The Tuesday Inspiration: Me and my camera ?? travelling light

by Helen Hooker December. 13, 2011 4987 views

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 [photoblog.com] for setting today??s theme. Last Tuesday??s theme was ??transportation??. The other interpretations of this week??s theme can be found here [photoblog.com].

The ??Tuesday Inspiration? began in 2009 when Stéfan [photoblog.com] 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.

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Olga Helys 5 years, 9 months ago

Beautiful BW self-portrait !
Glad to see you helen

5 years, 9 months ago Edited
Marsha 5 years, 9 months ago

Oh, at first I thought you took this in the mirror! Great set-up and shot.....and perfect portrait for B/W!

5 years, 9 months ago Edited
Beth 5 years, 9 months ago

such a beautiful portrait of a wonderful ti :) the light in your shot is so soft and gentle!

5 years, 9 months ago Edited
Larry Nelson 5 years, 9 months ago

Excellent portrait, Helen - love the side-lighting!

5 years, 9 months ago Edited
Masoud Ahmadpoor 5 years, 9 months ago

I'm glad to see you for the first time!

5 years, 9 months ago Edited
Mike Meliska 5 years, 9 months ago

Great self portrait...Love the B/W.

5 years, 9 months ago Edited
Tomie Poodle 5 years, 9 months ago

Hi, helen! very happy to see you, great portrait!
none can be better model than yourself! :)

5 years, 9 months ago Edited
Jennifer Litwinowicz 5 years, 9 months ago

beautiful!! so nice to see the TI that is usually behind the lens:))

5 years, 9 months ago Edited
Moira 5 years, 9 months ago

Super self portrait and good idea

5 years, 9 months ago Edited
Gonia 5 years, 9 months ago

I like this picture, you are nice woman.

5 years, 9 months ago Edited
Paul 5 years, 9 months ago

Wonderful picture.............

5 years, 9 months ago Edited
Davorka ČEoviä‡ 5 years, 9 months ago

Excellent self portrait!

5 years, 9 months ago Edited
Felecia 5 years, 9 months ago

Fabulous Helen!!

5 years, 9 months ago Edited
Josy 5 years, 9 months ago

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 !

5 years, 9 months ago Edited
Gerd Korts 5 years, 9 months ago

What a great self portrait, so appropriate for the TI

5 years, 9 months ago Edited
Riyaz 5 years, 9 months ago

excellent self portrait! great work!

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