Thankfully, when I started WIRR at the beginning of the year, I didn’t promise 52 weeks of scenic landscapes.  But I have previously established the precedent that the photo should reflect on the theme of the week in some way.  Regrettably, this week’s plan for scenic landscapes was brought to a halt on Friday morning when my fever hit 101 degrees.  A visit to urgent care started me on antibiotics, but only today could I muster the strength to take any photographs.  I call this “Self-Portrait with Strep Throat.”

 

WIRR 2008 July1

 

I know it looks kind of disgusting, but, actually, it’s art.  Go into any modern art museum in the country (I dare you), and you’ll see something worse than this posing as a masterpiece.  So it must be art, right?

 

Well, OK.  It’s different at least.  You’ll give me that, right?

 

It actually took a lot of work.  First, I tried shooting it in front of the bathroom mirror.  I figured I needed the mirror to properly aim the flashlight.  Those didn’t come out so well, however, so I moved into my office and tethered my Rebel to the Mac.  That way I could stand in front of the camera and immediately see the results of my shots on the widescreen.  I shot over 30 pictures before I found the one I liked.

 

And, yes, I did something new with my camera.  And that’s what the WIRR is all about…

 

Technical Data:  Canon Rebel XTi; Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM at 17mm; f/4 at 1/50; ISO800. 

 

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