|2012 Self Portrait on Blue|
During the last couple of years I had fallen in love with formalized floral portraits. So whenever the floral bouquet was "just right" and the lighting was "just right" at whatever location I was at, I'm create a portrait.
After doing this a dozen times or more at home I decided I had to take it to the next level. So after talking about it for about a month I finally was ready to take action and go boldly forward "eyes wide shut" as we like to say (obviously quoting the Tom Cruise movie by the title).
Sunday morning and come hell or high water I was determined to get the supplies we needed at Menards and come home and figure a way to make a teeny tiny micro studio in our front porch. The weather was perfect and the lighting was "just right."
Karl did his genius work installing the over head structure to hold backdrop cloths. I hooked up the newly purchased fabrics after minutes and minutes of slaving over a hot iron (iron - a four letter word, for sure).
Last but not least got out the tripod (gotta love a good tripod), the camera, lens and battery hungry remote control for the camera trigger, cranked up the music and went crazy with self portraits.
After a light touch of Photoshop retouching it's ready for the world appearance. Voila'
More to come, I'm sure.