Friday, December 23, 2011

Archive photo of the day: Mr. Hyde

Mr. Hyde by The Bacher Family
Mr. Hyde, a photo by The Bacher Family on Flickr.
Two days before Christmas, I thought I'd share with you my best "Bah, Humbug" photo. :-)

A photo group I belong to has a daily challenge. Usually, I'm too busy to come up with something on a given day, but once in a while I feel inspired and end up creating something that's fun and surprising even to myself. This particular day the challenge was "ugly." Well, I thought, what can I take a picture of that would be "ugly," without offending the one being labled ugly? I know, I'll take a self-portrait! So before I showered or shaved, I set up the camera on a tripod next to a window for strong natural side lighting. Then I took a series of photos with the nastiest expressions I could muster. This was my favorite. What I love about it most is the sharp focus on my right eye, right in the center of the frame (even though my face is positioned in classic thirds).

Merry Christmas -- bah, humbug!

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