As Per Marta’s Request

By: Gustav Hoiland

Mar 14 2010

Category: self portrait

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Focal Length:135mm
Shutter:1/0 sec
Camera:NIKON D80

El Boligrafo

Marta.  Here is the self portrait with pen.  I forgot if there were other conditions (was it supposed to be in my hat?), but… well, this is it.

Depending on your monitor size, this shot may or may not achieve the slightly larger than life size, which is always fun.  If you want to see it in its original size, you can find that HERE.  Want to see tiny hairs in places you’ve never known they existed?  Want to count every wrinkle in my lips? If so, click that.  But for those of us satisfied by what we’ve got right now, there’s plenty of appreciation to be had.

Firstly, those glasses are definitely doing something for me.  They make this great U-wrap from the left over, well right up my nose actually.  The color goes from that deep blueish to some lighter variations and then ultimately into the grey that is painted on their inside.  What the blue really does though is provide some contrast to the rest of the photo which is decidedly red.

And of course the pen makes that all happen.  It has the bright white top that catches the eye first.  It’s also positioned in such a way that the eye travels up it and into the mouth there, way back in the darkness are the two teeth that … I don’t know.  They’re there.

Enough! Boligrafo!

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