Dress: Ann Taylor LOFT;
Jacket: Aeropostale, thrifted;
Shoes, necklace: gift from mom,
Bag: gift from friend, from India.
It's official -- whatever love or interest I had in this photo location has dissipated, for several reasons:
1) It smells like a cesspool. Not that I have experience hanging out at the local cesspool or whatever, but it smells pretty foul, like living inside a petri dish that hasn't been cleaned for 50 years. There are signs all around the park that say to not go near or touch the water because there was a recent industrial fire, and doing so may cause bodily damage/super powers.* Really.**
2) Stray animals scare me and I've seen multiple ones chillaxin'. I mean, I'm sure they're nice, and maybe they're just like the cute little animals from "Homeward Bound" and have just had bad luck, but I'm so wary of them and their possible diseases/super powers. Have you read the Animorphs series? Just sayin'.
3) I'm pretty sure the mosquitoes here are a special breed of mutant sketchball mosquitoes, in that they always know how to find me despite my bug-sprayed skin. And getting bitten by them will cause malaria/super powers.
4) And finally: if there were ever a place to get rid of bodies, or threaten to take someone to the mattresses, it would be here.
So, I'm out of photo places. I really thought I had a few good ones in mind when we moved here, but a lot of them haven't really worked out because they're in busy areas. I'm one of those people who equates finding a great photo location to finding a canvas for a painting, so it's a bit frustrating to not have a fixed nice, safe place around here where I can take my photos.
But I am an optimist: I am devoting part of the weekend to finding new places, but I really want to know from you where you like to take your photos. Is it important to you to have a good photo location (scenery, et al), or do you like to feature solely the outfit? If you do have a photo location, what draws you to it? What constitutes a good blog photo to you?
Have a good Friday,
* When I say super powers, I really mean venereal diseases. Just didn't want you to hang out at said park in the hopes of becoming the next Peter Parker.
** Not really. But yes, there are signs about the industrial fire.