Monday, November 01, 2010

A Ghostly Tale: Day Photos

How do you celebrate Halloween? Do you go to a party and gobble up all the jello shots? Do you dress as a "sexy" cop, kitten, construction worker, plumber, teacher, nurse, etc? Do you chill at your house and pass out candy? Do you watch scary movies with your honey?
Do you make your own costume, purchase a wig, dress up and have a photo shoot?

That's what I do.

Hey, it makes me happy. You know I love dressing up and I love crazy make up so it only makes sense that I would love Halloween. I also am partial to the strange and unusual which is what Halloween is all about, right?

Here are the pictures I took during the day. Tomorrow, I will post the night photos.
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We drove down the street to the park. I did not want to walk the streets in my costume just yet. I was saving that for later.
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White base make up (only cost $1.00) and dark everything else.

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There was a slight breeze which helped my costume flow. (The costume is made from 7 sheets of tulle fabric. Each sheet was 140 inches long and 108 inches wide.)

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I knew that white pumpkin from my front yard would be useful. I grabbed it at the last minute...right before I got into the car. Actually, I made Danny grab it.

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Ah, fun with editing. Normally, I think the black and white/color combination photos are a bit cheesy but when you are going for that ghostly feel, this editing technique is perfect.

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Saturation boost.

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Dale's favorite. Speaking of Dale, he took all of these photos. He is good, no?

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I'm melting! What a world, what a world!

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If you could not tell, I was a ghost. I'm all about taking the classic costumes and making them awesome. Last year, I was a ghoul. I wonder what I will be next y
ear?
Come back tomorrow for some more.

6 Comments:

Blogger Sarah Marie said...

there is only one word for this photoshoot: FIERCE!

8:05 AM  
Blogger christina said...

i came across your blog somehow randomly a few months ago and have been reading it ever since. probably seems pretty weird and random, but i have chronic pain syndrome in my back as well so i have been intrigued and interested in your journey with that. but i love your writing and your awesome pics and you emit a very strong positive and color full energy and i smile when i read your entries.i hope the surgery works! i wonder if i am the only stranger following your blog...

10:16 AM  
Blogger sarahsmile3 said...

Christina,
thank you so much for your kind words. I have a few "stranger-readers" and am flattered that anybody reads this thing. It is really fun to write and even more fun to read old entries.

I hope you find a solution to ease your pain. It's no fun, bub.

5:56 PM  
Blogger christina said...

you are very welcome. i dont know if there is a solution to my pain problem, i have nerve damage back there and have not yet found a doc with the knowledge or (seemingly) desire to try to help, other than w tons of meds. but its only been 3 yrs since my injury so definitely not giving up!

8:17 PM  
Blogger sarahsmile3 said...

I know how you feel! This is my 3rd "spine doctor" a.k.a orthopedic surgeon. The first one told me I was going to be like this for the rest of my life and that I would just have to deal with it. The second one spent a full minute with me each time I went to see him. This one actually spends time talking to me and seems to really want to help. Keep on trying!

5:28 PM  
Blogger christina said...

maybe i will try an ortho surgeon. i went to one right after my injury happened and he wsa ready to cut me open for basically no reason.what is your diagnosis? i look forward to seeing how your surgery goes! going to start some warm pool P.T. soon and pain management classes.just sick of taking meds everyday. also wanted to look into the nerve root shots or whatever you call them that you had. thanks for the ideas!!

2:12 PM  

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