one day at a time

day 93: sleep photographing

sleep photographing Ā© Verena Fischer 2011

sleep photographing Ā© Verena Fischer 2011

Without intending to I had a monochrome week photographically. Going about my life in the dark late autumn evenings messes with the colour abilities of my camera and I find it really difficult to get the colours right under the circumstances. It prompts me to work with what I’ve got, enhancing contrasts as far as I can to at least get a decent black and white shot and sometimes I even feel compelled to go overboard with the contrasts like in this shot. I was tired last night and it was the first night of the week that I didn’t even feel like going to tango. I was all danced out, cosy in my warm bed, sleepy. And then there was still the issue of my picture for the day. I could have taken some fruit from the kitchen, but I wanted to try something new. I wanted to capture how I felt, although I was really too tired to even attempt it. I did it anyway. And I’m glad I did.

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14 responses

  1. I’m glad you did too…very expressive.

    November 13, 2011 at 9:00 pm

  2. this is a beautiful self portrait…very well done !

    November 13, 2011 at 11:09 pm

  3. This is beautiful! The lighting is ethereal. I love black and white for portraits.

    November 14, 2011 at 3:31 am

  4. I love it!…I was actually planning a sleeping portrait for my next one…you’ve challenged me to think of something new šŸ™‚

    November 14, 2011 at 1:29 pm

  5. Selfs are always a real challenge… but you’ve done a masterful job of it, Ms. F – very, very nicely done (I thought the same thing right away when I noticed your new avatar)!
    šŸ™‚

    November 14, 2011 at 7:30 pm

  6. Good job on this. You’re not the only one who sometimes tries to go overboard on the contrast in their mono shots. Sometimes it just fits the image better. šŸ™‚

    November 14, 2011 at 7:38 pm

  7. Great idea ā€” and a good photograph too. You look quite different in this one.

    November 15, 2011 at 11:54 am

  8. This is super Verena! You have captured a wonderful mood.

    November 15, 2011 at 3:07 pm

  9. Beautiful shot of beautiful you. The high contrast makes it seem more like a painting to me, while at the same time kind of more real too. Excellent.

    November 15, 2011 at 3:13 pm

  10. Striking image.

    November 15, 2011 at 11:02 pm

  11. Knocks me out.

    November 17, 2011 at 1:42 am

  12. fabulous!

    November 21, 2011 at 2:45 pm

  13. A lovely shot and it is not only your relaxed face, I would say it is the relaxing effect of peacefulness. I cannot wait to see more.

    November 22, 2011 at 12:57 pm

  14. High contrast makes for great portraits. Nice shot.

    November 29, 2011 at 5:34 pm

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