Sunday, January 28, 2018

Awe...some Mondays

Portrait Practice
 These three figures are a part of the permanent outdoor exhibits at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, AR. Occasionally I like to use them for portrait practice. After the last cold spell, the sun came out the temperature warmed up to 40 degrees and I headed out to visit the museum. 

 I sit like this a lot, especially in church.  I know it's not the most receptive of body language postures, but it's a habit and I am comfortable in this position, just like my model.

 On the other hand, these ladies seem to be in a more receptive mood than the gentleman beyond. I'm sure he will speak, if spoken to, but he probably isn't one to start a conversation. I can relate. 
Enough practice on inanimate objects, what about photographing a live person. Hmm...I didn't bring a subject with me sooo...

 Break out the tripod and see what happens. The background is an area at the museum that our middle grand daughter wants for some of her senior portraits. I need to make sure that I could get the effect that she wanted. Then, off to the woods.

 I've got a few more backgrounds in mind, but I think I'll wait until the grand daughter is available. 

 She's much more photogenic and I'd rather be behind the lens. Have a blessed week.

12 comments:

  1. All your shots are awesome. You take great photographs. I got out the other day when the sun came out too. It was almost as fun as what you did.

    I linked you to Awww Mondays already.

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    Have a fabulous day. ☺

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    1. Thank you for the kind words. Looking forward to trying to photograph the Lunar Eclipse Wednesday morning.

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    Have a great day. ☺

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    1. Stopped by your new blog and I love what you've done to the place. I'm going to have to look into making the switch. Are you on one of the paid options?

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  3. Lovely shots, and i like you as subject, too!

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  4. I prefer the sculptures and the grand daughter.

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  5. Great photos especially of your grand daughter!

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    1. The grand kids are always the best models.

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  6. Great job. I sit in a similar manner and I know that it is not too open and receptive to other people but it is the way I am most comfortable.

    Love the selfies.

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    1. I've been sitting that way too long to just change overnight.

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  7. Great shots, Driller, and your granddaughter is lovely!
    Thanks for joining us once again this week at https://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2018/01/fun-with-textures-in-photoshop.html

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  8. She is a great young lady, inside and out.

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