Last Week’s photo assignment was to do a self-portrait.
All of us photographers groaned—because we are happier standing behind the camera than in front.
And as artists we vastly prefer ‘interesting’ faces–faces that have lived life and have big noses, or pointy chins or scars or wrinkles, none of us want to be remembered as having wrinkles or scars or dare I say the forbidden word that begins with ‘O’?
Our walk on the Sundew Trail was not planned but it turned out to be an absolutely gorgeous day so welcome after days of gloom and intermittent rain. My tripod was in MY vehicle, and so I had to rely upon hand-held photography with my husband being a willing participant in the project.
Once home, I uploaded one of the photos and thought–my goodness, look at all those wrinkles. I found the section in photoshop elements that provides alterations in portraits. This was great fun–like an electronic Mr. Potato Head but in the end I chose to not do any alterations to the image.
And so here I am–wrinkles and all.