February 27, 2013

G is for Gown

SDP 2-27-13
It's high season in Sarasota.  That means all of our seasonal residents are here, plus tourists, and every social event imaginable is scheduled between now and Easter, including oodles of balls and galas.  Ladies looking for something special to wear to that social event of the season may find themselves here at Foxy Lady on St. Armands Circle. 

When I first drove by this display in the evening, I thought it would be a good photo opp for the letter G.  Not having time that night, I returned later during the daytime.  Ugh --- I was so disappointed!  The windows were not conducive for shooting in the daylight.  My pictures were hazy.  So, I left.   Wouldn't you know it...when I drove by a short time later, after dark, it caught my attention again.  So, I set up my tripod and...voila!  So much better than my daytime attempt.  The lack of sunlight seemed to do the trick.  Naturally...evening shot for evening wear.   (That being said, I think she could use some accessories.)  If you'd like to see how other bloggers around the world interpreted the letter 'G', visit ABC Wednesday.

15 comments:

cieldequimper said...

A small diamond bracelet perhaps? ;-) Gorgeous dress!

Kate said...

The term "high season" always amused me. I, too, am in Charleston close to the "high season" (it's still raining!), but I don't move in social circles that would require that lovely dress! Light is so significant in photography and I still don't grasp all of it yet...or even close to it. Someday perhaps! Kate, ABC Team

Birdman said...

All but me, I guess. Maybe April...... I can dream.

richies said...

Interesting that your shot was a "window" shot as I had a couple on my G post. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.
An Arkies Musings

SFlaGuy said...

Not exactly my style but I love hearing about your enthusiasm and perseverance taking photos. I really need to step it up over here on the East coast.

RamblingRound said...

You are a real go-getter for the letter G! Love the emerald color of the dress.

LOLfromPasa said...

Love the story. Terrific shot for 'G'.

Roger Owen Green said...

It is a GREAT capture, and fortunately you are persistent.
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Lowell said...

Perfect light and exposure. Love the color, too! You have a lot of spunk and tenacity which is what a good photog needs!

Re your comment on Ocala: Yew kin be shure thet thar gal sang with a whole of twang!

LONDONLULU said...

Ooh, Gorgeous Gown! Grand yet elegant. How about one of those backward necklaces worn at the Oscars? Too Garish?

(Also, I'd asked re: GF bread at that bakery, no they said! Alas! Having GF friends, though, there is another place that bakes GF goodies. I ought to swing by for photos:)

Spiderdama said...

Beautiful evening wear! Wish I could be that elegang:-)

Luna Miranda said...

i love the color of this gown. the lighting adds to the drama. great shot.

Kay said...

"High Season" is an alien concept out in the country, land of denim and tee shirts. The only gowns I've seen here are for brides. This one is very pretty.

Jack said...

I admire your persistence, SRQ. Congrats. It was worth it. This lovely gown shows to advantage in the evening light. I am thinking that YOU would look fine in it. Your public demands a photo showing you wearing this pretty gown.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Well done SRQ it was so worth going back to get this shot.