cows stopped what they were doing and decided to pay as much attention to me as I was paying to them. The first thought that came to me was that maybe they were thinking, “take a picture it lasts longer,” so I did!
Today was a big photo day! Besides going to the Sarasota Chalk Festival I also went to the Sarasota Classic Car Museum with the Lakewood Ranch Digital Photography Club. I had as much fun taking photos of the club members taking the photos as I did taking photos of the cars! I did some experimenting with HDR photography and thought a couple of them might fit well with “The Wheels Go Round” theme.
Today I was finally able to get downtown to the Sarasota Chalk Festival. I think this is probably my favorite annual event in Sarasota. Last year I was able to go every morning and take photos of the artists daily progress. I wasn’t able to do that this year but I did finally make it today before the forecasted rain arrives tomorrow. I just shake my head every year when I look at all the beautiful work and think it will be washed away forever with the first rain….
So, here are a few of my favorite chalk drawing that I admired today during my walk downtown!