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Sunday, December 28, 2008

Sunday Stills

This week's challenge is "What brings you luck". If you want to play next week, visit Sunday Stills and follow along!

I thought the toughest part of this challenge was to answer the question! What does bring me luck? Well, I don't really believe in all the luck or bad luck stuff. So, I don't have a lucky rabbit's foot or horseshoe or hat. After discussing the question with My Man...I figured out that the best thing that has ever happened to me is meeting My Man and marrying him! He's brought me to the happiest time in my life...that's pretty lucky!

Whew! Ok that was on Friday...now I have to photograph him...eek!!! I've never done a portrait...intentionally. The weather has been pretty uncooperative and I opted for an indoor shoot...I'm NO GOOD at this!!! I quit after 50 shots and didn't get anything I liked.

Ok, let's try again this mornin'...the winds blowin' like a son of a gun, but the sun is shining. That shoot turned out just as bad as the indoor shoot...I don't know crap about photography and it's very frustrating...all my reading is for not...sigh.

Well, I picked one photo from the indoor and one from the outdoor shoots...please give me some pointers...signed "in need of a lot of help" ;~)

I liked this one because of the silhouette on the wall behind him.



This one has a lil' bit of an angle to it that made it more interesting.

15 comments:

Amanda said...

Great photos you are doing a fantastic job with your camera!

Tracey said...

Oh, my...what a handsome good luck charm you've got!

I like photoshop...you can lighten and darken and soften...and craquelure :)

threecollie said...

Great photos! I mean really, really good!

Country Girl said...

I like both photos and I think it is sweet he is who you photographed. Nice job!

prairierunner said...

They're both good. Something I like to do with a portrait is to blur the background as much as I can (create a shallower depth of field. Ed? HELP me explain myself).so the subject is the main focal point.
It's funny but somehow he looks like I would have pictured him (I've never seen his photo before):)

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

What a wonderful smile he's got. He's one handsome hombre!
Have you tried using 'antique' or 'black and white'? I bet they'd both look great, too, using those effects. :)

~Lisa
New Mexico

Kathleen said...

Great photos, your man looks like a sweetheart!

Far Side of Fifty said...

Well I think you did really good! I like the first one! Keep shooting! :)

Ed said...

The portrait is great. see ya next week.

Celeste said...

I think you did a great job with your portrait shots, probably helps that your subject is so handsome!!! :)

Sarah said...

Those are very, very nice portraits. Well done!

Heather said...

Aww, that was what I was going to pick as what brings me luck too! I also don't believe in the good luck, bad luck thing so I just didn't think to participate in this Sunday Still. Your portraits are good. I think since most portraits are taken with a zoom lens it's a photo type that is hard to replicate at home, but you did a good job. I love how he looks different in his outside pic, like you caught a different aspect of his personality.

Flo said...

Both of those pics are really good!! And he's a good looking guy :)

Rain said...

Having just discovered your blog recently, I think your photography is coming out great

Katie at Black Butte Ranch said...

Love, Love, Love your blog. Very charming and fun to read!

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