It’s been a while. New glasses, less color in my hair, a relaxed smile that extends to the eyes.
Bonus: Sunset light as the rim-light to the right side of my face. Not planned that way, just happened to be the best spot for me to set up my tripod.
I got home from a bunch of errands, and started thinking about what to put up for my picture of the day. I figured a new self portrait that I could use for my various online avatars would work, and be fun to do. A quick glance at the light, and the deck was chosen. The backyard has some tall trees, which gave a nice backdrop. The sunshine made for a nice variation in the green. Put the camera, with that lovely 77mm Limited lens, and a remote shutter release, and I was set. A few snaps later, some taken while talking on the phone with my sister-in-law, and I was done.
Quick and easy, just the way I like to work with a camera during a portrait session.
Ya think I made the subject relaxed so he could enjoy the session? Ha!