collect : self-portrait


dear pink roses : in any shape or form : i love

Hi Everyone -

The lovely Julia has a really neat Self-Portrait project on her gorgeous Red Otter blog. Basically, you photograph objects that reveal something about yourself - interests, hobbies, etc. I really enjoyed this project as it gave me a reason to include more than a mere teacup in a photo and to try my hand at photostyling, which is really hard. It must have taken almost two hours to just set up the shot. I know I will look back on it as a cornerstone in my photography hobby though and that's pretty big. I'm glad it was for the nicest person.

Please visit Julia to learn more about the project (try it yourself) and take a look at my photo (it's not this one), which is all about pink roses. Thank you Jewels!

xo, Cindy

30 comments:

Krissy said...

oh Cindy,
it's absolutely lovely and so interesting to see your self portrait in this sort of fashion!

A Print A Day said...

you have excellent composition!

i love your shabby chic/victorian-ish touches.

aimee said...

what a beautiful arrangement! so well done, cindy!

lotta said...

That's wonderful Cindy. Congrats to being first out - it will be hard for the rest of us to follow. I can't wait to see what jewels and the rest of our friends come up with. Thanks for the nice veteran's day contribute. So true and beautifully said.

SimplyGrove said...

Gorgeous Cindy:)

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

Ooh BOTH your shots are so pretty!

heather smith jones said...

Yes Cindy that is beautiful! I think you've got a knack for that! :)

Melissa de la Fuente said...

So pretty Cindy! What a great idea for a project!
xo
Melis

Megan Coyle said...

What a great idea! And this is a lovely composition. I love the colors and the lighting and the set-up.

onesilentwinter said...

beautiful! which means you are lovely!

please sir said...

Great photo - as I mentioned on her site I immediately knew it was you!!

Shalet said...

They are both great photos!

Simone said...

Lovely! Both!

Kelly C. said...

what a fantastic idea! and i LOVE your photos!

jess gonacha said...

looks great! the styling was a success in my opinion. :)

Lynne said...

This is really sweet. I think it is very well styled too - I especially love the books in the background.

cindy : quaint said...

wowee! thank you all so much for the kind words and encouragement!

jen b said...

what a lovely idea. beautiful self portrait by the way.

dolcechic said...

I love your post Cindy. I first caught it on Julia's blog...beautiful!!!

Btw...I got my new camera yesterday. I used it a little today, and am in disbelief as to how I ever made it with my other. Thanks for your help with all that!

risamay said...

As soon as I can find the time, I'm going to give it a go. It's a great idea. And sounds like fun. Nice pic, by the way!

cindy : quaint said...

thanks jen, candi and risamay! good luck with the new camera candi.

Tartelette said...

Both are lovely! It is sometimes hard to pinpoint a moment in life and personality but you did a beautiful job!

S.HOPtalk said...

Gorgeous composition Cindy and what special items you pulled to illustrate your self portrait...just love it!

cindy : quaint said...

thanks to you both - high praise indeed!

Mrs.French said...

what I love about this is that I could have looked at it without knowing who's it was and guessed it was yours...that's a beautiful thing...not to mention it is just simply a beautiful photograph...xo t

cindy : quaint said...

oh, that's a good thing traci. thank you!

lush said...

i, too, love pink roses. this and your contribution to the self-portrait project is wonderful.

rashida said...

So lovely. I love this project. I just may have to try one myself! ^_^

Bonbon Oiseau said...

I agree with Traci..I would have known it was you without seeing your name! your signatures are everywhere, from the ladylike china to the little floral patterns to lovely way the light hits in your rose photographs! Perfect.

cindy : quaint said...

thank you - your lovely comments mean so much. xo