Today I saw many a beautiful woman online and wondered on the coincidence. Sure enough, once Averleigh was in bed and I was reading words the whole way through I saw that the sudden rush to self-portrait was prompted by Sally Russick of the Studio Sublime. The concept is simple. Once a week Sally sends out a photo prompt and you have that week to focus in and capture, then share. I admit when it finally dawned on me what was going down I thought, “ah well, too late”. But her kind invitation to jump in at any time had me emailing right away.
Now I just got my camera and have really no idea how to use it and this was a great excuse to just tuck right in. Hubby had just gone to bed so no chance for vanity. I just sat myself down in the space I just cleared the Christmas tree from (the rest of the room is covered in toys) – and I got to snapping.
It was a tough task. I deleted so many right off the bat. Then I stopped myself and decided they should all at least reach the computer to be seen properly. I took a breathe and picked what I liked the most as opposed to just avoiding all the ones I didn’t. No edit, no crop, no need to focus on the negative. I picked this one for that swoop of shadow over my left eye, almost as if those are lashes. Now that would be a treat!
I’m glad I took the jump. I look forward to sharing my photography progress here each week. I know I will be equally excited to see what everyone else has to share. Be sure to catch all the participants each week from Sally’s post.