This is a film photograph. I took a digital image of it with my DSLR and processed it in Lightroom (RAW to jpeg file). This is why the digital noise is so high. I don't like that...smmmrhhhhffff.
*Now remember the rules of a "self-portrait" .... Some part of me has to be in the photo -and- I have to release the shutter myself.
DO YOU REMEMBER THE LEAF SHOOT FROM DAY 9? (The hand-colored leaves?)
This photo was taken on the same day. After I finished attempting to chase around a moving leaf and catching myself on film with my trusty remote, I turned around, and right after being greeted with the older couple's smirks -- I ran into this SPIDER!
He was hanging from a stop sign...and I could not resist trying to get a photo of me reaching for him r her. GAAWWWWWWWWWD! As I was playing with the focus...(it was frightfully difficult to get as much in focus as I did in this photo because I was using a 50mm lens and up that close to the subject(s) does not work that well with a 50mm)...GRUMPH!...The spider fell on my hand. It was so big it made a sound when it hit. I let out a groan that was hilarious. I could not have kept that groan in to save my life. I am not too afraid of spiders, I make it a practice whenever I see one inside to catch it and put it outside. But the unexpected weight and touch of this one -- UFFDA! Jeebies.
Then I looked down to brush it off and I could not find it's huge body anywhere.
After getting my heartbeat under control and realizing it could still be crawling around on my coat - and being okay with that, I looked up and there he/she was, still hanging, albeit lower, from the stop sign. RELIEF.
Once in awhile, well, BAM!