Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Puportrait Time!

Today, we let Ursa out in the front yard for the first time since she got hurt. She absolutely loved it up there. After awhile, though, none of us could see her from the doorway, so I went to check on her and maybe snap some action shots, but got a rather strange surprise. She was... in a bush?

Yes, in a bush. Evidently, Grandpa had poured some water in there a few hours beforehand, so it was nice and cool when Ursa decided to hang out there. We had a heck of a time getting her back inside. Grandpa had to pick her 70 pound self up! LOL Anyway, it was a good opportunity for me to get some shots of her! :)

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Woo and Woe


This morning, I learned that another of my photos is a finalist in a Photographer's Forum contest and therefore will be published. I'm just as excited about it as I was last time, as this time the photo was even more personal. I'll find out by Aug. 15th whether or not it made it any further.
The Finalist


I have some of the most sociopathic best friends on the planet. How about a "congratulations" or something? Of course, I'm probably being oversensitive because that is what I do. I don't know. It would just be nice to think for a moment that my closest friends gave a damn.

What You're Here For:

Completely coincidentally, I had planned to do a self-portrait today since it's been so long. There was a tutorial in Rangefinder Magazine on doing a model's makeup to accentuate the shadows and highlights in her face, so I tried it out. It definitely didn't turn out flawless, but I tried my best. Cosmetology was never my strong suit. LOL

Monday, July 25, 2011

Shadow of the Day

Yesterday, I was bored, so I decided to try opposite lighting on a flower in our home that is mysteriously thriving. (It was just a big green half-eaten stem outside, so grandpa brought it in to save it from the deer, and now it's blooming.) First, I shot it with the foyer light on in the background, then I turned on my Promaster flash.

Today, I was strictly in a silhouette mood, but didn't want to go back outside, so again I made use of the foyer light and some *cough* fake *cough* plants. Here's my shot for the day.