fractious by gozoinklings

fractious

... tag challenge - i got: selfie (my heart sank) & reflection (it perked up, but only a little)

had planned to do something with the sea but woke up feeling a bit hitchcock (bit punchier on black background)
Jo
Really cool.
June 16th, 2013  
Great composition the divided shaped reflection really works well. Spooky|
June 16th, 2013  
Very spooky..and clever! Well done!
June 16th, 2013  
Awesome - love the comp and textures creating a dramatic effect. You look good too :-)
June 16th, 2013  
I love your title Catherine and I would have been fractious if I had been given the challenge of a selfie! Love how you have composed this, well done!
June 16th, 2013  
Great shot and it really is spooky with the broken reflection!! Lovely textures too. This is a very atmospheric shot!! Very clever Catherine!!
June 16th, 2013  
@angiec thanks angie :o) there was one shot where i had about 5 nostrils which was most unattractive !
June 16th, 2013  
It is indeed a spooky shot, nice one.
June 16th, 2013  
Very creative. Love it.
June 16th, 2013  
Well done - great shot
June 16th, 2013  
Clever! Good eye Catherine!
June 16th, 2013  
this is an excellent response to the challenge. The selfie, the reflections and the processing all work together really well.
June 16th, 2013  
OH, this is clever. Cool shot Catherine.
June 16th, 2013  
a star is born...
June 16th, 2013  
Jo
Very clever, think you can conciser that challenge met, well done. I am simply not brave enough to put myself up for the challenge thingy....yet!
June 16th, 2013  
@jo13 thank you - imagine if there had been a 'selfie' 'nude' selection or 'selfie' 'bum' ha ha - the reflection took pressure off a lot - have ordered nikon d3100 from argos - my sister should have got it so i can start learning some new skills hopefully :o)
June 16th, 2013  
Jo
@gozoinklings Blimey how brave, just told Willy that you have only been using a point and shot, and he was very impressed, so image what you can achieve now!!
June 16th, 2013  
@jo13 ah - that's made me chuffed! and nervous - am expecting quality of shots to plummet as i wrestle with settings and insects/animals/people/weather escape the shot x just spoke to debbie and she got it!
June 16th, 2013  
@gozoinklings HA ha ha ha ha.... (referring to your comment about 'selfie' 'nude' etc... Seriously, though. This is a really wonderful image. I love the admosphere, composition, title... I think you more than satisfied the challenge.
June 16th, 2013  
real clever shot
June 16th, 2013  
That is lovely. Well done!
June 16th, 2013  
Wow, very Hitchcock, indeed!

I've struggled with some of the setting on the new camera and the new lens -- it does NOT take pictures by itself, for sure. I'd love to just spend a whole weekend reading and trying, etc, but we all know how that works out! I imagine that YOUR shots with the new gear will be terrific. Can't wait to see them!
June 16th, 2013  
@carolb i thought of you and wondered if i shouldnt wait to see if i can last a whole year before forking out for a new camera - yesterday i was so completely lacking in inspiration i wondered if i hadnt made a mistake - but she's bought it now and of course i'm looking forward - big investment for me really carol but i do have quite a lot of time during the winter months when i have very little work - thank you. Watched a film about Hitchcock and his infatuation with Tippi Hedren yesterday - not the best movie but it obviously stuck with me!
June 16th, 2013  
@gozoinklings I don't regret buying the camera, just wish I knew an experienced photographer well enough to walk me through some of it in person. Or had the time to play with it until I figured it out.

I read about shooting 'tethered' to a laptop, so the shots appear instantly on the laptop screen so you can tweak your dof, pov, focus, etc rather than just seeing it as a tiny preview on the camera screen. I may try that someday soon -- still using the half dead computer until I decide about that, too.

By the end of this winter you'll be a pro, I'm sure!
June 16th, 2013  
This is like a guard at the door. I actually don't find it spooky - rather a curious looking guard. I would not be afraid to enter. Like how you have tilted the door to give it a quirky look. Have fun with your new camera. They are not as hard to operate as you are thinking.
June 16th, 2013  
@mcsiegle thanks mary :o) was happy this came out as i hoped altho took a while to get it right & avoid the dirty glass in window! we should spice up the tags for this challenge perhaps he he
June 16th, 2013  
Really clever shot! Way to go with this challenge. Love what you came up with!
June 16th, 2013  
That is really quite amazing and a touch spooky at the same time. Great idea very well executed.
June 16th, 2013  
Just read the news of your new camera! How exciting for you!
June 16th, 2013  
Meg
very cool and like you said "Hitchcock" like....cool!
June 16th, 2013  
Very creative, has an eerie feeling to it
June 16th, 2013  
Fav! What a creative response to the challenge! Perfectly processed -- great concept and execution! I also just ordered a new camera body -- am both excited and nervous as it gets here Tuesday.
June 17th, 2013  
This is great. So creative.
June 17th, 2013  
Fav for me!
June 17th, 2013  
Love it. What an interesting way to do a selfie. Very creative.
June 17th, 2013  
Love this...so creative! Fav!!
June 17th, 2013  
lovely hint of you, i like it very much, you have blue eyes
June 18th, 2013  
Really cleverly done!
June 18th, 2013  
Now this is awesome! What a great image! Fav
June 18th, 2013  
@pam1 that's encouraging pamela - thanks - took me a while angling the camera so i might catch my reflection in the mirrored dangly thing so the tilting was lucky accident!
June 19th, 2013  
@pflaume yes - am looking forward lisa - basic nikon d3100 but i am hoping i wont have to rely so much on processing (altho i love to play with those buttons!!)
June 19th, 2013  
I love this!
June 19th, 2013  
@twistergirl thank you doris - thought it might be your cup of tea ;o)
June 20th, 2013  
Such a cool selfie - very clever and creative.
June 20th, 2013  
nice work Catherine
June 23rd, 2013  
Nicely done!
June 25th, 2013  
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