I’m tired. I do not want to make a self-portrait. But I have to. I lay down on the couch and look around, searching for inspiration. I do not want a full portrait, not today. It should be something quick and easy. I look at my feet on the couch. No, boring. I look at my shoes. In the evening light, the texture of the fabric gives an interesting view. Also, the texture of the carpet is nice. The color of my shoes fits the color of the carpet. Direction window, the parquet is very light. This will give more depth to the picture. And I’m lying on the couch, a part of my legs visible?
Barefoot, I’m going to get the camera and tripod. My shoes may not be replaced now. I set the camera on and choose the appropriate lens. I carefully compose the image. My feet on the couch is not an option, I get too much other clutter in the image. A small piece of the coffee table should be there, to add more depth to the picture. I will have to sit on the couch, feet in my shoes.
I sit down, let my feet gently slip into my shoes. One hand on the seat, with the other hand I press the remote control. Click. Carefully I lift my feet off my shoes and walk to the camera. The picture looks good. I adjust the focus. Now I have to work fast and make some photo’s for the light diminishes rapidly.
I take a look at the series on the camera, light and sharpness is good now. I am happy with the pictures. I’m not even tired.
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