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Thursday, July 28, 2011

Thursday's Photography Challenge - Week 1: Self-Portrait

So I got home today and opened up Facebook and, after realizing that someone spammed my blog's wall (jerks), I scrolled down to notice the link to the photography challenge hosted by Laura Beth at A Step in the Journey that I said I would do.  Dangit!
It sounds like a lot of fun, though, and you should totally do it!  You don't have to have a blog to do it, either (and it's okay if you miss the first week).  You can just upload to a photo hosting site.  I love it.  It makes me feel like I'm in college again in my photography classes.

Anyhoo, I was shopping with the boys all afternoon, and they were champs, but it was exhausting.  It was a full day, and I was not looking my best, to say the least.  But I thought, 'This is me right now - frazzled, messy-haired, baggy-eyed, tired, but happy and content.'  And then I thought, 'But it looks like I just went into the bathroom and shot a picture of myself in the mirror with no thought put into it.'  And then I was like, 'Yeah, that's because that's exactly what I did.'

So that's it.  Not much to it.  There is a tiny depth of field, though (note the cabinet is blurred while I'm in focus), proper exposure, and the use of the rule of thirds.  There is not any contrast in lighting, though, even though I didn't use a flash.  It is what it is, though.  Next week I promise to put more thought into it.  ;)  And thank GOD I don't have to do another self-portrait until week 20.  These wrinkles don't need to be all out there for the inter-world to see.


  1. If I looked that pulled together everyday, I'd be happy!! Thanks for linking up!

  2. This is a fabulous photo. You look so natural and the colouring is perfect. And your smile is lovely. Nice job.

  3. Its a totally cute pic... especially for someone who just got back from shopping with her kids. My mom NEVER looked that good when she took us shopping... course she had 6 kids LOL

  4. And so cute! You're a beauty ;o)

  5. You're beautiful! And I love the Stones t-shirt!


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