When I decided to head across the street into the woods, it was quickly apparent which Monster High ghoul I should take with me. Who better than a 'plant monster'! Venus McFlytrap is billed as the daughter of 'a plant monster' and an eco-punk. Personally I prefer to think of her as the daughter of Mother Nature herself. :-)
Now, I must be honest, I never truly intended to purchase Venus, her promo photo's didn't call to me like Rochelle Goyle and Robecca Steam did. But when I found Robecca in a local store for a super cheap price I knew I'd be silly not to go back and grab the one Venus they had too. I even flirted with the idea of selling her online for a bit of a profit. But in person she intrigued me more than I figured she would and well she quickly found herself released from her box.
Our first stop was this Red Oak tree next to the playground. Venus found a nice branch quickly settled in.
I decided I wanted to kind of do a 'Senior Portrait' type 'shoot with her.
For a doll that initially didn't intrigue me, well I must say I think she photographs really well!
We headed down the path and I caught her in this patch of sunlight. Aside from a few stray hairs, I really like this picture.
Venus communes with a tree.
This is another of those shots that I think turned out really well.
Here is Venus perched on that fallen tree with the spiral bark I mentioned yesterday. Normally I wouldn't have kept this shot since Venus is a bit blurred, but this was the best of the bunch and I still like it a lot!
Just relaxing in the woods
Standing tall top the look out tower.
(This shot and the others I took of her here kept me nervous as she was standing on her own atop the look out tower a good 30 feet above the ground! Thankfully the wind chose to stay still while I was shooting them!)
Glorying in the sunshine
Sometimes even a plant needs to pull up roots.
Such pretty flowers
Shall we go this way?
Hopefully no one gets offended by this or the next picture. I found this really neat patch of moss and thought a few shots of my Nature Ghoul au naturele wouldn't be amiss.
Personally I think these are lovely shots and I hope you do too!
Nature Ghoul au Naturele