I'm finding out, along with most other photographers, that weekly photo projects are harder to keep up with than you realize. I'm just going to say that my self-portrait project took a summer vacation. An extended one.
Well here's my feeble attempt to get back on track with my weekly self-portrait project. 52 weeks, 52 self-portraits. This one is #18. You can see my previous self-portraits here.
I've been renting a fabulous lens (the Canon 50 mm 1.2) and have been shooting as much as possible. I realized it was as good a time as any to start up my self-portrait project again. This photo was taken by my back door at dusk. I had to turn on the overhead light because it was actually too dark already, but I like how the light made my highlights and layers in my hair stand out. (It also makes me happy because my hair is getting long again!) I really liked the colors in my dress, couch, and wall and decided to use my Totally Rad Pool Party Action to give them a more faded look. I also used a Totally Rad Dirty Pictures texture on the couch and wall.
I call this one "Reflective" because Sunday's sermon was rolling around in my head: