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The Tuesday Inspiration: Me and my camera – travelling light

The laws of physics proved too great a challenge when taking today’s photo. I wanted to include my beloved Canon 7D in this self portrait but, of course, it simply wasn't going to be possible if I was also using it to take the photo! I got around this by posing with my little Panasonic LX3 to illustrate the theme and shot the photo with the 7D. I don’t use the LX3 very often but it’s great to know I can travel light when I need to/want to and not have to sacrifice quality and my love of fast lenses – you all know how I love shallow depth of field!

Thanks to Stéfan for setting today’s theme. Last Tuesday’s theme was ‘transportation’. The other interpretations of this week’s theme can be found here.

The “Tuesday Inspiration” began in 2009 when Stéfan and I started setting each other a photographic challenge on a… Tuesday. Very soon afterwards, we decided to open this up to other PB members, followed by the idea that we should not reveal what the subject is, so that other members could compare how different members view a single theme. The Tuesday Inspiration is not a contest or a challenge, but a group of people all agreeing to post their interpretation of a single theme on Tuesdays. Each week, one of the contributors sets the theme. There are now over 40 members contributing to the TI. We have only two “rules”: don’t include the subject in the TI title or tags and please comply with standard PB guidelines on courtesy, etc. If you would like to take part, please send me a message via this blog.
danrav You look stunning in that beautiful light, Helen!!
danrav · 2011-12-13: 13:12
Riyaz excellent self portrait! great work!
Riyaz · 2011-12-13: 13:25
GKorts What a great self portrait, so appropriate for the TI
GKorts · 2011-12-13: 13:43
josy63 Superb self-portrait Helen. I like the plays of shadows and light and the choice of the monochrome is, I believe, a good choice
Bravo !
josy63 · 2011-12-13: 13:48
liveandletlive Fabulous Helen!!
liveandletlive · 2011-12-13: 14:01
Davorka Excellent self portrait!
Davorka · 2011-12-13: 14:06
????? First I thought it was a trick with mirrors! Very nice in B&W.
????? · 2011-12-13: 15:33
LAZYWASP Wonderful picture.............
LAZYWASP · 2011-12-13: 16:07
gonia I like this picture, you are nice woman.
gonia · 2011-12-13: 16:14
MoMac Super self portrait and good idea
MoMac · 2011-12-13: 16:30
jennyLit beautiful!! so nice to see the TI that is usually behind the lens:))
jennyLit · 2011-12-13: 17:17
tomie Hi, helen! very happy to see you, great portrait!
none can be better model than yourself! :)
tomie · 2011-12-13: 17:38
mrmeliska Great self portrait...Love the B/W.
mrmeliska · 2011-12-13: 17:50
Shaparak I'm glad to see you for the first time!
Shaparak · 2011-12-13: 19:34
lgnelson Excellent portrait, Helen - love the side-lighting!
lgnelson · 2011-12-13: 20:45
beth0110 such a beautiful portrait of a wonderful ti :) the light in your shot is so soft and gentle!
beth0110 · 2011-12-14: 00:21
lookagain Oh, at first I thought you took this in the mirror! Great set-up and shot.....and perfect portrait for B/W!
lookagain · 2011-12-14: 08:04
????? excellent!!! (you have great taste in cameras!!)
????? · 2011-12-14: 09:33
helys Beautiful BW self-portrait !
Glad to see you helen
helys · 2011-12-14: 15:24
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