Sunday, February 7, 2010

365 Photo Project - Day 38

Taken: February 7, 2010, approx 9 p.m.
Location: Los Angeles, CA

I've been cooped up for almost two weeks here in Los Angeles, long enough that I'm starting to talk to myself. I miss my home, my bed, my pugs and my husband's cooking (him too of course) and while I'm not knocking my little guest house high over Bel Air, it's small and cramped and living out of suitcase is getting old. Still got some business to tend to here so home will have to wait.  But as long as I'm getting acquainted with me, I figure why not give you, my small, yet loyal blog audience, a little bit more of me too.

Today is self-portrait number two. And you know how I hate self-portraits.

I don't normally like to show my eyes in photos. It seems ridiculous to say it I know, but I've always felt they reveal too much about what I'm thinking. Which is why I'll never be more than an adequate poker player. I've had a more practical reason these days as late-late nights and a bit of insomnia have conspired to add deep, dark circles to my eyes. Even deftly applied makeup can't seem to hide them completely.

However, Photoshop and the right lighting can work wonders, as you can see here. I shot this with my K100D using the self-timer, flash and some homemade lighting.  Then edited it in Photoshop to B&W. Later, I added back color to my lips, eyes, glasses and hair (all natural). Like I said, Photoshop can do wonders. Wink, wink.


Dorothy Darker said...

That's really good.

S.O.L. said...


Jaime said...

I think this picture is fabulous. You don't know me...yet, I hope. I only know a little something about you from enjoying your photoblography for about a month now. And I am halfway into my first Zen Moses read. Good times. Thanks!

S.O.L. said...

Thanks, Jaime. Love the word "photoblography" too. :-D