Saturday, 7 January 2012

Scavenger Hunt Sunday...





Oh my that was a culture shock.  The first week back at work after the Christmas holidays - a week that saw me get such weird side effects from tablets my Doctor prescribed, that I decided to stop taking them, only to get equally weird withdrawal symptoms!  Whatever... it didn't stop me picking up my camera - wasn't that terribly British stiff upper lipped of me? ;O)))


The woman in black... 7/366
One Colour...
This my friends is my new evening coat.
I got it in a (what's the term that is fashionable?) 'vintage' shop.
It's black velvet - it has a hood that makes me
feel like a heroine in a gothic novel,
(or a madwoman in an attic depending on your pov).
When I twirl around - which I feel the need to do every now and again, 
it swings around in an extremely satisfying manner.
Bargain.

Spinning...


Laundry...
Laundry...
A pox on housework is what I say!
Yes I put my beloved 7D in the washing machine for this shot.
Always important to take it out again before switching machine on.

Empty...
Look children, David is sad.
Look how sad he is.
Why is David sad?
Because he was greedy and drank all the coffee.
Oh dear, never mind,
Barbara doesn't give a fig as she prefers tea anyway.

And the sequel...
Look children - now David is happy!
He's still thirsty but now he doesn't care!

Sequin Garland - 4/366
One Dozen...
Ok, I admit I might be pushing it a bit with this one, 
(what the heck, it's my blog),
but there are ABOUT a dozen sequins in this picture.

Soft...
It's David's cake...
How much do we think is left now hmmmm?

More of the snow leopard...
... and a Snow Leopard.
All I'm saying is it LOOKS soft and cuddly...

28 comments:

Ruth said...

That's a cool and or brave idea to put your camera in the washer. That first shot of D looks so like Dad.

svh2 said...

Oh, your velvet coat looks beautiful! Very 'The French Lieutenant's Woman'-ish!

And that snow-leopard looks even more soulful than David! (I love the fact that he acts as willing (?) model for your shots! :o)

Penny

Kathy said...

Love that vintage coat find of yours! Very creative laundry shot. Altho I have to tell ya...I ALMOST boycotted Scavenger Hunt this week when I saw LAUNDRY was a prompt! Like I don't have ENOUGH laundry in my life!

Kathy

Bek said...

Very creative laundry shot!! I also love the first one and empty!! Well done!

Patrice said...

Great shots - love that evening coat!

Barbara said...

Kathy - well I knew the washing machine came with the kitchen for a reason ;O)
Penny: David = 'will act for cake', although he nearly got cake in the face for mentioning my coat in the same breath as 'hobbits'!!!

Cedar said...

Love that coat! Creative shot on laundry! Nice soft shots! Great set!

Stasha said...

Brave you are, popping your one and only in the machine :) Great set, you are so creative. And I will take cake over coffee anytime!

rebekah said...

I love the sequins! Nice coat too by the way! :)

Lauri said...

I love them all, great interpretations. I really love the laundry shot.

Tamar SB said...

These are fantastic! Love the laundry shot and one color shot!

Saun said...

Great interpretations, awesome job on the laundry shot. I was trying to catch the clothes tumbling but it just didn't do it for me.

Nukke said...

Your photos are so cool !!! and stylish !!! First 3 are lovely and laundry is from very cool ankle !!! ( I certainly must try that too )
And that man with empty jar and so happy to have cake are so cool portraits and he is very photogenic (tell him that I dais so :) Elegant, stylish photos !!! Have a nice week !!!!

Barbara said...

Love your new coat. You've given me an idea since I need a new coat too.

Tezzie said...

Oh, the lovely photos...and oh, the funny captions! I love coming over to visit...you totally crack me up :)

Your vintage coat is fabulous...I'd totally twirl in it, too! I love the PoV of your 'laundry' (good tip, that, about remembering to remove the camera afterwards ;D)...and I'm so glad it was a happy ending for David...that cake looks delish; I love roll cake :)

Late in wishing you a happy 2012...but wishing it, none-the-less!

Michelle said...

Wow, your one color shot is gorgeous. Loved the whole series actually.

Barbara said...

Thanks all - Tezzie, have a great 2012 yourself. I'm sure David would have loved to share his cake with you if he could ;O)

Barbara said...

Nukke - I did tell him what you said but he didn't believe me, he probably thinks you're just after his cake (see not above) :O))
Barbara - happy coat hunting! I keep wondering why someone would get rid of such a lovely thing, was it a mistake? Are they going to try and rip it off my back if they see me in it? Hmmmm!

Gina Kleinworth said...

Your perspective on laundry is fabulous- what we do for a great shot!! :) Totally worth it- it came out great.

Andrea Dawn said...

I totally enjoyed this whole post . . . the shots are all fabulous and the narrative . . . too funny! I LOVE your new vintage coat . . . great find. Thanks for stopping by.

Ashley Sisk said...

Great set this week and what a great coat - love your second shot!

Ida said...

Fabulous series. Your coat looks awesome.
Laughed at the Empty Shot, Enjoyed your Laundry angle, love the soft photos.

Laloofah said...

LOL - was this photo shoot the inspiration for David saying BW reminds him of himself? :-) What a good sport and fun model he is! And I see yet another thing they have in common - a sweet tooth! I'd better not show that cake photo to BW, he'll want another cake and we've already plowed through two of those carrot ginger cakes since the 2nd!!

I am green with jealousy over your wonderful twirly vintage coat! You had me at the gothic hood, but then to find out it twirls - too much. I want one! Your twirling photo reminds me slightly of the Sufi Whirling Dervishes. :-)

I love all the photos, and really enjoyed your perspective photographed from the vantage point (remember, don't get that sucky movie, lol) of the laundry. Very clever and well executed!

Laloofah said...

I just showed this post to BW (cake and all, I decided to live dangerously), and that's when I noticed the spectacular buttons on your twirly, gothic, vintage coat! Now I'm really jealous!!

And BW found David's photos very amusing. Kindred spirits! :-)

Barbara said...

Laloofah: Those buttons (and the coat as a whole) are pretty fab aren't they? I saw it in the window of the shop and had to think for a full 2 seconds before I was in the door quicker than a rat up a drainpipe! David does have a sweet tooth - he eats disgusting jelly type sweets by the bagful and can get through a whole swiss roll with a couple of cups of coffee! And he never puts on weight - I'm sure he's sold his soul to the devil...

Barbara said...

Almost forgot - I felt sick as a parrot after I'd been twirling around for a while, so don't think I'll be joining the Dervishes yet :O)

urban muser said...

i love those shots of the coat!

Au and Target said...

the rock leopard is cool. Hope all is well with our cat pals. Meow from Au, Target and Guido.

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