Parkade Self-Portrait

I know it’s a little late to be posting a photo, but I thought I might as well throw one up today since I was finally able to find a few spare minutes to process a shot. This shot is definitely a bit of an experiment for me, as I’ve never really tried too hard to take a self-portrait. I’ve always liked the idea, but never really spent the time thinking about how I wanted to do it…that is until I saw these convex mirrors. I thought it would make for a cool portrait while still being a relatively interesting frame all on it’s own. I kinda like the idea that even though I am the focal point of this image, I still sort of just blend in with the rest of the scene. I also really like the way you get two views of the parkade in this shot: a semi close-up of the parking signage, and the distorted fisheye view from in the mirror.

Canon EOS 50D, Canon EF 50mm f/1.4, 50mm, F 1.4, ISO 100

Mike Olbinski - February 21, 2011 - 3:48 pm

This is awesome…bad ass work man. Love it.

Mark Blundell - February 21, 2011 - 3:50 pm

Very good indeed – the composition is great – getting yourself in the shot and the ramp as well. Superb processing too. 10/10 dude!

Jacob Lucas - February 21, 2011 - 3:58 pm

It’s never too late to post a photograph… especially one this awesome. Great job mate!

Viveca Koh - February 21, 2011 - 4:02 pm

I love these mirrors, and you have put this one to good use – lovely contrast of shiny mirror and matte concrete.

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John Sotiriou - February 21, 2011 - 4:13 pm

Boy are you ugly! But the artistry is great! ๐Ÿ™‚

Toad Hollow Photography - February 21, 2011 - 4:34 pm

That rocks Heath! What a great idea! I love the composition for all the reasons you’ve mentioned here, my friend.

Jim Denham - February 21, 2011 - 4:37 pm

I like it Heath. Very cool!

Oscar Navarro - February 21, 2011 - 4:43 pm

wow my friend this is Cool!!!

Bob Lussier - February 21, 2011 - 6:12 pm

Cool shot, Heath! Great eye!

Tanya - February 21, 2011 - 6:47 pm

Wicked shot!

Jesse Pafundi - February 21, 2011 - 9:39 pm

Kick ass portrait dude. I love everything about it.

Chris Kenison - February 21, 2011 - 10:45 pm

Haha. I love it dude! Sweet SP! You look bad-ass. I always thought you would be a nerd… weird. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Bill Pennington - February 21, 2011 - 11:26 pm

Very nice, totally dig to composition and the processing. Parking garages are a blast to shoot in.

CHris DeAngelis - February 21, 2011 - 11:28 pm

Awesome shot Heath! Way to think outside of the box to get a heck of a self portrait!

Andy Gimino - February 22, 2011 - 5:03 am

Awesome photograph Heath! Great idea for a self portrait. Another one is the convex mirrors trucks and vans use to extend their view at the back of the vehicle.

murphyz - February 22, 2011 - 5:41 am

I dig this. Great composition and processing, and a good take on a self portrait – nice work.

Simply Ness - February 22, 2011 - 12:05 pm

Great SP Heat. Cool shot.