Thoughts While waiting for the bus home yesterday, lost in my usual daydreaming, this image flashed in my mind. I just had to take the photo, no matter what. It says a lot about how I currently feel right now, on so many levels. I even chose to stay in the clothes I was wearing when I thought about it, because it is more representative of how it all came to mind.
I believe I've never taken a full-body self portrait before with this camera...
Edit 31/1/14 - Changed the colours slightly to enhance the mood of the photograph.
Equipment Canon EOS 600D Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Post-processing in Adobe Photoshop CS5
Hi Sarah, this is really great! Nice job on removing whatever was holding her and on your feathered drop shadow. Looks realistic. Just a suggestion for next time, have the model hold her head back (looking more upward toward the ceiling) and It'll look more like she's floating effortlessly. This pose just looks like it's uncomfortable in the neck area. All that aside, excellent technical work. BTW, what font are you using for your watermark? it's cool.
Hi Thanks for leaving your first ever comment on my work! ^^
Thanks Just a pointer - the drop shadow is completely real! Not smoothened, not enhanced in any way either Of course, the floating bit is edited
The model is in fact me. I could have gone for the more relaxed look, as you have described. But I didn't wan't to go completely flail and look warped like I'm in a trance, positively dreamy, unconscious state. I wanted to exhibit some tension, restriction of free flowing movement; that I am aware of what's going on - that I am conscious and offering what I can of resistance in a situation which shouldn't allow me to. Sorry if it came across as bad technique and looks strange to you - but I was fully aware of it.