Monday, December 5, 2011

Night photo shoot on Pearl Street Mall

I am certifiably crazy! I met a new Flickr friend, Cat Girl 007 for an evening photo shoot. We scheduled this about a week an a half ago ... BEFORE the weather turned giving us a HIGH of 11º, which meant by 5pm when we met it was colder. We met the challenge anyway! And by the time I drove home at 8:30pm my car registered -3º. Like I said, I'm now certifiably nuts!!

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I didn't catch the shop name where these Christmas balls hung. By the time I caught a few shots, my fingers were frozen. Nevertheless, this image reminds me to celebrate the beauty of the season.

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We ducked into a neat little shop called Bayleaf on Pearl to get warm. We must have spent an hour in there, just the two of us, snapping away. The young sales associate, Taylor, didn't seem to mind. As I chatted with her a bit, she said it's no problem as long as we don't post anything with labels—something called product sourcing. That was new to me. I learned something.

I got other interesting shots ... will try to get them posted tomorrow! Don't miss Part II here .

Textures thanks to Kim Klassen: phoebe
Linked to Kim Klassen's Texture Tuesday: Theme: Celebrate
Linked to Lisa Gordon's Creative Exchange.


  1. The holiday ornaments are gorgeous and fun towels!

  2. Oh how we suffer for our Art :-)
    Lovely results though.
    I like the way you used the frame in the first mouse-over image.

  3. beautiful images and so nice that you could meet and enjoy a photo shoot; maybe i can do that with my daughter in a couple of weeks. happy holidays. {visiting from TT}

  4. Very cute framing in your first photo. Nice shots and how fun to go out at night. Have a wonderful day. Did you download that frame from a website. Really cute! and adds alot to your photo processing. Jeanne

  5. beautiful and so very celebratory :) /seen in TT/

  6. It sounds like you had a great time in spite of the cold Lissa!
    These photographs are wonderful, and how fantastic that you were able to meet up with a Flickr buddy!!

    Thank you so much for sharing at The Creative Exchange this week.

    Have a wonderful day!


  7. I love the mouseover - the framing is perfect too!

  8. glad you had a great time.
    i love those xmas ornaments.

    what a beautiful photo!
    thanks so much for sharing:)

  9. Ooooh, I love this shot! (visiting from The Creative Exchange)

  10. Magnificent! Your photography just gets better and better, Lissa. The texture work too. Texture lifted the Christmas balls in shop window shot to a whole new level. Wow. And your eye for spotting great design is sharp too -- loved the napkins from that angle.

  11. beautiful ornaments shot- thanks for showing your before & after! saw you on the creative exchange - my entry: http://www.flickr.com/photos/63638024@N02/6478672107/


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