Monday, October 20, 2008

Ellipsis - Monday Photo Shoot #8 - Reflections









EMPS #8: Reflections.
We have a simple subject this week folks... Reflections. Grab your cameras, and show me a reflection of some sort. It could be in water, or in glass, or in any reflective surface. You might come up with something spooky, or something beautiful, even of someone deep in thought! Get it? Think about it! Be creative. Be daring. Be Reflective! Extra Credit: Show me a REFLECTION of, well, you! :)
























Ok, I'm still home sick, and I had some nice pics I'd taken in the rain, down at the creek that runs through my neighborhood, a couple of years ago, and I was going to use one of those, of trees and water...but then I thought, shoot, I've been a total slug with this flu, it'd be fun to try my hand at this, so I decided I'd try shooting my own reflection. It was much more of a challenge than I'd anticipated!

I pulled on a simple sweater over my pajama bottoms and put on a pearl necklace and earrings. The dark glasses hide the fact that I look like something the cat dragged in. I then tried shooting myself in the rear view mirror of my car as well as in the side view mirror of my car. Very difficult to do! I tried that first in the garage but was horrified with the results - those pics were nothing more than an excellent reminder that I need to throw a lot of things away and SOON...then I tried shooting under the streetlight in front of my house...didn't work...I ended up in the well lit Albertson's parking lot, where at least one employee finishing a shift appeared to be rather intrigued by what I was doing. All that flash, I guess. Not so intrigued that he walked over to the car, thank goodness. I wouldn't want to be talking to anyone in my pearls and pajama bottoms. After downloading everything and deleting most of it, this was my favorite shot. I took this standing inside my bathroom, bracing my camera on my head, no flash, shooting directly into a mirror. Interesting idea, Carly! And I really enjoyed the challenge of it.

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10 comments:

Marika said...

Oooh, very Audrey Hepburn. Beautiful!

brooke said...

that is a wonderful self-portrait! i love the pose!

Tammy said...

LOL Pearls and PJ's, priceless Judi! I forgot about the extra credit. Great shot!

emmapeelDallas said...

LOL! I knew you'd appreciate that, Tammy, of all my friends, especially you. It's not that I sit around in pearls...but hey! Anything for a good shot!

;p

Julia said...

Now thats the best way to dress when ill, at least you look good right, Love the shot

Carly said...

:) Hi Judi

Oh goodness, you put a lot of effort into the photo shoot! :) You are one wonderful, creative lady. :) I love what you did, and I completely agree with Marika... VERY AUDRY HEPBURN! I love that you had PJs on! I too wear pearls with my PJs! :) Great, great, great entry!

Always, Carly

Carly said...

:) Hi Judi

Oh goodness, you put a lot of effort into the photo shoot! :) You are one wonderful, creative lady. :) I love what you did, and I completely agree with Marika... VERY AUDRY HEPBURN! I love that you had PJs on! I too wear pearls with my PJs! :) Great, great, great entry!

Always, Carly

Martha said...

Nice shot! Glad you are playing along on MPM with us :-)

Lisa said...

Oh, I like this...what a terrific idea for the theme. As others have said, very Audrey Hepburn. Love the pearls, great touch!

Karen Funk Blocher said...

Nice shot! You look like a woman of mystery!