Tuesday, January 06, 2009

spt



in 2009, i resolve to get more artistic with my self-portraits. i want to challenge myself be more of a photographer. so i'm experimenting with my little Kodak point & shoot. taking myself on a self-portrait journey, as it were.

ooops!!



boring photo. cool reflection.



no composition. drab and distracting background. (great haircut!)



this one, i like. i know you can't see my eyes. and my lipstick needs a touchup, and my desk is a mess!



but, i like the bird's eye view of my world this morning. i love that i am drinking both coffee AND water. and that my lipstick is smudged because i just ate an apple. and i am obviously intent on my work so that i can be free to go on a journey to new orleans next week!!

what's going on in your world this morning?



46 comments:

Susan said...

Wow! Those were some cool self portraits and I'm very impressed that you DID take so many! Awesome.

rebekah said...

you look so put together for this early in the morning.

i like the bird's eye view a lot. i struggle with taking good shots like that.

amy m said...

It will be fun to be apart of your sp journey.

snow...snow is going on in my world.

Courtney said...

Great shots...I like that they all do not look like "self" done...you are getting good Lelly!

TinaAKAPeachez said...

Oh I love that last pic of you. I was trying to do something similar this morning, but it just didn't work. So for that, you get me being goofy.

Holly said...

I love to having a peek inside all the views within your world! It's interesting to see all the possible perspectives--great thinking outside the traditional SP box.

Amber Grannis said...

You are right on...I definitely need to get more creative with mine, too! Happy New Year, Lelly!

Jill said...

I like all your pictures!

Jenn said...

The prodical daughter has returned!
I've missed SPTing...glad to be back.

Happy New Year!

Missy :o) said...

i love that bird's eye view, too! happy new year!

Becky said...

Great photos, Lelly! I am super impressed since I tried some creative angles (after reading your post) and discovered how difficult it is. :)

You're right...great haircut!

Amy said...

Lelly....you are correct, you have a great haircut!
:)
Is it raining there? It is in TN and from Holly's spt, I see it is in TX too!
I have a NEW blog....:)

A Happy Heart Blog said...

I like your resolve and the haircut Lelly!

Amie said...

Great pictures. I was just thinking that I am going to have to come up with some new angles for this year... 52 weeks of me is A LOT.

linda said...

Yes, great haircut!

I'm looking forward to more SPT's in the new year!

Dacia said...

Great monthly challenges. I'm excited to start taking more pictures! Love your photos and how they capture your life.

Dacia said...

Great monthly challenges. I'm excited to start taking more pictures! Love your photos and how they capture your life.

jakenapril said...

looking forward to posting all month long. thanks for the kick in the pants, lelly! more photos of me...just what the blogosphere needs! :)

Bart, Erin, Hunter & Jorden said...

Ok so I am going to try this craziness out. I will give it 52 tries and see if it sticks :)

patsy said...

Great photos -
going to new orleans? wow fun!!

Tiffany said...

Ok so my friend Dacia does this and I've wanted to start so as a goal this year I'd like to be added to your group. I love seeing how others deal with life and this is a great way to do it. Looking forward to some fun!

Elizabeth said...

I am trying to learn how to use my point and shoot better also. I think hoping I will be worthy of an slr someday.

Barb said...

After my self-portriat efforts today,I'm thinking I need to make this a daily effort. I love your birds-eye view - your haircut looks great!

Marie said...

I like the birds-eye photo too. Looks like a fun month!

Crystal said...

I love the coffee and water combo....typical Lelly fashion.

shannon said...

I know this comment will probably get lost in the mix with all your other fans, but I wanted to let you know that I'm on board with your challenge and am looking forward to Tuesdays...

Also, I really enjoyed reading about how you came up with your blog title...So cute! & Clever!
I, too, am a foodie so I totally relate...

Amanda :-) said...

Oooh, shiny hair! Yes, that last one's the winner. You've got hair like Sharleen Spiteri.

Alisha said...

Good stuff, Lelly! I think I'm a couple of years behind the curve, here. So I'll admire your cool angles and creative camera work while I focus on *taking* my pictures.

Amberly said...

I love the shine on your hair in the last photo... thanks for the challenge!

Lucy said...

You're fun, Lelly. I hope to take more interesting pictures too.

Amy said...

Your critiques cracked me up. I liked all of them.

Liz said...

It is hard to get a different view, but as usual, your's are great!

Jenny said...

Man, I wish I took that good of a photo early in the morning. And yes, that is one cute do!

Alisa said...

love your short hair- so cute

I liked all of the photos- the hand one especially! Bad composition? not to me!

Kate said...

Thanks for posting this challenge... I have major problems with pictures of myself, so this is a great way for me to see myself in a new light. :)

Kelly said...

I was hoping for a photo of you spit shining! :)

I love the haircut! You seem very at home at your desk, and it's nice to see where you do your thing.

Janiece said...

WHEW ...Sometimes these SPT's leave me saying "WHATHE!"
I love them. Can I tell you how much I look forward to each Tues!
THANK YOU SO MUCH

Jeanette said...

That is a great haircut! And fun pictures too!

Amanda L. said...

Love the challenges this month..as always.

Great haircut and reflection shot.

I enjoyed the challenge of trying new angles today as well!

MaryRC said...

lelly you are always so creative with your shots. such spice you have. happy new year!

Cecilia said...

I love all your pics! You're so creative and fun!

crystal said...

I love how you capture your everday life. Great challenge :)

Little Oregon Bug said...

This one was kind of tough for me because there isn't much going on in my world. But I like how you turn the ordinary into something fun. :-)

carlo said...

Love the hair. So good on you.

And wow, the spt bandwagon is huge!

To think it all started with your challenge so long ago.

That is huge!

Amy said...

Love your haircut!

michelle said...

Seriously great haircut!

I'm loving your new banner, too.

Since I was sick all week, I just couldn't do an SP. It was for the greater good.