This one’s for you Shaggy!
There are times in his life when Hugh Grant thinks back on his film career and prays that this obscure little flick made before he obtained stardom will mysteriously disappear off the face of the earth. The Lady and the Highwayman is an utterly cheesy made-for-TV film based on a historical romance by Barbara Cartland. It contains atrocious dialogue best fit for Mystery Science Theatre, but the costuming and scenery is fabulous. I can't tell you how many times I've watched this movie.
I really wanted to shoot this outside in front of some trees. You know, like where a real highwayman would take advantage of his captive. But at 35 degrees with a wintry precipitation mix, I had to settle for a plain backdrop inside. I softened up the image to give it more of a trashy romance cover novel appearance. I have a newfound respect for those cover models.
And just because I spent 4 hours in prep, shooting, and processing does not in any way indicate that I am taking on photography as a new hobby.
Others participating in this Thursday Challenge can be found here.
And because I took a couple that I liked, I placed them in my Thursday Alternates gallery. I think this one was my second favorite: