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Cyclopean.
This is what happens when I don't go phlogging.
Complete self-involvement.

Current Mood: creative self-indulgent
Current Music: Air America

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lady_fox From: lady_fox Date: December 13th, 2006 03:13 am (UTC) (Link)
I really like this. It's as though someone else managed to capture you as you were coming around a corner taking a pic of something else.
abmann From: abmann Date: December 13th, 2006 03:27 am (UTC) (Link)
I totally surprised myself. I was all "la la la, taking pictures on the stairs" and then, WHAM!
lerite From: lerite Date: December 13th, 2006 04:13 am (UTC) (Link)
I want you to take a picture of the icy rocks in the lake down off that path by the terrace. I spent fifteen minutes today staring at the things wondering how they iced up like that. They're probably photographically boring. Oh well. If you happen to be in that area with a camera, take a picture for me?
abmann From: abmann Date: December 13th, 2006 04:16 am (UTC) (Link)
Sure.
blackdreams From: blackdreams Date: December 13th, 2006 05:57 am (UTC) (Link)
phlogging? that is a cool picture.

i love doing self-portraits because you can get the "model" to do whatever you need.

...and you'll never make yourself look bad.
abmann From: abmann Date: December 13th, 2006 01:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
Phlogging - photo blogging, or taking pictures with the intent to post them to a blog. I made it up in August after I got my camera. :)

smed From: smed Date: December 13th, 2006 12:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
Love it.

Go here.
abmann From: abmann Date: December 13th, 2006 10:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ohhh man, I so don't have that kind of time.
evilevi From: evilevi Date: December 13th, 2006 04:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
That is a great portrait of yourself. You captured something real.
abmann From: abmann Date: December 13th, 2006 10:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
How do you define real in this instance?
aetrix9 From: aetrix9 Date: December 13th, 2006 05:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
Okay... so a picture of you in the mirror... Does that mean you're seeing yourself in the photo like how everybody else sees you or as how you see yourself?

I mean - literally... We all see you in one way, but when you see yourself it's always reflection. Have you ever been to a dermatologist and sat in front of a 180 reflective mirror? So is this a reflection or a double-reflection, meaning reality?
abmann From: abmann Date: December 13th, 2006 10:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
This is the mirror so it is how I see myself.
annan_dum From: annan_dum Date: December 13th, 2006 06:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ok, for some reason...I find this picture to be really, really intimidating.

When you think about it, our own bodies are probably the terrain with which we are the most familiar, so perhaps it makes sense for a photographer to practice taking many photos of what is most familiar first, before going out into the world. So it's not "self-involvement," it's "getting back to the basics to finely hone your talent."
abmann From: abmann Date: December 13th, 2006 10:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
True. Lighting and exposure really is the basics for photography.

Intimidating?
seventyeleventy From: seventyeleventy Date: December 13th, 2006 08:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
It's been good practice, it looks. They're definitely bridging the gap between subject and artist. Sometimes the best photos come out of cabin fever.
abmann From: abmann Date: December 13th, 2006 10:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
True dat, yo.
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