A few days ago Shelly Hiebert asked for us to post a self-portrait, so that we can emerge from behind the camera and others can learn a little more about the shooter. Well, I learnt how incredibly difficult it is to take a decent self-portrait. I think I finally got one I don’t mind sharing, it depicts a day in my life that will haunt me forever.

Taken with Nikon D300, Sigma 28mm f/2.8 MF lens and SB800.

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Comments

  • mttmaliha
    mttmalihaover 5 years ago

    Wonderful work. No one should ever forget. Ever. But it appears so many have. Maybe this will help remind people. Thank you, Andy.

  • No, thank you for commenting Maureen. Perhaps you’d like to join the challenge? I added the link to the description!

    – Andreas Mueller

  • Lois  Bryan
    Lois Bryanover 5 years ago

    Hi Andy … this is very moving … beautifully, beautifully done!!

  • Thank you so much Lois, please join the fun and follow the link in the description for the challenge. It is amazing how hard it was for me to take one I was “ok” with. So weird to be in front of the camera ….

    – Andreas Mueller

  • Kevin Bergen
    Kevin Bergenover 5 years ago

    Andy, I like both the message AND the portrait here (but I’d like to see eyes in future shots!). :)
    I really like the mono color, the dof, and the graduated lighting. Nice job! (gee, I did agree to participate in this, didn’t I?)

  • Kevin, yes you did agrree to do one as well! I was surprised how hard it is to do! Thank you so much for the kind words!

    – Andreas Mueller

  • Joel Hall
    Joel Hallover 5 years ago

    Dude, Andy, this is awesome. And where did you get that old calendar thing? And maybe because I’ve only seen you once with sunglasses on I don’t even recognize you, lol

  • Joel, the Perpetual Calendar thing has a whole another meaing altogether. I found it while antiquing when I was doing Computer Consulting work for Rockwell Collins in Iowa. I set it to that date and it has not moved from it, neither will it ever. And that is me in the image, hehehehe!

    – Andreas Mueller

  • micheleirene
    micheleireneover 5 years ago

    Oh Andy…..this made me tear up instantly. This really is very moving and it is wonderful how you have incorporated different things that tell us a little bit more about you as a person. I agree that self portraits are very difficult. You are really laying it all out there for others to see and analyze and that is a bit scarey. I am so pleased you shared more of yourself with us. This, although a bit sad, is also very beautiful and moving. Thank you so much for participating….aren’t you glad you did? I know I am :)

  • Indeed Shelly, I am very glad I participated! Thank you for being persistent. This image has so many meanings some hidden, some out in the open, and it really covers my character. I kept my eye hidden, like you I tend to be a bit on the shy side. Heck I may give this a go again sometime, it is really cool when my SP actually moves others and getting faves. (But then, i have faved other SP’s when they moved me in some way, so I guess I get that).

    – Andreas Mueller

  • Can Berkol
    Can Berkolover 5 years ago

    thumbs up!

  • Thank you Can!

    – Andreas Mueller

  • Please consider doing one as well, and add it to Shelly’s Challenge (link in the description).

    – Andreas Mueller

  • Clare Colins
    Clare Colinsover 5 years ago

    Nice shot…well done :)

  • Thank you so much Clare, perhaps you would consider doing one as well, and add it to Shelly’s Challenge (link in the description).

    – Andreas Mueller

  • mollymum
    mollymumover 5 years ago

    touching and so beautifully rendered, great work.

  • Thank you Colleen, very nice comment, perhaps you would consider doing one as well, and add it to Shelly’s Challenge (link in the description).

    – Andreas Mueller

  • Traceyisanozzy
    Traceyisanozzyover 5 years ago

    Excellent self portrait, tribute, framing, focus, lighting and treatment Andy……….love this…….

  • Thanks so much Tracey, perhaps you would consider doing one as well, and add it to Shelly’s Challenge (link in the description).

    – Andreas Mueller

  • Denis Molodkin
    Denis Molodkinover 5 years ago

    Stunning work, excellent composition, well done!

  • Thank you so much Denis, perhaps you would consider doing one as well, and add it to Shelly’s Challenge (link in the description).

    – Andreas Mueller

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