Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Self-portrait

I walked by a door this afternoon, which was slightly ajar, and noticed a cool reflection. Grabbed the camera to make a series of images and I liked this one best.

(18-55mm  f14  25 sec  ISO200)


18 comments:

Soraia B. said...

Cool :D

Jeanne Klaver said...

It's like a puzzle...I enlarged it and it's even MORE interesting.

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

Cool ... very creative. You have a great eye.

darlin said...

I enlarged this Rick, then enlarged it some more and it's sure interesting. I can't quite put it together YET... I'll come back to it after a good nights sleep. ;-) Cool photo!

Carolyn Ford said...

Definitely a puzzle and that's what's SO fun!

Dawn said...

You have an amazing eye!
Great reflections and shiny capture:)

Marty said...

self portrait ?? where ???
nice shot ! cool !
bisous en double Rick

Leovi said...

I have been a great composition, I like it.

CarreraCaballo said...

Very interesting and very undefinable :-)

Greetz,


Joseph

Barefoot from Heaven said...

Oh yea you look realy handsome here Rick...you goof.
Love the way you've seen it though.
Smiles here my friend.
Dag

You can never take too many pictures said...

Excellent concept!!! now that's a talented eye!!!! Just read the most interesting article on what makes a great photographer...it's not his equipment but how he sees the world through his lens.....You are the master and your camera etc. are just the tools we use to accomplish the art....

Soraia B. said...

I known. I'm not a big fan of cats but I love dogs :D

Rick said...

Thanks Soraia ! Me too - check out my post today.

Hi Jeanne - thank you ! see below

Thank you Darlene ! see below

Thanks Carolyn - I'll explain it below ...

Thank you Dawn; not sure I would have seen this a year or 2 ago ...

Rick said...

LOL Marty !! You need to look closely, or perhaps stand farther back ;-) see below, and I send you bisous of mystery ;-)

Thanks Leovi !

Ah Joseph - it's one of those photos where you can use your imagination ... at least until I explain below.

Dag - I put on my best disguise - and it worked ;-) Thanks en groetjes !

Thank you Susan (* blush *). It was one of those eureka moments when the eye speaks to the mind. The trick was to get the camera to see what the eye saw.

Rick said...

So here's what happened - I walked past the door that leads from inside the house into the garage; the door was open just a couple of inches and let enough light in to reflect off one of the car's headlights, creating this pattern. I set the camera up on a tripod, closed the door to about the same size opening and shot in monochrome since there was very little light coming in anyhow. If you enlarge the photo you can see some tripod knob and handle in the curved slices, and my head (slightly distorted) appears above the camera on the right.

Yeah - didn't think you'd recognize me ;-)

Mystery solved.

Rick said...

Hi Laura - thanks for stopping by and commenting ! I need to come by and see how your 365 is going.

darlin said...

That's awesome Rick, you sure have an awesome photographers eye! And nope, didn't recognize you at all!

Rick said...

Thank you Darlene !