Wednesday, September 30, 2009

September Out and About Submission from Sheri

"One more for September. My son, myself, my mother."-- Sheri

September Mirror Mirror Challenge Submission from Sheri

"I have been anxiously awaiting my reflection this month! At first I hated this shot, so, of course I had to try and perfect it. Upon a second look, I kind of like it. My family was at a karate graduation for my 7-year-old son. Glancing over at my boyfriend, in the lobby, I saw myself! It is a neat composition, Matt's figure is the canvas, my reflection, my mother's profile off to the side and in the background, the students and the audience." -- Sheri

Friday, September 18, 2009

September Mirror Mirror Challenge from Chrissy

"I think u can tell this was taken in my bedroom, right in front of my mirror and right next to my grandma's one and only bud vase... I inherited this vase after she passed and I remember it as a kid... Always loved it... She use to keep a fresh flower in it always... I also keep my keepsakes in that dish u see in front...." -- Chrissy

September Mirror Mirror Challenge from Jesse

the watcher
Originally uploaded by bulgakov1990
I kipped this photo from my brother Jesse's Mirror Mirror Flickr set, since he's too busy to send it in himself! He took this in my mother's dining room mirror and set it up so you can see the wonderful painting of the woman, who seems to be watching him. He calls this photo "The Watcher".

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

September Out and About from Virginia

When I was in Kentucky, my brother and I went to a local museum exhibit about the amusement park we went to as children, Fontaine Ferry. I have so many wonderful memories of being there. It was so incredible to be able to see memorabilia from the park and even get to play the game to beat all games in my book -- Skee Ball. Being at this exhibit, brought out the little girl in me -- it felt wonderful. The only thing missing was the pink cotton candy! Here are a few of my favorite pics, and I have more on Flickr.

September Wild Card Submission from Virginia

Mirror Mirror
Originally uploaded by beautiful my mane
I am taking an e-course called Bones of the Poet, hosted by Madelyn Mulvaney (checkout her blog Persisting Stars). It challenges you to look at and take photos in a different way, not so structured, involving all of senses. Really like this and looking forward to seeing what emerges.
This was a quickie assignment -- lock your self in the bathroom and click away. Very randomely -- I liked how the camera caught the light from the fixture and how you see me in both mirrors1

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

September Mirror Mirror Challenge from Billy

"Here is my Sept. entry. I had an assignment from work to take pictures of all of the stone signs I could find. I did not know that my reflection was in it until I put the pics on my PC. I guess it is a lot like life. You never know what you are going to get." -- Billy

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Mirror Mirror Challenge September

Hello all! It's fall and everything is starting to change...but whether it's fall or not...I am always seeing a change in myself -- whether it's the way I look or feel or think about things. I've been in Kentucky, my birth state, since September 3rd, and I've had quite a few opportunities to take some creative Mirror Mirror photos, some with my brother whom I have been visiting, and who also contributes to this blog.
This first photo is a body shot in my friend Janet's dining room mirror. I like how it the light highlights my necklace -- this is the kind of shot I would like to see of my oriels -- how they can be worn -- mixed with other colors and strands of beads -- kind of free, loose, and easy...kind of like me in the moment when I took this picture!

This next picture was taken in Janet's colorful living room in this cool mirrored lamp base. Not the best composition, but I like the mix of colors in the painting of the horse race and the dress I'm wearing. Wish I was smiling though!

And the final pic is back in the dining room mirror. Even though I think I look old in this photo-- I like my attitude -- a little bit wild, free, and challenging the world's preoccupation with aging, I think!