Sunday, April 19, 2009

Self Portrait


I have to admit that I did not like the contest category this week at I {heart} faces.  I don't care to be in pictures, nor do I care to look at them for too long if someone actually convinced me to get in one.  Now, I have discovered that even worse is editing an up close picture of my self . . .EESSHHHHK!  Anyway, my goal is to submit pictures for their contests every week, whether I have what I think is a great picture or not.  Otherwise, I'd never enter (seeing so many other great pictures out there!).  Technically, the hardest part for me was getting the correct part in focus as I had to only guess since I (obviously) could not look through the camera to see where it was focusing. 

 The above picture is a self portrait of my son and me and my entry for the "kids" side of the contest.  Click here to see more kids entries.  He is so goofy and he actually was doing this while I was attempting to take my adult self portrait.  Although the right part is not in focus, I like it.  He totally makes the picture and he always makes me laugh, so it is pretty appropriate. 


The below picture is my entry for the adult side of the contest.  Although I do not plan on doing any more of these self-portraits any time soon, I am looking forward to seeing all the other entries.  I think it will be a fun week!  To see more adult entries click here.


33 comments:

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

love those shots!

Heidi said...

I didn't enjoy editing my photo either, but I was very glad to be able to edit it! Otherwise I wouldn't have entered. :) You look absolutely gorgeous in both photos, and they are creatively composed. Nice!

Keri said...

Like you, I don't like self portraits either. I can totally go without 'em and be fine with it. Not a big fan of looking at myself.

I like your pictures. Took me a second to spot your son in the background. Very nice and creative photos.

Pam D said...

Very neat angles for both pictures! You are gorgeous... but I understand about editing pics of yourself. They turned out great, though!

tiff said...

Both beautiful.

Shae said...

these are both very nice. i also don't like being in photos.

Chris said...

beautiful shots!

thelittlebluebirddiaries said...

Absolutely love the picture of you -- so very soulful and beautiful -- I'd love to know how you took that one. What a great angle.

theArthurClan said...

I hated this theme too, but man I am loving seeing everyone else's entries! You look so pretty in both of your entries. Your kids entry is adorable with your son laughing in the background...awesome!

~Angie
co-founder of I ♥ Faces

Anissa said...

Beautiful picture! TFS

Mindy @ Rolle Photography said...

Great photos! Lovely blog as well. ;)

Kidd Family said...

both are great!
i love how you're looking up in the first one.

Snow Photo said...

Those are great! I love the contemplative shot.

Upstatemomof3 said...

Cool pics. I didn't even see your son in that first one untill you pointed him out. Very nice shots though. :)

The Real Life Fairy Tale Princess said...

Not sharing anymore? But you're beautiful!! These are wonderful shots!

American in Norway said...

They are both beautiful shots! : )

OctoberRain said...

My self portrait is looking out the window too LOL Love the kids shot!! Fun!

Becca said...

These are beautiful and you are beautiful! :-) I LOVE your kids entry - i didn't even notice your cutie in the background at first :-)but once i did, i loved it even more!!

Julie Rivera Photography said...

I almost missed your son in the first picture! You did a remarkable job with a very hard category. Thanks for showing us your face! The moodiness of the B&W is great.

Melinda said...

Like you, I despise this week's theme. I work really hard not to ever post pics of myself on my blog...esp. ones that I have taken myself. Never-the-less, I love the story the first photo tells and the b&w is just truly amazing! Great job!

Mommy said...

It is amazing that no matter how much we hate doing these they still turn out good. You did a great job!

Herb of Grace said...

I really like the b&w. It's so...dramatic...

Randi said...

Your pictures turned out great! I think this is a really fun theme :)

Angela Sue Murphy said...

One word for you.... stunning!

Love ya!

A

Blessedw5mom said...

Wow! Great lighting!

Ter said...

I think both of your photos are fantastic and you should definitely do more self-portraits! :) Don't be so shy! :)

The Emery's said...

I love your black & white photo. It makes me wonder what you were thinking about. I love pictures that make me feel.

allenaim photography and design said...

I really like the adult pic! ...and love your blog banner...very chic!~

Lolli said...

I love both of them!!

Boybarian Dad said...

Very nice pics, great job.

Kim said...

I love both pictures but really like your self portrait the best. You are a beautiful woman.

I too did not like doing this weeks theme but I hung in there and did it.

Close To Home said...

definitely lovely photos!

Kameron said...

Great shot and I love the angles. I am forever struggling with getting the background or foreground to be blurry when I want it to.