365 Self-Portrait Project (week 26th)

This week was nothing special. Regular life of mom of two young children 🙂

Two times I almost forgot to take a snap of my lovely self, and once (today) I’d gone wild with point the camera at myself.

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Saturday:

I took those pictures at 11pm. I was THAT close to being comfortably placed in my bed when it occurred to me that I have not taken a self-portrait today. And one more time: mirror to the rescue!!!

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Sunday:

just a random shot picked from a few I had taken that day. Non of them was worth sharing but with a little help of Lightroom and one of Bonnie’s texture (Mauve Threads texture) I made something that I really, really like.

Mauve Threads - Bonnie's texture

 

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Monday:

Another picture taken at 11pm. Normally my husband walks our dog but this week is different. He is still not feeling well, so I do the rounds 🙂 It’s good. The weather is nice, not too hot, very pleasant and fresh. I like it and I really enjoy those walks.

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Tuesday:

This time took out my camera very early in the morning. I had wanted to be done with the the picture for the day as soon as possible in order to not forget about it. When I was sitting on the bed I saw my No.2 smiling at me so I pulled her out from her crib and started taking pictures and No. 1 saw it she just HAD to join the fun!

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Wednesday:

Another walk. This time in a bright day light.

I was almost done with the walk when I saw those sprinklers. I immediately had an idea. I set up the camera and … all of a sudden I  had realized I am standing on somebody’s front yard pretending like it’s raining with two screaming yellow bags filled with doggy poop in my hand. The real picture was comical so I had to crop it while editing 😉

“Don’t let the sunshine spoil your rain”

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As I said before, today I’ve gone wild.

We went to the park. In between pushing No. 1 on a swing and throwing ball I took MANY self-portraits. Most of them blurred… 😦 The first one from this series is blurry as well but it’s not that bad, and it looks like I did it in purpose 😉

Later when we had snack break and No. 1 was gobbling up her apples…

…I took some pictures of me and No. 2.

I couldn’t pick just one picture from this series as my daughter looks so cute in every single one!!!

Actually I just noticed that this week’s pictures are all in black and white or sepia which I didn’t plan to be that way. But I have to admit: I am falling in love in black and white portrait photography the more into this project I get.

Have a wonderful Friday, my friends!

 

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61 responses to “365 Self-Portrait Project (week 26th)”

  1. Hi “Mom,”

    Lots of wonderful work here – congratulations! 🙂

    Over on our blog, “I Rez, Therefore I Am”
    http://iRez.me

    We’re starting a new section “The World Today” which will be about a half dozen photographers from different places, each posting a single image between once a day and once a week — any subject: self-portrait, food, landscape, anything… with the one requirement that the photo be taken “Today” (ish) so that visitors can see what’s happening in our little slice of earth today.

    I really like what you’ve been doing and wonder if you’d like to participate?

    The images don’t have to be exclusive to us, they could also be posted here, or as you like with your work.

    Regards,

    Vaneeesa

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    1. thank you for the invite. Of course I’d love to join your project 🙂

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      1. Wonderful, I just sent an invitation to momphotographer to join the iRez blog as an author. I think most of the how to post info is here:
        http://irez.me/world-today-how/

        So post away, and LMK if you have any questions or need help with anything!

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        1. cool. will try to post today’s picture as soon as I take one 🙂

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          1. haha, wonderful! Really nice work you’re doing, so happy to have you be a part of our little project! 🙂

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            1. I am really excited to start and thank you so much for the invite. I am really flattered.

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  2. So many great images this week! Love the one of the side of your face that you added layers to. Your night time dog walking shot is cool to. Hope your hubby feels better soon,

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    1. thank you! as a picture that was really nothing special I think I create something beautiful adding the layer and editing it a bit 🙂 I am glad you like it, too!!!
      as for my husband: he’ll be just fine… thanks though 🙂

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  3. Each one is beautiful. Great shooting. Valerie

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  4. great photos this week – I really like that texture on your close selfie as well!

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  5. where did you get the texture (Bonnie’s texture (Mauve Threads texture) – I can’t seem to locate a link

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  6. fantastic! love the photo’s of your daughter with her apple snack and of you and your sweet pups!

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    1. our doggy has been a little neglected lately so it’s nice that I finally had the time and opportunity to add her to our family portrait 🙂

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  7. Bonnie’s texture looks great over your Sunday selfie, and I do love your submission to photo art friday too!

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    1. thank you! I’ve tried to edit this photo in many different ways but by adding a single layer of texture and changing it to sepia made the best of it 🙂
      I just love textures!!!

