Your Monday Photo Shoot: Get a picture of someone in profile. Could be you, a family member, a friend, a pet - just as long as we see their side.
I like this photo shoot assignment. It was a lot of fun looking through my archives to see what I had in the way of profiles. To my surprise, I had more then I thought I had. That gives me something to consider with my photography, being more aware of the angles I an shooting. Sometimes, like with the butterflies, I don't have time to consider all that I should, I get busy with background and foreground. Sometimes both area's look better to me if I had a side view of the subject. I enjoy making quick decisions, reminds me that instinct does indeed play a big part of what I try to accomplish. :)
And now, a view from the side...
"Yeah I flirt, I'm not blind and I'm not dead."
Dolly Parton, Regis Philbin and Kathie Lee Gifford 10/99
"Julia" butterfly closed wings
"Julia" sideview, open wings
"We told you a hundred times, good officer, sir. We last saw him inside the john... er...comfort room."
-Micky Dolenz, from the movie, "Head"
Micky Dolenz of The Monkees
The other Elvis...thank you, thank you very much! :)The first photo at the very top is of comedienne Paula Poundstone. I went to one of her shows at the Alameda County Fair, in June of 2000. She was so funny, and so sweet. We had a good time. The second photo was taken in San Francisco, on the Marina Green. We were members of the studio audience, for a taping of "Live With Regis & Kathie Lee." Dolly Parton, former mayor of San Francisco Willie Brown and Barry Bonds were also guests that day. All of them were quite personable. Regis was the most impressive however, he really seemed to love interacting with the audience. :) Nice man.