Another selfie, taken a year ago, edited today. Didn't have a chance to shoot today....but spent the day with my sister and had a wonderful time. It's nice spending time with loved ones.
Have some work to do tomorrow, but should be finished early enough to try and get some camera action. Going to MS....it's always nice to shoot there. Hoping I'll have time.
Lensbaby Muse with Vignette editing.
Signing off on Day 9 chp/ldb
Mirrored selfie, layered w/ mortar texture
The Woman, Stoned to Death
She's put on trial
convicted of a crime
for having betrayed her husband.
the moral code
of the land,
she stands in front
of the crowd
while men throw stones at her
until she falls down.
Hurrah to the law of the land
as the woman is carried
out of the arena of shame
to her own grave of rest
without a name.
And she is stoned to death
for her crime
because she is a woman
under the Sharia land.
Elizabeth Padillo Olesen
Another "selfie"! I am becoming obsessed wit myself! LOL! Actually, I have been working with my sister at her office and haven't and the time to go out and look for things to photograph, so I've been experimenting with self portraits and really enjoying it. I think it's actually helping me like myself! :D
Working is taking time away from me posting also. I do manage to take a shot a day. Sometimes, NOT the best shots and of not exactly "artistic" things....but I manage to make something of it. I sould be free in a couple of months to venture out and start getting interesting, but in the meantime, I am having fun trying to make something out of nothing.
This image reminds me of my teenage years, my confusion and hormonal catastrophes....my "drama queen" days, of which I have never really grown out of. Maybe after menopause....(going through right now!) Those days were hard and I put my family though a lot of heartache. I very much regret that, especially since both my parents are gone now.
Canon PowerShot SX10, Color Swap Mode, Layered with Texture.
Ghostly self portrait created using movement with my Lensbaby. I love the soft focus these lenses produce, especially with movement and long exposure, This image is straight for the camera, RAW.
I think I'll title this one White Noise. It seems appropriate. I'm also including in this project to take at least one self portrait a week. I don't think I have one for the first week, but I do have at least one for every other. I try to obscure my face, just for the "mystery" of it all. Stay tuned!
Canon Rebel Xsi, Lensbaby Muse, Single Glass Optic, Wide Angel Lens with Creative Star Aperture. Monochrome.
Experimenting with selfies. Really love creating movement with the Lensbaby, The soft focus blends the movement well, without a lot of lines.
This is one image, polarized and layered with texture. The orange tone comes from the lighting in my bedroom. We have yellow lights in the RV so as not to attract bugs inside. We do live in the woods and a few weeks a go, we had swarming termites coming in through a screen window!
I like the way this came out. I have several self portraits with the "blur" effect. I like seeing what I get when I add movement. And with the Muse optic, I can zoom in and out on a long exposure image also. I love experimenting with the camera. I don't travel very much, so I don't have an opportunity to tkae shots of beautiful landscapes and buildings. It's hard trying to stay "creative", when you shoot the same things over and over again! LOL! I call myself, The Hermit Tourist. I am thinking of publishing a book by that name showcasing my photography. So stay tuned for more information.
Single image movement blur.
Another blurry self=portrait!
I'm really like this "blurry" series I've stumbled upon, I don't get a whole lot of comments when I post them so I'm not sure if people recognize that I want the "blur" for artistic value. I like to move the camera while taking shots and or move my face, zoom in and out of focus, especially with my Muse, it makes the "blur" softer and more acceptable. I really don;t care if anyone understands what I see in these pictures. I love them and I enjoy playing with the movement and light.
Today was a BLUE BLUR!!
Had fun taking these "shaky camera" pics in the car while waiting for Scott to pump gas. I think I'll do the blue monochrome this week as my theme. It gives a softer feel to the images, I've noticed. Maybe I'll get a "gem" this week?
Camera shake and movement