Photo: self portrait

Self Portrait 1.

Many of the photos I take are of buildings or animals or landscapes. Sometimes I take photos of people. I rarely take photos of myself. I was thinking recently “why not?” and couldn’t come up with a good answer.

So I’ve decided to try out some self portrait shots, and make them more interesting than just pointing the camera at my own face. Here is a photo taken with a tripod, zoom lens and bulb, using the not-very-smooth reflective surface of the flower in Buenos Aires.

Today I joined the Norwegian Sun cruise ship. I spent most of the afternoon catching up on sleep. Then I decided to see how much more similar I could make the two photos I posted yesterday. I think this is a fun way to learn about HDR and colour manipulation in software. That the start image is so similar, it lets me see what kind of things Trey Radcliffe has done to his final image. Recreating the same look with my image made me learn much more about Lightroom.

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