Friday, June 3, 2011

alter egos


After seeing all of my fellow muse's posts this week and reading your comments about the selfies you added to our flickr pool, I think the verdict is unanimous...self-portraits are challenging.  But they also provide us with an amazing opportunity to look inside ourselves.  Really. Deep. Down. Inside.  So deep that we find different parts of ourselves that we may not have even known were there.

C'mon ladies, we showed this week that we can be sexy, creative, soft, dreamy, sweet, raw, soulful, whimsical, quirky, joyful, and we can even make ourselves queen for a day. (Sorry, didn't mean to get carried away, but there are just so many fantastic images in the pool).  And we can also use the opportunity to JUMP!

I have been working on the art of the jump shot for several months.  It has been a fun challenge for me, with so much to coordinate--light, focus, facial expressions, timing.  And since my remote control is broken there was a lot of running back and forth with this photo above.  My husband acted as a stand-in while I tried to get the focus right close enough. (love him!).  Truth be told, there is a lot I would change about this shot, but I did have a lot of fun doing this and sometimes that's what it's all about.

I don't quite know how old nichols farm got such a beautiful, crisp silhouette here.  I imagine there wasn't a lot of time for multiple attempts running back and forth as the precious daylight was fading away.  Amazing.

Thanks for sharing all the little pieces of yourselves.  It was truly inspiring to see you...alter egos and all.

~christy of urban muser

jump2
                                                                 jump2 by old nichols farm

20 comments:

Kimberly June said...

Wow that silojumpshot is fantastic!

mosey said...

I feel a woo-hooooo comin' on! That looks fun!

gina said...

Wonderful shots...makes me want to jump for joy too!

Kirstin said...

What great pictures to end the theme! Big grins.

ModeKarussell said...

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Pam said...

That's a great jump shot! I can't even begin to think about attempting it!

Jan @twoscoopz said...

That's amazing!

Stephanie said...

Great shots and wonderful thoughts on sp's!

Jess said...

Sweet way to start my day! Thanks so much for featuring my photo.

My camera was on the ground for the illusion of a high jump. I had my husband stand in to set my focus manually and then used my remote clicker on a 2 second timer (had to guess when to jump). 50mm on a full frame Canon: ISO 100 f/1.8 1/2500

More from that series of photos here: http://www.oldnicholsfarm.com/2011/05/ive-tried-and-failed-to-find-words-to.html

Anonymous said...

My goal is to get a jump shot (or two) in June! Yours are great!!

Thanks for featuring my image under "joyful"! You made me smile this morning!

Anna said...

Jump shots make me smile:) Very fun! Thanks.

Ashley Sisk said...

Love that you went with a jumping selfie - I lvoe both of these images and Jess's shot seriously rocks my socks off.

anacorralesp said...

Thanks for mention my picture! =) Lets Jump!!!!

blue elephant photography said...

how very cool! i love the jumping - so this is what you meant when you said jumping over...i love that silhouette jump too!

April said...

I LOVE jump shots, yay!

Anika said...

beauties!!

Kat Sloma said...

What a wonderful, fun way to end self portraits! Thanks so much Christy!!

maureen said...

oh I so love these jump shots. maybe one day . . .

Oliag said...

Wonderful jumps!

Diana Trout {Nan.DT@verizon.net} said...

Oh wow! This is a beautiful shot! So glad to find your blog!

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