The other day, I asked my sister if she wanted to do a photoshoot together, but she thought it would be best to wait till it was sunny instead of foggy. I thought, “Oh well, I guess I’ll have to make my own sunshine.” 🙂 So I gathered up my camera and tripod and spent a couple of hours taking “selfies.” HAHA! It was really fun, although extremely difficult sometimes to get a clear picture with the self-timer.
I also discovered that it’s hard to give a real smile when you’re just staring at a camera and not a person. And that I really don’t know what to do with my hands when I’m posing. : Despite my un-photogenicness, I hope you enjoy seeing the poses and locations and editing techniques like I do when I browse other people’s photoshoots! 🙂
I started in front of our old farmhouse, on the boxwood-lined brick path. I managed to keep my left arm mostly straight, which was hard since I have double-jointed elbows that usually bend out the opposite way when I brace myself against something. O.o Annnd that probably ruined the picture for you. XD
“Psst, lamp post – if I give you a hug, will you take me to Narnia? PLEEEASE?” *sigh* It didn’t work.
(Sorry for the jumble of editing techniques, but I was having too much fun experimenting! XD) I decided to try the classic senior photo pose, and it sort of worked. I had to try a couple times to get some pictures where I was in focus – “let’s see, where are the elbow prints in the mud from last time?” :’D Yes, I am barefoot because it was in the 60s in February! How could I not?
You can tell that my clothes (pants in particular) got kinda damp from laying down in the field for the previous picture, heh heh. I kept my arm straight again, but this time it was TOO straight and I look stiff. Ah well, lessons learned: 1) relax a little, and 2) bring a blanket. *nods*
Ooh, I love this one! The cheery yellow and blue contrasts nicely with the dull, stark landscape to create an interesting mood.
Eventually I made my way over to this old shed. The history of it is rather mysterious and vague to me, but I think they brought it to our farm a while ago from somewhere nearby where it was being used to house workers (road workers maybe?). As old as it looks, it probably has a lot more history before that too.
It’s strange how photographers love taking portraits in front of dilapidated buildings and rustic backgrounds, isn’t it? I wonder why. Maybe it’s the history, or maybe it’s the way old, crumbling buildings bring out the vibrancy of life in the subject standing in front of them.
This is one of my favorites! I really like the pose + how I edited it.
Do you prefer the warmer tones of this photo, or the cooler black and white of the previous one? I can’t decide. It’s really hard for me to pose with a serious face that doesn’t just look tired or strange. XD In this one I look I’m trying not to smile but having a hard time of it. 😛
This side of the shed was shaded by some cedar trees, which gave it a peaceful but sort of lonely atmosphere, especially in the fog. It felt like it was remembering and waiting patiently to be a real house again.
I finally moved on from the shed to this little intersection where the lane turns both to our house and our guest house. I thought the lone pine tree and curving fence would add interest to the picture. 🙂
I love wooden fences. They’re so authentic-looking and country-ish, and… I don’t know, just nice. 🙂
Sadly, the people who own the land beside our land had the pine trees harvested, so now it’s all bare and open. At least the trees near the road are still there!
More fence in fog. 🙂 I’m glad it was already here when we moved because PHEW, that would be a lot to build! (Ahem, I mean the fence, not the fog.)
We shall end with this random close-up of me holding pine cones from that lone pine tree. The sunny shirt doesn’t really go with the wintry pinecones and foggy background, but I guess that’s the point. The warm day didn’t really go with February either.
And that, my friends, is all for now. I hope you enjoyed this foggy photoshoot as much as I did!
What was your favorite picture? What’s your opinion on posing in front of old buildings? Would you like to see more about the mysterious shed? And would you go barefoot in February?
Thank you so much for reading, dears, and have a lovely day (and Valentine’s Day)!