Thursday, May 1, 2008

Portrait-a-roonie

As most everyone knows, it is the first weekly challenge over at Exposaroonie.com. In the past, I've done one of the PhotoPie challenges, and really had fun trying to be creative and make use of my little camera the best I could with my limited knowledge of photography. So when this site got going, I really wanted to get in on the fun-- it's a learning experience, after all! However, I have to admit to being a bit intimidated. Not only are there so many AMAZING and talented photographers whose work just blows me away, I admire it so, taking part in these challenges, but also this particular challenge happened to be a self-portrait! Gah! That's a double-whammy right there-- getting past my picture-taking insecurities AND the fact that I don't usually like posting large pictures of myself for all to see.

But, I've been inspired by so many fun and creative self-portraits, and I knew that I'd be sad if I didn't get over myself and do it. My plan of attack was to think of someplace that'd be a nice setting where I'm totally and completely comfortable. Some place that fits in with my personality and my life. This is what I came up with:

One of my happy places, something that's been a continuous and consistent part of my life since I was 7 years old. A wonderful, soothing, blessing on days when I am stressed and emotional-- my piano. Also, I would just like to mention that the dress I happened to be wearing is one of my favorites too, because it was bought and worn for a certain someone's amazing and joyful-family-memory-filled wedding.

So there you go. I've officially been exposed, let the chips fall where they may. :)

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13 comments:

Morgan said...

oh that's a gorgeous photo! It's all in the details too... the piano, dress, wedding ring... I love it!

Morgan said...

well, it's not ALL in the details... you make it gorgeous. :)

Sarah Marie said...

Yay! SO glad that you joined in on the fun! And your picture turned out beautiful! I like your expression in this photo. And I think it's neat that you decided to really think about the setting-- the piano really helps tell the story of you.

Stephanie said...

Wow Talia, it's gorgeous! I love that you took it next to the piano, so you! And that dress IS so lovely. :) I really liked this challenge, it is great seeing what everyone came up with and how it reflects them

Megan said...

Talia you really are beautiful. I can so see this photo sitting on Jeremy's desk at work. Oh, the jealous co-workers. = ) hehe. Your eyebrows look amazing!

alyssa said...

I was going to say the same thing about that eyebrows! Haha. You look so sweet and innocent ;)

sohobutterfly said...

Woot! Welcome to the exposed world! *lol* You're beautiful - why not flaunt it? :o)

Band of Brothers said...

you are lovely my dear. love how you incorporated the piano. thanks for the link to the sweet poem!

Scott and Lorie said...

I think the picture is lovely dear, and I'm proud of you! I attempted some self portraits, but failed in submitting them in time.

Are you going to CALM tomorrow?

Sarah Marie said...

p.s. I just realized you linked me with this post. How sweet! :)

Brattina said...

oo my sister is beautiful! really a gorgeous picture lovey! and your dress is adorable! much love and kisses from me!

Emily said...

You're beautiful and so is the self-portrait! Love it!

Jerusha said...

i have just one thing to say. i have the most gorgeous big sister! it's a fact. =)