I'll go on a head
My sister-in-law is a hat maker by day and runs a night-club by... ummm night. She (Tammi) had recently fixed a hat that had not survived a summer festival and had given it to me to pass on to the original owner who also lives in Bristol. Most days I walk to the post office at 4:30pm which takes me past a little cul-de-sac that during daylight hours I would not normally pay much attention. With the early darkness of winter nights the little road takes on a strange quality that always caught my eye as I walked past it. This image was shot at around 5pm with the camera on a tripod. There was still a little detail in the sky and the lamplight roughly matched the exposure of the ambient. My willing model wife donned the vikingesque hat and stood nice and still for me despite the biting temperatures.
Here is a snapshot of the 'Secret Garden' stove pipe hat created especially for my birthday. The news that I like owls has spread like wildfire.