May 2, 2011

Project 365 - Day One Hundred And Fifty-Nine

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So looking back I've noticed that almost all of my self-portraits are of me right next to a fence post. There's a very defiant reason for this... It gave me something to focus on. When I'm setting up the shot I am (obviously) behind the camera - meaning I can't focus on me (if you can follow that logic). So I have always used a fence post as my focal point.

Today I decided to change that. So I headed to a relatively uninhabited park and set about the task at hand.

Image taken 02 May 2011

The focus isn't dead on unfortunately. But I'm hoping to get better at getting it just right. It just take practice and building my knowledge base. So you may be wondering how I focused on something that wasn't there. I carried a broom with me - turning it upside-down, balancing the handle in my camera bag and focusing on the bristles. It must have looked a little strange. A few people walked by stopping to politely ask me why I was carrying around a broom. Rather hard to explain to people who don't understand that a DSLR works differently to a point and shoot camera.

Please forgive my pasty white legs... Now you see why I have worn stockings in all my other self-portraits! I really like this outfit - it really accentuates my curves. My favorite aspect of it is probably the belt. The tan color really compliments the deep purple of the knit dress. Most of all I feel fantastic, pretty, and confident when I'm wearing it -- all you can want from an outfit. I really got into the 'dress up' vibe even going so far as to put on a pair of wedge heels (only for the photo and even then they were so painful!). I think this may become my favorite winter outfit. Do you have favorite seasonal outfits? Or is that just something I do?

So that's what I was doing when news about Bin Laden was announced. What were you doing? What's your opinion about it all? I hope you've had a wonderful day and a great start to the week!

1 comment:

  1. Tafline - you look STUNNING!! That purple is YOUR colour! What a fox! :)