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Oilseed, SteamPunkery and interesting Clouds

Noticed that the fields of oilseed were all gittin nice and bright yellow, so I thought to myself, what would compliment a field of bright yellow flowers? I know I thought, My mate Mustang Sals bright red hair!  So I said to Sal, “Hey Sal, can I borrow yer  hair?” And bless she said I could, but only if she came along to make sure it was ok. I had no problem with that cos she loves to dress up and makes a perfect “frontdrop” to a field of flowers.

Well now this here April has been livin up to its habit of lots of unpredictable showers. One minute its sunshine and t-shirts and then in the blink of an eye its tryin to wash you down the street, or rattle your brains with hail. The one upside is some quite spectacular cloudage all over the place, and the morning we went out looking for a location to have us a little photo shoot that nice man in charge of interesting clouds didn’t let us down. Sal had donned a sort of Gypsy Steampunk get up which was pretty funky,  and we had sun (intermittently),  we had interesting clouds, we had red hair and we had fields of bright yellow oilseed. GET IN 🙂

We found an excellent location, a track crossroads surrounded by flowering fields on the brow of a hill. I found a ditch, ( regular readers of my blog will know that I have a tendency to fall over/into/under/on top of things) and when I had recovered,  realised that it was an excellent vantage for some low angle fun photomatography stuff. And so off we jolly well went. The light kept constantly changing so I was using lots of fill flash to try and keep up. It was loadsa fun and full of sillyness, and we had a great time. Sal isn’t a model, but she’s up for a larf!  Some of the best shots were when I got her to yell obscenities at the top of her voice, good job twas in the middle of nowhere, may have offended a passing duck, but HeyHo there you Go 😀

Here’s a few of first the to be processed. Got loads and loads more to be gettin on with, lots of experimenting to do, Thinkin Mono, thinkin textures, thinkin funkyness!  Still it keeps me off of the streets!

©LeeThornberry 2012

©LeeThornberry 2012

©LeeThornberry 2012

©LeeThornberry 2012

©LeeThornberry 2012

©LeeThornberry 2012

49 responses

  1. Fantastic!

    25/04/2012 at 12:23 am

  2. Great model! Fantastic skies and clouds and pretty yellow flowers. Can’t wait to see where you take it from here…..

    25/04/2012 at 12:27 am

    • Can’t make my mind up where to start 🙂

      25/04/2012 at 6:21 pm

  3. Great series of images.

    25/04/2012 at 1:28 am

  4. Looking forward to where you go with these.

    25/04/2012 at 2:51 am

    • Yes there are many ideas bouncing around inside my bonce 🙂

      25/04/2012 at 6:23 pm

  5. oneowner

    I thought i could hear those obscenities out here in New York. These are great fun and Sal was obviously having a good time with it. I really like these and I’d like to see more stuff like this in the future.

    25/04/2012 at 2:57 am

    • Well there should be some more in the old pipeline, cheers 🙂

      25/04/2012 at 6:23 pm

  6. I’m not usually into people pics, but I really like those, I love the colours 🙂

    25/04/2012 at 8:36 am

    • Yes me neither, but I must admit it was great fun. Cheers 🙂

      25/04/2012 at 6:24 pm

  7. Love ’em!

    25/04/2012 at 4:01 pm

    • Thank you, Cheers for visiting the ole blog 🙂

      25/04/2012 at 6:25 pm

  8. Cool shots. I always knew steampunks loved meadows.

    25/04/2012 at 4:51 pm

    • Well Steampunks are basically Goffs wot have discovered Brown! And after all the rain, believe me there was plenty of brown 😀

      25/04/2012 at 6:26 pm

  9. “A fine maid” as they say in Devon, good set of pictures.

    25/04/2012 at 10:37 pm

  10. Great, I love steampunk, I need to get into photographing people, (I nearly said shooting people). But I don’t really know where to start.

    26/04/2012 at 8:13 am

    • I always find that the promise of a few pints, a dressing up box and yer mates is a good start 😀

      26/04/2012 at 8:16 am

  11. Brilliant work, and she looks so good.

    28/04/2012 at 5:58 pm

    • Cheers thanks, Yep she sure does, totally undaunted by the muddy conditions 😀

      29/04/2012 at 7:49 am

  12. Bet you were both pleased with these results, excellent!

    29/04/2012 at 2:30 pm

    • Yes was a good days photomatography and learning. Cheers 🙂

      01/05/2012 at 8:33 am

  13. Brilliant. 🙂

    29/04/2012 at 9:30 pm

  14. Brilliant choice. Fun! Now from sublime to mundane. See the following:

    Sorry to bother you on this end of the weekend. I have a silly request. Please read today’s post on my blog about The Bradley Chronicles. I’d appreciate it if you could read it and then vote for my segment. You’ll see what I mean. Thanks in advance, Fay

    30/04/2012 at 2:34 am

    • Cheers 🙂 Shall have a go right now 🙂

      01/05/2012 at 8:34 am

  15. moi du toi photography

    Love her hair, first and fourth images are my faves,

    01/05/2012 at 7:23 am

    • Cheers ! My favourite of the day was the pointy shouty one, no4. Shoulda heard what she was yellin 😮

      01/05/2012 at 8:32 am

      • moi du toi photography


        02/05/2012 at 2:01 pm

  16. bookindian

    v-r-r-r-y nice . . . go Aliiisss . . .

    06/05/2012 at 3:35 pm

  17. Fabulous photos, all of them. Where did that outstanding skirt come from? Wow! Great shots, beautiful woman.

    06/05/2012 at 8:06 pm

    • Cheers! I reckon that’ll be one of Sal’s Charity shop finds, shes a canny fashion hunter is our Sal 🙂

      10/05/2012 at 5:28 pm

  18. Love them all,and the clouds were a perfect accent.

    08/05/2012 at 2:35 am

    • Cheers! Clouds were perfect, but difficult as the sun kept hiding behind them every 10 seconds or so, which meant constant adjustments had to be made. but it all worked out in the end 🙂

      10/05/2012 at 5:30 pm

  19. These are GREAT!! I really love the fourth one. 😀

    10/05/2012 at 5:01 pm

  20. Cheers! Yes the yelly one is quite funky 🙂

    10/05/2012 at 5:31 pm

  21. Nicely done and great blog

    14/05/2012 at 10:57 pm

  22. Wonderful model!

    16/05/2012 at 5:57 am

  23. Thanks for the comment on my post – looks like It’s a double yellow for Friday! Nice set of images and a very pleasing adornment.

    18/05/2012 at 8:36 am

    • May and june are the yellow months around here as the oilseed rape starts to flower, tis everywhere 🙂

      21/05/2012 at 10:52 am

  24. Girl with Attitude and Style.

    24/05/2012 at 1:13 am

    • Burps and farts like a Navvy as well 😀

      07/06/2012 at 4:09 pm

  25. Amazing work! Everytime I see someone decked out in steampunk attire I think “SEPIA!!” but these are truly excellent in full color. Great blog you have.

    07/06/2012 at 9:25 am

    • Cheers 🙂 Yep I know what you mean, I have got some on here that were done with a specific mono / orthochromatic look in mind and they worked nicely. But these were basically screaming for colour what with the hair the flowers and the sky.

      07/06/2012 at 4:08 pm

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