Thursday, November 11, 2010

Mirror Mirror On The Wall

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall, who's the fairest of them ALL?

At various times when  wanted a photo of myself for something, I chose the mirror image. Don't even ask what this one was for with that beautiful hat on.
Can you tell the above shot was BEFORE I learned how to use the Canon SLR?

Old Image here,  I can tell by the camera, which is # 2 of 4
The 3 below is all Ginny's fault of Let Your Light Shine. I advised her I had bought new shirts and she wanted to see what I bought.

My motto was try try again! I finally sat the camera on the counter and got a full view photo. you will NOT see it on this blog.

Who knows why I chose to take my reflection in the sliding glass door, probably because MadSnapper had a camera in her hand and Saw The Reflection.
Does the mirror on a moving train count?
Have you guessed who is the fairest of them all?
Do any of you play with your camera in the mirror?
(the answer to your question of why post these on the blog, is because I am suffereing from blog clog and dragging the bottom of the barrel) make that bottom of the mirror


Stacey Dawn said...

LOL - you are toooo funny - but also one beautiful lady! You are such fun and I so look forward to your posts. LOVE the hat montage there... too cute.

SquirrelQueen said...

Cool photos, love the hat and the headband. I have done this a few times, you might remember the photo I used for a long time as my blog/comment photo. Full length wearing boots. Maybe I should put a camera in the squirrel's paws?

Dave said...

lovely and great shots Sandra.

my camera setup for the splash,
manual mode
1/250 to 1/350 shutter speed, you can go higher.

materials i used:
glass of water of course
piece of ice
black background
a powerful pure white light and a yellow light.

this was just an experiment on my part, i placed the white light on the right and the yellow on the left, i dropped the ice and i timed it to release the shutter with my remote, you can also do this without remote but i find it easier with one. its just trial and error on my part and practice.

i positioned the glass a bit far from the background, you can always adjust the contrast when editing to make the background pure black, there were more splash and droplets on my image i just cleaned it in PS.

you can contact me here:

best of luck

Carole said...

Photos are great and even at what you consider the "bottom of the barrel" it's still very good. If I took that picture it would be nothing but a big flash.

Ann said...

I don't think you are dragging the bottom of the barrel at all. I think this is a great post. I have lots of pictures that I've taken in mirrors or just set the camera up on a tripod and used the timer. That's what one has to resort to when there's no other willing subjects

Remington said...

Great pics! Love that idea!

Hope said...

"smiling" Sandra, your sense of humor is divine.
I love coming in to visit you.. always leave with a smile.. not only on my face but within my heart.. thank you for that..
love these mirror photos.. looks like you had fun.. might have to give it a try..
I hope your day is ever so blessed..
soft hugs

Ginny said...

Oh, you are just cuter than a bunny! The third down and the fourth from the bottom are my favorites! Wish I was as photogenic!! I'm glad to read that one picture was on a train, because I was extremly puzzled as to why you had all those toggle switches on your bedroom wall. I thought you maybe had an electric closet! And I would have had to get in on that!!


Great photo spread! You should be on the cover of a magazine :-)

God bless you and have a Happy Veterans Day.


S. Etole said...

this is fun and I have tried it without nearly such good results although my profile photo is an image in the mirror ...

Kilauea Poetry said...

Yes!! Oh Sandra..I busted out laughing when I saw your face(s) early this morning on my side bar (via phone)! You are a riot! But this has got to be the best!!

George said...

I'll have to admit that I haven't experimented with mirror shots, but I enjoyed these. Very well done!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Oh how precious!!!! Love them all, my friend.... You are such a Cutie Pie... My favorite is the top collage ---top right!!!!! LOVE IT....