Jen Rinaldi Photography

Capturing Life's Fleeting Moments…

Me Again… February 19, 2008

After I took a number of shots from every angle of the Colonnade (featured in the post below) at the Princeton Battlefield State Park I decided to take some self portraits. “Why not” I told myself…the site turned out to be a great place for photography of all kinds and I hardly have anyone who wants to let me take their photos…so I have to use myself since I’m willing!

The only one around was a guy who stood in the field next to me doing “yoga-like” stretches for at least an hour…. LOL

I think when I finally get some “people subjects” I will take them here to take portraits. If I ever get an engagement shoot I know I will definietly bring them here as well! I can just see the photos in my head.

Anyway, here I am…again… I set up the tripod with the timer and stood pretty close to the camera. When I tried to take them from further back they were always blurry! I even tried manual focus but nothing helped. One day I will master crystal clear self portraits.

I think this is one of my top favs from the “self portrait shoot”

I swear I don’t have a bald spot at my part in my hair…I think it’s the action I applied to this shot along with the fact that my gray hair really needs a touch up that made it look so largely white there…despite that I like this shot and conversion:

Most of the shots were pretty serious-faced because that’s just how I’m feeling lately but there was one with a smile:

I like the sun-flare in this one:

Oh, I guess there was one more with a smile from today!

This action gave it a soft dreamy feel:

And I can’t decide if I like the one above better or this conversion (decisions, decisions…not like I’m actually doing anything with these photos besides posting them here LOL):

Ooooooo, the mysterious “hood” with the super mysterious look….ahahahah…I CAN laugh at myself…. LOL!


2 Responses to “Me Again…”

  1. lg Says:

    wow! amazing. i love #2 and #6!

  2. Anonymous Says:

    I’m partial to the one that you said “dreamy look”….I don’t know how you do such a great job with self-portraits. Always nice! Sue

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