Layers upon Layers of complexity. (tongue in cheek)
Every self-portrait challenge has to have one shadow picture.
But it need not be ordinary, eh?
This is me, holding a color transparency film slide of me taking a photo of my shadow against a colorful viney-berry wall!
AND...there's bokah (blurred out background, almost with swirls) background to this image as well.
Fantastico! This was my first roll of color transparency film. It is positive film. Meaning that when it is developed, it is not the inverse of light and black, it is as the image was taken. I am learning how to put these slides on polaroid film (see image below) and then transfer that polaroid image to paper (or brass, or copper, or something arty). The end result will be to make cards and send these out just for fun. The transfer portion, I hear, is infinitely more taxing, as it is precisely like working with a glob of wet toilet paper - except that it's your film image.
WISH ME LUCK!
(Some of you will soon be getting cards in the mail - No matter how terrible this whole thing turns out.)
LESSON FOR THIS IMAGE: I learned to shoot for color. I learned to light meter FOR the light spots (highlights). So different than shooting for black and white.
AS FOR THE UNIVERSE: Life is aMAYzing, like my cat.
Once in awhile, well, BAM!