Sunday, March 7, 2010

Snow Shadow Self-Portrait

Icey-35 copy

There was a time when my camera would hibernate for the winter. Now I cannot get enough of it. I love the contrast, the shadows, the sparkle. Now that Old Man Winter is on his last legs, I find myself in a panic to see what I can see. Turns out that yesterday morning I saw myself.

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8 comments:

Ron said...

Dood, you must've been one weird kid growing up....(weird as in good, I guess). I must say, very creative!

Dan said...

Ron, I'm still weird enough to consider being called weird a compliment. Is it weird that I take pride in being weird?

Reminds me of one of my favorite quotes: I want to stand as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see all the kinds of things you can't see from the center. - Kurt Vonnegut

Hindsfeet said...

Oh D....LOVE this one...I'm serious, LOVE is the word.....I love the soft lines, the mystic surreal quality...this one's a winner, one of my favorites...

...Jeez, I'm gonna have to clear a wall in my studio just for your stuff...move over Ansel... : )

What a treat.......

Hindsfeet said...

p.s. so glad you didn't retire your gear this winter.....this capture alone was so worth it...just beautiful...

Dan said...

Aw shucks, H, thanks.

Not exactly sure how or why this idea percolated up to the surface. (How 'bout that coffee reference. Good God, who'd a thunk it!?) The shots that come out of nowhere are the most fun...kind of like finding an Easter egg a few days after Easter when you thought you found 'em all.

Hindsfeet said...

ooh, is that a chink in your non-coffee-drinkin armor there? I'm getting to you, aren't I D... ; ) hee hee....

...but if it's possible, I loved the easter egg reference even more than the coffee one (hmm, whoda thunk THAT? Are we meeting in the middle here? Maybe YOU'RE getting to ME.... ; p )

Anyway, cool little analogy there....made me smile big...

: )

mom4inspiration said...

I have been following your blog since I discovered it on the website of the local camera shop where I purchased my camera. I have been inspired by your photography and look forward to new postings. I am new to photography and am focusing on portraits of my children. If you have the time and wouldn't mind, could you reccomend any tutorials, local or online classes to learn from? You could send an email if you prefer.

Dan said...

Mom4,

Send me an email at d2photography@charter.net and I'd be happy to send you some of my favorite links...and I may recommend a book or two.

Dan