One of my few cherished childhood memories is catching fireflies, at twilight, in the field across from my grandparents farm in Maine. I recall using a mason jar, that we’d poked holes in the lid, and leaping through the tall grass trying to capture what we called lightning bugs and tinkerbells. It was heartbreaking to see them die so we always made sure to release them shortly after capture; ensuring they’d grant our wishes and return another night.
I had not thought about the magic of catching firelfies in many years…then I saw the Moonlite and Starlite gowns from ~ghee~…and those enchanting evenings came flooding back. The ~ghee~ Moonlite and Starlite gowns are actually a two piece ensemble…the Moonlite gowns come in deep rich jewel tones with an off-the-shoulder top and the Starlite gowns feature a racer back top and muted tones. The moment I slipped into the Starlite Wisteria gown, I knew I had to capture its shimmering beauty surrounded by the quiet elegance of the Angel Manor Gardens; while chasing firelflies at dusk. I spent several wonderful hours in the Angel Manor Gardens…shooting the photos for this piece…and reveling in the childhood memories of evenings filled with moonlite, starlite and fireflies.
It’s a great big crazy world out there and life is fleeting…stay captivated! ❤
Xiu is also wearing:
Hair: Analog Dog – b – honey (Coral)
Skin: Glam Affair Aria – Asia (previous gacha item)
Hands: Slink – AVEnhance – Elegant1
Ring: Lazuri – Celseste Heirloom
Poses: I used a Manifeste the Art of Posing (on hiatus) pose as my base and altered it using my Animare Hud…so that I could “hold” the firefly jar, from Outdoor Store & Osmosis; which is meant as a table top decor item.
Shot on location at Angel Manor Gardens
**I used DOF and Phototools Hospital Light windlight….using the sun position slider I was able to capture the shimmer of the materials “satin” feel of the skirt and to pick up the highlights in the hair. I also used a wearable projector and three point light from the LUMIPro system and adjusted them to create a soft key and fill lighting on the avatar…to prevent loss of detail from uneven windlight shadowing.
***PLEASE NOTE that I am not a mainstream fashion blogger. My focus is telling a story through a photo…so I DO manipulate my photos. TRY before you buy. ***