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Give you a punchin'

Give you a punchin'
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Last night aliens kidnapped me and installed rebar in place of my scalenus anterior and sternocleidomastoid muscles. I am trying hard not to hunch forward because of it and stretch against it periodically. Sure, I'm all for being more human than human but this is going to make any exercise this evening uncomfortable. But, must work my muscles, yo. I took two days off this weekend and there was much bad eating.

I'm also trying hard not to tense my back, neck and shoulders. My default state is to tense pretty much all of these muscles and others. i have NO idea why. I blame living my childhood in fear that my brothers would decide to beat me up that instant. Why didn't I keep up with martial arts? Dumb.

Since I'm still a beginner with the portraiture, it was hard coming up with poses that weren't silly and overly model-y. This one did work and was fun too. Also, it is me trying to show that you can, in fact, use an ultra wide lens and have interesting portrait shots that don't distort like mad.

More to come this week. The model is picky and wants only her favorites posted even though I keep telling her she's plenty pretty and have many, many more that prove it. :)
This person has add comments to nigh the last 30 photos I uploaded and addeded them as favorites today.

Current Mood: calm calm

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lady_fox From: lady_fox Date: June 9th, 2008 02:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
You were also doing some weird head twitching in your sleep last night... that might have something to do with it.
abmann From: abmann Date: June 9th, 2008 02:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
lady_fox From: lady_fox Date: June 9th, 2008 02:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yeah. I was worried you were having a mild seizure at one point.

I was awake all night, you see.

I'll demonstrate if I can when I see you next.
kiwikat From: kiwikat Date: June 9th, 2008 02:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
Two days off and bad eating? Bah, I laugh at your puny excesses, I took 3 days off and ate bacon. OMG. Bad.

But it was a lot of fun.

That girl has buff shoulders, and I love the pose. I can't really tell that the lens is distorting unless I really study the horizon. I just wish her face wasn't quite so dark.
abmann From: abmann Date: June 9th, 2008 02:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
yup. Two days and I think I only went four days (egad!) last week. ANd, I ate pizza like all weekend. It was great. And terrible.

I like lots of contrast in my photos. I keep 'em dark too. Just the sort stuff I like.
kiwikat From: kiwikat Date: June 9th, 2008 03:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
I was terrible last week, I only went twice. In my defense that's the first time that happened all year. Every week I've gone at least 4-5 times otherwise.

But all weekend we ate terribly and the alcohol calories weren't pretty. Nose back to the grindstone and all that rubbish. The house is a disaster area, too. : )

I love contrasty photos but I tend to make them way too dark. I'm not saying this photo is TOO dark, but it's dark enough that you have to really search to find the contours of the model's face. Which makes for fine photos but if I were trying to draw a replica from this photo reference I'd probably be mad at you.
medeine From: medeine Date: June 10th, 2008 02:16 am (UTC) (Link)
***asked*** you to only post my favorites

and I'm not *picky* I'm self-conscious and not comfortable with my body

post whatever ya want

I promise I won't punch you
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