Friday, 30 March 2012

In the Picture - Black and White

I have to confess, I've really slacked off my self portraits this month.  I really like the black and white theme (as you will see, I found it pretty to easy to hide with it!) but I'm going through that phase where the absolutely amazing work in the pool is making me feel inadequate rather than inspiring me.  Anyway, here's what I came up with:

Hiding

 
Dissolve


Charm
 

 
A splash of colour

So there you have it.  This month it's really a case of 'heh, at least I've done it'.  But hey, I have done it and I'm not going to quit.....and maybe (hopefully) next month will be more inspired. 


 
How did you do?


 
In The Picture



19 comments:

  1. I like the one called "hiding" ... looking round the curtain at the stage of life!

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  2. these are all so wonderfully unique.
    "dissolve"...really gives me pause...

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  3. Becs, these are super! I hear ya... easy to slack off, WAY too easy. I know I had to work at this month too.

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  4. Becs you did so well & my fave is your hiding image. Don't give up! I look fwd to seeing nexts months work!

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  5. This is a great collection, Becs! I felt like hiding this month too -- especially after seeing some of the closeup shots I took! I like how you ended with a splash of color!

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  6. Becs, these are really good! I love the mystery of the first one! The uniqueness of the second, that gorgeous charm in the third, and the beautiful spring splash of color in the last!! Very creative set!!

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  7. Becs - love your "dissolve" image - so very creative and something I would be tempted to do with my self-portrait - if I ever got up the nerve to actually take one :) Sometimes all you can do is show up and do the work - even when it feels uninspired and uncreative. But I think you may be too close to these to see how beautiful they are. I love the pieces of yourself that you have shown us here and admire you for sticking with it.

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    1. Thank you for your comment Brenda. I hadn't thought about it like that before, but you're right it is particularly difficult to be objective about selfies. I think maybe part of the problem is that I never have any idea how they are going to turn out - whether I go in with a plan or not. Still, I'm going to keep going, see where it goes. Rome wasn't built in a day....

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  8. Hi Becs.. 'Hiding' is my fave... it's mysterious, and dramatic.

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  9. I like your images and find them very creative....and hell yah, you're still doing it. Keep it going my friend.

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  10. Becs, I think you're underrating yourself. It's hard enough to look at our own work objectively, and even more so when the subject is -- our own self! "Hiding" is a beautiful image, so dark and mysterious. It makes me wonder: who is that woman, and what's her story? (One would be surprised to discover her happy spring-green fingernails!)

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    1. Thanks so much Lee, I really appreciate your comment and perspective. I do love my happy spring nail varnish!

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  11. You did a great job, don't be so hard on yourself. I REALLY like the one wher eyou are holding the necklace...just gorgeous.

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  12. Great set this month, but I think your first is my favourite!

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  13. your "hiding" self portrait is awesome. a shot of you, but not totally 100% you...sort of dark and grainy. really cool.

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  14. You did awesome!
    I love your selfie. It's like
    you've got a secret and you want
    to share...!

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  15. Becs, I think all your shots are great! I do love dissolve. it's so creative & love the detail in charm. Looking forward to seeing next months.

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  16. you did a fantastic job! hope you find the inspiration again. it might take some time so try not to give up :)
    thanks for linking up at {in the picture} this month!

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  17. I love all of these picture! The disolve photo really stood out for me and I love that you finished with a splash of colour. I abolutley understand the feeling you describe of "inadequate rather than inspired" - I also feel this very often and you have reassured me that I am not alone. We are always our own worst critic, so be inspired and proud because your photos are beautiful!

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