Sunday, December 23, 2012

Wading In

I'm toying with the idea of taking a photography class from Vivienne McMaster.  She was kind enough to send me 
her eBook called Wading In.  It's all about self-portraiture. I suppose it's also a form of self-examination. I panicked 
at the thought of publicly displaying images of myself.....on my blog even!  I have to admit this first photo 
was doctored a bit with a texture.  Okay..... I'll get more daring as time goes on, right?  First, I need to get 
the hang of 
taking photos with my iPhone.  This was bright light 
mid-day, so shadows and glare are prominent.  I was hoping they would hide some of the wrinkles, but they 
actually just magnify them.
I've said this before but, for the life of me, I cannot understand why there are so many more nooks and crannies 
in my face and neck in a photograph that 
do not show up in the mirror.  I look in the mirror everyday very closely when applying make-up.  It never looks like this!
The next photo I took when I went out 
to my driveway to capture an image of the stains the Liquidambar leaves make after a rain.  I love the pattern.  In the process I captured a self-portrait of my shadow.  I rather like it, and notice..... there are no wrinkles showing!

The great thing about getting older is that you don't lose all the other ages you've been.
unknown ~

Happy two days before Christmas, everyone.


Carole M. said...

well done Marilyn; I believe a photograph we can see ourselves as we are, more defined than appears in the mirror. Take the mirror outdoors and look again, you will see a differing look to the one you see indoors etc. We are who we are, and when you think about it, everyone alongside of us is growing older too; we're ALL heading the same direction. Some of us are just a smidgen ahead of the others that's all. We were there once too. Congratulations for taking on the revealing portraiture photography course (if you do), and I look forward to seeing where you go with it. I like the new header for Christmas too Marilyn. Best wishes...

Nicole Beadwright Campanella said...

Great job.
Happy Christmas to you and your family.

julie said...

Ohhh...the camera trick...I admire your willingness to share in the culture that worships youth and perfection...but you know...we earned those wrinkles...they show we have lived...felt...experienced...I'm suspect of a face over a certain age that shows no signs of life lived..
thanks for coming by my blog...

Geri said...

What a great experiment and exercise in vulnerability and also you always have yourself as a model!!!

missing moments said...

Bravo for jumping in and trying. Have a great New Year!