25 @ 25: Slick Sound

The last picture of the 25 @ 25 series doesn’t actually feature me.  If you’ve followed this project of mine since last year, you will know that I don’t really like being the subject of my own pictures.  But that’s what a challenge is about — to push yourself to do something that isn’t easy.

I wanted to end this series with a shot that looks forward.  One of my resolutions for this year is to learn to play the guitar.  When I was 19, my mom and grandmom gave me a brand new guitar.  I started to teach myself and get callouses, but I didn’t keep up.   I love music and want to become proficient in at least one instrument.  So I’m hoping that by this time next year I will post a video of me with my guitar playing a song without looking down to check that my hands are in the right place.  For now, this picture will have to suffice.

I also want to take this time to thank all of you that have followed  me on this 25 @ 25 photo challenge journey.  Thank you for your patience during the photo droughts.  I hope you’ve enjoyed the journey as much as I have.  Rest assured that I will continue to take pictures and post a few here, just not for any larger project…at least not for now 😉

Just joining the 25 @ 25 project now?  Check out the first post and get caught up on the shenanigans here!

Want this picture hanging on your wall?  You can purchase prints of this photo (straightened and colors brightened!) in my Etsy store, Lady Velociraptor.

25 @ 25: My Serious Face

Today’s penultimate (nifty word, eh?) 25 @ 25 features my serious face.  It came about when I randomly made this face at my boyfriend and said, “This is my serious face!”  Because my mouth was scrunched up, it probably sounded more like, “Dis serus fish!”  He couldn’t stop laughing.  This story demonstrates the effectiveness of my serious face.  I think it also sums up my view on the 25 @ 25 project: sometimes serious, but mostly fun 🙂

Wondering what the 25 @ 25 project is all about?  Read the first post here!

25 @ 25: Spring in My Hand

During this project, I’ve focused quite a bit on my legs because of my obsession with boots.  Today’s photo focuses on another body part: my hands.  Here is a photo with a bit of Spring in my hands:

Wondering what the 25 @ 25 project is all about?  Check out the first post here!

25 @ 25: Shadow Play

I am currently in the gorgeous state of Maine visiting some dear friends.  We headed to the beach yesterday and I went nuts with my camera!  The scenery is breathtaking.

The sun was brilliant that day, so I decided to play with shadows for this week’s self-portrait:

Looking for the post that started 25 @ 25?  Check it out here.

25 @ 25: These Black Boots Were Made for Walkin’

I’ve been taking a photography class over the last 5 weeks at CCA Bedminster.  Tonight was the last class.  During the critique, the instructor pointed out that three of my self-portrait shots could be the start of a series. I’ve never done a photography series before, but the idea is exciting!  So, this week’s 25 @ 25 post includes three pictures that may become part of a larger project (I’m thinking the common thread will be the sassy black boots!)

Looking for the post that started this sassy 25 @ 25 project?  Check it out here.

25 @ 25: Reflections

There was (and perhaps still is) a trend of photographers who take self-portraits with their cameras looking straight into a mirror.   But what about reflections in other surfaces?  I was recently out taking a lot of pictures which focused on texture,when I discovered I could see myself pretty clearly in the bumper of my car.  And this is the resulting shot:

Can you tell I don’t like showing my face in self-portraits?  Maybe I’ll change that trend next week….

Curious to find out the story behind 25 @ 25?  Check out the first post here.