Saturday, December 16, 2006
Lens meets mirror
Nikon D80 gazes upon itself for the first time
Westminster, Colorado, November 2006 [Click to zoom in]
I've often written about what I like to do in hotel rooms (I know, this sounds bad. Bear with me, as I'm not being a perv.) The silence of these places can often be deafening. And as much as I enjoy the peace and quiet as a buffer against the unsettling feeling of being far from home and on my own, I feel the need to fill the space with familiarity. Lately, the camera has been just that
While I was in Colorado last month, I found myself with about 2 minutes to spare one morning. This was my new camera's first big trip, and I wanted to capture it in a self-portrait. Using an improvised tripod - the inverted cover allows fairly precise adjustment for better composition - I played with the mirrored door in the bathroom until I had the composition I wanted.
I know. Most folks see this and think it's time I find a real hobby.
Your turn: Do you turn your camera on itself?