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Self Portrait

Posted by Eric Cousineau (Sherwood Park, Canada) on 3 January 2010 in People & Portrait and Portfolio.

On December 5th & 6th we went up into the mountains to Jasper National Park for a photo shoot. For the next few days I will post some of the results of that shoot.

As we prepare to start on our canyon walk to Bridal Veil Falls with a group of photographers, I take the opportunity for a self portrait.

Pentax K200D 1/90 second F/5.6 ISO 100 127 mm (35mm equiv.)

self | portrait | nikki

Sorry I haven't been able to stop and visit. I lost the hard drive on my computer and decided it was time to buy a new one. Unfortunately it takes time to pump 3 Tb of data off of the old machine. Thank you very much for your visits and comments.


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zahra from shiraz, Iran

great,very nice.

3 Jan 2010 6:01am

@zahra: Thank you Zahra! ;-)

Marie LC from Voiron, France

Nice portrait, beautiful smile

3 Jan 2010 6:41am

@Marie LC: Thank you Marie! ;-)

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Fantasctic autoportrait. Great ambience of winter and a beautiful smile for all of us.

3 Jan 2010 8:14am

@Paco Díaz: Thank you very much Paco! ;-)

PATRICK from miramas, France

wow just excellent

3 Jan 2010 9:49am

@PATRICK: Thank you Patrick! ;-)

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

Fantastic portrait is right, but.... self-portrait? that's not you ...so who's the photographer?lol or have I taken too much cold medicine?

3 Jan 2010 11:18am

@Lorraine: Thanks Lorraine! You can see me reflected in her glasses...... Yep, maybe too much cold medicine.... ;-))

Véro from Peisey-Nancroix, France

Great one ! Nice to meet you ! Love the reflection in your jaded eyes !

3 Jan 2010 12:51pm

@Véro: Thank you Vero! ;-)

Judy from Brooksville, Florida, United States

Okay, so who is Nikki? :D
A beautiful smile for sure and is that you in the reflection?

3 Jan 2010 1:01pm

@Judy: Nikki is a co-worker and fellow photographer! There was a group of 15 of us that went up to Jasper for this shoot.
Yes, that is me in the reflection... ;-)

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

I love her expression.

3 Jan 2010 1:45pm

@Ana Lúcia: Thank you Ana! Yes, she is quite the character.... ;-)

vu@granby - Wolfgang from Granby, Canada

Well, you are a bit small in there to call it a selfportrait, but her great smile makes up for it I guess.... ;-)

3 Jan 2010 1:46pm

@vu@granby - Wolfgang: ROFL....you are quite right Wolfgang! ;-)

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

I came earlier...when there was no comment yet...and I got confused by the title...I thought you might have had a prolonged party session. Now, after reading some of your explanations to the various comments, I've been trying to find you in the reflection....but I only see her smile which is big and warm!

3 Jan 2010 2:17pm

@Japanalia: LOL...thank you very much Gabriela! ;-)

Jen from Alpharetta, United States

Very creative portrait! : )

3 Jan 2010 2:35pm

@Jen: Thanks very much Jen! ;-)

Dimitrios from ATHENS, Greece

BRILLIANT COMPOSITION, HAPPY NY

3 Jan 2010 2:58pm

@Dimitrios: Thank you very much Dimitrios and welcome to my blog! Please come back and visit soon.... ;-)

BJ from Murfreesboro, United States

lovely portrait

3 Jan 2010 4:07pm

@BJ: Thank you BJ! ;-)

Scott F. Schilling from San Martin, United States

Great smile and a very warm hat! Happy new year!

3 Jan 2010 4:58pm

@Scott F. Schilling: Thank you Scott! ;-)

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

ha ha .. I almost checked your about page to see who you are :))) Cool reflection , cool portrait of this pretty girl, and of course sexy self-portrait :)))) This title makes me smile :))

3 Jan 2010 5:27pm

@MARIANA: ROFL....thank you very much Mariana! ;-)

Christel from Köln, Germany

Good evening Eric,
this shot is great shows. A pretty, smiling face with a super reflection in the sunglasses. The colors are very natural and brilliant. I wish you a pleasant evening. Dear greetings Christel and to the dogs too.

3 Jan 2010 6:27pm

@Christel: Thank you very much Christel! ;-)

aniya from tehran, Iran

nice smile :)

3 Jan 2010 7:48pm

@aniya: Thank you very much Aniya and welcome to my blog! Please come back and visit soon... ;-)

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

OK, you got me there for a second. You, a girl? - after all this time of thinking... Ah ha! It's you in the reflection. Well, duh. LOL. Lovely portrait, and sneaky self-portrait. Can't wait to see Jasper.

3 Jan 2010 8:26pm

@B. Thomas: LOL....aren't you the sharp one!!! No getting anything past you is there???? ;-))

Veronique from Sarrouilles, France

this is a cheated self-portrait !!!!!!!!! you not fare :-)))))
My best whishes to you and all the one you love

3 Jan 2010 9:11pm

@Veronique: ROFL....it is not cheating....it is something called smoke and mirrors!! A small deception at most! ;-))

GJC from Kyoto (京都), Japan

Looks like everyone is having a lot of fun. I'm looking forward to seeing the results of the expedition...

4 Jan 2010 12:04am

@GJC: Thanks very much GJC! ;-)

Garfield from Ancaster Ontario, Canada

Just delightful!
Best wishes for 2010

4 Jan 2010 4:02am

@Garfield: Thank you very much Garfield! ;-)

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

And who is the beautiful lady??? I can see you in her sunglasses! ;)

4 Jan 2010 5:21am

@Magda: Thanks Magda! Nikki is a co-worker and fellow photographer that was on the photo shoot! ;-)

Judy from Brooksville, Florida, United States

I'm envious ... to live close enough to drive to Jasper for a photo shoot must be heavenly!

4 Jan 2010 6:08am

@Judy: Thanks very much Barbara! Yes, there is so much natural beauty close by is definitely appealing! ;-)

Lyl and Roll from Besançon, France

Nice to meet you with such a smile on this new year coming. So, all the best for you.

4 Jan 2010 6:24am

@Lyl and Roll: LOL... Nikki est un collègue photographe qui était sur le voyage de photo. La seule partie de moi est le reflet dans les lunettes. ;-)

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Beautiful portrait.. great shot, Eric.

4 Jan 2010 3:10pm

@Sarito: Thank you Sarito! Good to have you back!! ;-)

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

Well we almost got to see you...clever guy...well that smile is awesome ....nice

4 Jan 2010 4:10pm

@StarCosmosBleu: ROFL....it's not that hard! Just take a peek in the about section! ;-)

Lee from Fort Frances Ontario, Canada

Your subject seem to be much more co-operative than mine was. Perhaps I should've let my subject wear glasses. It makes for much clearer reflections. Well done. Looks good.

8 Jan 2010 4:22am

@Lee: ROFL.... sometimes I think I would prefer to be in your shoes!!! ;-)

Nomad Flavor from Greensburg, United States

Great portrait. :-)

12 Jan 2010 10:03am

@Nomad Flavor: Thank you very much Nomad and welcome to my blog! Please come back and visit soon.... ;-)