Day Forty Four

This is me. This is my first self portrait. I just read a few online articles on portrait lighting and wanted to try something out. I think I took over a hundred shots only to walk away with one good one. I hope you like this. This is me. Learning photography.



  • MarianneLoMonaco 5y

    Thanks guys!
  • mdmmgs (Michaele) 5y

    Marianne, not knowing what you see in your own mind's eye, I must say this is beautiful. The light and shadow....yum! The light and shadow play between your collar bone and shoulder....well, that is just exquisite. The tip of your ear that pulls the eye away , almost into the dark but not quite... the shadow of the mole, the direction of your eyes.........there is so much contributing to the beauty of this image. I might need another day to finish....but get my drift?....I reallly like this! Happy weekend! -M.
  • bbcuyler 5y

    Very Nice!
    Greatt Lighting!
  • Aerokev 5y

    Nothing wrong with the lighting, it is perfect! It's a lovely portrait as it is.
  • Gavin Kilbride 5y

    Wow, I wish my first attempt worked out this well. Great shadows around the neck and on the face. Great pose too :)
  • garry semetka 5y

    Great first attempt. The lighting is tops and the pov too

    Seen on your photo stream. (?)
  • Suwandi Tan 5y

    wow great first attempt! and she has a nice sholder and you've captured it well with the shadow play!
  • John Hestekin 5y

    very nice photo! the low key looks great!
  • MarianneLoMonaco 5y

    Thank you very much guys!
  • Sarah 5y

    Gorgeous, Marianne!
  • Brian Hunt 5y

    very very nice,
    what is the light source?
  • Michael Dreves Beier 5y

    I enjoy this :)
  • officesupplyjunkie 4y

    This is beautiful.
  • christineellen 4y

    Very pretty, the light is wonderful!
  • r_spin 4y

    This is gorgeous! You are gorgeous. Your skin is glowing. I like the low key and the post processing too. Well done!
  • Franniecat 4y

    Wow. Fantastic.
  • Goesturbo 4y

  • Linda MPH 4y

  • virtually light - hibernating 4y

    really well done
  • Marianne 3y

    Wow! Amazing photo! All of your photos are!
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Taken on February 13, 2010
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