Day 124 (November 4th, 2010)
Title: Self Portrait ala Bush
Sometimes no matter how hard you try and setup a shot, how much planning you put into a project, or dedicating hours to a task, you just don't get what you want. That's how it is with pictures sometimes. I was planning out a night-time shoot where I wanted to get pictures of the stars and night sky (uber-long exposure at f/32), but no matter what I did I just couldn't seem to get it right. I tried all kinds of different combination's of setting on the camera and still, nothing but either black or random blurry splotches. So, after about 2 hours of trying, I decided that it just wasn't going to happen tonight and I'd pack everything up. After putting all the cables, tripod, timers, notebooks, memory cards and other miscellaneous junk away and I though: Hey, I have this large lamp out (I had a large light out so I could see everything while I was working - and YES I turned it off before shooting!) and there was a neat shrub/bush thing next to where I was. I thought I'd just take a quick shot of it before leaving (I was darn well going to get SOMETHING out of this experience). After the test picture, I noticed my shadow fell across the shrub in a cool way.
Two shots later, I got this nifty self-portrait.