Sunday, 4 September 2016

The Death of Summer

I don't want to jinx it, but there has been a chill these recent evenings that feels positively Autumnal.  We've not really had much of a summer at all this year in the UK, despite the warmer days of the last week.  I'm not feeling as nostalgic for Autumn as I usually am.  It's hard to believe it is early August in these photographs.  The light is fairly dull, as if on a winter's day rather than a summer's evening.  I wasn't over-warm in my fluffy-lined white suede jacket and boots.  It did indeed feel like the death of summer.

The Death of Summer

The Death of Summer

The Death of Summer

The Death of Summer

The Death of Summer

The Death of Summer

The Death of Summer

The Death of Summer

The Death of Summer

The Death of Summer

The Death of Summer
Shorts: New Look
Suede jacket: charity shop
Silk sash (worn as headscarf): from a Zara dress
Blouse (just seen): Promod
Boots: 70s vintage, via car boot sale

This shoot may look like it was done at a remote location, but the spot is on a well-travelled mountain route, and we were subject to the worst heckling we've ever had!  My husband had to keep re-taking photos as I was laughing so much, which wasn't in keeping with the overcast mood of the shoot.  The youths left after a short while - short attention spans these days are a benefit to the blogger on location it seems.

At the time of this shoot I actually thought it was time to pack the shorts away until next year.  However, a last-minute booking to Spain for a week of sunshine has given the shorts a reprieve!  They'll be happy.  I'll be happy.  And perhaps ready finally for Autumn when I return.

23 comments:

  1. Those photographs are lovely and well worth the effort! Oh, a trip to Spain: how lucky you are! xxx

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    1. Thank you! Yes I am lucky indeed to get a last bit of sun!!

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  2. Beautiful photos, I love the overall feeling these have, although I'd rather have joyful autumnal photos than depressing :D I like autumn (not the rain), the cooling days and the little sunshine we still have left until it's winter. Happy holiday, enjoy your stay in Spain! x

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    1. Ha, my next Autumn shoot will show me smiling, promise!!

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  3. What a gorgeous shoot! You are very skilled at capturing atmosphere and emotions via your photos.

    Kudos to you for sticking with it despite the harassment. I'm sure I would have run off immediately.

    bisous
    Suzanne

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    1. I'm made of stiff stuff (90% gin). Thanks, we do try to get a bit arty now and again! X

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  4. You're very brave to carry on being photographed despite the heckling.

    I am not in the mood for autumn this year at all, despite Halloween and Thadingyut coming up. I cannot be doing with it. I want sunshine and flowers!

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    1. It does feel that Autumn has come too soon this year :( I still have summer things I want to wear!!

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  5. Oh such wonderful photos and photoshoot, love the black and white shots! :)

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  6. It's good you were laughing about the heckling and not getting angry, which tends to be my reaction :D Very arty indeed, look at you being a super glam model ;) But let's stop talking about summer ending because this is seriously my most depressed time of year, I can't stand the start of autumn because it means there's a whole year until the next summer! Waaaah!! xxx

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    1. Last night it was dark when I came out of my yoga class and raining :( Really feels like summer is at an end. I think this year I am finding the thought of October more depressing than I found February! X

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  7. The forecasts suggest you will not need to go to Spain! I love this outfit and the fabulous photos - with such fun poses and looks. I am massively looking forward to Autumn and the clothes that go with the transition. Kx

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    1. The sun didn't last here in the UK so I am so glad we went to Spain! Ypu are right though that there are some good clothes to look forward to.

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  8. I think that was a blip, it's looking hot, hot, hot for the rest of the week - get your maxis back out!
    Lovely photos. You don't half remind me of Cerys Matthews in black and white, same killer cheekbones. xxx

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    1. Oo, I've never had that comparison before! X

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  9. Your shoots are always so artsy and cool! Well doe for laughing off the heckelers, I think I'd hide!

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    1. I blame the sheer volume of Vogue issues I've been reading, I want to do more arty shoots! So much fun. X

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  10. These pictures do look very autumnal indeed! The black and white really adds another dimension to the atmosphere here. Enjoy your hols and the last bit of sunshine to be seen for a while! I'm completely green with the envy!!

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  11. Fantastic shoot - the mood here is vivid and soulful, and definitely captures a sense of parting ways with something deeply cherished.

    xoxo ♥ Jessica

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  12. French New Wave chic! I love it!
    I'm a bit jealous of your early autumn, actually - we've had a really hot summer here, and I'm so ready for fall that it's not even funny. Give me tights and sweaters! Give me cute, furry jackets like the one that you're wearing here! (Don't give me the hecklers, though, I might punch them in the mouth.)

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