More experimentation--I set up a different backdrop for the photos this morning...an old set of sheets with something of a "jungle" motif. I hope they work.
This is also my first set of pics with the new blonde wig, more on that momentarily.
I've always been a brunette naturally--though now with a fair sprinkling of gray. My fantasy femme image of myself has always been a redhead--just a thing for the carrot-tops, I guess. My several attempts at blonde have never been satisfactory...until now.
As a brunette or redhead, I always think I bear a strong resemblance to my mother, as I do in male appearance. But seeing myself in this more natural blonde color and style, I see a surprising resemblance to my older sister, the only natural blonde in my immediate family. All the women on my father's side of the family--and my sister is definitely one of them--are startingly similar. Perhaps if I'd been born female, I would have fit right in.
More pics on Flickr, and some portrait shots in the new wig later today.