Saturday, April 9, 2011

Camera and cookware

I was washing dishes just now (a subject mentioned much too often on this blog) and while drying my very old stainless steel cookie sheet, I noticed that my reflection looked like something I'd see in a very old mirror.  So I grabbed the camera and started playing around with it.  The result was 12 bad pictures (camera in front of my face, camera at a bad angle, too much background, etc.) and this one...


I'd been taking pictures of myself earlier to update my Facebook profile photo because I got most of my hair chopped off yesterday and colored it today.  I like this picture much better than any of those.  It almost looks like a very old painting, doesn't it?  And it hides a multitude of things I'd rather not see in a picture of myself.

8 comments:

Charlie C said...

That is a very cool thing! Better than a photoshop application! -and you look great!

janet in ft worth said...

Thanks, Charlie! It reminds me of an assignment in my college photography class. We were supposed to go take a self-portrait on campus by shooting our reflections. Lots of people used car mirrors and windows, but I used a chrome motorcycle bumper. The distortion allowed for some really interesting shots.

Eileen R said...

Very nice! I saw someone at a pretty big art show that took photos that were reflections in an old wavy mirror, or that's what I decided anyway. Very nice effect he got, and I really like yours too.

janet in ft worth said...

Thanks, Eileen! Sometimes working with what's actually there is much more fun than manipulating it with software. I didn't even have to crop this one.

CatsMI said...

That really is a nice picture. Maybe I should go look for an old cookie sheet! LOL ....Naw, it wouldn't work for me.

janet in ft worth said...

Sure it could work for you, Nan! And it's up to you if you want to share the results, anyway. :)

Thanks!

Beth said...

I really like it- reminds me of an impressionist painting!

BrierPatch said...

Very artistic. Good eye, Janet.