Are You Blueish?

I’m kind of a sucker for self-portraits.

I even love those cheesy sexy-teen-girl-self-shooting-in-filthy-bathroom-mirror ones; the more awkward, the better.

Here’s an experiment with odd available lighting; a blue compact florescent ‘party bulb’ i had laying around since Xmas. I had the thing in a 6 foot tall brass torchiere lamp, so I wound up holding the light in one hand and working the the camera in the other. Awkward, particularly since it’s a manual (very very manual) lens.

Focus isn’t all I desired but what the hell, I look like some blue satanic lord or something – about to sacrifice several virgins, willing or unwilling (I prefer unwilling, if it’s all the same to you).

 

Kinda Blue

Camera: Lumix dcm-g2
Lens: slr magic ‘toy’ lens (26mm, �1.4)
Light: Blue Party Bulb

Noir Bird

Noir Bird

This was really just a test of the new version (v2.0) of Nik Silver EFEX Pro plugin, but it came out pretty well.

Camera Panasonic DMC-G2
Lens Lumix G Vario 45-200mm
Exposure 0.006 sec (1/160)
Aperture f/5.6
Focal Length 189 mm
ISO Speed 100
Model Elphie

(my friend Deborah describe Elphie as my muse. She’s no muse. She’s just a captive I can easily use at whim B^) )