Two weeks ago, my daughter and I had photo sessions with a lovely lady from our church who does photography on the side of her regular teaching gig. My daughter was having her senior pictures made, and I was getting new head shots and promotional photos. Bethany, being young and beautiful, made gorgeous pictures. The more mature member of the photo brigade had a few more challenges.
Being an author of historical Texas romance, I dearly wanted to get some pictures made in the bluebonnets this spring. It was the main reason I had postponed the pictures for so long. Our scheduled April date finally arrived. The day was overcast, but that is actually supposed to be good for camera lighting, so I was hopeful. We found a patch of bluebonnets out by our small regional airport, and after the first session of photos was completed elsewhere, we headed out to the wildflowers.
West Texas is known for its wind, and with a storm on the horizon, the wind in Abilene was crazy. Rescheduling wasn’t really an option. My photographer was booked for the rest of the month, and if we waited too long, the bluebonnets would fade and disappear. So we decided to go for it.
The four pictures below are the best of the bunch. I laughed with the photographer and told her I was just like one of those professional models who stand in front of those giant fans to create the perfect windblown effect. Ha! I don’t know about perfect, but we definitely nailed windblown. Thankfully, there were a handful that turned out good enough to use, but I need help deciding which one to feature on my website. So I’m running a poll. Please cast your vote. And if you’d like, give me your rationale in the comments.
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So which one gets your vote?
Which would be welcoming and capture your interest on a website?
Here is a voting form to help me tabulate the results. Everyone gets one vote. You can change your answer as many times as you like until you click submit. Once your selection has been submitted, you cannot change it.
Thank you so much for helping me decide!