Wednesday, December 05, 2012

We have a winner!!!

If your name is Andrea, check your email and let me know which e-reader or gift card you choose!

In other news, yes that's me standing in a cemetery. Had a photo shoot in an old graveyard. At night. When there was a full moon. I really love my job!!

My wonderful photographer agreed to meet me at the entrance to this old cemetery in historic Fort Langley. When I arrived in the pitch dark I saw a man standing at the gates and hustled on over. Except it wasn't my photographer. It was another random person waiting at the entrance of a graveyard. In the dark. Alone. 

So then I look across the tombstones and in the shadows I see someone walking through the cemetery. I jogged after the guy hoping it was my photographer and not, you know, some ax murderer waiting for a stupid author. It turned out that it was the right guy and we began our photo shoot. He used a technique called painting with light. This involved the camera remaining still on a tripod and me remaining very still for 2-3 minutes after he snaps the picture while he ran around me with a flashlight painting in whatever light you see in the shot. Sometimes I shivered because it was VERY cold but then the picture would look like I had 2 noses so I did my best to remain frozen in the freezing graveyard. What fun!!

Got some great pictures AND some cool ideas for my next book. Did I mention I LOVE my job?!

11 comments:

Wendy Norris Roberts said...

Well sad face for me, but congrats to Andrea!!

LOL, now you know not to run up to strangers hanging around outside the cemetery! You should have recruited the cemetery-hanger-outer (I know it is not a real word) to lurk in the background of your photos!

Laura Hamby said...

Congratulations to Andrea!

Wendy Roberts said...

Wendy,you're right. I should've asked him to join in the fun. When we left the graveyard an hour later, the guy was still there. Waiting for a victim?

*waving to Laura*

Christine said...

http://www.langleyadvance.com/news/Girl+fends+abductor+near+Fort+cemetery/7504011/story.html

Don't know if this link will work Wendy but your theory is not so far fetched... Read about what happened at the cemetary on Halloween 2012...

Wendy Roberts said...

Christine, I'm so glad I didn't read about that BEFORE my trip to the cemetery! The guy stalking the graveyard gate was young (maybe 20) so not the guy in the story but *yikes*

Leslie Jensen said...

So happy for you Andrea! What a nice Christmas surprise!

Wendy - so nice to offer such a fun giveaway!

I'm sure you were stunned when the guy at the gate wasn't your photographer! Sounds like something you might write into one of your stories! Spooky! ;0)

Wendy Roberts said...

Leslie, that's exactly what I thought! I should write him into a book :)

Tori Lennox said...

Congrats to Andrea!

LOVE the picture, Wendy! But *shiver* re the guy lurking at the cemetery entrance!

Wendy Norris Roberts said...

Two noses! You should post "blooper" photos! Maybe the lurker was a ghost!!!

Wendy Roberts said...

Tori, yes, I did shiver but more from the cold ha ha! Still, scary. And weird.

Wendy, blooper photos is a hilarious idea!

Your number one sis: said...

The photo looks great Wendy even if it was a bit scary. Congratulations to Andrea on her win, although I feel I am a winner just being your sister. Looking forward to reading your latest in January.