Me in the Morning

This unfocused, overexposed, grainy looking mess is me first thing in the morning. Today's theme was self portrait and I quickly shot this first thing this morning after my coffee as a "just in case" shot, thinking I could get a better shot later when I had more time. Well, I never did get a better shot. I got about a zillion more shots that I didn't like, then ended up using my very first shot of the day!

This window that has been in several of my pictures, is my office window that looks down into my garden.
This is actually kinda cool. There is something ghostly about it. Neat shot.
posted June 29th, 2011  
@slang thanks Sean :)
posted June 29th, 2011  
I think you look quite beautiful. Awesome selfie.
posted June 29th, 2011  
@lacedxxoo thanks Lacy for the sweet compliment :)
posted June 29th, 2011  
This is very pretty and romantic Lauren. You look like a graceful dancer here.
posted June 29th, 2011  
@anron REALLY??! oh Anita thank you, if you were here i would give you a hug for saying that.
posted June 29th, 2011  
posted June 29th, 2011  
Fantastic Lauren I like the pose, composition, lighting & also the focus. It is a really excellent shot & so perfect in B&W & shows the sunlight well comming into the room.
posted June 29th, 2011  
Gorgeous shot! I thought you looked like a dancer too :)
posted June 29th, 2011  
This is actually pretty cool! Like your pose a lot.
posted June 29th, 2011  
Almost all of my photos are taken through or around my office windows. I like this portrait a lot and in black and white it is adorable.
posted June 29th, 2011  
Nice light, very contemplative
posted June 29th, 2011  
Wonderful self portrait!
posted June 29th, 2011  
Lovely selfie!
posted June 29th, 2011  
Purdy :)
posted June 29th, 2011  
awesome shot, love the light and processing!
posted June 29th, 2011  
A simple quiet and private moment shared with us. A great shot too. :-)
posted June 29th, 2011  
The blurry-ness looks intentional. This is a shot that wouldn't seem right in crisp focus! Nice!
posted June 29th, 2011  
This is a great selfie, wonderful shot!!!
posted June 29th, 2011  
To me, the blurryness gives it that "Just woke up" feel. I'm with the "You look like a dancer" group. :-)
posted June 29th, 2011  
love the light here...beautiful selfie:)
posted June 29th, 2011  
LOVe love this! It is so soft and wonderful!
posted June 29th, 2011  
Excellent selfie
posted June 29th, 2011  
Good pose and processing, gives you an ingenue look
posted June 29th, 2011  
Great pose and love the black and white! The lighting is great too!
posted June 29th, 2011  
I like it. There's a softness about the entire shot.
posted June 29th, 2011  
i like it - I like the candid feel to and the blur.
posted June 29th, 2011  
I think it is pretty cool. I love blurry.
posted June 29th, 2011  
Sometimes slightly unfocused can be perfect. Beautiful photo!
posted June 29th, 2011  
Love the softness :]
posted June 29th, 2011  
So gorgeous, this is a stunning shot
posted June 29th, 2011  
You look so cute! Like a teenager ready for school.. great photo, dear!
posted June 30th, 2011  
*** Just want to say a general thank you to everyone that viewed and commented on this. Of course It was wonderful reading the positive comments and nice feedback for this picture and I appreciate those that took the time to do so. Maybe I was being too critical of myself and the picture when I posted this, as I didn't like it very much, so thank you :) hope everyone is having a nice week!
posted June 30th, 2011  
The mood is fantastic! Wow! Glad you posted this one!
posted June 30th, 2011  
Like the effect! Makes for a mood-filled shot!
posted June 30th, 2011  
This is a great shot!
posted June 30th, 2011  
This shot is filled with mood. I mean this in a positive way.
posted July 1st, 2011  
If you hadn't have explained, I'd have thought you did unfocused and overexp. on purpose. This is a great shot.
posted July 1st, 2011  
perfecto
posted July 2nd, 2011  
@cfitzgerald @kalexa @erlend @mlovell @jgoldrup @peterauliciems
thank you guys for the comments on this and Peter thank you for the fav!
posted July 3rd, 2011  
i LOVE this selfie!! the out of focus look is perfect i think!! and the black and white processing is a great idea!! nice shot!
posted July 5th, 2011  
Very cool...totally evokes the morning 'waking up--getting back from deamland to reality--can I please have some more coffee' feeling (at least for me). :-)
posted July 26th, 2011  
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