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  8. chichomeschoolmama Avatar
    chichomeschoolmama

    I love how each of these transports me into a part of your day.

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    1. boring days transformed into something interesting… 🙂 thank you for stopping by Gina!

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  9. I really love your first Wednesday shot. I saw it on facebook earlier and was just in love with it.

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    1. I didn’t plan to have my head cropped out but that’s how it turned out and I was already attracting too much attention so I had decided to move on with the walk… I am really glad you like it!

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  10. I have started trying to be in front of the camera more, but it is so hard! I prefer to be behind it.

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    1. it’s getting easier and easier each week 🙂 really. the hardest part is to just start. the great think about is that I am in full control of everything and even if I get an very ugly shot of myself there is nobody to see it first: just me 🙂

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  11. Great set of photos this week. I really liked the shot of you walking the dog at night.
    Also loved your shots of both your girls and you together. The B/W are very nice. Again I can’t image doing a project like this as I usually look horrible in photo’s and taking them of myself would be even worse I think.

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    1. Thank you , Ida. I do look pretty ugly in most of my self-portraits… not kidding!

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  12. I think they look great in black and white! I don’t know how you do it…every day in front of the camera…takes guts!

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    1. thank you, Emily. It actually is not that bad to be in front of the camera each day. It just takes some practice and you would feel very comfortable yourself.

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  13. Honey, you look absolutely stunning! My mom left this week so I am able to get back on the computer and do a little emailing and blogging. I am going to try and have a more positive outlook starting today. I CAN DO IT! Still reading your posts, just haven’t had time to comment. You look fabulous by the way! FABULOUS!! And I’m starting to show! Eeek!

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    1. Jennifer,
      I would love to see you right now… showing 🙂 I do not miss it myself, but it was pretty excited when it was happening, though.
      btw, Thank you, thank you, thank you for your kind words… I do not look fabulous I just know how to edit pictures 😉
      P.s
      Can’t wait to read some updates from you!

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      1. That made me laugh. You and editing those pictures! 🙂

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  14. A very impressive challenge you’ve taken on. Wonderful way to document your life in its everyday details and look at it from a different point of view.

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    1. thank you, I appreciate your comment. When I started it seemed to be a little overwhelming as I wasn’t comfortable in front of the camera AT ALL! now it is just a fun part of my regular boring life 🙂

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  15. Hello Mom 😀

    Milo znowu zobaczyc Twoje nowe prace 😀 Mam slabosc do fotografi B&W, pieknie jak zawsze!!! 😀

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    1. ja zawsze lubiłam czarno białe. kiedyś jak ananlogowym pstrykałam aparatem, to często na czarno białej kliszy. potem jakoś o tym zapomniałam a teraz ponownie zakochuję się w tym stylu. był nawet czas, że o tych zdjęciach (w czerni i bieli albo sepi) myślałam “za proste”… dobrze że mi przeszło 🙂

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      1. bardzo dobrze ze Ci przeszlo 😀

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  16. I like a lot, truly today I’ll take every day of the week.

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  17. Lovely photos. Very nice post processing and composition.

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    1. thank you. I’m glad you like it!

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  18. More fabulous shots. Love the ones of you walking the dog and especially the pics of Mom and 2 sweeties together! Thank you for sharing your days and life with Photo Art Friday!

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  19. Kul idé med dina fina porträtt. Tack för din kommentar.

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  20. I always love seeing a fellow Nikon user! nice shots!

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      1. TOTALLY Agree! I bought the D700 this year. My upgrade from the D3000 I had for 2 years ^_^ Its amazing!

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        1. I have D5000. My adventure with Nikon started from D40. After that had D80 but it got stolen with all the gear I had 😦

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          1. oh thats harsh!!! 😦

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  21. I’m a little behind in my blog hopping this week. You always comes up with the best ideas! Your self-portraits are fabulous!

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    1. it’s great you stopped by this week 🙂
      and thank you for your comment. I am very flattered by it!

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  22. Love the picture of you walking the dog by the flowers. Great shot! 🙂

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  23. I love this project. I am NEVER in the shot since I’m always behind the camera.

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    1. it is very challenging to get in front of the camera but in a long run it will pay off with a great memories for those days when we are old…

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  24. I love the black and white photos, it really adds something to them. My favorite is the one of you walking the dog. You look deep in thought it reminds me of my nightly walk with my pup.

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  25. Krystyn @ Really, Are You Serious? Avatar
    Krystyn @ Really, Are You Serious?

    Goodness…#2 is getting so big..and smiling already! She’s soo cute. Of, course, #1 in those pigtails is adorable, too.

    Glad you cropped out the poop:)

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