Monday, May 01, 2006

Self-portrait Monday


Slumped in my favorite corner of the sofa. The original was done in such dim light, I’m barely distinguishable from the sofa – but I liked the picture. It’s me, more than the jazzy stuff (or deer in the headlights). I imagine that I often have this expression on my face…that not-quite-in-the-room look. Possibly not quite in the solar system, truth be told.

I had fun playing with brush strokes and altering the background, lighting it, bumping up the textures. Generally attempting to turn a sow’s ear of an underexposed photograph into a silk purse. Something to do while I should be doing other things - and while I wait for Halifax to become less grey, so that I can bore you all with pictures of my haunts.

I know. I know. I’m not writing. This will have to do for now.


10 comments:

Teri said...

Pensive and serene. Beautiful!

I, for one, cannot wait to see more photo documentation of your life!

phlegmfatale said...

A moment's repose - it's lovely. I like the background, too - fun to play with textures!

Mary said...

Relaxing ... good. And your photos won't be boring. I just know they won't.

Jessie said...

It'll do just fine! Thank you for sharing!

beadbabe49 said...

I'm looking forward to more photos, too...in a couple of weeks you'll be an old pro at digital pics!

zhoen said...

best stuff comes out of the process.

Koru's Daughter said...

I love this photo. It captures a beautiful part of you.

LJ said...

Thanks everyone. I don't know if I'll be an old pro (although "old" is certainly a possibility)...but I'm having fun. And when it doesn't work - well, that's why we have PSP.
And yeah, Zhoen. Thanks for the reminder. It really is the process. Always.

Vita said...

Very nice. I like everything about it.

Anonymous said...

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