Saturday, 23 July 2011

Not Quite Haloes!

This old snapshot follows the train of thought I was on in last week's Sepia Saturday for it was taken on the occasion of the same cousin's wedding.

As you can see, it was a chilly, grey and damp day, and the only warm parts of us were the hands tucked into those pretty and unusual muffs. My little Bro (!) in the front there, was quivering like a leaf, it was so cold, but he manfully stood to attention, nevertheless.

I decided not to crop the photo, despite the fact that I have a tree growing out of my head, behind my halo, for the drizzly mist and dated cars add their own charm... so does the Maid of Honour, who will remain for ever chatting away to the unseen photographer, who would have been yet another family member, aunt or cousin.

The dresses were 'shot silk' - (taffeta!) - pale blue with pink overtones, and tiny pink silk rosebuds were stitched on the muffs and headbands. Bro's pageboy pants were pale blue wool, and every item had been made by my cousin's nifty stitchery - I mean the unseen bride, of course. What a girl!

This week's Sepia Saturday prompt may be found HERE, thanks to Alan and Kat.

And here, thanks to Blogpal Hilary of The Smitten Image, is the edited version. Isn't she a star?!

22 comments:

  1. If anyone ever doubts the value of 'nifty stitchery', they should be directed here. Perfect snapshot of a precious moment in time.

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  2. Heeeeeeeee hee. My Da looks so special :) Can't help but smile.

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  3. Lovely picture. Yes, the mist and old cars add their own charm. And I can see that the Maid of Honour is in conversation!

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  4. Oh Jinksy - nostalgia, nostalgia - what a lovely old photo. Weddings didn't need to cost an average of £5000 as they apparently do now. Did you see in the paper where one vicar is advertising to do the whole thing for £100 - that's more like it - this stupidity at spending too much on weddings is ridiculous. What could be better than those lovely dresses in your photo.

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  5. Jinksy . . how would you crop the pic so that the tree wasn't growing out of your head without chopping off the M of H's head in the process? Photoshop could chop down the tree quite easily, I think.
    (2nd. thoughts - I think I like you with a tree growing out of your head anyway. It matches mine . . . )

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  6. My Arcsoft would have painted out the tree, Doc, but I prefer things Au Naturel...

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  7. We have a wedding portrait of Cuppa with a tree growing out of her head. It was taken by a supposed pro, so there's no excuse. Decades later, I exorcised it from the scan that I framed in my room.

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  8. The pageboy has his lips tightly shut as if he doesn't want to show he's shivering. Glad you left the cars in,I suppose they could be used to date the photo.

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  9. Lovely pic, despite the tree. Ahh but those who know us realize that your bark is worse than your bite. ;)

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  10. What an enchanting photograph! You're right about the charm of the old cars. The picture just wouldn't be the same cropped. What sweet memories!

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  11. What a lovely group, and such a great keepsake, for your family...the car in the background is really cool and it does date the photo, although today you can rent cars like that for weddings, what will people think years from now looking at those pictures taken today...thanks for your post, I enjoyed the feel of my last weekend...weddings are simply beautiful!

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  12. Lovely! You look particularly delighted with your outfit and with the whole occasion !!

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  13. I like the gentle hand on your brother's right shoulder - just in case he should 'forget' himself. What a sweet photo:-)

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  14. It's a lovely shot. Wish I could see it in color. The colors in the mist.

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  15. Great photo! You all look so charming, and I love the muffs!

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  16. I like you better without the tree - and it must have been a weight off your shoulders.

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  17. I like the treeless version best too. Amazing how the photographer doesn't notice those things when shooting the photo. I know I don't notice myself half the time.

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  18. I love the outfits and the cars, so much of an era. I didn't know photo software could be quite so clever! I must try it.

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  19. Lovely photograph and an excellent example of a before and after editing. Like so many similar photographs, the interest is not only in the subjects in the forefront, but also in the objects in the background.

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  20. I can't decide which version I like better.

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  21. Hilary did a great job, and i like her comment about your "bark"...
    :)~
    HUGZ

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  22. The missing tree improves the photo but fools the history. Go back to the same place now and wonder at how quickly trees grow!

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