11/52: "The very least you can do in your life is to figure out what you hope for. And the most you can do is live inside that hope."

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    Quote by Barbara Kingsolver

    I hate that this is over-exposed in some spots... but I kind of like it at the same time.
    I blame the sun. But it gave kind of a cool effect :]

    I've been digging the outdoor shots lately.
    Only when it's nice out.
    And I'm liking photos that aren't just a photo of my face or one body part.
    They're just so much cooler, although there's so much more to worry about.
    Is my position and framing okay? Is my hand in the right spot? Is my waist in a flattering position? Am I sucking it in enough? Is my posture good? BAH! Oh well. All for the sake of the photo. Who cares :] That's what GIMP is for.

    Took this the same day as my Spring Fever shot. I love taking two photos in the same day but creating two completely different moods with them :D

    Before and after on my blog!
    Twitter, but it's lame.

    shirio2, sarah nieman., goreckidawn, and 1 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. treehugger* 103 months ago | reply

      I like the tones, and that the sun is shining on you.

    2. Krysta Shippelt (Larson) 103 months ago | reply

      I like it... so nice and Spring like!

    3. 5JǿǾǿГ [deleted] 103 months ago | reply

      It's like the sun has chosen to shine... just on *you*! ;-)

    4. cngodles 103 months ago | reply

      Looks like it was taken in the Summer.

    5. j-w-b 103 months ago | reply

      definitely a cool effect from the sun. girl, you just shine ;-)

    6. thebookofroma 103 months ago | reply

      looking good shel. i like the treatment to this.

    7. mrbbqcook 103 months ago | reply

      Yep ....Sunshine definately Agrees with you !!!!

    8. Majorlight 103 months ago | reply

      I like the tilt of the ground, your serene expression.....a bit too much sun on you I agree.....and yet you manage to still look fabulous. ; )

    9. treehugger* 103 months ago | reply

      duuude, i just looked and the B&A! I love the before so much more!

    10. Shot.By.Shel Photography 103 months ago | reply

      Thank you all :]

      Kait -- I actually like the before too, but I can't stand putting up self portraits that don't have a major mood to them. And to me, there's not really an atmosphere to the SOOC version.

      Basically, in a nutshell, I'm addicted to the "vintage film" foundry in GIMP. But... yeah. I do like the original. I just cannot stand posting mildly edited self portraits. Goes to show how much I hate myself on "film" lol.

    11. joe469 103 months ago | reply

      Sadly, so many people are hopeless.

    12. NAngeloStafford [deleted] 103 months ago | reply

      such pretty light!

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