Into the light…

Into the light by V-Light
Self-Portrait, using only the available light coming from between the window shutters


Hello my friends πŸ™‚

Β  I was sitting on my bed trying to find some inspiration to create something, scribbling down not so great poetry and enjoying the silence. Then it hit me…A very bright ray of sunlight found its way between the closed window shutters. I have not taken a self-portrait for a very long time. I used to enjoy experimenting with all my crazy ideas on myself, i guess somewhere along the way i stopped finding my face inspiring…Well, that little ray of light made me think that maybe it was worth it to at least try and take a photo and see what happens…

Β  I placed my camera on the tripod, used a manual lens, the Helios 44M (f/2.0 58mm), i had to move back and forward trying to focus myself from the little i saw on the screen of my Canon 60D. It took many tries to get it right but i’m quite pleased with the result…You better like it cause i almost got blind trying to take it! πŸ˜› Hehe, all comments are welcome of course πŸ™‚

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15 thoughts on “Into the light…

    1. Aw thanks! πŸ˜€ I did try to soften my expression but with all that light attacking my eye i couldn’t relax my face…By the way, that vertical wrinkle is almost always present because i squint my eyes all the time πŸ˜›

      1. Yes – it was obvious, that the light caused your stressed epression. πŸ˜‰
        I only have been teasing you!
        I also find it extremly difficult to make portraits using gold reflectors. They glare so much, that the model is hardly able to have a nice expression.

  1. Great self portrait – I like everything about it- from the spot of light to the way the light falls off around your face – a lot of wonderful grey tones in this. Hopefully you didn’t do too much damage to yourself πŸ™‚
    You text reminded me that I used to do quite a bit of self portraiture experiments a long time back. Not sure why I stopped, however your reason for stopping is as good as any. Artist AND model – just another skill to add to your resume.

    1. Thank you very much Robert! πŸ™‚ Don’t worry i’m fine but it was a bit painful to get this photo. I was almost crying a few moments later…hehe πŸ™‚ I don’t know about the model part…I do like to shoot myself but i really hate it when other people want to take a photo of me, i always end up look terrible! πŸ˜›

    1. If you don’t like it i’m not speaking to you ever again…haha πŸ˜› All opinions are welcome πŸ™‚ I don’t mind getting negative critique as long as it’s respectful and the person actually explains why they don’t like it. Sometimes people see something you cannot see and it might be useful to keep that in mind πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you so much for the kind comment Francis πŸ™‚ I wasn’t so sure about this photo, i liked the effect of the light but i think i look a bit too angry…hehe

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