Monday, November 3, 2008

here's mine

Self-portrait that is . Not a well-executed one - more impulsive (in response to Kate at Shutter Sisters). This is the reflection in the gazing ball in my backyard. I sort of like it, plus it hides the facial wrinkles that I am becoming very aware of lately. I have been trying to get a self-portrait that I'm happy with but I just haven't gotten it yet.

I guess this one is acceptable enough to post. I really, really do not like photos of myself - I have a hard time acting completely natural. I tend to have a wide-eyed look and I'm stiff or something. Anyway, I'll keep working on it.
My daughter, on the other-hand, is a natural at taking self-portraits. She knows how to look into the camera and be expressive. She plays around with self-portraits all the time and gets some very good ones. Maybe it has something to do with age I don't know.

"Beauty......should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God's sight." ~1 Peter 3:3-5
thank you


ELK said...

L. I so agree with you - it is not something i like or am good at~ it is an angle and looks thing ~it must be generational because my 16 year old takes them all the time too !

the gazing ball puts a neat spin on the shot~

Jody said...

Cooool! I have a gazing ball in my yard too that I've taken reflective shots in. This is great!

somethingcheeky said...

This is great!!! I always hhave a weird look of concentration when I take selfies too...but these are lovely photos!

sweetsalty kate said...

I know, SPs are so tough. But you've done great.. keep at it and I will too! :)

Lemon Dingo said...

Your portraits look great...but i hear you...I am always my own toughest critic. I did the SP challenge too and I realized after I had finished that all of them obscure my face to some degree or another. I much more comfortable behind the camera than in front of it

Charlotte Tollstén said...

I was relaxed with self portraits when I was younger. But not anymore...
For me it is an age thing.

Anyway, your portraits looks great!

O. Joy said...

Ahh! self portraits are the hardes!! i did a project with selfies just so i would get over myself!!

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