Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Team-Up Thursday: Week Five

self portrait diptych week 5

I don't know about you, but I am so looking forward to seeing everyone's images of themselves this week. I almost said "everyone's faces," but since a self-portrait does not necessarily include the face, I can't wait to see all the creative interpretations of our theme.

Since I have done a few self-portraits of my face close up -- in fact, one was just my eye -- I wanted to stretch myself creatively this week. I kept coming back to the floating pose (you can see it better close up on flickr). I was worried it was too gimicky, but I really wanted to try it. It's surprisingly easy to do, and I thought that this represented my inner wish to be able to be in that zen moment. In reality, I was in my backyard, with the stool sinking into the wet ground, trying to keep my lotus position balance long enough to fire the remote. Ahhh...zen enlightenment -- NOT.

Melody's is just brilliant. I'm always on pins and needles, waiting to see what she'll send me for the week, and she never disappoints. It's uncanny that her car looks as though it is floating off in the sky...maybe she'll meet me floating around my backyard?

What do your self-portraits tell us? Check out our flickr group for all the diptychs in one convenient location.

P.S. If you have asked for a partner or would like one, please email me at monamegs@hotmail.com. I have a couple of lovely ladies who haven't left me any way to contact them, and I would love to get you started. Shelly, I haven't forgotten you :).

24 comments:

HipMomma said...

A stool?? Really? I'm so glad you shared because just wrote my post hoping that you'd spill. LOVE that. You really do look peaceful.

Joanna said...

You two both got so creative this week! I had to really look close at yours Megan and say to myself, "Is she really floating?" And Melody's is super cute. The fact that it looks like you are doing something completely normal...yet from a spectators point of view is great. I cant wait to see every one else's shots for the week.

Here's my Self Portrait along with Christina.

Corey~living and loving said...

These are so creative and fun! WOW! I'm so impressed. WEll done!

mine is up as well! Fun theme!

Christina said...

I can't wait to see all the selfies this week! Fun stuff. You and Melody both scored big on creativity. I did a double take on yours. You sure look relaxed and zen, but looks can be decieving, eh?!

Christina said...

whoops! My link

Shelly at Aperture of My Eye said...

Love the pics this week - great job!

Amanda said...

These are fabulous! I'm so inspired to try a floating shot now!

The lovely Jaimee(aka Superwoman) and I are playing along this week as well.

Cara said...

I so love both these, it really shows your creative personalities! I too was really looking forward to this week theme.
Here is our's Jen & Cara

alissasanderson said...

Stacy and I played again this week :-) Love what I'm seeing so far!

Amy Jo said...

I may have to try that stool technique! It looks so fun! I bet the kids would love it. You two are so talented, it's always so inspiring!

Ours are a little more normal, but I like how they came out.

Steph said...

I love these and love how they both have such a magical and dreamy quality.Squeal!
So glad the two of you started this. Thursday is my favorite photo day of the week.
Super nervous doing ours, but here it is:
http://slsmithphotography.typepad.com/my_weblog/2010/02/team-up-thursday-self-portraits.html

Chrissie said...

Awesome shots this week! It's been great to be a part of this group! Proud to be associated with such beautiful and talented women!

Killlashandra said...

Great takes on both shots. The idea of enlightenment and contemplating zen is just too much for me, makes me smile right along with the irony of the shot. ;) Although Melody's shot is great too, in action and on the move. Neat combo.

Marty and I are up!

http://www.killlashandra.org/wordpress/?p=1383

Jen said...

You guys never fail to blow me away each week. Both shots are so original and creative. Thanks for pushing me to take some photos of myself. I really did have a good time.

Here's ours:
Self Portraits

Kimberly said...

I think you two have an overstock of creativity! Seriously, both photos. Pure genius.

You can see ours here:

Self Portraits - Carrie & Kimberly

noodle and lou said...

yep...you guys are such creative dynamos!!! love them both. how you both seem to be floating. fabulous! i am going to do this with my boys...so clever:):)

carissa and i have ours up!

http://noodleandlou.blogspot.com/2010/02/team-up-thursday-week-5.html

carrie said...

HOW much do I love your shot today, Megan? It is perfect. We went to see the Dalai Lama speak last weekend and I have been in a particularly Zen place all week long - I wish I had thought of this - you are so incredibly creative!!

Ours is up over at Chaos. It was a particularly hard week for me to be creative, despite feeling so Zen. But it was a fun challenge as always!

Stacy said...

Very cool, Megan! Love your Zen posture. I love me a little photomanipulation. :)

I have one up with Alissa for today, too.

http://thelandofka.com/?p=4935

Melissa G said...

What fun both of these are! I love yours - I'm so trying that.

Here's mine, with Anna. Self-Portraits.

Fat[free]Me said...

What a great time I have had looking at all the self-portraits. Krista and mine can be seen in the Flickr group:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/karisklicks/4388670138/

Rebecca said...

Great pair! You both did a great job. Love your floating yoga! Use to love yoga on a regular basis and it can make you feel like floating! =)

Yvette said...

ohh, a day late but sometimes you just have to go to bed early! it was difficult doing a self-por. this is our first attempts. i love looking at all of the others!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/16671850@N02/4389930746/in/pool-1339664@N21/?addedcomment=1#comment72157623388111575

Sarah G {austinbygeorge} said...

Oh I love that I've found this and I love the whole idea of Team up Thursday!!!
So fun!!!! Thanks for sharing such fun inspiration with us.
:)

Puna said...

I love this. I know you said you were on a stool but really, my minds eye says you are levitating peacefully.