I’ve had this idea for a self-portrait for awhile now…I keep all my ideas in a little notebook by the couch. That way when Coen’s off to bed I don’t have to all of a sudden think of something creative. I wanted to try out a cinematic type shot…try to make it look like it could be a still from an old 40’s movie.
So I went out after it got dark this evening…had my husband park his car right in front of mine and leave the lights on. I was going to just set the camera on the dashboard, but that didn’t really work so I actually ended up bringing my tripod into the car and setting it up in front of the passenger’s seat.
I’m pretty sure the neighbors think I’m crazy. This shot was a pretty long exposure…which means I had to hold the pose perfectly still so it wouldn’t be blurry. And wouldn’t you guess it…neighbors kept walking by…and I couldn’t move a muscle…scroll back up to the shot…use your imagination. Yup, I’m going to be labeled as “that one crazy lady down the street”. He, he!