Just as I was prepared to go with the above post, Jules sent me a pic of Noa in David’s old Halloween costume. (Can you say that ten times, fast?) And, she asked, “Can you find a picture of David wearing it?” Ha ha. My file system – database – is not so accurate as to pinpoint David, ladybug as key words. But I found “ladybug” and moved on to Halloween costumes of the same year. Does that make logical sense? And I got 13 shots. Yes, in the days of slide film, I shot parsimoniously. Gee, today, it would have been hundreds of shots of Noa. Jules bribed Noa with a lollypop to get her into the costume. The wedding dress as I recall was custom made for my brother John’s wedding in which Jules participated as flower girl. She wore that dress until it was tatters. The search took about 30 minutes. Gee, I am good! And, I am more organized than I thought myself to be.
I liken my flower photo expeditions to the dives I did in the Red Sea. Walk around the garden and shoot the flowers. Not fish, flowers. And then pick out the best. And sometimes I get fauna – bugs. Lady bug, bee with pollen. Neat! It’s a plus!
I don’t Photoshop. I can. I would. I don’t much. Can you get it? But, there are exceptions as on this occasion where my vision and the photo needed tweaking to match my imagination.