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In Chains - Day 267 of Project 365

10/05/09

 

Taken for today’s "The Rogue Players" task "Ears with Cameras" which is a group for photos based on Tori Amos song lyrics.

 

Yay what a great group to pick! I love her music. The first CD I ever bought was the album "Little Earthquakes". So I decided it was rather appropriate to base my shot on the song Crucify, as it's the first track on that album.

 

"why do we crucify ourselves

every day I crucify myself

nothing I do is good enough for you

crucify myself

every day I crucify myself

and my heart is sick of being in chains"

 

Kind of like most relationships then ;)

 

Even though my musical tastes have changed slightly over the years I still like the bulk of her work. Having to choose a track for today’s photo was a real challenge as there are so many tracks that invoke vivid imagery. I think my favourite track is “Not the Red Baron” from the “Boys for Pele” album although a some of her b-sides and covers are amazing tracks.

 

Lightroon: crop, white balance to flash, tweak brightness and contrast, brush tool to increase exposure on my hair a little, saturation +20

 

Strobist: 580exii @ 50mm, 1/16th pointing directly down above the subject. Snooted with a bundle of 2" (5cm) black straws held together with an elastic band and placed inside a sock with the toe section cut out (its all I had to hand to make a quick snoot!) ... blah blah, anyway setup shot here

 

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Taken on May 10, 2009