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 Replies to “Oilseed, SteamPunkery and interesting Clouds”

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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

    1. 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 🙂

  4. 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.

    1. 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.

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