Posts Tagged‘U.K.’

UK photos pt.1

I’ve been slow processing UK photos because I was busy watching Avatar. Just finished season 3 and it was very happy. =D

Question to the Avatar fans: Why do you suppose they didn’t wrap up the bit with Zuko’s mom? Are you supposed to assume the worst and they just didn’t want to say?

Dr. Who Exhibit

I’m going a little out of order because I know people want to see these. We didn’t get to the Doctor Who exhibit until our 2nd to last day in London but I’m gonna post this first as I’m sure it’s far more interesting than random photos of old buildings.

Disclaimers: I only had a 50mm lense because I ended up being too lazy to carry around the zoom lense dmk26 lent me. What that means is that if I wanted to take a photo of say an entire person, I basically had to back up across the entire room. Seeing as how I was rarely able to do that, a lot of these photos are really close in. There was also the most wonderfully horrendous mood lighting on the exhibits which my camera hated. I ended up having to use the flash a lot.

Basically, these photos are rather dubious so I apologize in advance. =D

I also didn’t take photos of everything. I’m told you can find a lot of photos of the exhibit online. I did however take a boatload of nitpicky photos of certain costumes so hopefully that makes up for it. ^^;

Of unflattering hairstyles and big butts

We’re back! Jetlagged all to hell but happy to be home. Because my body kicked me awake at 5am today, I started processing photos. I did our victorian photoshoot first…

My dress was finished in 4 days with massive amounts of help from Marcus and Judy. MASSIVE. They did all the pleating on my trim which ended up being around 16 yards of fabric. And Judy did all the detailing on my skirt which includes the maroon panels in front (which I love to death) and all the trimmings on the back and bottom. Thanks soooo much guys!

Things I noticed about this costume:
– Ohmigod could this hair style be any less flattering on me? I’m still trying to figure out how to fix that for next time.

– My butt is really really big in this dress. Ok, I know that’s the point… but still!

– I dunno how you historical costumers do it! I was so sick of having to wrestle 15 yards of fabric 1/2 way through and wearing all that fabric? UGH. It’ll take some slick talking from Judy to get me to do that again.

– I had more complaints but I can’t think of them right now. =D

We dragged dmk26 out with us to take photos. It was just like old times!

Shaddup AJ and let me see the photos.