Sunday, April 19, 2009

Self

Self Portrait

It takes courage to grow up

and become who you really are.

~e.e. cummings


It is self-portrait week at i heart faces.

The Rule: We must be holding the camera for the photo.

I am particularly looking forward to viewing all the entries this week.

45 comments:

K-Sue said...

What a beautiful picture. I'm interested in seeign what appears at I heart faces, too.

Mrs. E. said...

WOW! Simply Stunning!

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

awesome

Anonymous said...

Oh my word...Heidi! That is stunning. I love the lip creases especially. You should see all the ridiculous pics I tried to take of myself for a facebook profile pic! How in the world did you pull that off? You are amazing and completely gorgeous. ~Tera

Annette said...

Very beautiful. I found it very difficult to get a comfortable and flattering pose while holding the camera. Your is great. Nice processing. Well done.

Lindsay said...

I think that is a beautiful shot!! Your eyes look so pretty.

Rosalyn-Sue said...

I particularly love this entry -- so striking and soulful. I'd love to know how you shot this photograph and what (if any) edits you made to it. I really like the feel of this photograph.

All the best,

Rosalyn-Sue

heidiannie said...

Hi Heidi! Your photo is wonderful! And I love the e.e. cummings quote. Are you leaning up against a brick wall? The effect is so soft.

Pam D said...

Wow.. that is breathtaking! The eyes, the coloring, the angle.. just beautiful. Really. There are TOO many beautiful people at I Heart Faces... I'm just amazed.

Karie Lee said...

Gorgeous! I love the processing; beautiful work!

Angela said...

Your eyes look amazing with your shirt!! What editing did you do?

Shae said...

this is beautiful. absolutely beautiful.

Chris said...

wow... how did you do the colors?! im a newbie here and would love to learn..

Corey~living and loving said...

This photo it just plain lovely. I love the PP.

Heidi said...

I edited this photo a couple weeks ago, and worked on it a while. I didn't keep track of the edits, so I have no clue, LOL. I used both photoshop CS2 and picnik. When I took the photo, I was leaning against a brick wall (overcast day), and held the camera slightly up from my face with just my right hand. I took so many photos to get this one, and came very close to dropping my camera more than once. ;-) Thanks for all the kind words, everyone!!

theArthurClan said...

Oh my word...you are gorgeous! Look at your beautiful eyes too. :)

It's so good to "meet" you through this crazy theme we have this week!

~Angie
co-founder of I ♥ Faces

Mindy @ Rolle Photography said...

Gorgeous shot!

Kidd Family said...

beautiful shot!
i love the editing as well.

Carebear said...

Wow, you're gorgeous. Love the tones of this shot. And the eyes are amazing.

The Real Life Fairy Tale Princess said...

Those eyes! AMAZING! And they match your shirt! GORGEOUS SHOT!!

OctoberRain said...

Beautiful shot! And your eyes are just gorgeous! :)

EL at Through My Own Lens said...

WOW! What a beautiful photo! Your eyes are amazing! Great background in the brick wall too! Nice job!!!

EL at Through My Own Lens said...

PS - love the quote that you put in this one as well!

Amy @ Living Locurto said...

That's gorgeous! I would have never guessed you took it yourself. Great job!

Catherine said...

Great shot! You look so relaxed and natural. I would be straining to hold my camera with one hand. You are just lovely!

Laurel said...

Heidi Heidi Heidi!!! Hope you're feeling encouraged. Just gorgeous - both the subject and the work!

Mommy said...

You did a fabulous job. I love the edit too.

Christina

pixiedreams8 said...

Great Shot! This is one of my favorites…Gorgeous!

Melinda said...

I can't believe you took this photo yourself. You truly have some mad skills : ) Not to mention you are drop-dead gorgeous! : )

Julie Rivera Photography said...

Oh, I love the processing of this, the high contrast, the appropriately blown out skin, the emphasis on your eyes. Amazing that this is a self portrait! (Thanks for your comment on the judge side. Looking back, it seems like I wasted so much time trying not to be me. If I can help someone avoid that waste of time, I will feel very good about myself now!)

Mominin said...

Beautiful!! It doesn't even look like a self portrait.

Emily@remodelingthislife said...

Beautiful Heidi!

Amy said...

Very nice. Beautiful eyes! :)

Rachel said...

Heidi - incredible! You are beautiful. I so much enjoy your blog. You picked an amazing quote by the way. I'd love to hear your secrets to finding those.

Ter said...

that is a great photo!

brit said...

Your eyes are gorgeous in this picture! I love it!

Sonya said...

What a stunning photo of you, Heidi :)

heidi said...

WOW. That is stunning. WEll, not THAT, yk, you. That picture of You. Is stunning.

Crystal said...

You are beautiful! Very well done!!! Can you come and take my picture? Self portraits never turn out that well for me : )

Beth@Pages of Our Life said...

Heidi,

This is a beautiful picture of you. The crop and processing make it professional as though you didn't do it yourself.

Yes, my arm is hurting from trying to get a shot. What a challenge!

Lolli said...

Seriously gorgeous! Way to go!

Mrs. E. said...

I decided to try it. . . you inspired me. I'm directing everyone to you for a WOW! self-portrait. Soooo great!

Becca said...

Your eyes are stunning! :-) what a great self-portrait - I am impressed with the skillz! :-)

Kim said...

What an amazing photo! Then again it's the amazing person in the photo that makes it so. I agree with what everyone else has been stating....love your eyes.

I played this week too.

mom said...

Your picture is so thought provoking because you look like you are pondering a provoking thought! :-) I love it!

Blessings,
Tammy ~@~