I had the good fortune to visit Pelennor Fields on a recent trip (that you’ll get to hear more about soon) and this is the view if you do a 180 at that location. I wanted to get a picture with the sheep sign in for scale and this little rain storm blew through (only lasted a few minutes) so I grabbed a few frames. Since the sun was setting and I had no time to find another vantage point, my shadow is in the picture providing this week’s self portrait.
Here is a standard clamshell high key portrait of me. I probably need to go back and increase the exposure on the lower half of my face a little but it works for now and I’ll be using it for the next two self portraits I do. Stay tuned for the next two weeks to see what happens!
EDIT: I need to give my mother-in-law credit! I set up the lighting and got everything ready but she actually took this picture. So really a portrait. Thanks Jayne!
I have a backlog of images to process. One set is going to be turned into a nighttime streaky headlights timelapse video. While setting it up, I accidentally tripped the shutter release and caught this image. It looks double exposure-y and kinda like a floating heads movie poster. I really like the feel of it and the stories it might evoke.
Unfortunately, I couldn’t get the filters to work properly with this image no matter how I adjusted the contrast. The charcoal filter kept reversing out (but not perfectly, I couldn’t just invert the results). So what I ended up doing was drawing over the top of the half-baked image. Not a portfolio piece but I like how it turned out overall.
I especially liked that it gets across the scratchy feeling I wanted.
Some have asked to see how far I was able to get with the self portrait from last week so here you go. Clearly not finished.
It was foggy and cold when I took this picture (My hands turned bright red over the course of the shoot). I met some out of town sightseers who were sad that the water taxi wasn’t running that day. I hope they finish the repairs on the bridge and get the Riverwalk rebuilt in time for spring festivities. Maybe one day I will find jeans that fit me that aren’t so baggy.
Believe it or not, this is the first time I think I’ve ever taken a picture of myself with the camera up to my face. Maybe I just have bad memory. Anyhoo, for this week’s self portrait I wanted to find something reflective to shoot into and I remembered that there is a huge home furnishing store in town with rows and rows of mirrors. I got some neat effects from metallic lamp bodies and vases but the picture above was the winner for me.