Thursday, June 25, 2015

Just enjoying the sun!


I will readily and unashamedly admit it... I love short dresses! Perhaps it's because I never got the chance when I was young or perhaps it's just the feeling of freedom compared to jeans/pants.

( btw, did you read about that woman who couldn't walk after having squatted for hours in skinny jeans? )

It might also be because I feel my legs are still presentable while I'm pushing 40. I don't know.. do you think there is an age after which one should stop wearing dresses like these?

Incidentally, as you might remember a few posts ago.. I was wearing a short blue dress which was lent to me by a friend and she only wears it jeans.. as for her, it's too short. This stripy patterned dress was given to me by another friend ( yes.. I'm very lucky with my generous friends! :) ), who basically says that this dress is a top. :-P

I'm sure there are situations, occasions and places where it's inappropriate to wear a dress like this, but when one is casually strolling along the lakeside.. I think it's okay, right? ;-)

Oh, speaking about lakes and water.. I said in the last post that I would try to mix it up with the backgrounds.. as they were all water-related.. but I couldn't help myself! :-P

So, for real.. next time, I will find something else! :-D

Oh, the video I posted on YouTube was made with both my phone, a Samsung Galaxy S6, and my video camera, a Sony HDR-PJ810. Any preferences?

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

The wind doesn't give a damn about glamour :-P


Okay, I lied.. more outfits with water in the background! I can't help it.. the most interesting locations have water in them! Now if only I can get myself to a tropical island with a beautiful blue ocean in the background while I'm sipping on a fruity cocktail. ;-)

Want to know the one huge drawback when shooting pictures and videos? The wind, il vento, der Wind, el viento, de wind, le vent, ... !

And the wind.. it really doesn't care whether your trying to keep your hair in style for the camera as evidenced by the photos below. :-P

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There are some shots that I would normally delete as quickly as the images hit the lens, but now they perfectly illustrate the frustrations when doing an outdoor photo-shoot. :)

I also wanted to thank you for giving me some suggestions on what to wear with my wedge sandals. I will definitely try out some of the ideas. At least now.. I won't sink in the sand on the beach!

And as long as I'm posting some of the pics that would be considered 'out-takes', I might as well post this one where I have my eyes shut at the exact moment the shutter button clicked. So much for glamour! :-P

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Well, that's it for today.. I hope everyone is having a wonderful day!

I'm really enjoying my new dedicated video camera.. and the best part is, so do my friends who now don't have to awkwardly balance my DSLR for the videos! :-D

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Bring me to the water


In the Netherlands, water is an important part of life. We're surrounded by it, so I thought I'd do another photo/video shoot near it. I might be a geek spending lots of time indoors behind my computer or playing guitar, but I sure do love being outside in the sun.. breathing fresh air! :)

And because sun and warmth make me happy, I thought I'd wear a yellow jacket. During the day, the jacket wasn't really necessary, but these pictures were taken later in the evening, so I knew the temperatures were going to drop fast. And I didn't want to go brrrrrr... :-P

The dress is bit on the long side (for me, at least), but I just loved the subtle coloured dots on it. From afar, it looks like your classic LBD, but actually up close.. it's a slightly longer multi-coloured dotted black dress. Good luck finding an abbreviation for that kind of dress!

By the way, no taking off my shoes during this session, I was not going to walk through the water while still wearing my tights. ;-)

I did find some cute nude-coloured wedge sandals, btw... so next time I'm at the beach or lounging at the pool, I will do a photo/video shoot with them. Any suggestions for an outfit with wedges?

So, probably.. you all got bored now of pictures at the water.. so next time.. I'll try to think of something else! I hope you all enjoyed this post.. and that you have a wonderful day! 

You know me,.. if there's a possibility to get some video footage, I will definitely take it and edit a short YouTube video! Enjoy!