Winter Wonderland, et al

Models welcome, Male and Female, in fact, models needed as I do not look good in winter garb. (Please dress accordingly as it is supposed to be cold, even if it is not) This is a theme shoot. Winter Wonderland Ice Prince/Princess.

Maybe I had better explain the concept.

Winter – as in the coldest season of the year, in the northern hemisphere from December to February, with or without snow, although snow would be nice it is not necessary, as the trees (sans leaves) will provide the atmosphere.

Wonderland – as in a land or place full of wonderful things. Shapes, colours or lack there of, small animals etc.

Ice Princess – NOT “Ice Princess, a 2005 Disney live action film, directed by Tim Fywell”. Urban Dictionary has the definition - A woman who is very beautiful, but very cold.. Sorry, I picked the wrong title. I probably should have picked Snow Queen, but that is even worse, I will not get into that, I will not even discuss what Googling Ice Prince turned up (just chalk it up to my old age)  so I am removing both the princess and the prince thing,

But we still need a model or two so if you are looking for some fun on Saturday sign up and tag your RSVP as Model and/or Photog.

Dress code is solid colour, either light or dark but anything worm will work, no camouflage please. What I will be shooting for is fantasy. All that is really necessary is a face showing. I will supply a Black shawl and a white shawl which can be used as a hood or a cape etc.

Hot Chocolate will be served. I may even be able to spring for marshmallows.. ... Small bribe...

I'm thinking it's my time of year again... Some of you may know I like winter, I like snow and I love photographing people and animals in snow and in the wild/woodland. At the moment I'm thinking of Rifle Road / Shirley Boulevard, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada better known as Shirley's Bay, but not the water/beach part. There is a whole subdivision that used to be there but now there is just the roads, two residents and one sailing club. However there are lots of 'yards' without houses, woodland trails and such. Great fun. If no models grace us with there presence, well there is always the spender of nature.

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  • Alex B.

    Sorry I missed it! Based on the pics, it looks like you had LOTS of fun!!

    December 9, 2012

    • Shawn Michael M.

      Yes Alex we had fun, but not all the pictures you saw were shot at the meetup. I have removed the images which violated our Terms of Service agreement.

      December 10, 2012

  • Daniel N.

    Still happening on Sunday?

    December 9, 2012

  • Shawn Michael M.

    Lots of fun, with Blue Jays, Cardinals, rabbits and a white ferret, Snow, rain, wind water waves ive and slush.

    December 8, 2012

  • Shawn Michael M.

    Saturday - Periods of snow or rain with risk of freezing rain. Local snowfall amount 2 cm. High plus 1.
    Sunday - Sunny. High minus 5.

    Take your choice, I will be shooting both days, Same time, same place.

    Dress accordingly.

    December 7, 2012

  • Shawn Michael M.

    I have set this meetup to repeat on Sunday, same time same place if anyone is interested.

    December 7, 2012

  • Saken S.

    Shawn, are we still on for the meetup?

    December 7, 2012

    • Shawn Michael M.

      Only two or three have withdrawn, so as I said, I'll be there tomorrow and Sunday. I am about to double date the meetup.

      December 7, 2012

  • Heather S.

    Sorry, I'm opting out in favour of getting some much needed editing done. Have fun! ...With the weather, it should be more of a Fall Shower than a Winter Wonderland but at least no one's fingers will freeze!

    December 6, 2012

  • Shawn Michael M.

    To be expected:
    Friday night - A few showers ending overnight then cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low zero. Saturday - Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High plus 3. Sunday - Cloudy with 60 percent chance of flurries. Low minus 9. High minus 5.

    December 6, 2012

    • Shawn Michael M.

      Great shots, very inspiring. I love Jessica's eyes. I'm a sucker for eyes.

      December 4, 2012

    • Shawn Michael M.

      The scene is supposed to be from The Myth of Hades and Persephone, although I don't remember the kidnapping of Persephone by Hades as being so "dark". Obviously we will not be recreating that scene, however we can create elements that can be manipulated unto scenes of similar genre. I just thought you would like to know how my brain works... or not.

      December 2, 2012

  • Shawn Michael M.

    I was going to put up some images. Never thought it would be so hard to find good inspirational images on this subject but it seems most were either illustrations or Photo Manipulations. I know I have seen at least one because it is in my minds collection. I'll keep looking. We don't seem to be attracting any models (male or female) but then it is winter (almost) hopefully a little more snow will make it worthwhile even without models....

    1 · November 29, 2012

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