Friday, June 6, 2008

Behind Blue Eyes - PB#7


I know others have done this but I've been wanting to do this for a long time. A self portrait is one thing but macro work is HARD when you can't look through the lens! It's the sharpest image I got out of over 30 takes.

All my Project Blue posts:
1. Dodger Blue 2. Blue Wheels 3. Is He Dead? 4. I'm Burnin for Blue 5. I Will Shoot Anything 6. This Little Photographer 7. Behind Blue Eyes 8. Morning Glory 9. Under the Big Blue Tent 10. Blue Tow

Please visit Anna's website to see her Project Blue posts and the links for all the other participants.

16 comments:

quilly said...

Ah, you are allowing us to look into one of the windows to your soul. Hmmm, there seems to be a lot of photo equipment in here ....

Having just taken a gazillion photographs of the top of my head, I know just how you felt taking these. Next time use your tripod and a mirror. The tripod is to hold the camera. The mirror is so you can vaguely see the LCD screen. You also need a chair -- for your bottom.

Melli said...

I agree! It IS hard work! I have done it too! And taking EARS isn't any easier! LOL! You did great -- and your eye is beautiful!

Anna said...

Another good "Blue Eyes" song is on The Garden State sound track. I can't remember the artist's name who sings it though...

Anna said...

The eye behind the lens! Great capture and the eye is open just wide enough!

Jeanne Damoff said...

Thanks for your kind comments and for adding me to your regular jaunt through the bloggerhood, Robert. I'm enjoying your photographs, too. You have such an adventuresome attitude and joy in the simple things. I like seeing how you see the world. And today I even get to see you seeing yourself seeing, um, . . . never mind. Nice eye. :)

Karen of Sillymonkeez said...

Wow! Well done!!! How long did it take you to get such a great shot of yourself? I would have been at it all day long.

Carletta said...

Great job Robert!

Raven said...

Fantastic eye! And so blue! You managed to get such a clear really close shot. Having tried this earlier in the series, I bow to your awesome accomplishment. I also the deep blue color of your eyes.

Raven said...

Forgot to say that I love the song to go with the photo.

christy said...

I agree! Macro self portaits are difficult. My trick was using a mirror to see the LCD, but when you have a NICE camera like yours... I guess that's one advantage to having lower-scale equipment...

I see this shot and want to play with it, maybe zoom in closer on the computer and bump up the contrast and saturation and make it look graphic and unrecognizable...

Rebecca said...

Nice job! :)

photowannabe said...

Great shot. You have more patience than eye do....

:: Lesley :: said...

What a great idea!

Jenty said...

I'm impressed!

The Pat Blog said...

Photowannabe is phunny.

Ok Rob, This is to announce my big photo debut...

I HAVE SHOT BLUE!!!

Now how do I show it to U? Oh, dats right, I'll simply post it on my Blog.

Hee hee hee. This is so much fun

Willow said...

I've never tried to photograph my eye. I can barely take a self portrait with one of my daughters. We have oodles of pictures of half a head, half an ear or no chin.

(You wouldn't want me to take a picture of mine right now anyway. I got a 'present' from one of my students, a different colored eye~think pink. Bummer for me!)