This weekend I went on a mini spring break trip to Gatlinburg, TN with a group of some great friends. I had wanted smoke bombs for pictures for a long time, and since I was in TN I just had to buy some. This is not anywhere near my original idea, but I kind of love how it turned out.
Big, big thanks to all the helpers I had for this picture! I couldn’t have done it without you guys!
I have had this idea in my head for the longest time, and finally was able to do it today, with the help of my friend Danielle. It was a hilarious shoot, always is with her.
I am pretty happy with how it came out too, although I wish I had even more vibrant blue makeup for it. Perhaps another time. Pretty much straight out of camera, just a small crop and some minor retouching to get rid of spots from my dirty sensor.
This is a hint of what I was shooting today. Although my hands were not in the other shots. I don’t know why I haven’t thought to use this fish bowl before today, but I have a ton of ideas that I want to use it for.
My boyfriend and I debated for a bit if this could actually be considered a self-portrait. I think that it can, but he says no. He thinks needs more than just a hand or limb to be considered a self-portrait. I am curious as to other people think?
I have a tendency to think too much. And about too many things (often at once). The past few days I have been doing a lot of thinking and its just overwhelming me and giving me some not so happy realizations. Like questioning if I am in the right major, and what kind of teacher I will be, and my photography skills, and if I am fulfilling my purpose. All sorts of things. But, I know that I just need to trust the One who has it all laid out for me.
Creative title, I know. But I wasn’t feeling all that creative necessarily this week. My boyfriend and I went on a hike (the same hike as all the moss pictures), and I knew I wanted my self-portrait for the week to be out there. I hadn’t put any thought into it, since the trip itself was very last-minute. We had been walking for a bit and we stumbled on this little frozen stream, and I thought it would be good for a self-portrait. I decided I only wanted my feet in the shot mainly because (as cheesy as it is) my feet are very very important to me. I am a very active person, I play soccer, run, hike, climb, and pretty much anything else that involves being active. So I thought it was fitting for me to have a portrait of my feet. I didn’t do hardly any post-work, I just wanted to keep it simple and “plain” for the week. I hope you enjoy!
Despite my lazy days (I am on Christmas break at the moment) I have been stressed out lately. The majority of my stress comes from money, or rather a lack of. Then, the other day I was driving and popped in the Chris Rice cd and the first song that came on was “So Much For My Sad Song.” I instantly just felt a weight lifted off my shoulders and started smiling. I was also trying to think of a self portrait for the week at the time and the idea of the photo above came into my head after listening to that song, and so, here is the week seven self portrait.