Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Sunsets from Spring

One of my favourite things about spring and summer are the sunsets. The skies look like vibrant abstract paintings made up of purples, oranges and pinks. I recently discovered a shoot I did with my sister in spring last year that I thought I had lost and have decided to post them along with a couple other images I took of spring/summer sunsets. The pictures of trees were taken on a walk with my mum, and the image second from the bottom was either taken late spring or early summer, it is definitely the most spectacular - with the amazing bright apricot, purple and almost fluoro orange colours.

I almost feel like the shoot I did with my sister, Ireland, was meant to be; as she had recently re-dyed her hair red and just so happened to be wearing a purple top which matched perfectly with the sunset. As soon as I saw the amazing sky, I grabbed my camera and took my sister (who was doing the dishes) by the arm and lead her onto our veranda to take pictures. She still had her washing up gloves on - which also matched the sky, as they were bright pink.

Anyway, I hope you like the pictures! On another note, I recently signed up to twitter, my username is currently 'ArtClothesAndC' (couldn't fit the whole blog name in.) You should be able to find it on my blogger sidebar under 'Contact.' I also now have an 'About Me' page on this blog.
I will be going on a trip to Sydney (New South Wales) on Thursday, and will be gone for nine days, so I probably won't be able to do much looking at or commenting on blogs, but will catch up when I get back.

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Twenties Parasol

I took these photos of my sister Ireland yesterday afternoon (which was one of the first days of sunshine after too many rainy and gloomy days.) I'd been meaning to do a shoot with this twenties parasol for a while now. I bought it at a second hand store for ten dollars, and although you have to hold it to keep it open, it still makes an excellent prop for photos. After it was determined we'd be using the parasol for this shoot, we worked from there, creating an early 1900's burlesque slash mourning look. Possibly a little Moulin Rouge inspired. Along with the parasol, the look was comprised of a sixties/seventies bias-cut nylon skirt and a satin kimono (both selected from my mum's hoard of charity shop finds). Ireland's corset came from a charity shop, and I've forgotten where I got the felt flower.