This week's pin was a partial success, and if nothing else, it was worth a laugh.
The goal was to take a reflection picture in an ornament.
The inspiration pin - I found that the picture for this pin didn't link back to the actual photographer's site, so I searched for the photographer on the watermark, Leilani Rogers. I couldn't find that exact picture, but there were other examples on her portfolio site. Definitely more professional than I would be able to create with my cell phone in my living room, but it was worth a shot (no pun intended), right?
|The inspiration pin from Leilani Rogers.|
So just before I dismantled the tree, I roped Crystal into a photo shoot. Here are just a few of the many pictures to demonstrate my hilarious results:
|Warming up, trying to figure out how to see my face and still take the picture.|
|Worse, not better.....still trying......|
|Crystal joined me......now I'm frustrated and beginning to giggle.|
|Giggling leads to blurry picture, although now I've figured out how to hold the phone and see my face.|
|The best shot in the bunch......two faces, nearly smiling.....I'll take it! Just wish I had realized the background was just as important. Nice picture of the TV, huh?|
|Good, OK, now bring in the dog. Sorry that's blurry, let's try again......|
|.....and again and again. Oh, forget it, I'm laughing too hard to keep the phone still.|
And as I flipped the camera to get our pic in front of the tree, you can see the tears of laughter running down my nose!
So, my tried and true advice: Be patient, practice, and plan to take lots of shots for one useable one. But I'm glad I thought to take the shot before I sacked the tree for the year. I plan to play with this idea again next month while we're on vacation - maybe some beach reflections in sunglasses?