Last Sunday I unexpectedly got invited to a photo shoot at a private garden. Organised by another photographer she had rented the gardens for the day but one of the other photographers had pulled out due to ill-health. Long story short she was given my name by someone who comes to our munch and so I suddenly found myself in rather daunting circumstances. Most of the other photographers had models with them, mainly young and beautiful ones, as well as costumes and tons of props and then there was me with my camera bag, tripod, a small bag of outfits, @domsigns and my friend @hopealways who was to be my model when I was not shooting self portraits.
The gardens were a wild overgrown delight of ponds, bridges, a fake castle, a Roman arch, Greek columns and many other oddities. I spent the best part of 6 hours shooting both myself and @hopealways2 It was amazing to have the times and space to work outdoors without having to worry about being discovered or upsetting anyone and if I got invited again I would be there in a heartbeat. Despite being very nervous about working in front of other photographers and worrying about whether my work was up to scratch in the end my fears were unfounded as they were all absorbed in their own work and the private Facebook group where many people have shared their images from the day tells me that the standard of my work is most definitely up to scratch.
Anyway, this week has been insanely busy and so I have had very little time for editing the images I took but I did manage to get this one done and I thought it would make the ideal summer-time Sinful Sunday