Thursday, May 30, 2013

When in doubt, blur it out!

I decided to link up with Cari today for Theme Thursday.  Her theme this week is Self-Portrait and sense I actually had access to the subject, I went for it.

Unfortunately, I have issues.

It happens every Sunday when I do the pictures for my What I Wore Sunday post.  I look great in my mirror but when the images appear on my computer screen, I look different - old, chunky, wrinkled. 

I am all of these things but for some reason when I look in my mirror, I don't see that.  I see "older but still kind of cute".  But then when I look on the computer screen, I want to run screaming of the office and into the safety of my darkened closet where no one will ever have to see me.

It's very similar to the first time Sarah heard her voice on tape.  She literally started crying.

And that's pretty much how it went this morning.  I took 23 pictures of my face.  And I determined that a camera so close to my face is definitely not a good thing.  I did not cry but it was definitely a downer.

I even tried to do the black and white thing that Cari did to tone down the wrinkles, giant pores and crooked teeth but alas, it was to no avail.

Apparently I need Photo Shop to make the needed changes.  And since I don't have Photo Shop, I'm going to do the next best thing.

I'm using a blurry photo!

 Head over to Cari's place for better photographs and much prettier subjects!

9 comments:

Madeline said...

We're our own worse critics because I don't think you look old at all. However, I love the blurry--not to hide the imperfections but because it's interesting.

Cari Donaldson said...

I felt so stupid being anxious about this topic. I mean, that's vanity, right? So that's why I went for it, as a sort of penance.

And everything you wrote was running through my head, which is funny, because you look beautiful (I looked at your profile picture so I could get a non-blurry idea).

Thanks for being brave and taking the shot! I love your nail color, by the way.

Colleen said...

Oh Beth, you look good in focus too!! Whenever I'm being particularly self-conscious, Phil will tell me there are plenty of women who would kill to look like me, and that helps!!

Laura said...

Well, the mirror doesn't lie, you are lovely!

Rebekah Es said...

I love it! Very artsy and tells something about you. And you are pretty, so that helps, even without photoshop.

Dwija {House Unseen} said...

No photoshop or blur necessry. You are a blonde bombshell!

Aimee said...

I am coming out of comment quarantine (still can't get it to work from bloglovin'!!) to tell you that you are absolutely beautiful -- no photoshop necessary! :)

Beth said...

Same name and took similar portraits - great minds, my friend. And it's true, you are beautiful, next time take one in focus!

Francine said...

Although I like the artsy look (I took a similar one! haha!) I wish you had an in-focus one, too! I think you look great!