To say I had a good time participating in Vanessa’s Halloween Blog Party over at Fanciful Twist last week is an understatement. It was a blast, but I have to admit I didn’t always think so.
I had the idea of “The Uninvited Guest” weeks before the actual party. The vignettes and camera shots were all in my head and I knew exactly what I wanted, unfortunately, because of all kinds of “personal” challenges I kept putting off the actual photo shoot.
Finally, the day before the party I decided to shoot all the images, write the post and edit the whole thing. Of course it can be done. RIGHT?
Anomaly #1. We had the heaviest rain of the year, it was coming down in buckets. Half my shots were going to be outside. The rain was so bad my poor “uninvited guest” couldn’t keep the candle on her candelabra lit.
#2. I started making cupcakes only to find, I didn’t have all the ingredients. There is no “quick trip” to the grocery store where I live.
#3. I couldn’t find my witches costume from a few years ago. All our costumes are in a trunk and it just wasn’t there and then I remembered. I leant it to a friend last Halloween and never got it back. Commence the panic! Thanks a lot _________, you know who you are. :)
As you can see it all worked out in the end thanks to my wonderful sweetie of a husband who patiently walked me through the day. I appreciate all of the wonderful comments – especially the ones praising the camera work.
Come closer… I have a secret to tell you.
My husband Tim, not I, is the genius behind the camera. I conjure up the shots but he gets all the lighting right, sets up the camera and takes the shot. Then into Lightroom they go where we both get the image exactly the way I want.
Alright you have waited long enough. As I promised I am announcing the winner of my blog giveaway, my first ever. Here it is:
Can you see it? Catching a glimpse are you?
Now for the winner. This was harder than I thought, but I used one of those random number generators to pick the winner. And the Winner is …. drum roll please!
Terri Gordon at Designs by Terri Gordon
(I will be contacting you for a mailing address)
Thank you all for participating. This was so much fun, I may have a Christmas Giveaway as well. Take care all – can’t wait till next year.