As I enter into my seventh week of the year-long self portrait challenge on Flickr, I find myself stretched and challenged, creatively speaking. I'm using my tripod and my remote a lot more, both accessories I've had since I received my Canon 40D, but which I had never used prior to this challenge.
I'm also being challenged in how I choose to process my photos. Sometimes, it's hard to choose which direction to go with a particular photograph. I submit to you the three photos below, from yesterday's self portrait session. Honestly, I could go either way with any of them. When processing, I have to ask myself: What kind of story am I trying to tell? Is there a particular mood I want to evoke?
It's not as though I have to choose which I like better, but it got me to thinking. In the photos below, I honestly could go either way with the photos within these pairings, even though what I feel with each of the photos is markedly different.