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Nikon D2X

Capture Date/Time: March 18, 2006 13:09
Focal Length: 17 mm
Aperture/Shutter Speed: F/2.8 - 1/40 sec
ISO: 640
Flash: None

My daughter and I had lunch this Saturday in the old Walnut Room in the soon-to-be-renamed Marshall Fields. During lunch, this group of ladies from the Red Hat Society came in and sat down. Apparently the Walnut Room is a frequent site for the ladies to dine or have tea. I have seen groups of women dressed in red hats and purple outfits like this around the city and often wondered what this is all about. Now I know. They certainly attract attention wherever they go! This group is from Bloomington, Illinois, and their chapter is called "Crimson Crowns and Royal Gowns." The ladies were delightful.


03.20.06, 07:36 AM, Lynn R:

We have a Red Hat Chapter here too. Great shot of the ladies, you should send them a copy. :)

03.20.06, 07:54 AM, Gary:

nice sharp interior shot, they must have fun

03.20.06, 08:52 AM, Jeremi:

Nice shot and they do look like a fun group!

You must take your camera everywhere like me! ;)

03.20.06, 10:21 AM, Archie FlorCruz:

I knew they looked familiar then i sifted through my archives to see where I had spotted them:


03.20.06, 04:48 PM, Mark Ellis:

The madhaters tea party! excellent capture.

03.20.06, 05:15 PM, micki:

Looks like a fun group for sure! I am so impressed with your perfect exposure from the foreground ladies to the one in the back!

03.21.06, 06:11 AM, Heidi:

Hehe, would you belive such a thing! :-) How amazing!

03.21.06, 06:59 AM, Bob:

Never heard of them before. Looks like they were happy to have their picture taken too.

03.21.06, 08:35 AM, Mark:

Excellent picture, Mike. Yes, I believe my photography must be related to the Red Hat Society too. Looks like fun, maybe we should invent our own society, maybe Straw Hat Society :)

03.22.06, 06:17 AM, Ana:

ah ha! the red hat ladies! This is great!

03.22.06, 07:51 AM, david:

this made me smile! what a strange, strange idea for a society!

03.22.06, 09:36 AM, Still:

Yes, they seems to be delightful! A sympathic and enjoying shot.

03.26.06, 10:50 AM, cool daddio:

A lovely shot in what looks like very tough lighting.

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