4.23.2007

Reflection of Me

Semi-Self Portrait
April 2007

What I'm Listening To: Face Down (Acoustic) by The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus

When we were finally leaving Newcastle and made it to the train station, I was completely distracted from everything going on around me. Why, you might ask? As we were walking, I noticed a ginormous (vocabulary courtesy of Buddy the Elf) marble wall with an amazing reflection. I was all over that! My traveling buddies decided (and rightly so), this would be a good time for them to get a soft drink and take a seat for a while as mom "did her thing"...

They are so good to me.

I got at least 50 shots off of all sorts of perspectives and framing. This one was one of my favorites. I am having fun coming up with ways to do self portraits every now and then to share. In editing, I changed the tone to sepia because the black marble was showing a lot of fingerprints and scuff marks. You know, I actually had thought about wiping it off before I started shooting but had the sinking feeling I might get hauled off by the train police (lets face it, I can handle being on the inside)!

Anyhow...hope that you all are well wherever you are this day.

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

So neat Anna. Still looks like the inside of a centipede to me and you're lunch.

Love, Dad

Chad Oneil said...

Nice one, Anna.

I have your "chandelier" image as the background on my desktop, I like it that much. Just thought you'd like to know that.

I checked out some of the other photographers in your links. Some of those young guys that are 17 and 18 are real "Prodigies"!

talj said...

Lovely shot Anna! :o) Looks like you could have quite a bit of fun here! :o)

Mike said...

Great shot Anna, I can't believe it appears to be so quiet in there. No other people in sight.

I loved your Dad's comment! I bet the security guys or gals had fun watching you.

Mark said...

I hadn't thought of it until I read Dad's comment, but the centipede look definitely is there.

Wonderful shot, and wonderful family to wait for you. No way with our boy could I pop off 50 frames of any thoughtful quality before my wife went completely insane.

JAM said...

I like this a whole lot. Interesting shot, lots of things to look at, and an original self-portrait.

Sarch said...

Ahhh...I can't stop staring at the one! How neat. There are so many items of interest for me here. From the fact that it is such a stunning reflection, to the items within the shot. Not the least of which is Anna herself!

Nice one Anna, thanks.

kenju said...

You mean you don't carry windex and paper towels everywhere you go???

Alice (Anna's mom!) said...

Love Judy's comment! I can feel your smile sitting there taking all those shots. I love seeing snapshots of the world through your eyes. Beautiful shot. Love, Mom

Geraldo said...

Anna,

Great picture of your semi-self!
I wonder how you managed to get all the other people off the picture, did your traveling buddies invite everybody for a soft drink? :-)

Anna said...

Thanks for all the comments everyone. A couple of you asked about how I managed to not get any people in the frame....NO, I didn't photoshop...it was a waiting game...

Luckily, the station wasn't that crowded in the morning.

kenju said...

Anna, your five+ questions are in my latest post.

Ash said...

Nice one...love it!

bluemountainmama said...

very cool.....and i recognize those skylights from your previous photo.....

Mr. Althouse said...

Very nice. I don't like being on the front side of the camera usually, but it's different if the camera's in my face!

Mike

Anna said...

Well put Mike.....I totally agree!

Moi said...

Anna. sorry about slacking on commenting for a while..though have been visiting ur blog almost daily to check out the pics..am enjoying ur series on the station and absolutely loved the hot pursuit pic.....loved the waay they got soccer and american football all mixed up :)

Carmi said...

Between the self portrait, the getting down on the floor and the macro grate images, I get more frightened each and every day at how similar our photographic perspectives are.

"Frightened" is, of course, a happy term; your explorations encourage me to pursue similar paths in the "other" London.

CG said...

Really cool :)