Basically I hated every single photo I took today. I don’t know if it was my hair, or the way I was feeling, but I just look bloated and old in every frame. So in the end I just chose the best of a bad bunch.
I guess not every day is a good day … it has to be okay not to love yourself all the time. I was hoping I would feel better about myself by undertaking this project, not worse. Perhaps I just need to go and wash my hair or something.
The other problem I’m having is with the autofocus and self timer on my camera. I want to use a large aperture, but it means I have to be exactly in the right spot when I take the photo otherwise it comes out blurry. I have ordered a remote control off Ebay so let’s hope that eases my frustration.
Here are someone else’s words to think about today as I can’t seem to find any of my own.
Why did so many grown-ups want to be young, she wondered, when it took so long to grow old? It was like going on a million-mile road trip then wanting to turn around without getting out of the car.
― Pseudonymous Bosch, The Name of This Book Is Secret
Camera model: Canon EOS 7D
Exposure time: 1/25 sec
ISO speed: ISO-100
Focal length: 50mm
Post processing: Photoshop Elements
Filters: Adjust saturation | Duplicate Layer | Gaussian Blur | Blend Multiply 45% | Adjust levels