Monday, April 20, 2009

I Heart Faces: Self Portrait



It's Monday again! This weeks theme is "Self Portrait". The rules basically are, I have to hold the camera and take the shot. I'm entering the "Kids" section, so I have to have at least one kid face in the shot with my own. This selection got the most "votes" from friends in this post (where you can see some more of the pics from my shoot yesterday). I had a nice cloudy day which gives some really cool lighting effects. That glow is caused by shooting up from the ground with the cloudy sky behind us. Really turned out better than I expected! The only editing I did was to sharpen just a touch and do some color stuff with her eyes. I figured out a way to approximate some of the awesome "eye popping" I saw in photos from last weeks challenge.

Anyways. Any feedback is appreciated! And I love new readers :) You can keep up with my photographic journey by clicking on the "Follow" button in the sidebar!

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28 comments:

Tiaras & Tantrums said...

BEAUTIFUL

Melinda said...

Gorgeous! I love the natural lighting.

Elaine at Matters of the Heart) said...

I love it, she is so precious.

Upstatemomof3 said...

What gorgeous eyes your daughter has!

Julie Rivera Photography said...

Phenomenal that you didn't do much more than sharpen. That light is to die for!

Anissa said...

Great Shot!

EL at Through My Own Lens said...

Ha ha ha! I love that you couldn't decide which one to use this week...that's SO something I do EVERY week! The one you chose is very sweet. I love that you're looking back at your daughter - it's very sweet. I also like #5 with all 3 (well 2.5) of you in the photo and you're looking straight on and smiling! Nice job on the colors and lighting too!

Caroline said...

Hi Herb :D I love your entry - your daughters eyes are stunning. I scrolled down a bit too and saw that you did give B&W a shot - I liked that too :D My 'secrets' are not so secret - play with Picnik!! Check out my comments (in answer to yours)to see what I did with mine!

Katarina said...

So pretty. I love her eyes. Such a neat colour.

shutterpeg said...

i like that shot! Very nice! A keeper, for sure.

Natalie Porter said...

great capture. I really like the sweetness in this photo.

OctoberRain said...

a beautiful picture! She is so adorable (and I can see where she gets it from) :)

Dianna said...

What an awesome picture. Thx for the comment on my blog too.

Rachel said...

I love how tender and affectionate this photo is. Such a soft and sweet moment. Great capture!

stan said...

What a sweet picture! :-) i love it!

Keri said...

Beautiful eyes your daughter has! Love the way you are looking at her. So Sweet.

Christi said...

Awwww... this is so sweet. I was looking at your other photos and I really liked the one with your daughter holding the jar. Way cute.

Michelle said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Cori said...

Thanks for the comment on my blog!! Love your shot, your daughter's eyes are beautiful!!

tiff said...

This is so beautiful. The lighting is amazing.

Diane H said...

super super cute...

Debbie said...

That is a wonderful photo. Everything about it is perfect.

Allison Claire said...

Ok, nobody has told me that I look like Tricia Helfer, but that was that was the nicest compliment ever, so thank you! I love your picture, it look amazing! I say it is a winner for sure. :)

Esther said...

We did a shot like that too...but I like yours better, and the black and white version too.

Michelle Johnson said...

What a beautiful shot!

Erica said...

very sweet picture!

Jessica said...

Great Photo! I love the natural lighting!

Life with Kaishon said...

I love this picture. You are very beautiful : ).