In the middle of a rainy spell last week, I snagged an opportunity during a brief period of overcast but dry weather to snap a few photos. I didn't really have the right outfits to do an actual historical event...at least no events that I could think of. :} So instead, I decided to take some pics of Emma and Charlie in their Regency dresses. I had a lot of fun...aside from dropping Emma face down in the moist dirt and shooing away an overly-friendly neighbor's cat who kept coming over and investigating my photo shoot! ;)
This is the photo I ended up entering. I went on Picnik.com and brightened the color just a tad. Then I added a vignette to give more definition to the edges. I'm really pleased with how it turned out. :)
The next three were the other pictures I considered entering:
This is another picture with a vignette and color boost. I really like this photo too, but I decided that I liked the more artistic pose from behind instead.
This time I tried the vignette and color boost. While I liked this picture too, ultimately I decided the pose where Charlie and Emma were closer was my favorite. Hopefully I made the right decision. :}
I took a TON of pictures to try to get the best shot possible. :) Here are some of my other favorites.
Oops...this one had my neighbor's chain link fence in the background! Not very historically accurate. ;)