Friday, December 16, 2011

Weekly Photo Challenge--Self-Portrait: A Thin Slant of Light

A Thin Slant of Light

Been busy with many other things, finishing course work for the PhD program, now studying for qualifying exams. Still, my time behind the camera has fostered a creative outlet that has helped to keep me sane. A friend and photographer E. Renard recently posted a quote online that I found myself agreeing with whole-heartedly: "If a day goes by without my doing something related to photography, it's as though I've neglected something essential to my existence, as though I had forgotten to wake up." --Richard Avedon. In spite of my intense focus on completing my PhD, I find this to be true and the camera is teaching me how to see differently, to see newly, to continue finding the sixpence all around me.

11 comments:

  1. Great use of light! Good luck with your exams.

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  2. Thanks! Exams aren't until August, so there's plenty of time left to panic.

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  3. great quote and great shot. thanks for sharing

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  4. Thanks everyone! I appreciate the comments!

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  5. Loved the self-portrait and the quote!! Thanks for sharing!

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  6. Excellent composition and lighting... Direct our eyes directly in your eye!

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  7. Love the picture AND the quote :) Thank you for the share!
    Greetings from Switzerland,
    - Pierre

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  8. Very dramatic. Cool self-portrait capture.

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