I was on my way to Grandmother’s house wearing my red vintage cape and thigh high black leather boots.
Because that is what everyone wears when they go to visit Grandma…
This is the first time I’ve ventured into the park in my neighbourhood alone with my tripod and the intention of taking photos.
It really was a beautiful day. I went mid afternoon…during the week when I was sure I wouldn’t run into anyone.
Just as I was entering the park with my tripod, who should I almost walk into, but my neighbour from right across the street. The one that told me when they first moved in that since I worked from home she would be sure to come and knock on my door and use me as her fail-safe babysitter. Word to the wise people, unless someone offers to look after your kids, don’t automatically assume they want to. Needless to say it has been a little “awkward” between us ever since. There is a reason I don’t have kids, and it’s not because I’m saving myself to look after other people’s kids. Just sayin’.
We smiled at each other. She exclaimed,
“It’s a perfect day for…ummm…taking photos of yourself in the woods.”
“Yep. Just perfect.” I agreed.
I told you.
So much for no one being there.
I didn’t let her deter me though. I’m stubborn dedicated like that.
I stuck it out and fended off several other dogs searching for a good place to pee as I staked out my little corner of the forest… all so I could share this wonderful moment of me
in the dog poop beautiful Autumn colours
desperately clinging onto relaxing and savouring the hardest hue to hold…the golds of Fall.
Overall I like how the photos turned out. The boots do have 3 inch heels…but you can’t see them in the carpet of leaves. I wonder what real photographers do…sweep them away?
There is definitely a learning curve to this self photography. Especially when trying to use the manual function on the camera. I can’t focus correctly because I have no idea where I am in the shot. I feel like I need to be carrying a life sized mannequin or blow up doll around with me so I can set up the photo.
That’d work well…just me, all dressed up, my blow up doll and tripod under my arms…out for another mid-day stroll.
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