Friday, September 13, 2013
Blogtember: A Self Portrait
The wind was ferocious, whipping my hair in every direction. It kept going up my nose and in my eyes, causing my face to look weird in a majority of the pictures. Or, I had my hand in my face, trying to bat away the strands of hair.
I really want to go back to the junior high and take pictures there again because I loved the column things I was using as a background. Such pretty colors.
I really wish I could see a picture of myself and be happy with it. Without the self-criticizing internal comments like "Why does my arm look like that?" "What was I doing with my leg?" "I don't like that face I was making!"
These comments don't do me any good. I try to be positive and find something that I do like about the picture, but it's harder to do that.
Then, there's the whole photographer critique. I am my harshest critique. If the photograph isn't up to my standards of what a good picture should look like, I probably won't like it. So, to the people who are not photographers who take my picture, I'M SORRY! -coughboyfriendcough-
I took the selfie that I posted above. At first, I didn't like that my hair had blown in my face as I pressed the shutter button, but while editing the picture, I grew to like it.
I really like my smile and even though you can't really see my eyes, I still love them.
I love the way the light is glowing through my hair, which is what I was kind of trying to accomplish while taking the pictures. It didn't turn out quite like I wanted, but it works.
Overall, I really like this picture of myself. It's not one of my best, but not all of them have to be the best of the best.