Friday, August 29, 2008

Photohunters: Beauty

This photo was choosen for "Site of the Week" at Photo Hunters!


The Eye


As the old saying goes “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.” This is a photograph that was submitted long ago for a JPG magazine theme “Beauty Redefined.” I choose this photo for two reasons, glasses often are not featured in photos that are tagged “beautiful” and two seeing yourself as beautiful. The looking into the mirror back at the camera was my way of saying that beauty is not only subjective but at times it can be reciprocal.

Anything can be beautiful to anyone. I cannot wait to see what others interpret as beautiful for photo hunters this week.

In the comments section of this post jmb asked how I took the photo of my own eye (above). It was actually pretty easy. I put the camera on a tripod in front of a large mirror. I put the compact on the floor and focused the camera. To make sure I was in the spot where the camera was focused I stuck a post it note on the floor under the compact so when I picked it up I would know where I needed to sit. I set the timer for 10 seconds to make sure that I had enough time to find the lens. I sat in front of the mirror and looked to the center of the lens (I used the big mirror to find the camera behind me). After the shot I adjusted the light and color tone in photoshop. Hope this answers your question jmb and thanks to you all for stopping by and commenting!
Have a Happy weekend!

Edited 9/3/08 to add... TNchick in the comments section of this post asked if I won at JPG with this photo... no but it was the photo that I ever receieved the most votes on and received the most views. That was pretty cool :)!



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37 comments:

SASSY MOM said...

Nice take for this week's theme. Thanks for sharing!

ancient one said...

I thought of "beauty in the eye of the beholder".. but had no idea of how to do that.. Your take is wonderful. Great Post!!

YTSL said...

Definitely agree that bespectacled people can be beautiful too! :)

Criz Lai said...

Beautiful shot there. That was how I tag my photos too :)

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jmb said...

Excellent photo, but how did you do it is my question? Happy weekend.

Sue said...

What a unique, and interesting take on the theme! Great shot! Happy photo hunting, and thank you for stopping by!

bingskee said...

hi, amanda! first, i like to say i like your name amanda.

your take for today's theme is magnificent. beauty is always in the eyes of the beholder, that i believe.

ellen b said...

What a fabulous shot and a great take on the theme. Happy weekend to you...

Brine Queen said...

What an fantastic shot. SO complex and layered!

Thanks for stopping by...

Queen of My Domain said...

What a great shot. I think it and you are very beautiful. I also like your glasses. ;) It all comes back to what we interpret as beautiful.

marta said...

I love how you connected "beauty is in the eye of the beholder" with your photo. I wondered how you took it - thanks for the details on your shoot. And thanks for stopping by.

sallyacious said...

That is a great photograph. We do tend to place limits on what we will "accept" as beautiful, don't we? At least in relation to ourselves.

Leslie said...

Well I certainly agree with you - and as I sit here wearing my glasses - I appreciate the sentiment. :)

Good take on this week's theme. :)

jams o donnell said...

Wow that is such a superb photo. Happy weekend

2lives said...

very creative and it's one of the best photohunt that I have seen for this week

-lissa

Clara said...

I love your slant on this weeks theme. It's a very interesting photo of a beautiful woman. And I agree that glasses can be beautiful.

Colleen said...

That's a great shot! (I have glasses sorta like those! Same shape - mine are red ♥ em!)

storyteller said...

Thanks for dropping by my Photo Hunt at Small Reflections and leaving the link back here. I enjoyed your ‘interesting’ take on this week’s theme providing food for thought.
Hugs and blessings,

♥tnchick♥ said...

Fantastic photo - did it win over at JPG?

keiki3 said...

Great photo -- one that makes a person think. Thanks for sharing and for visiting...

diXymiss said...

Nice work. I enjoyed your eXplanation of how the shot was achieved. ThanX for stopping by the other day.

Digital Polaroids said...

I love your glasses!

Carin said...

Congratulations on becoming site of the week. I like your idea behind this photo on the beautiful theme.

pat said...

Amazing photo - love it!

Happy Weekend.

Gypsy at heart said...

Great photo!
Congratulations on "Site of the Week!"

Janet said...

It's a great shot!

Hummie said...

Very artistic shot...full of thought and interest.

abritdifferent said...

I totally agree with you, and it's a great shot.

Annie said...

I'm so glad TN Chick featured this because I missed it last weekend. Wonderful photo and thoughts!

MoziEsmé said...

I love this take on the theme!

María said...

Congratulations on being selected site of the week! Fantastic take on last week's theme.

Carver said...

I'm glad you were the featured site for beautiful because I missed it last week. Great take on the theme and I love that shot.

Jules said...

Congratulations on being the TNChick's choice of the week. I agree with her choice! I liked your narration for your photo, too.

dawn said...

That is really cool and a good reason to choose the photo. Very interesting how you did the photo, but doesn't sound super easy. Congrats on being photo of the week.

Sammawow said...

Congratulations on being site of the week! I'm glad that you were chosen because I missed your shot last week. Great take on the theme and I liked your post a lot!

7thstranger said...

liked your photo and the message you shared about "beauty"... :D

carolinespicturepages.com said...

Congrats for site of the week.

Very cool photo.