Tuesday, April 21, 2009

self-portrait--i heart faces week 15

 

here are the rules:

For both categories, you must take the photo and you must be holding the camera when you take it (you can’t use a tripod or anything else to hold the camera for you.)

 

kids category 

this is a very close-up of nani and i. we were laying down on the ground and i was holding the camera above us. i had the 50mm lens with a wide open aperture, thus you see nani is not in focus because of the shallow depth of field, but i am:

us copy 

 

adult category

this was a lot of fun to think up. i started out with some boring self-portraits and i wanted something more. so, i tried reflections in sliding glass doors and mirrors, and just straight frontal shots, but i didn't like any of them. then i thought of this:

me copy 

now that's more like it!

 

i was standing in our bathroom in front of the mirror. in my left hand i was holding an eye shadow compact that had a mirror. i positioned the camera so that it was focused on my eye in the compact mirror so it is in sharp focus while the rest of me is blurred. pretty fun, huh?

 

it's fun when the creative juices get flowin'!

26 comments:

Hana said...

cool photo! Very creative!

He And Me + 3 said...

YOu are very creative and I love the kids entry!

amy said...

Love 'em both!

Melissa-Mc said...

Way cool! I totally thought you had photoshopped it. Very creative.

Sarah said...

You've got skills!

jessica said...

You have a gift, really you do. Very fun pics!

Erica said...

wow i love both of these! your focus in the first one looks great. and the use of 2 mirrors in the second pic is so creative and turned out amazing!

Jennifer said...

Great picture!!!! Very creative :)

Jessi said...

Beautiful, creative pictures! Love them. I also have to say that I lingered for a while because I so enjoyed listening to Morning Has Broken as it is 9am and the sun is shining for the first time in a week :)

Mommy Kandra said...

I LOVE the adult category one! That is so very neat! I can't wait to get a DSLR and a 50mm lens, *sigh* :)

QzakGirl said...

I love that double reflection idea! Really great shot!

Grace said...

looks great! fun

Emily said...

Both shots are wonderful. Love how creative you were and love the softness to the pics. It came out amazing.

Ilene said...

Um, where are the dark circles under your eyes?!

While your photo skills are super impressive, I must say the lack of dark circles under your eyes has impressed me as well.

Obviously, I have issues...

Pineapple Princess/Pip/Shauna said...

I think you are going to win, I think you are going to win!

Cool and creative.

Becca said...

Seriously what a creative cool set of pictures - I love both of them so so much! :-) I think these are 2 of my favorites so far this week!

Vial said...

I have loved all your photos, you are very talented! I am getting into photography and wish you were around to give me some tips. I love your style, keep it up! It's fun to see your beautiful daughters.

Bridget said...

Very cool. Love it.

Mandi said...

Way cool and totally orginal!

Becca said...

very creative! I like

Miti said...

Lovely self-portraits! I love the angle in the first one and the mirrored reflections in the second.

tutu lady said...

Yeah! Great idea, Great Shots! Love the images. Aloha

Lauren in GA said...

That is so, so, amazing!!

Yeah for CREATIVE JUICES!!

Becky said...

That is very good...I like how you focused in the mirror!

Life with Kaishon said...

Such a wonderful picture! Congratulations on being a winner! I love your style. Clever and creative : )

Amanda D said...

CONGRATS, MAHINA!!!! It's a great picture and I'm so excited for you!