April 29, 2008

on exposaroonie challenge #1...

This is my first exposaroonie.com photo challenge entry! Hurrah for photo challenges! Hurrah, I say!

The theme is Self Portrait, which is something I honestly have entirely too many of and enjoy taking entirely too much. And it's not a matter of self obsession as much as a lack of willing participants to indulge in my photography obsession. Although, it certainly does feel good when I take a photo of myself where I look totally better than I do in real life. Kind of makes my day. Not sure if I've said it before, but if I want a good photo of myself, I'll probably just take it myself. For some reason I just like being able to sit there forever to make sure I get it just right, and also enjoy having the power to delete about 90% of the photos without hurting anyone's feelings.

I am seriously picky, by the way.

So, this morning I sat down for a while on the couch by our front window (hello, good lighting) and started snapping away. I took between 20 and 30 photos, and then sat down to begin cropping and editing and, oh yes, deleting. It came down to three photos, but I ultimately decided on this one just because I thought it was the best representation of me. (The other two runners-up are showcasing my hyperactive and dramatic sides. Enjoy.)

Oh, and all of you lovelies should head on over to exposaroonie and enter your self portrait! As they say: share the roonie! Booyah!

(Okay, so maybe I added the "booyah" on there, just for kicks. You know you liked it.)

11 comments :

  1. You are much too good at self portraits! They are all three good, but I like this one the best! Oh, and I totally doubt that you don't look exactly like this in real life, so pretty!

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  2. booyah. you look amazing! Smells like a possible new camera strap for the possible new dSLR owner :)

    Really, though. Great job, beautiful photos!

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  3. You look beautiful! I love the twinkle in your eye! And as I've already told you-- I love, love, love your long hair! Lucky! I'm jealous.

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  4. could you BE any more fricken adorable!? gah. you're so good at self portraits. and? you make me want to be a blonde. you're totally gonna win and you're gonna have a cute new strap to go with your new camera! xoxoxoxo

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  5. Wow that lighting is amazing, very cute picture!

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  6. Do people not take tons of pictures of themselves all the time? Really? I didn't know... ;)

    I love that portrait, it's beautiful!

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  7. Are you... nude? Hehe, looks like it. And, cause I know you, you DO look that amazing in person. I sort of hate you for it, you blond goddess.

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  8. I'm inspired. I think I'm gonna enter! Fun :)

    Your skin looks amazingly flawless. Geez.

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  9. love your self-portrait, you got my vote!

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  10. Hey! I've just started following your blog and i love it!
    Hope you had a great christmas and all the best for 2009!

    Sally from West Sussex in England!

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