Well what better way to start out the new year and the new challenge than by looking at myself. Oh, my favorite 😐 Yes, I know you know, I kind of hate self portraits, but lucky for me I’m at the beach and with a good idea in hand! Well, I’m not at the beach, per se, but I am in Florida (woo hoo!), and went to the beach yesterday with the intentions of taking a “self portrait”.
So, like many of my other self portraits, this on is a little abstracted, if you will, and doesn’t show my face. When my friend was watching me shoot these, she was completely confused on how this constituted as a self portrait, but no where does it say that I have to take a picture of my face, does it? I suppose that’s what people typically think of, but when consulting my good ole friend, dictionary.com, it states that a portrait depicts “
So with that, I happily took a few photos of myself, well, more specifically, my feet! You know I love the beach, and my toes in the sand, so I though, instead of torturing myself on vacation and trying to get a glamorous, gorgeous “selfie”, why not do something fun. So I snapped a couple pictures and ended up combining a few together. Photoshop is something that I really need to practice in, and not forget the little I have learned before the next semester starts in a couple weeks. So while I liked the bubbles and water of one image, I also liked all the little shells (coquina clams, or as I like to call them, baby clams) in another, and decided to join the two together to get the perfect little beach image. So enjoy! I had fun practicing, and hope that my composite isn’t too obvious. I’m happy with it, but I’ll keep practicing anyways 🙂